Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs

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  • Coupler Hinge Kit
  • 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • Fulton
  • 36 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
  • Bolt-On
  • 5000 lbs GTW
Use with actuators or standard couplers to create a foldaway tongue up to 48" long so that your trailer can be stored in even the smallest garage. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fulton folding tongue part number FHDPB230101 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fulton products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs. Folding Tongue reviews from real customers.


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Fulton Folding Tongue - FHDPB230101

Use with actuators or standard couplers to create a foldaway tongue up to 48" long so that your trailer can be stored in even the smallest garage. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance.


Features:

  • Hinge kit lets you create up to a 48" foldaway tongue for your trailer
    • Designed to be used with actuators or standard couplers
  • Bolt-on installation
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, Z-max 600 zinc finish
  • Mounting hardware, pivot bolt and pivot pin and clip included
  • Not for use on aluminum trailer frames


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 3" trailer tongue
    • Trailer tongue material thickness must be between.188" and.120"
  • Capacity: up to 5,000 lbs (see table)
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Use the table below to determine your maximum pivot length based on your trailer capacity. Pivot length is the measurement from the center line of the coupler ball to the farthest pivot hole.

Pivot

Hinge Kit Maximum Pivot Table

HDPB230101 Fulton High Performance Bolt-On, Fold-Away Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue



FHDPB230101 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details FHDPB230101 Installation instructions


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




Video Transcript for Fulton Folding Tongue - Coupler Hinge Kit - FHDPB230101 Review

Today were going to review part number fhdpb230101. This is the Fulton Fold Away Coupler hinge kit for two inch by three inch trailer tongue. This hinge kit will let you create up to a 48 inch fold away tongue for your trailer. It will allow your trailer to be stored in even the smallest garage. It is designed to be used with actuators or standard couplers. This is a bolt-on installation.

It is constructed of a sturdy steel construction. It does have a corrosion resistant, zemat 600 zinc finish. The mounting hardware is included. The pivot bolt and the pivot pin and clip are also included. Now this hinge kit is not for use on aluminum trailer frames.

This part is made in the USA. Again the application on this is for a two inch by three inch trailer tongues. So measure two inches by three inches tall. This does have a five year limited warranty. Basically you would just pull the clip, remove the pin.

That will fold away to the side of the trailer. Now it also can be mounted this way to fold the other way. Now it is recommended by Fulton that the male casting, which is this part right here, that has the center section. This should be bolted to the stationer part of the trailer tongue. The female casting which is this one over here should be mounted to the fold away part.

So it can be used either way 180 degrees. You would want this to be mounted onto the stationary part of your trailer tongue. Now the capacity on this will vary. It does have a maximum capacity up to 5,000 pounds. Actually what will determine the weight capacity is the pivot length or the length of the fold away part of your trailer tongue. Basically the pivot length would be measured from the center of the coupler ball to the furthest pivot pole, which will be this one right here. If this is mounted to your fold away section of your tongue measure the distance from the center of the hitch ball, or the coupler, to this pin. Now if that is 48 inches which is the max it would give you the maximum capacity of 2,600 pounds. The minimum would be is if it is 24 inches then it would give you the maximum capacity of 5,000 pounds. The best thing to do would be to go to this part number on the product page. We will list a table that will list whatever the measurement of the pivot length is it will show you what the capacity of the hinge kit would be. This part does come with a five year limited warranty. That should do it for review on part number fhdpb230101.


Customer Reviews

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs - FHDPB230101

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (491 Customer Reviews)

Use with actuators or standard couplers to create a foldaway tongue up to 48" long so that your trailer can be stored in even the smallest garage. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance.

- FHDPB230101
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Great product. Very fast delivery. 370241



- FHDPB230101
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I keep my boat in the garage which made for a tight fit to get into the house. I came across the Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit. - ordered it and installed it this weekend. The installation was much easier than I expected. Great communication from the folks at etrailer.com Now the boat fits with more space to move around in the garage. My wife is happy - so I am happy! Great product! Photo attached - I just have to move the chains so they connect behind the coupler. 103680



- FHDPB230101
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Thank you, Great product and fast delivery as well... Your product looks and feels like excellent quality.... instructions and accompanying tools were excellent and help make the job a lot easier.... Thanks again 518806



- FHDPB230101
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Great product, follow the instructions and you will glide right through the installation process. Finally can park the boat inside, no more boat covers! 351260



- FHDPB230101
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Great product, easy to install. 615316



- FHDPB230101
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The swing away coupler appears to be just what I wanted AND was delivered as promised. The coupler is “ skukum” .... solidly built.... 597827



- FHDPB230101
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Works great saves space that the trailer would normally take up. 593433



- FHDPB230101
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This is the second one I ordered, the first one went on another trailer. They work great. I will buy again as needed. 589194



- FHDPB230101
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Product Works great! etrailer was fantastic to do business with! 578724



- FHDPB230101
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Thank you. It looks good. All bits and pieces there. Will get to it later this coming week. Thanks a million 577187



- FHDPB230101
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After a year my Fulton break away hinge is still working perfectly. It was a breeze to install and is exactly what I needed to get my boat into my garage. ETrailer has a great site for getting what I need for my trailers. 576982



- FHDPB230101
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The directions were very good and easy to fallow. I got all the tools ready per the directions and quickly got each step done. The only thing I have left to do is lengthen and remount the safety chains. 547034



- FHDPB230101
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Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge bolted on square and easily. Holds the weight of my boat very well and allows the boat to be stowed in my garage now. I did notice that the coupler flexes a bit, but does not interfere with the overall towing of the trailer. I'm very happy with how this item mounted and it's performance. Good quality from Fulton. 477331


Comments

After one year, this product is still great. Cutting down some of the tongue from my DB trailer made it wobble from side to side at speeds of over 65 mph, but once I re-mounted my spare tire and went to the recommended 10-12 of total weight at tongue weight, problem solved. Again, I only had that problem because I removed a big section of the tongue to make it a proper folding tongue.

Erich B - 02/20/2019

49698

- FHDPB230101
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Great product, great price, fastest shipping ever ! 462497



- FHDPB230101
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This coupler did exactly what I needed it to. I have a 17ft Pro Angler kayak and the trailer was a bit too short. I wanted to mount a small winch to ease loading after a long day on the water, but just didn't have the room on the existing trailer tongue. I used the maximum length extension for my application (4ft) and could not be happier with the results. Installation was pretty simple... just make sure you have a good carbide bit to drill through your galvanized steel. I wasted a lot of time using an inferior 1/2 inch finishing bit which just burned up. I went to Home Depot and got a good carbide bit and it went through like butter... no issues. Just think about your wiring and all that ahead of time and make sure you have what you need. Great product so far. 455663



- FHDPB230101
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Excellent customer service and followup. 441501



- FHDPB230101
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Solid and much better pricing than brick and mortar 395965



- FHDPB230101
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Works great. My son will be buying one for his trailer. 376226



- FHDPB230101
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I live in Canada and received this within days, amazing!!! It is exactly what i ordered and the people i dealt with at etrailer were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend and will do business with them anytime. I haven't installed it yet but this is the namebrand load rite recommended so i don't forsee any problems. 375701



- FHDPB230101
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Good quality, good fit worked great. 361969



- FHDPB230101
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I purchased this to help with my storage space needs. Great quality with top notch hardware. Easy to install with clear instructions. Very happy with this purchase. 340380



- FHDPB230101
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Placed the order on Monday and items arrived on Friday. It took approx 3 hours for install to my boat trailer. Now I can walk around the garage. Item is look very good. The price is very good compare with the local store. Shipping is free. 332746



- FHDPB230101
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Very heavy bulit case piece. Good service from vender. 291919



- FHDPB230101
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Great product, easy installation, still working awesome after one year of use with the sled in tow. What an great way to save 4' of space in my garage. Chris Fisher Bowmanville, Ontario 246431



- FHDPB230101
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Saves me 3.5 ft of tongue space on my canoe trailer in my garage. Nothing to worry about as far as being strong enough on the road. Well built and thoughtfully designed and engineered. Overbuilt--as you'd want it. 241527



- FHDPB230101
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Installation was painless and straightforward. I'm pretty good with tools so it was a no-brainer. If you need an instruction manual to figure out how to use a screwdriver you may need some help, but if you can saw a straight line with a hacksaw, use a file and a socket wrench, you are good to go. It's still a good idea to read all the installation instruction first. The Fulton hitch hinge works exactly as advertised. I can fit my boat into my garage now and once it's closed and pinned it is a solid tow. Rock solid. 239992



- FHDPB230101
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Just what I needed to make a longer trailer tongue and still fit in my garage./ 232890



- FHDPB230101
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Excellent product and easy to install. The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge allows me to stand-up my kayak trailer in the garage. 211162



- FHDPB230101
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Installed easily and works great. Best customer service I have found. 180736



- FHDPB230101
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Product is great and the service was even better! 165781



- FHDPB230101
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I ordered on Thursday and the product was delivered on Monday even though I only requested the slowest delivery time. The device does everything it claims to be able to do in outstanding fashion. 155125



- FHDPB230101
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Easy to install,makes trailer smaller foot print for storage 152139



- FHDPB230101
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Easy installation . 149706



- FHDPB230101
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Read the instructions. Follow them as written, and in less than 3 hours you will be able to put your trailer back in your garage. And it would appear if you have any problems, etrailer would be waiting on your call. They let me know when it was mailed/ delivered and then wanted to know if I was okay. Great product and service. 139603



- FHDPB230101
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Received sooner than expected. Easy installation, no problems, works fine. 126252


Comments

Have towed from Florida to St. Lawrence Seaway and back with zero problems. Without the coupler the rig would take up too much garage space.

Beale - 04/21/2015

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- FHDPB230101
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Excellent products and service. Very fast delivery. Will definitely order again. 118189



- FHDPB230101
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Product was delivered quickly and is of high quality. Looks just like what I need to save some space in the garage. 112375



- FHDPB230101
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Just completed installation of trailer tongue hinge and could not be more pleased with the result. This saved 3ft off orig trailer length and allows boat to now easily fit in the garage - just in time for winter. Installation went smoothly - the instructions and on-site vids were extremely helpful in avoiding issues. I'd caution anyone to take heed of the safety cautions - esp. eye protection - when cutting and drilling. Results were fantastic. Hinge is a high quality, solid product - extremely pleased. Item shipped and arrived early, customer service is first rate and I will def be ordering from etrailer again. Highly recommend. 108869



- FHDPB230101
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Great product. Easy to follow instructions. Everything went together as it should have. 89721



- FHDPB230101
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Great product, well built and easy to install. Allowed me to store my boat in the garage. Customer service is some of the best I have experienced and shipping was fast. I will definitely order again from etrailer in the future. 55525



- FHDPB230101
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Installation worked well. 53953



- FHDPB230101
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I wanted to put my smaller fishing boat in the garage in the winter. No luck! The tongue of the trailer was in the way. I ordered the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit and after an easy installation I will be able to have the boat in the garage where it will be out of the weather and available for me to work on for the next fishing season. Thanks for a quality product and fantastic attention to customer satisfaction. A+A+A+ 41532



- FHDPB230101
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Service in shipping was outstanding. Product was just what I needed and will serve my needs extremely well. I want to Thank All People involved with the process for me to receive my fold-a-hitch unit for getting it to me in such a quick manner. THANKS, ART A. 23062



- FHDPB230101
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The coupler was easy to install, and allows me to store the boat/trailer in my garage with room to spare. 22352



- FHDPW340300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


This is a great product! What a difference in space savings! I should have found this sooner. 154196



- FHDPW340300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


Very easy Saturday afternoon project. I welded it up with 3/32" 7018 and I am very pleased with the fitment and end result. 523549



- FHDPW340300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


Worked great but i needed a 15 inch flex hose for brake line replacement that was hard to find 518788


Comments

The product is flawless, works great

GUY W - 06/07/2019

56290

- FHDPB340301
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


This is without a doubt, and amazing product. I was more than hesitant to buy it. The idea of cutting off my trailer tongue and putting in what appeared to be a small hinge scared me to death. I had to cut the tongue to fit it into my condo garage, so I did go ahead an buy the Franklin tongue kit. After it came, I saw it and installed it on the tongue. It worked great and does exactly what it was designed to do. I am very happy with it's ease of use, the way does hold the trailer tongue solid, and it has no effect on towing. It is a nice tight strong connection. 324775


Comments

It was a great buy. First I doubted if it would actually work, but. It works awesome!!!!! No problem flipping it in place and hooking up.

BobS - 12/14/2017

31919

- FHDPW350300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


This folding tongue worked perfectly for our boat trailer. We were unable to park it in the garage until we installed the folding tongue . It is of a very good quality and the price was great. 421976



- FHDPB340301
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


I needed to replace the front 2' of my trailer. The whole trailer is a custom welded design to match my boats hull so I couldn't just replace the forward section like other bolt together trailers. I also chose to buy this hinge so I would be able to make modifications in the future. I am NOT disappointed! It has a very heavy construction and a perfect fit. My last hinge froze solid from the salt water so I coated all of the bolts, pins and articulating points with graphite. I plan to fold it periodically to try and prevent this one from freezing up as well. 296024


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