Patent Number: 6,168,058

Title: Demountable wheeled container for carrier of a sports utility vehicle or truck

Abstract: A wheeled container is constructed so as to be demountably secured to a cargo carrier assembly (or "carrier") which is externally carried at the rear of a sports utility vehicle or truck. The carrier includes a support beam to which the container is secured by attachment latches on its rigid base. Two of the attachment latches are pivot latches, allowing the container to be pivotably disposed on the support beam without lifting wheels of the container off the ground. In one embodiment, the container comprises a frameless rigid tub adapted to be secured to the support beam; in another the container comprises a framework of elongated rigid struts, e.g. of metal tubing which may be collapsible within which is secured a rectangular receptacle or "sack" of flexible material. Only a portion of the base of the container is directly supported on the support beam, or supported on pivot pins secured to the base. The width of the wheeled container is chosen so that it can be rolled in an inclined or horizontal position through a doorway of a conventional dwelling, and the length is chosen so that, when loaded on the support beam the container does not obscure the tail-lights of the truck.

Inventors: Janek; Nikolas Christian (Clarkston, MI)


International Classification: B60R 9/06 (20060101); B60R 9/00 (20060101); B60R 009/055 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018