US 9,809,142 B1
Tailgate truck bed extension
Ernest S. White, Paris, TX (US)
Filed by Ernest S. White, Paris, TX (US)
Filed on Mar. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/65,504.
Int. Cl. B62D 33/023 (2006.01); B60P 1/64 (2006.01); B60P 1/00 (2006.01); E05B 85/00 (2014.01)
CPC B60P 1/6409 (2013.01) [B60P 1/003 (2013.01); E05B 85/00 (2013.01)] 78 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An add-on extender for a pickup truck having a bed, a trailer lighting plug, and a tailgate with a pair of sides, a top, and a normal pivoting operation, for permanently mounting on the tailgate of the pickup truck so as not to have to be removed when not in use, for not interfering with the normal pivoting operation of the tailgate of the pickup truck, for selectively extending the bed of the pickup truck, and for selectively extending the tailgate of the pickup truck, said add-on extender comprising:
a) a pair of side panels; and
b) a rear panel;
wherein said pair of side panels are for pivotally attaching to the pair of sides of the tailgate, respectively, so as to have a non-operational folded position and an operational unfolded position for extending the bed of the pickup truck; and
wherein said rear panel is for pivotally attaching to the top of the tailgate of the pickup truck so as to have a non-operational folded position and an operational unfolded position for extending the bed of the pickup truck and for extending the tailgate of the pickup truck;
further comprising a pair of side hinges;
further comprising a top hinge;
further comprising a pair of side hinge locks;
wherein said pair of side hinge locks have locked positions, respectively; and
wherein said pair of side hinge locks have unlocked positions, respectively.