The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Freedom Grill, Inc. (Poway, CA, U.S.) U.S. Patent Number US 6,701,913 B1 "Swingable Apparatus Attachable to a Vehicle for Transporting a Cooking Device and Permitting Access to the Vehicle" for the company's flagship product.
The FG-100, which the company calls "The Official Grill of Tailgating(TM)," is designed for pickup trucks, SUVs, and RVs to provide the convenience and quality of a backyard grill on the road, according to the company. Catering to the ever-growing demands of the "extreme tailgating" crowd, Freedom Grill Inc. has reportedly created a high-quality gas grill that is ideal for tailgating as well as camping.
The Freedom Grill attaches to the back of any vehicle with a standard 2-in hitch receiver, keeping it outside of the vehicle. The grill swings away from the vehicle during use.
After cooking, the fast-cooling grill can be locked in place for driving. Designed for portability and high performance, the FG-100 is also said to be engineered for safety and convenience.
The FG-100(TM) reportedly features the following:
Commercial-grade, stainless-steel gas barbecue
Includes stand for backyard grilling
Attaches to vehicle's 2-in hitch receiver
Pass-through collar allows use with extended ball mount for towing other items
180-degree, swing-out arm with lock
80-degree grill rotation and lock
Transport lock that accepts a standard padlock
304 stainless steel construction
30,000 BTU dual high-efficiency stainless steel burners with 650°F capability
384-sq in cooking area with stainless-steel grate
Kickstand for level grilling and stability
Integrated bottle opener for convenience
Heavy-duty grill cover
Freedom Grill, Inc. makes, designs, and markets innovative products and accessories for the tailgating, camping and outdoor activities market.
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