US 9,809,070 B1
Drop hitch apparatus and method for using same
Thomas Wright, Marvell, AR (US)
Filed by Thomas Wright, Marvell, AR (US)
Filed on Jan. 16, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/406,934.
Int. Cl. B60D 1/00 (2006.01); B60D 1/52 (2006.01); B60D 1/06 (2006.01)
CPC B60D 1/52 (2013.01) [B60D 1/06 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A drop hitch apparatus comprising:
a. a first hitch plate and a second hitch plate, with each of the hitch plates for coupling to at least one portion of a hitch assembly of a trailer, wherein the first hitch plate having a first bore for receiving a locking mechanism from the at least one portion of the trailer hitch assembly, and wherein the second hitch plate having a first bore for receiving the locking mechanism from the at least one portion of the trailer hitch assembly, with each of the hitch plates being spaced apart and arranged above each other;
b. a mounting assembly comprising a mounting shelf and a stability member fastenable to the mounting shelf with the mounting assembly coupling to at least one portion of a towing vehicle hitch assembly; and
c. a support assembly for supporting the hitch plate and the mounting assembly, the support assembly comprising an upstanding shaft member coupling to the at least one portion of the towing vehicle hitch assembly, wherein the at least one portion of the trailer hitch assembly is lower than the towing vehicle hitch assembly.