1. Folding Trailer Tongue
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  3. Coupler Hinge Kit
  4. 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  5. Bolt-On
  6. 36 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt 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. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance. Call 800-298-1624 to order Fulton folding trailer tongue part number FHDPB230101 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fulton products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs. Folding Trailer Tongue reviews from real customers.
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Fulton Folding Trailer Tongue

  • Coupler Hinge Kit
  • 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • Bolt-On
  • 36 Inch Fold-Away Tongue
  • Fulton
  • 5000 lbs GTW

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. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance.


Features:

  • Hinge kit lets you create up to a 48" foldaway tongue for your trailer
    • Designed to be used with actuators or standard couplers
  • Bolt-on installation
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, Z-max 600 zinc finish
  • Mounting hardware, pivot bolt and pivot pin and clip included
  • Not for use on aluminum trailer frames


Specs:

  • 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.

Pivot

Hinge Kit Maximum Pivot Table

HDPB230101 Fulton High Performance Bolt-On, Fold-Away Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue

Item # FHDPB230101

Installation Details FHDPB230101 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs - FHDPB230101

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (596 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. Unique offset design guarantees superior performance.

- FHDPB230101
by: 05/20/2021

I purchased this Fulton Fold-Away Hinge Kit for a Folding Tongue to replace a rusted one on my 15 foot Mitz flats skiff. I would NOT use this item on any trailer carrying more than 1,000 lbs. there is no side to side play HOWEVER there is considerable up/down play no matter how tight you set the hinge bolt.


Comments
Thank you for your review. This folding tongue can be used on trailers with a gross towing weight of up to 5,000 lbs. There should not be any up and down play if the trailer tongue is a 2 x 3 trailer tongue. As long as the thickness of the metal used for the trailer tongue is at least .188 to .120 you should not have any issues with a trailer up to 5,000 lbs.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/26/2021


- FHDPB230101
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I just completed the installation of the Fulton Fold-away Coupler Hinge Kit on my Malone Megasport kayak trailer. The trailer and kayak racks were also purchased from etrailer. The trailer is great but it barely fit in my garage. My solution was to change out the crossbars from 86” to 78” and install the Fulton hinge kit. I was not fast but I have learned to measure twice and cut once. The installation was relatively easy and straightforward and the instructions easy to follow. I am glad I made the purchase!



- FHDPB230101
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Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge bolted on square and easily. Holds the weight of my boat very well and allows the boat to be stowed in my garage now. I did notice that the coupler flexes a bit, but does not interfere with the overall towing of the trailer. I'm very happy with how this item mounted and it's performance. Good quality from Fulton.


Comments
After one year, this product is still great. Cutting down some of the tongue from my DB trailer made it wobble from side to side at speeds of over 65 mph, but once I re-mounted my spare tire and went to the recommended 10-12 of total weight at tongue weight, problem solved. Again, I only had that problem because I removed a big section of the tongue to make it a proper folding tongue.
Erich B - 02/20/2019



- FHDPB230101
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This coupler did exactly what I needed it to. I have a 17ft Pro Angler kayak and the trailer was a bit too short. I wanted to mount a small winch to ease loading after a long day on the water, but just didn't have the room on the existing trailer tongue. I used the maximum length extension for my application (4ft) and could not be happier with the results. Installation was pretty simple... just make sure you have a good carbide bit to drill through your galvanized steel. I wasted a lot of time using an inferior 1/2 inch finishing bit which just burned up. I went to Home Depot and got a good carbide bit and it went through like butter... no issues. Just think about your wiring and all that ahead of time and make sure you have what you need. Great product so far.



- FHDPB230101
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Just completed installation of trailer tongue hinge and could not be more pleased with the result. This saved 3ft off orig trailer length and allows boat to now easily fit in the garage - just in time for winter. Installation went smoothly - the instructions and on-site vids were extremely helpful in avoiding issues. I'd caution anyone to take heed of the safety cautions - esp. eye protection - when cutting and drilling. Results were fantastic. Hinge is a high quality, solid product - extremely pleased. Item shipped and arrived early, customer service is first rate and I will def be ordering from etrailer again. Highly recommend.



- FHDPB230101
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I keep my boat in the garage which made for a tight fit to get into the house. I came across the Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit. - ordered it and installed it this weekend. The installation was much easier than I expected. Great communication from the folks at etrailer.com Now the boat fits with more space to move around in the garage. My wife is happy - so I am happy! Great product! Photo attached - I just have to move the chains so they connect behind the coupler.



- FHDPB230101
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Perfect part, works flawlessly. Very happy with this purchase. Thank you etrailer!



- FHDPB230101
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The directions were very good and easy to fallow. I got all the tools ready per the directions and quickly got each step done. The only thing I have left to do is lengthen and remount the safety chains.



- FHDPB230101
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Great product, follow the instructions and you will glide right through the installation process. Finally can park the boat inside, no more boat covers!



- FHDPB230101
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Thank you, Great product and fast delivery as well... Your product looks and feels like excellent quality.... instructions and accompanying tools were excellent and help make the job a lot easier.... Thanks again



- FHDPB230101
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I purchased this to help with my storage space needs. Great quality with top notch hardware. Easy to install with clear instructions. Very happy with this purchase.



- FHDPB230101
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Easy to install,makes trailer smaller foot print for storage



- FHDPB230101
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Easy to install. It allows me to store my trailer in my garage using minimum space



- FHDPB230101
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Clear instructions and easy install with the right tools. Have been using it for a year on a trailer for an 18' boat with no issues.



- FHDPB230101
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Installation was painless and straightforward. I'm pretty good with tools so it was a no-brainer. If you need an instruction manual to figure out how to use a screwdriver you may need some help, but if you can saw a straight line with a hacksaw, use a file and a socket wrench, you are good to go. It's still a good idea to read all the installation instruction first. The Fulton hitch hinge works exactly as advertised. I can fit my boat into my garage now and once it's closed and pinned it is a solid tow. Rock solid.



- FHDPB230101
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I wanted to put my smaller fishing boat in the garage in the winter. No luck! The tongue of the trailer was in the way. I ordered the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit and after an easy installation I will be able to have the boat in the garage where it will be out of the weather and available for me to work on for the next fishing season. Thanks for a quality product and fantastic attention to customer satisfaction. A+A+A+



- FHDPB230101
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After a year my Fulton break away hinge is still working perfectly. It was a breeze to install and is exactly what I needed to get my boat into my garage. ETrailer has a great site for getting what I need for my trailers.



- FHDPB230101
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Installation went well. Saved space in my shed.



- FHDPB230101
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Exactly what I needed works perfectly.



- FHDPB230101
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This product fit perfectly on my trailer and it was very easy to install. The directions were excellent. It now allows my boat to fit in my barn just right. I would highly recommend it to save space.



- FHDPB230101
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Placed the order on Monday and items arrived on Friday. It took approx 3 hours for install to my boat trailer. Now I can walk around the garage. Item is look very good. The price is very good compare with the local store. Shipping is free.



- FHDPB230101
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I live in Canada and received this within days, amazing!!! It is exactly what i ordered and the people i dealt with at etrailer were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend and will do business with them anytime. I haven't installed it yet but this is the namebrand load rite recommended so i don't forsee any problems.



- FHDPB230101
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Saves me 3.5 ft of tongue space on my canoe trailer in my garage. Nothing to worry about as far as being strong enough on the road. Well built and thoughtfully designed and engineered. Overbuilt--as you'd want it.



- FHDPB230101
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Product Works great! etrailer was fantastic to do business with!



- FHDPB230101
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Received sooner than expected. Easy installation, no problems, works fine.


Comments
Have towed from Florida to St. Lawrence Seaway and back with zero problems. Without the coupler the rig would take up too much garage space.
Beale - 04/21/2015


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