Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 12500 lbs GTW
  • Standard Coupler
  • Bulldog
  • Flip Latch
Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog a-frame trailer coupler part number BD028463 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs. A-Frame Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - BD028463

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers
  • Collar-Lok design offers automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security
  • Hinged ball socket makes hookup a snap
  • High-strength steel is durable
  • Built-in jack-attachment point allows for quick, easy mounting of round utility jack
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • A-frame design mounts to 50-degree trailer tongue
  • High-profile latch for ease of use


Specs:

  • Application: 50-degree A-frame
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Hole diameter for jack: 2-1/4"
  • Length: 16-1/2"
  • Capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028463 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, A-Frame Tongue Mount, High Profile Latch, 12,500 lbs - 4B8H






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Video of Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Bulldog A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - BD028463 Review

Today were going to take a quick look at the Bulldog collar lock Coupler with high profile latch part number bd028463. Bulldog covers this coupler with limited five year warranty. It has a 12,500 pound gross trailer weight capacity. Its designed to work with 50 degree A-frame trailers. It has the standard cut and bolt pattern cut to mount a trailer jack. Now well show you how this jack operates.

It comes included with a pin that fits through the latch mechanism to prevent it from being opened. You can replace this pin with a coupler lock, sold separately, that will also secure the latch and prevent it from coming open while trailering down the road but itll also help protect against theft when you have your trailer stored. As for the mechanism well lift the handle, this collar slides back so that the spring loaded hinge jaw can open up and release the ball. Well lift our latch, the collar moves back and the jaw pops out. Well hold the jaw in and close the collar over it.

Now weve got with us a two and five sixteenth ball so well show you how it works with an actual ball. Pull our latch open. The hinge jaw pops open and it provides a little stop here for the collar to rest so you dont have to worry about it closing when youre hooking or unhooking your trailer. Weve got a two and five sixteenth ball that well fit into the socket. We can then close our jaw and let the collar close over it.

Now our ball is completely captive but it allows enough movement for it to track nicely behind eh vehicle. Well pull open our jaw and our balls free. Thats it for a quick look at the Bulldog collar lock Coupler with high profile latch for two and five sixteenth balls part number bd028463.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - A-Frame - 12,500 lbs - BD028463

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (255 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.

- BD028463
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Strong product on time deliver good service thanks...and thanks for you help too.. fo 637477



- BD028463
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Very pleased with item shipping Great and Stacey A very helpful Thanks 501173



- BD028463
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It was the exact match that I needed the customer servers was fantastic and help me out a lot and was quick and fast delivery thanks. 413956



- BD028463
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Solid connection 262958



- BD028463
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Exactly what I was looking for. Can't be beat for ease of use and safety. Once locked on it stays securely in place. 232654



- BD028463
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I've used these types of couplers before on my other trailers and love them! Simple operation and gives me a very secure feeling this will never come off my ball hitch. This coupler is to replace my old hard-to-operate other style coupler on my flat bed car hauler. Would've given 5 stars if it weren't that I had to work the spring loaded latch back and forth many many times and with lubrication to finally become semi-free in operation. 203248


Comments

Spring loaded clam shell still stiff in opening completely. Other than that, factory welds are showing no signs of stress or cracks. Original star rating remains the same.

John - 06/13/2016

18558

- BD028463
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Very heavy duty and well made. Fits over ball and closes easily. Will never worry about trailer coming loose again. 64753



- BD028463
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Easiest hook up there is. The first time I bought one of these connectors I was in Texas. They are easy to find out there. Well I have a problem with my tow vehicle. It has a spare tire hanging right on top of my receiver ball. The connector that came with the trailer required about 6+" of space between the ball and the tire, which I did not have, I could lengthen the ball out which I definately wanted to avoid. This connector was the answer to my situation. I went up north last weekend to visit my son and when I got back this connector was setting on my front porch, this was about 4:30 PM. Before I went to bed it was installed on my trailer, after I cut the existing one off ofcourse. This connector connects up like a dream, it's self centering, has no adjustments, so you do not have to worry if it is too tight or too loose and may come apart. I modified the toung on my last trailer also and used this same connector, it's neat, sweet and compleat. I may be in the market for a load leveler kit. 337



- BD028444
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Parts were received as described and in good condition. They were good quality and worked great. Will definitely buy for here again. 358898



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


This is exactly what I was looking for. This is a very good heavy coupler. It is replacing a 5K surge brake toledo bulldog coupler on a trailer I have beefed up with 600# of steel to the 10K level. To save $$$ and maintenance issues I am going to electric brakes after I decide on current axles or not. Very speedy shipping: I did not expect to see it untill 16 July 12. I have ordered from you several times and you have always exceeded my service expectations and your prices are very competitive. 47860



- BD028444
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


was exactly whatI ordered had a minor problem with one piece not with etrailer but i think ups damaged it , but Troy H took care of that in a hurry thanks Etrailer. 369054



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works great. Welded it on and was ready to go. Have ordered from etrailer before, and just like every time before my parts arrived very promptly and have never had any complaints with service. Will definitely be using etrailer again. 265563



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Excellent Coupler with low price. I replaced the older Bulldog hitch with this one. The channels made it easy to weld it onto 3" channel iron. I prefer the low profile style, instead of the high profile model. I also purchased a lock from etrailer.com that goes through the hitch, replacing the normal clip that it comes with ( pn 28012). They also shipped me a 2" receiver hitch lock ( pn 7683) for my truck, and they keyed the two locks to the same key. 191173



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I changed out the conventional ball hitch on a dump trailer to a bulldog style hitch. There were issues ensuring the original hitch was on the ball correctly. The Bulldog hitch will eliminate that potential problem. Installation was easy. Took about 10 minutes to get the old hitch off and the new one on. The only improvement that I would suggest is to have the lever to retract the collar as the lighter Bulldog hitches do. This one simply has a sliding collar that must be forced back by hand. I always use my foot on the hitches with the lever. But this is a Bulldog issue and not an etrailer issue. etrailer service was outstanding. 469915


Comments

Still outstanding after a year

Krumdriller - 01/25/2019

48855

- BD028381
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


The couplers (3) are of excellent quality. Ordering was very simple by telephone. All questions were answered. Shipping was immediate and the product arrived in an unmolested box which surprised me due to the weight. I expected the box to be dented and the corners smashed. Tracking of shipments was important to me. Couplers will be installed on a rather unique vehicle. Each of the three cars of this miniture train will receive the new couplers. 109607



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Replacement for worn out receiver on old trailer. Wish Bulldog were made in the USA, not Mexico. But, the others are made in China, which is even worse. 92372


Comments

No problems. Remember to keep a hand on the lever when squeezing shut and let the slide close gradually so you dont pinch your other hand. I keep mine lubed with bicycle chain lube with Teflon. Also, i always grease the ball. Yes, that is messy but the metal-to-metal squealing is prevented and your coupler will last forever.

Art o - 01/28/2015

9023

- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


It take a bit of getting used to, but you can certainly tell this is a best in class hitch. I pulled my 2006 crew cab longbed 7500 lbs. truck across the country on my PJ car hauler... Once at new home I used trailer\hitch to haul 4klbs. - 5klbs. of fence material - no worries... 659720



- BD028390
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


We ordered this on 5/27 and installed it on a burial vault trailer. Two weeks later, the pin holding the collar together fell out while in transit. 659505


Comments

Was the snapper pin secured correctly? The only way I could see this happening is if the bail wasnt secured over the snapper pin and it wasnt closed.

-- Mike L - 06/19/2019

56855

- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couplers and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. etrailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657649



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fits almost perfectly have had bulldog brand before they are really great couples and easy to operate. Tried to buy off brand was out of stock till whenever they sent more. So went back to my trusted in stock brand paid 10 dollars more and happy I did so much for saving a dollar. E trailer was great they contacted me right away when problem with order I called them the put my order together quickly and I got it within 2 days. All in all great experience. 657648



- BD028287
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I recently sold a dump trailer that had a Bulldog 2 inch hitch on it. The new dump trailer I purchased is smaller but has a Chinese 2 5/16" hitch for some reason. I really like the Bulldog style and since everything else I have is 2", I purchased this to replace the one that came on it. As a self employed mechanic I have recommended my customer's use etrailer for supplies I use for them. They and I have always had a pleasant experience. Thank you! 656327



- BD028584
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Good quality hitch. 655865



- BD028242
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Exactly what I needed for an old farm wagon that had a broken hitch. High quality and VERY tough. 653017



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


First off the lady I ordered my 7000 lbs bull dog hitch from was sharp as a razor to talk to, she dialed in the product I was looking for in seconds! kaylyn was beyond professional,then she told me I would have my bulldog in about a week. I received it in two days. How can you beat that??, If I ever need anything for my trailers again I will always go to etrailer .com. Thank you Zillanz Falcon,, Colorado Springs 637935



- BD028499
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fast shipping wonderful website needed a new tounge great product easy to install 629398



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works perfectly 628646



- BD028386
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


After a couple of hiccups on shipping due to back orders and then the weather the Bulldog coupler arrived and was good as I had expected. I think this is the 5th Bulldog coupler that I’ve ordered from e-trailer. 628300



- BD028390
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Hitch clamp is great quality material but sometimes hard to open. This is because the sleeve does not have support lever to pull back. I have a similar hitch that has a lever which pulls the sleeve when it needs to be opened. That makes it much easier. 617422



- BD028383
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


I looked everywhere for a round coupler for my Tube-Neck trailer, then I found etrailer! I used it to replace the original, which was a thin steel coupler, that had been "pounded-out" until it was round!? This coupler is 20 times stronger. I had it welded on at the local welding shop. I took it on a 800 mile Hunting trip to southern Arizona last November. Not once was I the least bit concerned about the trailer, knowing that this strong coupler was now keeping everything connected. I gave it 4-stars, because the wire connector between the locking lever and the sliding collar, can easily be bent, and then can come free from the locking lever. Instead, it should be a solid steel piece, that is more firmly attached. 615520



- BD028244
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


CAME NICE AND QUICK 612944



- BD028384
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


The item was shipped promptly and was exactly as described. It's of good quality. 609904



- BD028244
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Great fit and easy install 605609



- BD028383
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Thank You! 604924



- BD028657
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


E-Trailer and Bulldog The best combination for trailers in the WORLD David E- Trailer Customer for Life Bulldog Customer for Life 603240



- BD028657
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Works great,love it 603036



- BD028288
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


This is exactly what we needed to put our trailer back together. very good quality we would buy from again 594807



- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Excellent product, fast delivery time 593376



- BD028462
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Beefy hitch, lot of area to weld to. These are old school design, been around for years. My welding shop said go Bulldog or stay on the porch. Using it to add 7" to my TH trailer toung so I can mount generator box and have turning clearance. Lock the collar down and no need to worry about it. All our oil field company's use them. Price was great, shipping fast. 590336



- BD028382
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Happy- as advertised 588861



- BD028585
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


This coupler is super strong. The weld is of excellent quality and the piece itself is nice and heavy duty. Just make sure you keep it lubricated with good old wd40 for the sliding collar and the opening mouth and this thing will work every time. I used this to replace that sloppy píntle ring on my trailer and I am extremely happy I did !!! 583500



- BD028287
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Decent part sure would like to buy american made 573468



- BD028382
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


exactly as i wanted 569460



- BD028287
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


100 % pleased . Product exactly what was expected. Packaging was exceptionally done to protect it in shipping. Great price and fast shipping. Will definitely do business again. 568715



- BD028383
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Very good quality. This seller has always proven to be fast and are great at communicating. Prices are good. 564574



- BD028287
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Heavy duty piece 556472



- BD028387
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Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Since I have purchased Bulldog products in the past I knew what I was buying and your prices with shipping beat everyone else's. 556414



- BD028287
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


The product is the product, if you know trailers you know Bulldog. The "etrailer" service is EXCEPTIONAL. 541274



- BD028462
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Installed this Bulldog Collar-Loc Coupler on my trailer & works great 541000



- BD028287
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


well satisfied 528150



- BD028383
by:

Review from a similar Bulldog Collar-Lok in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Everything works perfectly and the customer service is fantastic—even a phone call to discuss some details . I will order from etrailer again and highly recommend them to anyone needing trailer parts. 525957


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  • Collar Lok/ Hammer Blow Repair Kit Recommendation
  • The Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch # BD028463 that you referenced used be called a hammerblow style coupler. The rebuild kit you would need that comes with the spring and pin is the part # BD024200.
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  • What is Difference Between High and Low Profile Bulldog Couplers
  • The difference between the low profile latch Bulldog coupler part # BD028499 and the high profile coupler part # BD028463 is the height of the latch and it's design that pulls the collar back. It's really personal preference between the two. Whichever you would want to use would be the way to go. Only real thing to consider would be clearance. If for some reason you didn't have the clearance for the high profile you would need to go with the low profile. I attached review videos for...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028463
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure a Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, # BD028463. It is 17-5/8 inches long (overall). The rear portion is 2-7/8 inches tall and 11-1/2 inches wide at the widest point. The holes for mounting a jack are 3 inches apart on center. The diameter of the jack hole is 2-1/4 inches long. From the bottom of the coupler to the top of the latch when in the closed position is 5-1/2 inches. When open it is 7-3/4 inches. The collar has a 2-5/8 inch diameter. The coupler...
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  • Wide A-Frame Coupler Recommendation for a Trailer
  • I did some checking and the a-frame coupler with the most distance at the widest point is the Bulldog Collar-Lok coupler part # BD028384. This coupler has a 11 inches at the widest point. Is there a reason you need one that wide? All that really matters is the angle of the coupler as it matches your frame. Nearly all A-frame trailer have a 50 degree angle where the coupler installs. The # BD028463 would install on a 50 degree angled A-frame trailer.
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  • How Does a Hammer Blow Trailer Coupler Work and Function
  • The HammerBlow Trailer Coupler, like the # BD028463 is a coupler that will mount to the from frame of a trailer and be used to attach to a hitch ball on the back of a vehicle. It mounts to 50 degree A-Frame Tongue and will couple to a 2-5/16 in hitch ball. It has a 12,500 lb weight capacity. I have included a product demonstration video for your reference, and a helpful article about trailer couplers.
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  • Coupler Lock for Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler
  • Hi. You would not have needed to make a hole in the Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler # BD028463 to lock it, you would only need to use Trailer Coupler Lock # 28012. This lock would go through the latch where the pin is to secure your coupler.
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  • Location of VIN on Hammerblow Car Hauler Trailer
  • A trailer's 17-digit VIN will usually be located near the tongue area on an inside-facing surface where the information will be protected from impacts from road debris. Although this placement is common there is no absolute rule about where a trailer manufacturer has to place the VIN. The linked photo shows an example of a 17-digit VIN. The Hammerblow trailer company from Wausau, Wisconsin was bought out by Cequent Performance Products, which is now known as Horizon Global. I checked...
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  • Recommended A-Frame Coupler for Flatbed/Car Hauler Trailer
  • The Yoke style or Collar-Lok style couples are definitely the best to use when it comes to loading heavy weight in a trailer, like a car. I recommend looking into the weight of your trailer and the vehicle you plan on hauling before deciding on a coupler. The A-Frame Trailer Coupler # CA-5210-B is a great option that is rated for up to 8,000 lbs but if you are needing something rated even higher than that the Bulldog Collar-Lok # BD028463 or # BD028499 is the better route to go as they...
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