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Bulldog BX1 Short Gooseneck Coupler - Adjustable Height - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25,000 lbs

Bulldog BX1 Short Gooseneck Coupler - Adjustable Height - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25,000 lbs

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Gooseneck coupler offers 8" of vertical adjustment. Large locking plate makes hookup fast and easy. Ball pocket contacts ball on both sides for tight fit with less rattle. Grease fittings simplify maintenance. 19-1/2" Retracted height. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog gooseneck coupler part number BD1289080300 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog BX1 Short Gooseneck Coupler - Adjustable Height - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25,000 lbs. Gooseneck Coupler reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler - BD1289080300

  • Round Tube
  • Bulldog
  • Coupler with Outer and Inner Tube
  • 2-5/16 Inch Gooseneck Ball
  • Manual Latch
  • 25000 lbs GTW

Gooseneck coupler offers 8" of vertical adjustment. Large locking plate makes hookup fast and easy. Ball pocket contacts ball on both sides for tight fit with less rattle. Grease fittings simplify maintenance. 19-1/2" Retracted height.


Features:

  • Gooseneck coupler is strong, durable and easy to use
  • Oversize funnel makes it easy to guide ball into socket
    • Bottom locking plate is 50 percent larger than competition
    • Coupler engages even if you miss the ball by just over an inch
  • Tight ball fit helps to reduce jarring and rattling
    • Ball pocket provides contact on both sides of ball
  • One-handed operation with easy-to-use handle
    • Lockable with padlock (sold separately)
    • Oil-impregnated bushings increase life of locking mechanism
  • Low-profile design is great for high-bed trucks
    • Allows for shorter retracted height
  • Smooth operation over time
    • Integrated grease fittings throughout make for simple maintenance
  • Superior, high-strength steel has raw finish for welding


Specs:

  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Retracted height: 19-1/2"
  • Range of vertical adjustment: 8"
  • Inner tube diameter: 4"
  • Weight capacity: 25,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


The BX1 gooseneck coupler from Bulldog is designed to provide the easiest, most secure hookup possible. The bottom locking plate on this coupler is 50 percent larger than the competition, providing additional surface area to guide the ball into the socket. Miss the target by just over an inch and the coupler will still engage.


Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Locking Plate

Once hookup is complete, use the easy-to-access, easy-to-maneuver handle to lock the coupler to the ball. When the handle is down, you know that everything is secure and it's okay to tow. For extra security you can insert a padlock (sold separately) through the fixed plate.


Once you begin towing, you may notice that there is far less rattle and jarring at the coupled point than you'd experience with a standard gooseneck coupler. This is because the ball pocket on the BX1 provides contact on both sides of the hitch ball, rather than on only one side, which is typical of the competition. The result is a tight fit around the ball that makes for a smoother, quieter and more secure towing experience.



1289080300 Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Trailer Coupler - 25,000 lbs

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Video of Bulldog BX1 Short Gooseneck Coupler - Adjustable Height - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Review

Randy: Hey guys its Randy Hurdy, trailer.com. Today we're taking a look at a Gooseneck Coupler from Bulldog. This is the BX1 line. Now this is available as just the coupler insert or also with the outer tube, so you've got good options there. This is the long version, this coupler's gonna work out really well for your two wheeled drive trucks, your lowering trucks, any truck that sits a little bit lower to the ground. Once you get into bigger four wheel drive trucks, big F350's, 3500's or you get into lifted trucks you want to go with a short coupler.Now the latching mechanism here is really unique to this coupler.

It has a position here, it goes in, it locks in that place. We've got our nice, wide, rounded area here to help guide that Gooseneck bolt up an end. Once that's up and end, we just want to pull around the handle and pull rearward and place it in like that. I think this gives us a better grip, so if our trailer is pushed a little further forward, it gives us enough power or enough grip to be able to pull hard enough to get it latched into place there.Now the coupler is going to be serviceable in two locations as well. One's in our pivot handle, we've got a greaser grate down here.

The other's going to be over on our hinge. That keeps everything lubricated nicely and that paired with the already oil impregnated bushings that they use, means we should have years of great service out of this.We're also going to have a hole right here. We can run a lock down through there and that'll prevent anybody from disconnecting the coupler from the ball. Now as far as weight capacities go, there are several available, you just want to ensure that you pick one that matches what your load's going to be and what your trailer's rated for. It's okay to go over.

A Gooseneck that's overbuilt isn't going to necessarily take away from the performance of your trailer, but you certainly wouldn't want to go under your weight rating.The BX1 coupler's in the outer tube are all going to be unfinished when you receive them. This is going to allow you to paint it much more easily to match your trailer and also get it welded on easier, you won't have to grind off any of the old paint. All of the warning labels you can see, they've got a protective cover over them so once you paint it, you can peel that off and all your labels will look really nice.All in all, I really like this coupler, I like the design of the handle. I think that's going to be a little bit easier to use, than some of them that we have available out there. It's going to do a good job, it's going to connect easy with that place.

If I we're putting one on my trailer I think I would go with one that auto-connects, so as you're lowering your trailer down, it automatically latches. That saves you having to get up in the back of the truck but you've got to remember you've got safety chains and wiring that you still have to connect, so if you're going to be in the truck for that anyway, this would be a great way to connect your trailer to your truck.Now your installation process, of course that's going to depend on whether you're getting the outer tube with your coupler or not. If you are getting the outer tube, let's take a look at the front of the trailer here. This is going to be replaced whether you've damaged it, maybe the weld's have broke loose, whatever the situation is, or maybe you're building a new trailer, this is going to added on right to the front. You can see these are usually about the same size, about 20 inches or so outer tube diameter.This one happens to have two set bolts rather than the one that we more typically see, just a little bit more security. Well that's going to be welded on here and placed on so you can then add your coupler into it, paint it down and get it secure. The one thing we highly recommend, the tops on all these are always open, so what we recommend, just like they do in a factory set-up like what we've got here, you're going to weld on a steel plate, you want to cap that off, that prevents moisture from getting down in there, causing the outer tube and the inner tube to rust together.And once our outer tube is set, we'll bring our coupler, just slide that up and in and we'll slide our pin through. The pin's going to be provided. I like having that, this gives us a new fresh set to slide through. Now the bottom of your coupler as you set it, we've got four holes there to pick from so it gives us the eight inches of adjustment. You want the bottom side of the coupler here to most closely match what you had, or if you're trying to level your truck, or if you could just put on a new outer tube, you want to position this so that your trailer sits nice and level when couple.Next we'll have our set bolt, that needs to be run down to where it makes contact with our coupler, then we'll need to torque that down properly. Once that's done, we can get a little jam nut here and run that jam nut down, both of these are going to use an inch and an eighth wrench. That's most typical. So we're going to apply a little bit of torque to that, that'll prevent this bold from loosing up. At that point our coupler's going to be ready for use.That's going to complete our look at the BX1 line from Bulldog.


Customer Reviews

Bulldog BX1 Short Gooseneck Coupler - Adjustable Height - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25,000 lbs - BD1289080300

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (175 Customer Reviews)

Gooseneck coupler offers 8" of vertical adjustment. Large locking plate makes hookup fast and easy. Ball pocket contacts ball on both sides for tight fit with less rattle. Grease fittings simplify maintenance. 19-1/2" Retracted height.

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Was easy to install and still working great after a year of use 764746



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It was exactly as described and arrived quickly. Very easy to hook and unhook. 760448



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The coupler works fine, but comes unpainted, so it rusted immediately. 747237



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Fit well, heavy duty. Good product 705049



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Fast shipping, solid product. It comes without a cover for the top of the outer tube. I welded a cap on it to keep the snow and ice out. 454886


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It is a very solid item. Still working perfectly.
kevin c - 12/03/2018

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This made all the difference for our gooseneck to ride level! 283581



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The product was exactly what I needed. Another GREAT experience with etrailer.com. 82150



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Everything arrived good looks good 634238



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Lets go with bullet points!!! •FREE SHIPPING! •ARRIVED in 3 days! •Lowest price I could find! •Enhanced my trailer! •Quality product! Thanks etrailer, you came through for me again! 474257



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This gooseneck hitch is exactly what I was looking for. It fit right into the existing neck on my horse trailer. The latching mechanism is great! I can now hook and unhook my trailer by reaching into the bed without having to actually climb up onto the truck. 378490



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There is not a locking load bearing pin manufactured to Bulldog's knowledge that fits these types of tubes. People usually steal the trailer and not the tube (unfortunately for me the idiots stole my tube and not the trailer). Standard coupler locks are 1/4" shank usually, and the end of the load bearing pin has a .20" hole for the retainer pin. Bulldog sees no reason why it couldn't be drilled out to support a 1/4" coupler lock that will fit on the end of the 3/4" diameter load bearing pin. I have not yet performed this modification of the load bearing pin, but will upload pics once complete. 455175



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Replaced my old one with this on my 20k GN as it was getting hard to unlatch. This one also helps with hooking up with the large opening and you can lock it with a padalock. The latch design is easier than the old style and easy to tell if it is latched or not. 365487



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Would not have been able to use trailer without it truck was to tall. Tons of misalignment is allowed for hooking up. If etrailer was smart they would sell the pin to lock the latch with the receiver. Can't use standard hardware because clearance is tight. Has to be the correct oddball Lynch pin. If they do sell it, make it like other sites 'customers frequently bought with this...' 436956



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My f800 Ford has a tall hitch height . This allowed me the extra distance I needed to tow my trailer . Very low profile . 485899


Comments
It’s been working great and have zero complaints.
Eddie - 03/18/2019

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This part replaced an old couple. This is well built, but the service from etrailer on the order was excellent. 821924



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Pretty good product, dimensions are as described. I bought it for the low profile, it will let us get a few more inches of height out of our gooseneck connection. Shipped and delivered on time, which is always appreciated. Be aware, this is shipped unpainted. I will spray paint mine to keep it from rusting. Haven't put it into use yet, I will update my review when I put it on the gooseneck. 801786



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Worked great! Replaced factory coupler on PJ goose. This set 6 in lower which was perfect height for my Dodge Ram 2500 4x4. 795270



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This receiver worked out really well it gave me 7 inches more adjustment in my trailer 795091



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I love this coupler awesome awesome I’d give it 5 stars but I’d like it to come with some kind of paint. 793678



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correct part, fast delivery 791025



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Great product and service. Do you have any Bulldog stickers? That would look great on my trailer. 787329



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Very solid products. The fit was perfect and latches really well. 785557



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Great Product no issues at all 782070



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Great product did what I needed it too. 776503



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Excellent product. Exactly what I neede d. 773905


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Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler

  • Replacement Inner Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Tube that Doesnt Use Load Bearing Pins
    As far as an inner tube only, the BX1 coupler # BD1289170300 is the only option. It sounds like you need one that is held in the outer tube with set screws such as # CG or # BD0287690300. Coupler # CG has a 4 inch diameter tube and # BD0287690300 has a 4-1/2 inch tube. The other option is to replace both the outer and inner tube with # BD1289040300, # BD1289030300, # BD1289000300, # BD1289080300, # BD1289070300, or # BD1289140300. These are all BX1 couplers for 2-5/16 inch balls...
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