1. Folding Trailer Tongue
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  4. 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  5. 48 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
  6. Weld-On
Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lbs

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

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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. Weld-on mounting creates a clean look, and the unique offset design guarantees superior performance. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fulton folding trailer tongue part number FHDPW230300 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" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lbs. Folding Trailer Tongue reviews from real customers.
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Fulton Folding Trailer Tongue - FHDPW230300

  • Coupler Hinge Kit
  • Fulton
  • 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • 48 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
  • Weld-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. Weld-on mounting creates a clean look, and the 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
  • Weld-on installation
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Raw finish
  • 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

HDPW230300 Fulton High Performance Weld-On, Fold-Away Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue

Installation Details FHDPW230300 Installation instructions


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Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lbs - FHDPW230300

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (555 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. Weld-on mounting creates a clean look, and the unique offset design guarantees superior performance.

- FHDPW230300
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The Fold-Away coupler Hinge worked great on my boat trailer. In a matter of minutes, it was welded on and now my trailer fits perfect in the garage. Ordering service was easy, fast and efficient, receiving my order within 3 business days of placing it. 175974



- FHDPW230300
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I bought the 2x3 weld on tongue hinge for my boat trailer 2 weeks ago as my boat trailer was about 6 inches too long for my garage. I ordered on Wednesday by regular shipping and received it on Friday. The service was great and the price was the best I could find. 22253



- FHDPW230300
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Works well. Nice to be able to have the extra room around the boat when it’s stored for the winter. 856894



- FHDPW230300
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Instuctions shows to mount and weld it with the four small pinning lobes on the swing away tongue part rather then the aft trailer tongue. The safety sticker shows it's installed with the two large pinning lobes on the swing away arm. I installed mine to follow the safety sticker rather than the instructions. My hole towing load will be under 1000lbs so I wouldn't think it would matter either way due to the 4 ft swing away is rated 2600 lbs. I can't see any reason why it would change the towing load being mounted either way. Otherwise really happy with the pruduct. 672389



- FHDPW230300
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nice part. 413554



- FHDPW230300
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The product is very useful now I can fold my trailer put in the garage 383272



- FHDPW230300
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Very easy to install, I bought my boat in 1990, I wish I had installed the unit 20 years ago. My 16 year old son installed it in about 30-45 minutes. Great product, I can now store my boat in our smaller size garage with room to spare, 5-***** 367666



- FHDPW230300
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I HAVE BEEN WELDING FOR FOURTY YEARS. THIS IS ONE WELL MADE ADAPTER. GOOD PRICE ALSO. 321647



- FHDPW230300
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Well constructed product and directions 315671


Comments
Very well designed and constructed product. Extremely happy.
Howard - 11/10/2017

30690

- FHDPW230300
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Very good service. I received my tonge in 2 days from the date I order it. 163324



- FHDPW230300
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I just had the hinge installed. From what I can tell it will allow me to use a smaller garage freeing up my other larger garage. To me it's all about quality and functionally. Both appear to come with this hinge. 69287



- FHDPW230300
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Excellent value, product very high quality, great shipping and follow up! 61608



- FHDPW340300
by:

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


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



- FHDPB350101
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Review from a similar Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Trailer Tongue


The Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit Folding Tongue which I purchased for my pontoon boat trailer was recommended by a local trailer supplier. My trailer tongue was three feet too long to fit into the storage unit I used for the trailer and I needed a way to shorten the trailer without making major changes. The Hinge Kit was the answer and the only difficult part was cutting the steel trailer tongue so that I could attach the hinge. I was very impressed with the kit and the way the instructions led me step by step with the installation. The job took about four hours and the finished product allowed me to fold back the tongue once the trailer was in the storage unit without any difficulty. 693140


Comments
It is working great and is exactly as described ... it allows me the extra room I need when I put the trailer into storage.
Denny H - 08/24/2020

97808

- FHDPB340301
by:

Review from a similar Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Trailer 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



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


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



- FHDPB350101
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Review from a similar Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Trailer Tongue


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


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



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


This is a great product! Very well made, easy to install, and the convenience of folding the tongue out of the way is by far it’s greatest selling point. The hinge was designed to be stronger than the tube itself, and it truly is. I have absolutely no fear of it failing. My only regret is that I don’t own the patent on this product. 572113


Comments
It’s working just as it was designed to flawlessly. Couldn’t be more pleased.
FRANK S - 10/07/2019

62726

- FHDPB230101
by:

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


Clear instructions and easy install with the right tools. Have been using it for a year on a trailer for an 18' boat with no issues. 913050



- FHDPW330300
by:

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


I ordered the part and they got it shipped to me very very quickly. It was several days earlier than I expected. I wish every online retailer that is going to job as etrailer did on this order. 912029



- FHDPB350101
by: 11/05/2020

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


908224



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


Very satisfied with the service, Courtney was very professional and courteous, and the items were shipped super fast and exact fitment, etrailer is the go to store for all your trailer parts and accessories. Thank you 907505



- FHDPB350101
by:

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


Fast shipping great support! Thanks etr ailer! 905289



- FHDPB350101
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Review from a similar Fold-Away Hinge Kit in Folding Trailer Tongue


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Ask the Experts about this Fulton Folding Trailer Tongue

  • Can the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kits Be Used To Flip Up the Tongue
    I do have an option for you but you cannot use a fold-away kit and install it so that the tongue flips up. The reason for this is that the downward pressure the trailer has would be too much force for a fold-away kit to handle while installed in the above manor. The only option you have if you need to reduce the overall length of the trailer is to use a fold-away kit and swing the tongue to the side. The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 or part # FHDPW230300 is the...
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  • What Type of Welding Should be Used for the Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPW230300
    I spoke with my contact at Fulton about what kind of welding to use for the Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPW230300 and they said that it is 90-60 Cast Steel which should help you determine the appropriate welding. We do recommend that a professional do the welding.
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  • Why Can't Folding Trailer Tongue Hinge FHDPW230300 Be Used on Aluminum Trailers
    Aluminum, as a material for construction of a trailer, does offer some major advantages: it cannot rust and it is lightweight. Downsides of aluminum as a trailer material are reduced strength (as compared to steel) and sometimes electrical difficulties since it does not conduct as well as steel. Grounding lights on an aluminum trailer can sometimes cause challenges and may require a ground jumper wire to be run up to the main trailer ground. For a weld-on hinged coupler like # FHDPW230300...
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  • Fulton Weld On or Bolt On Hinge Kit for Boat Trailer Tongue
    Welding is considered a more permanent solution than bolting. All things being equal one is not stronger than the other, but with welding you'd never have to worry about bolts backing themselves out. As long as you have access to a welder or (person or machine) I'd recommend the weld on Fulton hinge part # FHDPW230300.
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  • Safety Chain Placement on Trailer Using Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit Part #FHDPW230300
    Fulton has offered this size for a while now. I checked their site, and it is listed. I did notice that the weld-on hinge kit is listed further down toward the bottom of the page, perhaps you did not scroll down far enough? The safety chains need to mounted rearward (aft) of the hinged portion of the trailer tongue. In the very unlikely event that the hinge should fail, the trailer will still be secured to the tow vehicle. The fold-away hinge is indeed rated for 5000 lbs, and should...
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  • What Size Trailer Tongue Will Fit Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit FHDPW230300
    The 2 x 3 inch measurement means 2 inches wide by 3 inches tall. That is the dimension of the trailer tongue that is compatible with Fulton hinge kit # FHDPW230300. The openings on the hinge are slightly larger to fit over a 2 inch wide and 3 inch tall tongue.
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  • Fold Away Tongue Bracket for 3" x 4" Tongue
    The Zinc Plated Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 9,000 lbs # FHDPB350101 is the only option we have for your 3 x 4 inch tongue. You would need to install 1/2 inch spacers on the top and bottom of each half of the tongue to give you the support needed to be compatible with this hinge and 1/2" longer bolts will be required. I've included a link to the page and a video my buddy Rob did on it here at etrailer for you to check out.
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  • What Kind of Welding Is Required to Install Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit FHDPW230300
    Wire feed welding would be the best welding method to secure the # FHDPW230300 hinge kit to your existing trailer tongue. To install the hinge, you would simply cut the tongue at the point at which you want it to pivot, and then slide the two sides of the hinges over the newly cut ends. They will slide on about 3 inches on each side. To determine the maximum pivot length for your particular trailer, I recommend taking a look at the chart on the product page for hinge kit # FHDPW330300. The...
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  • Fulton Trailer Frame Hinge Kit Recommendation for a 2 by 2 inch Trailer Frame
    To use the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPW230300 on a trailer frame that is 2 by 2 inch will require a 1 inch spacer get welded to the trailer frame by a qualified fabricator to take up the 1 inch of space since this is designed for a 2 by 3 trailer frame.
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  • Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Measurement and Degree of Fold
    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lbs # FHDPW230300 can fold up to 180 degrees with a straight tongue but will be more limited if you have an A-frame which will obviously stop the angle at the point the tongue reaches the angled portion of the frame. You will want to note the length of the end of the coupler to the pivot point will impact the towing capacity
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  • Recommended Weld On Hinged Coupler for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue
    I have a solution for you, but you can't weld on the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs # FHDPB230101 because of the zinc top coating that's going to generate some poisonous gases when it's welded. Instead, there is a weld on version available that has the same specs with the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lbs # FHDPW230300, which is what I would recommend. There isn't any difference...
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  • Are There Replacement Bushings for Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kits
    I cannot speak for all fold-away coupler hinge kits but the ones we offer, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101, part # FHDPB330301, and part # FHDPB350101 do not contain any bushings. It can be rather difficult to just look at a bolt or hinge pin and determine whether or not it has stretched or deformed but I would be willing to bet that is the issue you are having. The loose connection between these bolts and pins is a rather serious safety issue so I highly recommend...
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  • Dimensions of Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Rubber Plug Kit
    We were able to find out the dimensions for you of the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Rubber Plug Kit # F500705. Using digital calipers it measured 0.423 inches tall and its round base has a diameter that measured 0.426". These are designed to replace the rubber dampener plugs for the Fulton Fold-Away couplers: - Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs # FHDPB230101 - Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld...
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  • Should the Fulton Weld On Hinge Kit Be Welded All the Way Around the Tube
    The hinge kit part # FHDPB230101 is a bolt on kit that comes with the hardware needed to bolt it to your trailer. For a similar hinge kit that would weld on you would want the # FHDPW230300. I would recommend you weld it all the way around like the picture I attached that came in from a customer who installed this kit.
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  • Installation Instructions for the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler # FHDPB230101
    The Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit, item # FHDPB230101, is designed for bolt-on installation. If you need a weld on kit, you would use the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit, Weld On, item # FHDPW230300, for your application. To install either of these foldaway kits you will need to cut the trailer tongue at the desired pivot point, up to 36 inches see table below, and then attach the two sides of the fold away to the cut ends of the trailer tongue. Be careful not to damage any wiring...
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  • Why Is Trailer Wall Thickness limited When Installing Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit FHDPB230101
    The reason the wall thickness is listed for the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit, part # FHDPB230101, is because the Torx bolts included in the kit are a certain length and the nuts may not catch the threads when installing the hitch due to the 1/4 inch thickness of your trailer walls. I called my contact at Fulton and you can replace the fasteners with a greade 5 fastener if you choose. But you may want to wait and see if that is needed before buying replacement hardware. I do have another...
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