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Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3-1/2" Round Tongue - 5,000 l

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3-1/2" Round Tongue - 5,000 l

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Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Bulldog. Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3-1/2" Round Tongue - 5,000 l part number BD028383 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - BD028383

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3-1/2 O.D. Round
  • Standard Coupler
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Weld-On
  • Flip Latch
  • Bulldog

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty coupler is ideal for utility, livestock, cargo and construction trailers
  • Collar-Lok design offers automatic, continuously tight fit for absolute security
  • Hinged ball socket makes hookup a snap
  • High-strength steel is durable
  • Visual indication of proper closure provides additional peace of mind
  • Round, straight, tongue-mount design
  • High-profile latch for ease of use
  • Weld-on application


Specs:

  • Tongue: 3-1/2" outer diameter
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Length: 16-1/4"
  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


028383 Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler, Round Straight Tongue, High Profile Latch, 5,000 lbs - 2B5H






Customer Reviews

Bulldog Collar-Lok Coupler w/ High-Profile Latch - 2" Ball - 3-1/2" Round Tongue - 5,000 l - BD028383

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (445 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty coupler has a high-profile latch and hinged ball socket that offers a tight fit with visual indication of proper closure around the ball - all to ensure quick, easy and secure hookup.

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I bought this old really cheap to rebuild. One of the parts that had to be replaced was the hitch, I towed it home with my fingers crossed. I googled trailer hitch, trailer and etrailer was one of the sites that was suggested. I had to find a hitch that fit the 3 1/2" pipe that was the tongue, voila there it was to my amazement. I ordered it right then, 4 days later it was delivered yesterday. Today I mounted it, it was an easy installation and I am really pleased with the hitch and install. My fears of losing a trailer are now history, tomorrow it gets tested with 1 1/2 yards of gravel for the slab for my new. shop



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Was exactly as described and pictured. Came a day earlier than expected.



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I looked everywhere for a round coupler for my Tube-Neck trailer, then I found etrailer! I used it to replace the original, which was a thin steel coupler, that had been "pounded-out" until it was round!? This coupler is 20 times stronger. I had it welded on at the local welding shop. I took it on a 800 mile Hunting trip to southern Arizona last November. Not once was I the least bit concerned about the trailer, knowing that this strong coupler was now keeping everything connected. I gave it 4-stars, because the wire connector between the locking lever and the sliding collar, can easily be bent, and then can come free from the locking lever. Instead, it should be a solid steel piece, that is more firmly attached.



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Everything works perfectly and the customer service is fantastic—even a phone call to discuss some details . I will order from etrailer again and highly recommend them to anyone needing trailer parts.



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I seem to order trailer parts from etrailer a couple of times a month for the past 18 months. Never had a problem and they have plenty of options regardless of what your looking for. Great service with great products = happy customer



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Strong & durable. Works well.



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Very good quality. This seller has always proven to be fast and are great at communicating. Prices are good.



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very happy with everything.


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great.
kerby - 12/13/2015


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Works perfectly


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Still working good. Installed on our horse trailer that sees a fair amount of use. Its holding up quite well.
Justin - 04/15/2020

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Excellent service. Part fit to perfection. Highly recommend



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Thank You!



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perfect fit, thanks



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Five star service from etrailer, and maybe a two or three-star product from Bulldog. Aside from the rust and the fact that the collar is so stiff that it can't be operated by hand, the fabrication on the steel attachment plate is poor. The holes for the tongue jack are punched out, twice in some cases, resulting in an enlarged hole, but there are no threads for the tongue jack so you'll have to fumble around and use nuts underneath. The vertical angles on the steel are wrong, so it will splay out at the bottom and won't fit tightly to the A-frame and you will need to shim it out. The interior of the casting is full of weld spatter that will chafe the tow ball. I bought the less-expensive Ram sleeve-lock coupler under a Curt label and the fabrication is much better, having none of the problems the BullDog did. etrailer kindly sent me an RMA to return the BullDog.


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We hate to see rust and other complications when it comes to the products that we sell. I have sent this information over to our customer service team for them to contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/25/2022

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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The Bulldog coupler is SO MUCH easier to hitch up and disengage than my previous coupler which required several back and forth movements of my tow vehicle to engage/disengage the hitch ball.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


A great product. The original crappy hitch on our new trailer was always a real pain to unhitch. Typically would have to keep the trailer wheels chocked and let the tow vehicle (no brakes and in neutral) roll forward or back freely while raising the tongue - only then would the ball be released from the ball socket. Not good when on a slope. A few times we actually had to pull out the 5/8" ball mount pin and drive forward and let the ball mount slide out of the receiver. No issues at all with the Bulldog hitch. And it's nice to have the positive and easy-to-verify clam-shell hitch mechanism instead of the sliding yoke lock of the original hitch. $200 bucks to have the old hitch torched and ground off and the Bulldog welded on. Money and time well spent.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Really fast shipping, install only took 15 min, and much more solid than the original coupler on the trailer that used two long bolts (which wore and caused the holes to get oblong making the connection to the trailer sloppy), as compared to the four bolts provided with the new coupler.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Solid coupler a good company. The coupler doesn’t have any mechanism to assist in sliding the collar back but I welded on to nubs to pull it back with. I wanted several Master disk padlocks keyed alike but Etrailer could not get those for me so I went with a different online trailer co. that offered a six pack of them at a good price.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The collar hitch was put on my home made trailer and we use it 2-3 times a week. It is smooth working and easy to hook up. Thanx



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


After purchasing a trailer that came with a Collar-Lok coupler standard, we decided to swap out more of our standard couplers over to the this style. So far this product has held up very well. The only downside is the finish/coating is a bit cheap and it started showing corrosion within a few weeks.


Comments
What I recommend is touching up the coupler with a rust resistant spray to help prevent rust.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/18/2022

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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


The couplers (3) are of excellent quality. Ordering was very simple by telephone. All questions were answered. Shipping was immediate and the product arrived in an unmolested box which surprised me due to the weight. I expected the box to be dented and the corners smashed. Tracking of shipments was important to me. Couplers will be installed on a rather unique vehicle. Each of the three cars of this miniture train will receive the new couplers.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Perfect fit. Positive attachment to ball. Not worried about popping off.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


As advertised, great company to work with. Recommend them for anything trailer.



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Review from a similar Collar-Lok Coupler in Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler


Much better than the stock hitch. Good quality manufacturing.


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Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Trailer Coupler Recommendation for a Round 2 Inch Diameter Straight Tongue
    You will want to use a coupler made to fit on a round tube rather than a square one. We have several options such as # BD028242 or # BD028383. However, these couplers do not have an exact 2 inch measurement so you may need to have some fabrication done and weld the couplers on. This work should be done by a qualified professional welder. Coupler # BD028242 has an outer diameter of 2-1/4 inches and a 1-3/4 inch inner diameter. Coupler # BD028383, which would fit around a pipe, has a 3-1/2...
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  • Trailer Coupler for a Trailer with a Round Tube Straight Tongue
    We have a few different round tube mount couplers that might work for you. If the tube has a 1-3/4 inch diameter we have 4 options: # BD028381 is rated for 7,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028242 is rated for 5,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028442 is rated for 12,500 pounds and fits a 2-5/16 inch ball # BD028461 is rated for 12,500 pounds, fits a 2-5/16 inch ball, and has a high-profile latch And we have one option if the tube is 3-1/2 inches in diameter. It is # BD028383...
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  • Trailer Coupler Recommended for Trailer With 2-5/8 Inch Round Tube Tongue
    I don't have an option that would bolt or weld right up to your 2-3/8 inch diameter pipe, but if you're handy we have an option or two that could work for you with a little welding and fabrication work. We do have a round tube tongue coupler that could work, but it's for a 2 inch trailer ball so you'd need to replace your existing 1-7/8 inch ball with a 2 inch. I'd recommend using the # BD028383 which is designed for a 3-1/2 inch pipe, so you'd need to shim the 2-3/8 inch pipe you have...
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  • Availability of a Trailer Coupler that Fits a 3-1/2 Inch Wide Tongue
    If the trailer tongue in question is 3-1/2 inches round then you can use Bulldog coupler # BD028383. If you have a square or rectangular tongue then a 3-1/2 inch wide straight coupler is not available. You may be able to use a channel bracket like # BDAC3000300, weld it to the end of the tongue, and then use coupler # BDA200C0317.
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