Freedom Grill Awarded Patent for Transportable Grill
Mar 16, 2004
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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
  • Electronic igniter
  • 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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