Wheel and tire carrier for attachment to motor vehicle doors
Wheel and tire carrier for attachment to motor vehicle door
Wheel carrier assembly
Multiple-position spare tire mount
Spare tire carrier
Spare tire mounting bracket for van-type vehicle
ApplicationNo. 07/278186 filed on 12/01/1988
US Classes:224/42.21, Movably mounted224/42.24, Wheel hub or hub opening engaging type224/42.26, Rim and/or tire gripping414/466Simple arcuate or rectilinear movement
ExaminersPrimary: Recla, Henry J.
Assistant: Fetsuga, Robert M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB62D 43/00 (20060101)
B62D 43/02 (20060101)
AbstractA wheel and tire carrier for a vehicle such as a van includes a base assembly transversely affixed to a hinged door and which pivotally supports a swing arm to which a wheel is mounted. A latch mechanism normally secures the mounted wheel juxtaposed the door and when actuated, allows the arm and wheel to be arcuately displaced about a pivot point adjacent the free edge of the door thereby allowing the door to be opened about its hinges, no less than 90 degrees as the arm maintains the wheel free and clear of the body of the vehicle.
Field of SearchFor rim, tire, or wheel
Wheel hub or hub opening engaging type
Carrier associated with vehicle roof or trunk lid
Carrier with locking means
Carrier having article retaining means
Carrier adjustably connected to rigid support intermediate carrier and attaching means
Combined with rack or receptacles