Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly - Adjustable - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 20,000 lbs

Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly - Adjustable - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 20,000 lbs

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  • Coupler with Inner Tube Only
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Bulldog
  • 2-5/16 Inch Gooseneck Ball
  • Round Tube
This adjustable base assembly is made of superior, high-strength steel for ultimate durability. Pair with outer tube for a secure, easy-to-use gooseneck coupler. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog gooseneck trailer coupler part number BD0287610300 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly - Adjustable - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog Gooseneck Trailer Coupler - BD0287610300

This adjustable base assembly is made of superior, high-strength steel for ultimate durability. Pair with outer tube for a secure, easy-to-use gooseneck coupler.


Features:

  • Gooseneck coupler is strong, durable and easy to use
    • SAE compliant
  • Self-centering locking plate - engages even if you miss the ball by just over an inch
  • Superior, high-strength steel construction
  • Tight ball fit helps to reduce jarring and rattling
  • Easy-to-grip locking handle is accessible from any position
    • High-profile design makes it simple to use even when you're wearing work gloves
  • Easily adjustable design
  • Outer tube not included


Specs:

  • Ball: 2-5/16"
  • Retracted height: 27-1/5"
  • Tube outer diameter: 4"
  • Tube approximate inner diameter: 3-1/2"
  • Base measures 5" wide x 8" long
  • Range of adjustment: 8"
  • Capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


0287610300 Bulldog Round, Adjustable-Base Gooseneck Coupler - 20,000 lbs






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Video of Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly - Adjustable - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Bulldog Gooseneck Trailer Coupler - Coupler with Inner Tube Only - BD0287610300 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number BD0287610300. This is the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly. It is adjustable. It's going to have a capacity of twenty thousand pounds. The Gooseneck Coupler is very strong and durable. It's also very easy to use, as well as SAE compliant.

It's going to feature the self-center locking plate which is this portion down here. It's going to engage even if you miss the ball by just over an inch. It has a nice little funnel to it so it's going to guide and direct the ball into the coupler. It's made from a superior high-strength steel construction. It's got that nice raw steel finish on it.

It's going to provide a nice, tight ball fit so it's going to help reduce jarring and rattling. It's also going to feature the easy to grip locking handle that's very accessible from any position. It's going to feature that high profile design so it's going to make it simple to use even when you're wearing some work gloves. It's going to also feature the easy adjustable design, just keep in mind that the outer tube is not included but it will give you a vertical adjustment of eight inches when you use it with the outer tube. It's also going to include the pin and clip that you need. That clip is attached using a cable so you don't ever have to worry about misplacing it or losing it.

The handle, right now, is in an engaged position. It actually says closed down here on the bracket so we know it's sitting correctly. If we want to raise it up we just pull the handle up, move it to the open position. It's going to hold in place. Then you can see down here that the plate's going to adjust.

It's going to allow it to open up that way you can connect the hitch ball or the two and five sixteenth inch ball. Then it's going to allow the holes to line back up and then you can drop the handle back down. The handle is spring loaded so it's going to drop automatically and engage right there inside of that slot. It does have some holes right here that way you can use a padlock if you want. It's going to have a hole diameter of a quarter of an inch so you want to make sure that the shackle diameter does not exceed that measurement if you want to get that to fit in there. The retracted height, measuring from the base to the top of the tube is going to give us a measurement of twenty-seven and one fifth of an inch. The outer tube diameter on this system is going to measure four inches from edge to edge. Then the approximate inner tube diameter is going to be about three and a half inches. The base is going to give us a measurement of five inches in width by eight inches in length, and again it's gong to have a range adjustment of eight inches when used with that outer tube. It's also going to provide that capacity of twenty thousand pounds so it's going to be a very strong, durable coupler based assembly. That's going to do it for our review of part number BD0287610300. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly - Adjustable - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 20,000 lbs - BD0287610300

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

This adjustable base assembly is made of superior, high-strength steel for ultimate durability. Pair with outer tube for a secure, easy-to-use gooseneck coupler.

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Great quality and price. etrailer answered my questions i asked online the same day. Will be shopping here for all my trailer needs 519414



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Replacement part purchased at very good price and the service was excellent, received delivery in three days using standard shipping. 227591



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This company was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions. The product was delivered promptly easy to paint and install. The set up is very easy To use. I would highly recommend this company and the brand?????????? 260941



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This product was just as described. It was a perfect replacement for the hitch on my trailer. Installation was a snap, delivery was quick and the part works flawlessly. I will use this company for any future trailer part needs I may have. 406701



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I purchased a Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler to replace one on a new trailer I do not like. I also purchased LED tail lights for my Featherlite Cattle Trailer. I know I received the lowest price possible as the price on the coupler dropped and I sent an email concerning this. Etrailer staff quickly adjusted the price difference and refunded my credit card account. I have not installed the coupler yet as I am having it powder coated, but I test fitted it and it worked perfectly! I recommend to anyone to give etrailer.com a chance to earn your business!! 371913



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great customer service, it really makes a big difference 652681



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This item was out of stock when I ordered it and this company stayed on top of keeping me inform ed on getting it backorder. This company knows how to run a business, great job thanks Victor B. 615009



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Could be a little clearer on description of product. Could have been me but order was corrected promptly. 605156



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Hitch works as stated, Don't have to worry about jumping off the ball; very secure. Needs paint 558582



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Great Service ! You always have in stock what I ordered. The delivery time is also very prompt. The item description is exactly what you say it is. I will continue to use etrailer for all my farm and business needs.Thank you !! 519378



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Couldnt be more pleased with my coupler! Havent had any issues with it over the past year and i hook and unhook my trailer daily. 506350



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Excellent replacement for a 20 some year old gooseneck hitch. It self centers nicely and compensates for being up to about an inch off center. Locking mechanism works well and is very secure. 503044



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We didn’t want a conventional fifth wheel hitch dominating our pickup bed. This hitch was a perfect solution. We had the bed structure installed professionally and the extension went our 2018 Highland Open Range Lite within seconds. The ball release mechanism operates smoothly. Because you do need to manually flip the ball I recommend taking a plastic grocery sack to keep the lithium grease off of your hands...but this is a small trade off. Our Ram 2500 4x4 sits high so there was a little learning curve when hitching the two units. Great quality in machining and mechanisms. 502905



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Got product in good shape. Was exactly what I had ordered. Installation was no problem. 485935



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Excellent price and prompt delivery. Just needed a few parts to repair our gooseneck trailer and they had them and more. 448094



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This worked for a replacement of one that was on a gooseneck hay trailer. The one I replaced was homemade and didn't work the greatest. This one is great and only took a bit of retrofitting to make it work. They upgraded shipping for me at no extra charge. 408175



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Should work good for what I intend it for. Arrived quickly and I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase. 407903



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Fast delivery, Great price. Will be bac k.. 406795



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As always orders was processed, shipped. and delivered without any problems. Very timely. Thanks etrailer! 406339



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Fits like a glove. 388218



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Happy with our gooseneck trailer hitch. 352988



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Needed this part in a rush and E-trailer got it to me as planned. Thanks, 317306



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Fast and easy, Thanks. 298263



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G-NECK COUPLER AND A JACK FOR BOAT HAD GREAT SERVICE BEST PRICES BEST HELP WITH GETTING WHAT I NEEDED. 196782



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Changed out King Pin hitch to Gooseneck on an Open Range Light 318RLS. The hitch does come unpainted. Painted it to match the trailer. Works and looks great. 194246


Comments

It is fantastic. I always have people asking me about it.

Mark H - 06/17/2016

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Great product and price.Super fast at shipping out.A+++ 170850



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Product included free freight and total price was the best I found. Received it in record breaking time. In comparing to the factory hitch this one seems much "beefier". This is my "go to" trailer parts place. 166114



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Good quality, perfect fit, fast shipping, easy tracking, replaced previous bent hitch. 150240



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Fantastic!! 139593



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Was as described 137495



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This product is a direct fit replacement for a damaged coupler and tube. Etrailer shipped quickly and product was received in good shape. 110731



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Product was as expected. Bulldog is a brand I have used before and was satisfied. I was very satisfied with the service from etrailer. Shipment was prompt and accurate. 93307



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Product was an identical replacement for a damaged gooseneck coupler. Couldn't have been easier. More impressive however was the customer service by etrailer.com. Product was ordered, shipped received, painted and back in service in less than 5 days. I know where I will order ALL my future trailer parts. 55136



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I am sure the product will be fine..I am on a trip..and it arrived at my home while I was away. Correspondence was good..shipping was very prompt. Will definitely do business again. 32394



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Changed hitch from 5th wheel to ball. Everything worked perfectly. Thank You 31525



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Read "Product details" carefully. This "Adjustable Coupler Base" does not include the "outer" Tube, which is the part that you weld to the goose-neck and makes it "adjustable". This is virtually like buying an automobile without tires. 19127



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Great service Item came quickly. Haven't had time to install it yet but it looks very nice and should do the job. 5409


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  • Can Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler BD0287610300 be Rotated if Outer Tube Holes are on Front
  • Actually it looks like your coupler uses set screws to stay in position and not a pin like # BD0287610300. So you would actually want the coupler to go in like normal, with the handle on the driver's side, so the set screws make contact with the solid metal and not slip into any of the holes. If those are set screws then I recommend using coupler # BD0287690300 which doesn't have any holes in it. If they are pins that go all the way through the tube and not set screws then you can...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit and Hitch for 2017 F-150 & Highland Ridge Open Range Light 5th Wheel
  • The 2018 Highland Ridge Open Range Light lf318rls has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 9,995 lbs and an unloaded weight of 7,895 lbs. According to Ford, your 2017 F-150 Ecoboost 3.5L Supercrew 4x4 has a towing capacity of 10,200 lbs. So, you won't have any problem towing this 5th wheel trailer. For your 2017 F-150, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50087-58 which is a custom fit for your vehicle. Then...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Inner Tube Only with 4 Inch Diameter
  • The 4-1/2 inch diameter is correct. The gooseneck coupler # BD0287690300 is not designed to fit inside of another tube because it is meant to be welded directly to a trailer. So it was built with the 4-1/2 inch diameter all the way down. For a 20K inner tube only that does fit inside another tube and has a 4 inch diameter we have # BD0287610300 and # BD1289170300. We also have other capacities, each with a 4 inch diameter outer tube that I have linked for you. The only one in the list...
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  • Can a Hole be Drilled in Gooseneck Trailer Outer Tube to Install Adjustable Coupler
  • You would need to contact the trailer manufacturer to see if you can safely use the trailer after drilling a hole for an adjustable coupler such as # BD0287610300. the outer tube would have to have one to use this type of coupler so provided there was a hole and the trailer manufacturer was fine with adding one then you could use it. The outer diameter of the coupler tube is 4 inches so the inner diameter of the outer tube needs to be slightly larger for it to fit. Another option,...
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  • Tube Outer Diameter of the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0287610300
  • The outer diameter of the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler tube, # BD0287610300, is 4 inches. The inner diameter of the outer tube on your trailer should be about 2 or 3 tenths larger than 4 inches, which may not be obvious when measuring with a tape measure or ruler. This coupler should work well with the outer tube on your trailer. If you want to be absolutely sure that it will fit, then you can measure the inner diameter of your outer tube again using dial calipers to verify that it is...
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  • Hi-Rise Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Trailer Adapter Recommendation for Towing a 37 ft Travel Trailer
  • I would recommend you install a Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480 in the bed of your truck if you have a B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese Under-Bed by Bulldog. This will install into the gooseneck hitch of your vehicle like a gooseneck ball and will allow you to tow your fifth wheel trailer with truck that has a gooseneck hitch. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Bulldog Inner Tube Gooseneck Coupler Availability that is 4 inches In Diameter
  • Since you need a 4 inch diameter pipe the best option we have is the part # BD0287610300 as it has a 4 inch outer diameter whereas the # BD0287690300 that you referenced would be too wide at 4-1/2 inches. Or the part # CG would work too as it is 4 inch diameter and has no pin holes.
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  • Smallest Outer Diameter Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube Availability
  • It sounds like you are looking for an inner tube gooseneck coupler that is 3-7/8 inches in diameter. The smallest one we carry is 4 inches in diameter like the part # BD0287610300.
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  • Replacement Inner Tube For Livestock Trailer
  • The gooseneck inner tube couplers we offer are all designed to work with round 2-5/16 inch balls. The replacement tube you need would depend on the weight capacity you need. I have attached a link to our product page you can check out. Most of the couplers have a 4 inch diameter tube and include the pin assembly. You will want to measure the inside diameter of your outer tube on your gooseneck to make sure you choose the correct replacement inner tube.
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  • Can A Hole Be Drilled In Trailer Gooseneck Coupler To Use Replacement Coupler Outer Tube
  • You will need to contact the trailer manufacturer to see if there is a problem with drilling a hole for the pin in the tube on the trailer to use with the # BD0287610300 inner tube. This tube has a diameter of 4 inches so you want to make sure the outer tube you have can accommodate the tube. You may want to consider another option which is to remove your old coupler and use a new one like part # BD0289500300. This should be installed by a qualified welder.
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  • Recommended Replacement Coupler for Gooseneck Trailer Currently Compatible with 2 Inch Ball
  • There is not a 2 inch hitch ball option for a factory gooseneck system. My recommendation is to change your coupler to a 2-5/16 inch coupler for compatibility that has the towing capacity your trailer requires. We have both round inner tube couplers like # BD0287610300 and square couplers like # BD1289210300. We even have offset couplers like # BWTEXA4200 to give increased turning clearance and shock absorbing couplers like # 325-GH-7061. I've attached a link to the page for all your...
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  • Replacement Inner Tube for Gooseneck Hitch in 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • The linked page will show you both round and square gooseneck inner tubes. I measured two of the round tube parts, # BD0287610300 from Bulldog and part # BWGNC4250 from B&W, and both have an overall length of 28-1/4-inches and an outer diameter of 4-inches. Please let me know your gooseneck hitch brand, weight rating and tube shape. I will be glad to check all available items for one with your required length of more than 31-inches.
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  • Will Bulldog Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Coupler and Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Fit Same Outer Tube
  • Bulldog Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Coupler # BD0289640300 and Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly # BD0287610300 could be used in the same outer tube. The diameters and hole spacing are the same. But keep in mind that the distance from the lower most hole to the base on the gooseneck to 5th wheel coupler is less than on the regular gooseneck coupler.
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  • What Is Diameter of Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly # BD0287610300
  • I contacted our representative at Bulldog to inquire about the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Base Assembly, part # BD0287610300. He informed me that the total or outer diameter of part # BD0287610300 is 4 Inches, which is the industry standard. The inner diameter of the the tube is just over 3-1/2 Inches. I have linked an FAQ on couplers that you may find as a good reference.
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Coupler Recommendation for Setup that Uses 3.5 inch Inner Tube
  • The only solution we'd have would be an all new outer and inner coupler like the Ram Gooseneck Couple part # GCSQ-25008 as we don't have anything that is designed for a 3-1/2 inch square inner tube. Everything we offer is for 4 inch square tube.
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