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1. (WO1999012800) STOWABLE TRAILER/DOLLY SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/012800    International Application No.:    PCT/AU1998/000750
Publication Date: Mar 18, 1999 International Filing Date: Sep 11, 1998
IPC: B62D 63/06
Applicants: JOHNSTON, Geoffrey, Hugh
Inventors: JOHNSTON, Geoffrey, Hugh
Title: STOWABLE TRAILER/DOLLY SYSTEM
Abstract:
A system where a trailer/dolly (10) is lifted from the ground (by means of block and tackle, hydraulic rams, etc.) so as to locate beneath, or nest within, the chassis or sub-frame (12) of a vehicle. When it is to be used the trailer/dolly is either 'coupled under a vehicle or trailer as a dolly only' or it is lowered and moved rearwardly of the vehicle so it can be towed behind the vehicle using hitch (40). The chassis (14) of the trailer/dolly is in the form of a rectangular frame which can be enlarged in size by telescopic movements of members (20A, B; 22A, B etc.). A large number of small wheels (16A, B; 18A, B etc.) may be provided on sprung stub-axles.