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

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 3" 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 FHDPB330301 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 3" x 3" 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
  • 3 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • Bolt-On
  • 48 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: 3" 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.

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Hinge Kit Maximum Pivot Table

HDPB330301 Fulton High Performance Bolt-On, Fold-Away Hinge Kit for 3" x 3" Trailer Tongue

Item # FHDPB330301

Installation Details FHDPB330301 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 3" Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs - FHDPB330301

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.

- FHDPB330301
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great add on feature to my utility trailer! by adding this fold away coupler to my existing 4X8 trailer tongue and a 40" additional tube, my trailer is more versatile for my uses, with the longer tongue it is easier to back up without Jackknifing, I can add canoe racks and carry 18' canoes nicely balanced over the axle and no worry of hitting the back of the vehicle. when trailer is not in use folding the tongue back out of the way is nice for garage storage or driveway space. my trailer is rated at 2200# capacity, and by the charts provided by Fulton, the tongue length I added matches the rating of the coupler. installation directions were good, hardware is good quality.



- FHDPB330301
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Installation was easy. I installed it in a Shorland'r trailer. It took me about 2 - 3 hours including clean-up. I am 100% satisfied! All the hardware, Torx drive, prick punch and safety stickers were included. Instructions were clear and easy to follow, but I was surprised it called for torque of 75Lbs. on each bolt. Tools used were a pencil, square, high tension hack saw (18TPI), file, prick punch (included), hammer, safety glasses, 18V portable drill w/ 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 & 1/2 bits, Torx socket (included), 3/4 box-end wrench, 12" adjustable wrench & torque wrench. I also added a sheath to the wiring to reduce any chaffing that may occur across the new hardware. You may want to consider additional safety chains depending on haw far back you reinstall them on the tongue. One other note: The 3x3 box tube tongue on my trailer was a bit small. The coupler easily slid over the 3x3 box tube. I had to draw up the bolts to ensure a tight fit. I used a large adjustable wrench on the Torx socket with a small length of pipe on the end of the wrench (for mechanical advantage purposes). It drew up and tightened just fine. Overall, it was an easy install. It did exactly what I bought it to do!


Comments
Scott, I am considering buying this item. Your trailer appears to be similar in stature to mine, a Karavan 1500 roller with a 16 lund. Fulton calls out .122 inches minimum thickness for the tongue and mine mics out at only .106 inches. I called Fulton and their tech dept. would not recommend the install due to liability of course. My tongue length would be 2 or less. I was wondering if you checked your tongue thickness and if it may fall short like mine does? If so since youve had yours for a couple years now, have you noticed any issues? Slop or play in the bolt connections, or anything similar that would go to steel thickness? I am considering installing anyway and I would value your in the field experience especially if your steel happens to be a bit skinny also. Thanks.
-- comment by: Ken B - 09/10/2014

Comments
Hi Ken:I do not recall putting a micrometer on the wall thickness. I think I got it off the Shorlandr data I had in the manual or on-line. Nevertheless, in my comments I did note my box tube was a bit small and had to use some mechanical advantage to draw it tight.I never had any issues whatsoever with any of the Fulton hardware or installation. Everything works perfectly. It has been rock solid. I would not be too concerned with your wall thickness as the boat, motor and trailer are not all that heavy. It will certainly not over stress the Fulton hardware. If you were maxing out the weight limits I might be more concerned.Good luck!Scott...
-- comment by: Scott - 09/11/2014


- FHDPB330301
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Product was exactly as represented. Well made, and a perfect fit. This bolt on version (there is also one that can be welded) is a pretty big job especially if you are working alone. You'll need some high quality drill bits and several hours of working time, but the end result is worth the effort. If space in your garage is a problem, this may be the answer. It will fold the trailer tongue out of the way and save approximately 24 to 30 inches of trailer length. Allowed me to get my boat into the garage and out of the weather.


Comments
Product is still working fine. No complaints.
Rodger K - 06/10/2018



- FHDPB330301
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Hi there . I just want to say this swing out hinge is great love how easy it is to install and use . I'm done with the install and I need to add my safety chain . But hear are some pics of my install and a new hitch as well.


Comments
There has been no issues so far . It mostly gets used in the summer time . But it great Thanks.
Johnnie - 03/11/2015



- FHDPB330301
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This product was exactly what I needed to fulfill three objectives: 1) I needed to lengthen the tongue of my trailer and yet fit the trailer and boat in my garage too. 2) The longer tongue allows me to keep my wheels out of the water, especially since the drought in CA has necessitated going beyond the ramps. 3) I find that a longer tongue makes it easier to back the trailer and is better for towing. The product is very sturdy and easy to use.



- FHDPB330301
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This is a great product! Very well made, easy to install, and the convenience of folding the tongue out of the way is by far it’s greatest selling point. The hinge was designed to be stronger than the tube itself, and it truly is. I have absolutely no fear of it failing. My only regret is that I don’t own the patent on this product.


Comments
It’s working just as it was designed to flawlessly. Couldn’t be more pleased.
FRANK S - 10/07/2019



- FHDPB330301
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Best accessory yet for my 17' Tracker & trailer. Fits nicely in my garage now. Installation, although time consuming, was easy - the directions were spot on. Now I just need to get extensions for my safety chains so I can mount behind the fold-away bracket. Would recommended this for anyone needing to take advantage of the limited space.



- FHDPB330301
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Solidly built product, fairly straightforward installation. One issue is the part did not have the holes in it for the dampening plugs it came with (little rubber bumpers sandwiched between the swing ends). I had to drill two 1/4 holes in the cast piece which ruined two drill bits...



- FHDPB330301
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I have installed my hinge and all went well. I haven't had a chance to take it out and pull it down the road, but I suspect all will go well. The installation went well and it was actually pretty easy to put on. I have included a few pictures of my install if you need them for anything. Thanks


Comments
It is still working well. I dont use my boat a lot but the hinge does just what I wanted it to do. I can now fit the boat in my garage and close the door since I can collapse the tongue of the trailer. Thanks for your followup
Tom G - 06/07/2018



- FHDPB330301
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Bought a used boat and it needed to fit in the garage. This was the best option and it turned out great. The product details were a big help for the fit and installation. Took about 2 hours and make sure you have a good bit to drill the holes. I stumbled on to etrailers website and no need to look any further. It's hard not to get the right part with all the details and pictures they provide. I have bought several items and the quality is high, price is fair and ships on time. I've sent my buddies your way and I'm working on another order...Thanks!



- FHDPB330301
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I am very happy with my purchase of the Fulton fold away coupler hinge kit. It is great quality and allows me to fold back the tongue for easy storage in my garage, driveway, or storage unit.



- FHDPB330301
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Just finished installing my 3 x 3 coupler on my boat trailer. It took me about 2 1/2 hours and everything went smoothly. Now it fits in my garage nicely with room to spare. The instructions were very helpful and it works great. Thanks etrailer Tom



- FHDPB330301
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Works great in extending tongue length by 36" for ramps that are not steep. All wiring and safety chains contained inside tongue tube. Chains and wiring zip tied together so a simple pull on chain allows tongue to be moved to towing position. Allows Power Caster usage to place trailer in garage with tongue folded.


Comments
Great
Tom D - 06/19/2015



- FHDPB330301
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Great product. Was not difficult to install with the clear instructions provided by eTrailer and worked great towing for the boating season. No problems after 1 year of use.



- FHDPB330301
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Comes with everything needed, locking bolts, a 1/2" punch to ensure the hole is precise and a star tool that will fit in a socket wrench for the bolts. Photo shows the punch and star tool on left. I'm half done installing.



- FHDPB330301
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absolutely the best, quickest & accurate online experience I have ever had. VERY impressed with the product-when applied to my boat trailer will save me approx. 2 ft in storage space.


Comments
excellent! saved my marriage.....
Tom - 01/22/2021


- FHDPB330301
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The trailer was too long to fit in my garage. This swing-away hitch was easy to install and has worked very well. For best results get a good Diablo saws-all blade, a punch kit for centering the drill holes, and a true metal drill bit. Good luck.



- FHDPB330301
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Got my Fulton bolt on swing tongue kit with fast shipping and great follow up customer service. The instructions and online videos made the installation as simple as it was advertised. Quality components. I bought this to install on my dad's boat trailer as a birthday surprise. He turned 81 today and am going to unveil his transformed trailer as a birthday gift. Looking forward to getting out there and fish with him using our new Fulton product. THANKS E TRAILER FOR THE AWESOME SERVICE!!!



- FHDPB330301
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The coupler has allowed me to extend ball coupler distance as well as fold it away to save room when stored. Works for me...



- FHDPB330301
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I purchased this folding trailer tongue device so that I could park my 16' Boston Whaler Dauntless in the garage and still have room for a car. It worked just fine and I can tell no difference in the way the trailer tows. It is very sturdy device and I have complete cofidence in its strength. I must admit I was a bit anxious about cutting my trailer tongue (31"), but it worked fine. I used a circular saw with a metal blade first and then finished the cut with a saw jaws. After that a good drill and bits are critical. The directions were good and I followed them closely. I wish I had done it last year, my car would not have had to stay outside.



- FHDPB330301
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Super heavy Duty. So strong that you feel confident no matter what you are hauling. Thanks for making a great product with easy installation. Sonny Haynes



- FHDPB330301
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After one year of use the Tongue still looks brand new and is working great. Its a very good product.



- FHDPB330301
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Working great...store in locked storage. Fits perfect.



- FHDPB330301
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I have not had the opportunity to install the Fulton fold-away coupler hinge on my trailer, however I wanted to comment on the service provided by etrailer.com - it has been outstanding! Excellent communication on the status of delivery and very helpful in exchanging a part when I incorrectly ordered the wrong size. A super company that strives to help the customer.


Comments
I installed the folding tongue this past spring. The installation instructions were clear and concise and included the ratchet bits and drill punch to support the installation. The hinge required extensions for my trailer safety chains to complete the installation, which was the only additional part I needed to complete the project. It made parking my boat in the garage much simpler due to limited garage depth. Overall, a great product and I am very satisfied with it.
Bill V - 10/12/2018



- FHDPB330301
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Excellent product. Service was great. Ordered on a Friday night and had it by Wednesday. Altogether, install takes roughly two hours. Recommend having a good saw and good bits to make it go as smooth as possible. Bottom line, I can now finally shut my garage door all the way. Highly recommend this product to anyone looking to make a swing tongue without having to pay $300 to have a shop do it.


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    Thanks so much for the photos as they were very helpful; they show your trailer's drums are 12 inches in diameter, and that you do have a 5-bolt brake mounting flange. To switch from hydraulic to electric trailer brakes you are correct you would be able to use your current coupler as well as drums, and we do have the parts needed for you to switch, which are the following: - Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 12" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 5.2K to 7K # AKEBRK-7-SA -...
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    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPB330301 referenced in your question can indeed be used to extend the short tongue on your boat trailer, as long as you follow the tongue and gross trailer weight ratings based on your pivot length (like you mentioned). Doing this may very well reduce your trailer's current capacity, but as long as you remain under the reduced limit, you can do this without issue. This particular kit is designed for 3 inch x 3 inch trailer tongues. You will...
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  • Can the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPB330301 Be Mounted So the Tongue Swings Up Not Over
    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit, # FHDPB330301, was designed to be mounted to where the tongue will fold to the side. Mounting the hinge kit to where the tongue would fold up provides no lateral stability and should not be used in this way.
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  • Fulton Fold Away Hinge Kit 3x3 Fit on Trailer Tongue that is 7-3/4 inches Long
    You would need to install the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPB330301 on the smaller 3 inch by 3 inch section of the tongue on the coupler. It would fit on your trailer that has a length there of 7-3/4 inches and would work well. It would add a bit of length to the tongue when folded out, but it still would fit and work just fine.
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  • Can the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler, FHDPB330301, Be Mounted So It Folds Upward?
    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit, FHDPB330301, is only designed to be mounted in a side fold position. Testing has not been done for the fold up mounting position and there are other variables to consider such as safety and interference with trailer parts or the boat itself.
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  • What Size Is the Pivot Pin for the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit
    If you have a Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit like part # FHDPB330301 then the pivot pin is 5/8" diameter x 4-1/2" long. This can be replaced with the Replacement Pivot Pin for Fulton Coupler Hinge Kits part # F500334.
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  • Differences Between the Fulton Coupler Hinge Kits FHDPB330301 and FHDPB330303
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  • Adapting Folding Coupler for 3 x 3 Trailer Tongues for Use on 2-1/2-Inch Trailer Frame
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  • Where to Attach the Safety Chains After Installing the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit
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  • Troubleshooting Up and Down Play with Fulton Swing Away Hinge Kit on a Magic Tilt Boat Trailer
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  • What Size is the Pivot Bolt on the Fulton Fold-Away Bolt-On Hinge Kit Part # FHDPB330301
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  • Should I Use a Bolt On or a Weld on Fold Away Coupler On a Shorelander Trailer with 3x3 Frame
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  • Measuring for Fulton Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPB330301 and Maximum Hinge Distance Allowed from Tongue
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  • Availability of Folding 3 x 3-Inch Trailer Tongue Coupler for Aluminum Trailer
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  • How To Determine Where To Cut The Tongue When Installing Fold-away Trailer Tongue Hinge
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  • Can the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit Be Used Behind Winch/Bow Stop of Trailer
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  • Weight Capacity of Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Part # FHDPB330301
    I have spoken with one of our contacts at Fulton, who tell me that exceeding that 5000 lb capacity is NOT recommended. The Fold-Away kit is designed for a static weight of up to 5000 lbs, but that figure can be momentarily exceeded each time you hit a bump or a pothole. I would recommend taking your boat to a truck scale to verify the actual weight of the boat and trailer. If you find that you are under the 5000 lb figure, the Fulton Fold-Away kit would work very well for you.
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  • How to Install Weld-On Folding Trailer Coupler on Trailer Frame
    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit # FHDPB330301 fits only a 3 x 3-inch trailer tongue. We do have other sizes of folding coupler, all are shown on the linked page, but none fits a 2-1/2- x 2-1/2-inch trailer tongue. To use one of these on your trailer you will need to use a 3 x 3 weld-on type coupler like # FHDPW330300 and have the qualified welder who will install it also install steel spacer plates on the trailer tongue before welding the coupler into place.
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