Vehicle bed raingutter bracket for rack system

Patent No. 8,157,229

Issued: April 17, 2012
Filed: September 26, 2007

Inventor: Palermo; Brian (Dryden, NY)

A mounting bracket for securing a raingutter-mountable roof rack system to the bed or cargo management rail of a pickup truck or SUV. The bracket comprises a simple device with a minimal number of parts required for removably clamping the bracket to the side member of a vehicle bed. The bracket is simple to install, may be located anywhere along the side of the vehicle bed, and does not require the presence of a bed cover system for attachment to the vehicle. The bracket attaches to the side of the vehicle's bed in a manner that does not consume a substantial amount of space within the bed of the vehicle, and it may be used in conjunction with a tonneau cover without interfering with the operation of the cover.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/896,012, filed Mar. 21, 2007, entitled "VEHICLE BED RAINGUTTER BRACKET FOR RACK SYSTEM". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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