InventHelp® Client Patents “Fifth Wheel Buddy” – Invention Could Help Ease in Disconnecting Fifth Wheel from a Truck’s Trailer

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit clients’ inventions to companies for review.


InventHelp, America’s largest invention submission company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from California, has designed a device to make it easier to pull the handle that disconnects the fifth wheel from a trailer. This invention is patented and a prototype is available.

The “Fifth Wheel Buddy” would enable a trucker to disengage the fifth wheel from a trailer without any stress or strain. The invention could help to save time and effort when disconnecting the fifth wheel. According to the inventor, the Fifth Wheel Buddy lessens the risk of injury involved with this act.

The unit would include a handle, a pulley and two hooks which work in conjunction to give the user more leverage to disengage the fifth wheel. The pulley system would use one release hook that connects to the handle to disengage the fifth wheel, and the stationary hook would connect to any solid part of the truck or trailer. To use, the trucker would hook the release hook to the disengagement handle and the other to the truck. The user would then pull on the Fifth Wheel Buddy’s handle, which provides added leverage to help dislocate the arm and release the coupling on the wheel. Interchangeable hooks and pulleys could be produced in different sizes and materials for use on trucks with different applications.

“It can be difficult to disconnect the fifth wheel from a trailer,” said the inventor. “I know that I and many of my fellow truckers have struggled from time to time to disengage it. I came up with this idea so that this act could be done more safely, quickly and efficiently.”

InventHelp is attempting to submit the invention to companies for review. If substantial interest is expressed, the company will attempt to negotiate for a sale or royalties for the inventor. For more information, telephone Dept. 09-OCM-222 at (800) 851-6030.

Manufacturers interested in reviewing additional inventions and new product ideas can contact InventHelp’s marketing partner Intromark by filling out an online request to review new product ideas here.                                                

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