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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Fulton folding trailer tongue part number FHDPW230300 or order online at Free expert support on all Fulton products. Great prices 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
  • 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • Fulton
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Up to 48 Inch Long

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (884 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.


This is a very strong and well casted hinge. Welds nice to galvinized trailer. I prefer welding over a bunch of bolts.


This is an excellant product. I am a certified welder, and have welded 3 of these on trailers over the past several years. Every one has been satisfied with them.
I recently bought one of these for myself, and would like to comment on the service I received from etrailer. In a word, outstanding.
I called, Kimberly picked up right away, answered my questions,and informed me that I could call anytime for assistance. Then she followed up with an email. Then Carol sent me an email to let me know when my product had arrived, and if I had any questions please ask.
I did not think there were any companies that still treated their customers that well.
I highly reccomend etrailers to anyone without hesitation.


Doing its job works as advertised.


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,


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.


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.


Good stout looking product wish the tolerance was a little tighter for the bolt and pin it has a small amount of end play. The trailer it is going on will typically be under 3000 lbs so shouldn’t have any issues. Thank you etrailer always great doing business with you folks.


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.


The hinge fit the 2x3 tubing perfectly. It is very substantial and more than adequate for my boat trailer. My trailer is too long to fit in my garage and this allows me to fold the tongue so it will fit. The unit arrived on time without damage.


Excellent product


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

Chuck L.


Great! Made an average trailer into a delux model.


Perfect fit. Easy installation. Very pl eased.




Well constructed product and directions



Very well designed and constructed product. Extremely happy.


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


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.






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


Worth the money! Heavy duty product!


Exactly what I ordered, good quality product, extremely quick delivery of products


Exactly what I was looking for. Thanky ou!




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


nice part.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 be...
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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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  • Recommended Solution to Extend Boat Trailer Tongue
    I may have a solution for you, but there isn't really a direct way to extend the tongue of your trailer 2 feet. However, you could potentially use the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Tongue - Weld On - Up to 5,000 lb # FHDPW230300 and then swap the coupler to a different length of trailer frame that is the length that you need it to be. This would really be the only way to accomplish what you're wanting to do, but it will work. You'll want to make sure that the steel tongue...
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  • Can Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge be Welded To Aluminum Trailer Tongue
    Both the # FHDPW230300 (for 2"x3" tongue) and # FHDPW330300 (3" x 3") are not for use on aluminum trailer frames. Aluminum trailers do not have the strength for a hinge kit which is why Fulton recommends against it. My recommendation is to check with your trailer manufacturer to see if they say a coupler hinge can be used. More than likely the answer is no, but it doesn't hurt to check. Also, aluminum and steel do not weld together easily. It takes a special process, so you would need...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kits be Bolted to a Galvanized Trailer Tongue
    Fulton hinge kit # FHDPB230101 is designed to bolt onto a steel tongue that is 2 x 3 inches. Galvanized steel is still steel so provided that the trailer manufacturer doesn't have any objections and the tongue is the right size you will be good to go.
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  • Is There A Way To Extend The Tongue Of A Trailer?
    While we don't have a trailer tongue extender that folds in like the one you are referring to, there are a couple options that may suit your needs. You could potentially use a fold-away coupler adapter such as Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPW230300. This is designed to be added in between the trailer frame and the coupler so that the tongue can fold in for easy storage. You could technically install this, then use a longer coupler to extend the tongue. Keep in mind, trailer manufacturers...
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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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  • Folding Hinge for 2 x 2 Inch Trailer Tongue
    Unfortunately, Fulton doesn't offer a a folding coupler hinge kit for a 2 x 2 inch trailer tongue. I have heard from some of our customers that they've used a couple of pieces of 1/2 inch steel plate plate cut to the appropriate size to shim out one side of the 2 x 2 trailer tongue so a hinge for a 2 x 3 hinge kit like the # FHDPW230300 weld-on or # FHDPB230101 bolt-on hinge can be used.
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  • Availability of Coupler Hinge Kit for Trailer Coupler with 2 inch by 3 inch
    Yes we do have hinge kits that fit 2 inch by 3 inch inch trailer couplers with the part # FHDPB230101 for a bolt on setup or the part # FHDPW230300 for a weld on setup.
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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 or...
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  • Recommended Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for a 2 Inch Trailer Coupler
    I have solution for you but we do not have any folding coupler hinges for a 2" x 2" coupler. You can weld 1/2" plates to the top and bottom of the coupler and use either the Bolt On Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit item # FHDPB230101 or Weld On item # FHDPW230300. Both of this kits are rated for up to a 5,000 lbs trailer. I have linked an installation video below.
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  • Can Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit Be Used on Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer
    Yes, you can use the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 on a Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer part # MAL53FR. I did an install video on this kit if you'd like to take a look below, it should be much easier for you as you don't have brakes. It does require drilling, there's one that you can weld (part # FHDPW230300) but being galvanized I don't recommend this.
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  • Availability Of Swing Away Hinge For A Boat Trailer
    It sounds like you are looking for a swing away hinge kit for your trailer tongue. We do have swing away kits available, and fitment will depend on the size of your trailer tongue. We have the following options: 2" x 3" Tongue # FHDPW230300 3" x 3" Tongue # FHDPB330301 3" x 4" Tongue # FHDPB340301
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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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