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Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - 6,000 lbs

Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - 6,000 lbs

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The popular and efficient, trigger-style latch on this corrosion-resistant, straight-tongue coupler helps to make hookup quick, easy and secure. Great Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Fulton. Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - 6,000 lbs part number F346000301 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Fulton Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - F346000301

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Standard Coupler
  • Bolt-On
  • Fulton
  • Trigger Latch

The popular and efficient, trigger-style latch on this corrosion-resistant, straight-tongue coupler helps to make hookup quick, easy and secure.


Features:

  • Channel-tongue coupler is sturdy and simple to use
  • Fas-Lok trigger-style latch makes for quick and easy trailer hookup
  • Z-Max 600 finish offers superior corrosion resistance


Specs:

  • Ball size: 2"
  • Channel: 3" wide
  • Distance between side mounting holes: 3"
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs


346000301 Fulton Standard Series Straight Tongue Stamped Coupler, 2" Ball, 3" Coupler, 6,000 lbs, Fas-Lok Coupler




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Video of Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - 6,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler Review

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Fulton Fas-Lok trailer coupler. When it comes to a trailer coupler, honestly I feel like they're almost a maintenance item, especially after they've been used for quite some time, 'cause what'll happen, you know, the mechanism just gets dirty and bound up and you know it might get damaged from, you know, trying to force the the ball into the coupler, things like that. And nowadays it's almost more cost effective just to replace the whole coupler, as opposed to trying to rebuild the mechanism inside of there. And that's what a lot of people do, myself included. And so this is gonna work out real well for a direct replacement, or even an upgrade in some cases.

I say that because this is gonna have a 6,000 pound capacity but still work with smaller size trailers, so you get something a little extra heavy duty. This is gonna work or designed to be able to hook up to two inch balls and it's gonna work with trailers that have three inch tongues. So really, really common sizes there. And this will work with a lot of different applications. First impressions of this one, it looks really heavy duty.

I like how the coupler actually comes all the way down the side of the tongue of the trailer there. Something that I noticed though, so I'm a fan of these kind of your classic latch type mechanisms like this. When I first started messing with this one, the first thing I noticed, it's kind of short and stubby and you don't have a ton of space in there. So I'm just thinking, you know, after a couple of years and this gets a little harder to operate, maybe you got a pair of gloves or something on, that might be kind of annoying sometimes, but that's just my opinion. Compared to some of the other ones, here's a similar one with, you know kind of in the same ballpark but this last mechanism is a lot bigger, a lot easier to grab onto.

So that's kind of my preference. This one, too, can adjust real easy on the bottom to kind of set the tension of the ball in there to make it easier to hook up. You can do that with this one too, but you'll have to get some tools out and mess with it. But usually they're cut, they come really close right out of the box and while we're right here, I have a couple other couplers so might as well compare 'em. But when you're choosing one, you know, you kind of check all your boxes is it gonna fit with your trailer the right size ball, proper weight capacities Then from there it's kind of just preference on your latch mechanisms.

So this one's a little different. This is a Demco one, so I think it's easy latch. And how this works, you don't even have to mess with this when you go to hook up, you can literally back your truck up to it and drop the trailer right on it without messing with this. So kind of eliminates one step, you know, is it a huge deal You know, completely up to you. I kind of prefer to manually lock it down, but that's just me. And then there's other styles like this too, which are a little bit different. They kind of have a key way here and that pops open. You would, you know, set the trailer onto your ball and then that will lock down like that. You have a pin on the side there to keep everything locked in place. So, tons of options out there, and you know what one you decide to go with you know is really just gonna be your personal preference on what type of mechanism you like there. Well with all that said, this one is gonna have a protective coating on it to help keep it, you know, protected from corrosion and things like that. And just to kind of give you some measurements here, even though these are all pretty much standard, we'll go over it that way and make sure it'll work with yours. Go from the center of the bolt hole center of the bolt hole. That's gonna be three inches. That's gonna hold true for the ones up top here as well. And then if you we're to go from the top portion down to your mounting hole, that's gonna be about an inch to the center of that hole. So if your existing one has bolts in it already, they're probably the same. Chances are pretty good. It's not gonna come with hardware though, so you'll have to source that separately. The ones I'm using are 1/2 inch, 3 3/4 of an inch long. Nylon lock nuts. Make sure they're, you know, appropriately rated grade five, grade eight at minimum for a lot of applications. And you know one other thing I just like to always recommend, so when you close this, there's gotta be a pin hole in there and what that's for is to be able to put a pin through there or even a lock like this. That way when that's through there this can't accidentally come disconnected. You can lock that down on your trailer. And this is the lock that I use. It's a Flint Hill Goods one, had it for a couple years now, no complaints at all. So not only can you use this when your trailer's in storage to help prevent theft, you know, even though someone could, if they wanted in, they could get in but it is a deterrent. But more importantly I like to use this when I'm towing. That way I know it's not gonna come disconnected. And then when I'm at the boat ramp and I'm gone, you know it's a little more peace of mind knowing that my trailer's kinda locked down to the truck and it's not gonna go anywhere. So these are pretty cheap, cheap investment to keep everything a little more secure. To begin your installation, you first need to remove the old coupler and everyone's set up is gonna be a little bit different, but for the most part, all this information will hold true to get you going. So I removed ours since this is a direct replacement, I just had to pull out two bolts, get that old coupler off and out of the way. That was it. Some couplers will be welded on, and if that's your case, you'll have to carefully kind of cut that weld off. You can use a dremel tool, cut off wheel, and what I found in the past, you kind of get it going, and then you can come in with a pry bar or chisel especially if you have an air chisel and work that off and pry that off there. But be careful not to damage the actual tongue of the trailer. So once that's out of the way, inspect it. You know, ours is in really good shape, but you can always sand it down, get a fresh coat of paint on there, and then start with the fresh base there. So, with that all done, we can get ready to get our coupler on. Go ahead and grab our new coupler and drop this on, and in our case the holes in it line up with the existing holes in the trailer. So I'm just gonna take my old bolts 'cause they are in good shape and run them through. Like I said, everyone set, it'll be a little different if let's say for example, you had a coupler on originally that was welded, you don't wanna weld the new one on. You would have to hold this down flat, make sure it's square and drill half inch holes. You know, you can use these holes as a guide, or if you're gonna weld it, hold it on flat, tack it, and then go around and and finish it up. So pretty straightforward, not a whole lot to it, but we'll go ahead and get our nut started. And I like to get it kind of snug here, and I try to push this down flat, you know, onto the tongue of the trailer. That way it sits good and it'll help pull the trailer a little bit better, too, if it's like that. But I got a torque wrench and I'm just torquing this down to the manufacturer specifications. And that'll finish up our look at of the Fulton Fas-Lok trailer coupler.

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Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - 6,000 lbs - F346000301

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (355 Customer Reviews)

The popular and efficient, trigger-style latch on this corrosion-resistant, straight-tongue coupler helps to make hookup quick, easy and secure.

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My old firewood trailer became uncoupled from my truck. I needed a quality replacement so I chose this one. I haven't installed it yet but it looks to be high quality.

Galen

12/15/2022

I installed the coupler on my trailer and it fit great. I haven't towed with it yet.



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I have purchased a few items
thru your page and have always been pleased with the products I get from you but most of all how fast you have always shipped out even during this covid time.

Hitch came out of the box and had it bolted on in less than 15 minuts.

Thanks

Mark

7/5/2021

Perfect

Mark P.

10/22/2021

Good



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Good product Withstands elements really well
No rust forming around moving parts. Still easy to fasten and open. I recommend it highly if you need one



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Fantastic fit. Thank you!



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Excellent product with great well-built quality. Just what I needed. Besides, the customer service at eTrailer is second to none - in fact it far exceeds 95% of the companies I deal with.

Mike S.

11/28/2016

Its working great, although I did notice a bit of rust starting to form. I plan to put something on it to stop the rust and protect it from further rust. Just surface rust so far.

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Rachael H.

11/30/2016

Sounds like a great plan, thanks for the follow up.


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Great ordering experience. Easy on line site. Intuitive. Very informative (videos etc). Product arrived as advertised. Sturdy. Good quality. No issues.



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etrailer has the best product selection and customer service. I recieved my entire order well in advance of the expected arrival date. The quality of the product is excellent. The Fulton Fast-Lok coupler is heavy duty and very secure. Way better than what came with my 14x7 V Nose trailer.

The Super Extra long ball mount solved my problems to get the ball lined up on my Jeep Liberty with the spare tire thats mounted on the rear door. I could not find anything suitalble locally, so etrailer met my needs 100%.



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Great product, fast delivery ,good price. I now have confidence in my new trailer hitch.

Original product that came on my new boat trailer was low quality and UNSAFE!



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One year review with consistent every day use. Still looks and functions as new,I regularly disconnect and reconnect the next day and ive never had even the slightest problem getting the lock to go down and lock in place. Truly a great product.



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Replaced original part on snowmobile trailer. This part is thicker, have no problems opening latch in cold, snow, ice. Solid unit.



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Fit right on. Easy to use. Strong. Good price. Shiny!
Would buy again.



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I was looking for a Coupler to replace the one on ageing trailer. My Boat is a little of 5k In weight this product fit what I needed and it was extremely easy to install. I chose this one because it is rated over 5,000 lbs. Also etrailer hit it out of the park easy to order and delivered ahead of schedule. I will buy from these guys again
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Works very well and easy to install. Would like it to come with installation hardware though.



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I used it on a Dr Trimmer log splitter tow bar. I had to redrill the holes on the bar, but it works great.



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The product is just what it says it is. But, I'd really like to rave about the service. The coupler shipped the same day it was ordered and they upgraded the promised delivery time. Way to go etrailer.com!!



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The coupler looks great despite the box being damaged. This is a good replacement for whats on my trailer now. Price was great too.



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Great product! received it very promptly and was the cheapest price I could find. This is a one stop shop for all your trailer needs.



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Used this product to replace one that is about 8 years old and rusted. Product appears to be heavy duty. Time will tell how well this China product holds up. The one I had was USA made, but, then again it eventually succumbed to rust. I happy with what I received and customer service was excellent, as always.

Charles P.

7/9/2015

Excellent product.Looks like it did, the day I got it.No rust anywhere.Thanks for checking.



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Coupler arrived quickly and was exactly what I was looking for. Price, especially with free shipping, was good.



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Great product at a great price.
Shipping
was quick and reasonably priced.
The coupler was exactly as shown - no surprises.
Easy installation.



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I haven't put may tires and coupler on may trailer as yet.but I am very pleased with them. Very satisfied with how fast I received them.great job etrailer.



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Product was new Have not installed yet but looks good Delivery was fast and transaction was good would use etrailer again



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Great product. Exactly as advertised. Arrived early. Fit was perfect, a five minute install. I have several orders with etrailer, never disappoints.



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trailer coupler was better than expected, service was awesome,
sales person Pat was friendly and helpful



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Operates as expected. Tongue states that it requires four 1/2 inch bolts to achieve load rating...


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