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Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 9,000 lbs

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 9,000 lbs

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  • Coupler Hinge Kit
  • 3 x 5 Inch Tongue
  • Fulton
  • 48 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
  • Bolt-On
  • 9000 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 FHDPB350101 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 3" x 5" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 9,000 lbs. Folding Tongue reviews from real customers.


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Fulton Folding Tongue - FHDPB350101

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: 3" x 5" trailer tongue
    • Trailer tongue material thickness must be between.188" and.120"
  • Capacity: up to 9,000 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.

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Hinge Kit Maximum Pivot Table

HDPB350101 Fulton High Performance Bolt-On, Fold-Away Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Trailer Tongue



FHDPB350101 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details FHDPB350101 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Fulton Folding Tongue - Coupler Hinge Kit - FHDPB350101 Review

Today were going to review part number fhdpb350101. This is the Fulton Fold Away Coupler hinge kit for a three inch by five inch trailer tongues. This is a bolt-on unit. This hinge kit will let you create up to a 48 inch fold away tongue for your trailer so that your trailer can be stored in even the smallest garage. It is designed to be used with achewaters our standard couplers. Again it has the holes because it is a bolt-on installation.

This is designed of a sturdy steel construction and it does have a corrosion resistant, zemat 600 zinc finish. The mounting hardware is included. The pivot bolt, the pivot pin and clip are included also. This hinge kit is not for use on aluminum trailer frames. This part is made in the USA.

I do want to give the measurement. It is designed for three inch by five inch trailer tongue. That would be three inches and five inches that way. It does have a five year limited warranty. Basically what you would is you could pull the clip, remove the pin.

That would allow the fold away to swing all the way around to the side of your trailer. Now Fulton does recommend installing this that you should install this male casting which is the part with the center casting in it to the stationary part of the trailer tongue. This female casting should be installed on the fold away section of the trailer tongue. Basically now you can install this way to fold this way or 180 degrees to fold the other way. It is recommended to always mount this male casting to the stationary part of the trailer.

Now the capacity on this hinge kit has a maximum capacity of 9,000 pounds. It will vary depending on the pivot length of the fold away tongue. Basically the pivot length would be the measurement ---. Let me put the pin and cli-p back in, there we go. Now when I say pivot length that would be this fold away section. In other words your coupler achewater would be here. If you measure from the center of your coupler, or the hitch ball is connected, to the furthest pivot hole which will be this one here from the coupler. Measure that distance and if it measures 48 inches which is the max you can your weight rating would be 5,000 pounds. If it would measure the minimum which would be 27 inches pivot length then you would have your maximum weight capacity of 9,000 pounds. The best thing to do would be to go to the product page for this part number. On the bottom of the page youll see a table that will be listed. It will list whatever your pivot length is that you measure it will give you what the capacity is for that pivot length. Again this part comes with a five year limited warranty. That should do it for review on part number fhdpb350101.


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Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 9,000 lbs - FHDPB350101

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.

- FHDPB350101
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Very impressed with product, excellent instruction included torx bit for installation and centering punch to mark holes, that was very thougtfull of Fulton. Used sawsall to cut 3x5 tounge on Shorelander trailer with very good success. The instant shipping from etrailer.com impressed me very much, Thank you, will order from again with out a second thought. 5947



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This is the second Fulton swing tongue I have installed on a boat trailer. I installed one on a 3x3 tongue about 10 yrs ago and have towed that boat between MI and FL each year with no issues. Installed the 3x5 model on a new boat trailer 2 days ago. This trailer tongue was much thicker steel and was more difficult to cut and drill. The only issue encountered was the corners of the interior channel of tongue were slightly rounded. The holes for the bolts were close to sides of tongue and nuts with built in washers did not want to seat flat against steel due to that. This was fixed by grinding off the washer part of nut on one side and putting that part against the tongue sidewall. It was just a little more work. They tongue hinges are great to enable you to put your boat on the garage and still walk around it. Highly recommended! 558541



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Good solid product for people who need it.. To bad you lose almost half the carry capacity by shorting the tongue... 639771



- FHDPB350101
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Install was easy, Now boat and trailer fit in garage, easy to swing into position, and swing back out of the way. 585049



- FHDPB350101
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Extremely high quality kit. Easy to install. Best pricing in market. 566938



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Shipping was fast, a real quality product. I'm a do it yourself kind of guy, I found this very easy to install by myself with a few simple jigs. The hardest part was pulling the brake line forward to flare it and finding someone to make up a flexible line. I would recommend this product. 565726



- FHDPB350101
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Quick delivery and though I have not installed yet it appeRs to be exactly what I need for my boat trailer Thanks 564346



- FHDPB350101
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Looks solid with all hardware and good instructions. 545800



- FHDPB350101
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Excellent people to deal with Shipping was fast and prompt I will use them for all my trailer needs Thanks 495092



- FHDPB350101
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This is a high quality product, and I really appreciate the speedy shipping process. 462041



- FHDPB350101
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Product was very well made and etrailer's sales personnel communicated very well throughout the process. I would definitely use this company again. 455361



- FHDPB350101
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As usual with etrailer, service was excellent. The product too seems to be exactly what I need, but I won't be able to find out until spring when I pull the boat out of storage. Appears to be well built and should fit well. Roger 453936


Comments

Product is excellent. Works great. Customer service is second to none !!!

Roger - 11/26/2018

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- FHDPB350101
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The product works great - exactly as ordered and was a very simple install. The only issue was my own personal angst when sawing the tongue in half! 440706



- FHDPB350101
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Excellent product and prices!!!, very easy to install 409638



- FHDPB350101
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Quick shipping, product works as advert ised. 383388



- FHDPB350101
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This is an excellent company to deal with. Quick, efficient, dedicated to customer service are just a few things that come to mind. As a Human Resources professional I can see great people behind a great company. Keep up the great work! 380167



- FHDPB350101
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Good price and product was exactly as ordered. Great product, easy to install. Came with a center punch and a torx bithe. works great! 327244



- FHDPB350101
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All it was made up to be, installed easily and my boat and trailer are safely housed for the winter. 313344



- FHDPB350101
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Product looks great and arrived ahead of schedule 309411



- FHDPB350101
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The swing hitch was everything I hoped for, and makes storing my boat so much easier. 308847



- FHDPB350101
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This is a great product. The extra room with the folding tongue, makes putting away the boat much simpler. When I was installing it, my cut on the tongue wasn't perfectly straight, but it was not a problem, the way the product is designed. I would recommend this over weld on conversions. 307835



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Everything hooked up as advertised, shipping was faster then expected. all around really pleased. thank you Randy 297590



- FHDPB350101
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my boat is a tool for fishing . one problem with anything and it gets replaced. this product goes on all of my boat trailers. 291958



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I am extremely pleased with the service I received. It was easy and arrived on time I highly recommend etrailer.com 279123


Comments

Perfect

Neil - 08/03/2017

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- FHDPB350101
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Product was of very good quality. Service was excellent. Would definetly order from them again.. 274418



- FHDPB350101
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Works great ! Easy Install. 22 fT. Deck Boat Goes in garage with no problem now. 249336



- FHDPB350101
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Seems to be a very well built solution for extra space. 188522



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OK 177556



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i highly recommend this product. i needed to shorten my boat hitch so i could put boat in garage. It works great. 36434



- FHDPB350101
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Real easy to install and a space maker love this kit and the service and follow up i got from etrailer, thanks 15910



- FHDPB350101
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more than pleased The product was exactly as discribed.The service was what amazed me.The price was exactly what was quoted & the parcel came all the way up to Canada in a little over 2 days.You people up here in Canada, don't be afraid to order from below the border.Tks. again Neil 3702



- 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



- 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

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- 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



- FHDPB230101
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


Great product. Very fast delivery. 370241



- 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



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


I have a pontoon boat, I have had a problem launching my boat, having to put the tow vehicle to far out in the water, I was looking for a way to extend my trailer tongue a couple of feet, I saw an ad for the Fulton coupler, I ordered a unit from etrailer, free shipping and delivered on time, plus was surprised to see the quality construction of the product, would recommend the product and the service of this company. Lonnie S. 359347


Comments

thanks for the inquiry, very satisfied with the product, and service from the friendly etrailer staff.

Lonnie S - 03/27/2018

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- 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

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


Excellent product. I like the 9k weight rating,quality of the hinge and pin,ease of welding the product, and overall function. etrailer made the purchase and delivery easy. 241068



- FHDPB330301
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


I recieved the coupler last night and install it today. It was top quility and every thing I needed came with it. It is going to save me a lot of money in storage bacause the boat will fit were it couldn't before. 8202



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


I was very nervous about cutting off my trailer tongues, but my new home had CC&Rs and they had to fit in the garage. I was so impressed with not only how sturdy this is, but the fit was perfect and it even included a special punch to ensure the drill hit the center of the mount holes. This was a great buy... X 2. 400501


Comments

This message is timely since I have a related question. I bought two of these from you. One was to repair a snowmobile trailer that the tongue had snapped on. I cut out the bad piece and installed the hinge and it works great. I really appreciated the fitted punch they included to ensure the holes drilled lined up perfectly with the holes in the hinge. The second one went on my boat trailer when I bought a home where I had to keep the boat inside the garage and it also works great. Problem is, this trailer had a hydraulic surge brake coulple and in cutting off the tongue, we cut right through the tubing. In any case, it would not have worked because the rigid tubing would not have worked with the hinge. I’d like to get the brakes working again. Do you have a solution for that?

Doug - 07/02/2018

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Thanks for the follow up and reply. You could use a flexible brake line hose at the hinge point for the folding tongue. I have have included a link to the current offerings that we have for flexible brake line components for your reference. You would need to select a flexible line that is compatible with your existing brake line diameter.

-- Rachael H - 7/3/2018


- FHDPB230101
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


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



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


This hinge was exactly what I was looking for. My boat would not fit in the garage straight in or even at a shallow enough angle to park a car next to it. After a couple of hours of labor(FUN). The boat fits nicely on its side of the garage. I like projects that are rewarding once completed. The hinge is beautiful, and looks like it belongs on the trailer. The quality of materials was remarkable, and the fit was perfect. I have no concerns with this product failing whatsoever. Be careful not to cut your trailer wiring when sawing through the tongue. I needed a new plug on that end anyways, so no heartache here. I have read another review that stated this hinge was not sturdy and rattled. The only explanation I could see with the reason for that is not installing the rubber stoppers on the hinge per the instructions. The fit after installing the rubber was snug. It takes a little effort to close the hinge with the rubber stoppers installed and results in a tight connection. The picture of the product on this website shows the nuts on the top and bottom (outside) of the hinge, in the instructions it has you install them the other way, which leads to a cleaner looking end product. I will tell everyone I know that owns a boat about this product. 20770



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


My son purchased this product which I installed on my EZ Loader trailer. Took a few hours but I like a project. Its been great, allowing me to easily park my boat in the garage with room to spare. Just wish I had installed it earlier. When I installed, I also replaced my brakes (the entire brake plate, etc), bled the brake line and installed the flex line needed for the swing. Got all the accessories from etrailer. Great service and just recently ordered some lights as well. 521277



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


I purchase items on the internet frequently. I would say that etrailer should be rated one of the highest rated websites. The product purchased was high quality, clear instructions that made the installation easy, on time delivery and, of course, the product was exactly as described on etrailer website. The trailer now fit in my garage. 253537


Comments

The product has worked out great. Several friends commented and may have ordered one for themselves.

Victor - 06/02/2017

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


I received my Hinge Kit yesterday as promised. Was a little surprised their were no papers of instructions included but it was a very basic no brainer installing. From the time I hauled out the welder, cut the tongue , welded both halves of the hinge, ground a little, and painted it was 45 minutes complete. This is a simple no nonsense, super strong assemble that I'm completely happy with. As you can see from the pictures I had a problem, this was a great discovery and solution. I'd give it a 10, A+ and an excellent. Capt. Lar 102545


Comments

I still agree with my review of a year ago. This has been the cheapest extra 2 feet of space I could ever get in my boathouse.

Larry O - 10/04/2014

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- FHDPW330300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


I selected the weld on application for its clean appearance. The added expense of using a certified welder for the installation was well worth it, I'm very satisfied with the product and it looks as if it was factory installed. Always a pleasure dealing with etrailer and your prompt service. 286500


Comments

Very satisfied as it saves room in my garage, great product.

Mark W - 11/01/2017

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- FHDPW330300
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


The product worked very well for what I needed. I needed to lengthen the tongue of my trailer to get the boat deeper into the water when launching it but didn't want that to interfere with storing it in the garage. It was nice to have a chart that came along with it that gave length of tongue vs weight of boat so that you can more easily decide what length will work for your application. 564583



- FHDPB330301
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Review from a similar Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Tongue


Best accessory yet for my 17' Tracker & trailer. Fits nicely in my garage now. Installation, although time consuming, was easy - the directions were spot on. Now I just need to get extensions for my safety chains so I can mount behind the fold-away bracket. Would recommended this for anyone needing to take advantage of the limited space. 98097


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