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  3. Coupler Hinge Kit
  4. 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  5. 5000 lbs GTW
  6. Bolt-On
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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Fulton folding trailer tongue part number FHDPB230101 or order online at Free expert support on all Fulton products. Great prices 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 - FHDPB230101

  • Coupler Hinge Kit
  • 2 x 3 Inch Tongue
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Fulton
  • Up to 48 Inch Long

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


Hinge Kit Maximum Pivot Table

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

Installation Details FHDPB230101 Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (765 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.


This hinge kit installation went on without any problems except the plastic bag that hardware came in had been opened. One torque bolt and one rubber bumper was missing. I contacted etrailer, they sent replacement items within 10 days. I completed the install in an hour of receiving parts.
I liked the customer service and love the hinge function.


Great product. Excellent seller. Installed on 2022 Continental GT1612 trailer, 38" cut. NOTE: As described in product description, it doesn't come with the extra safety chains or bolts.


I feel I am the victim of false for. The on line ad under "Fulton Folding Trailer Tongue-FemHDPB230101" listed six items. The sixth item was the "36 inch Fold-Away Tongue". I purchased the kit
for a total of $XXX which included a "Shipping Ground"fee of $XXX. The kit arrived without the 36 inch tongue. The first person I spoke to (Kate)saw the same ad; expressed her sympathy but after consulting with her supervisor explained that the 36 inch tongue had been discontinued and the only alternative was to return all of the items and that I would be refunded. I then spoke to Samantha who tried to to say that the ad was replaced. I argued that even as we spoke, the ad was still present
and online. Samantha offered again to refund me but having already opened the box and breaking the plastic bags I just did not feel like returning the items and having to start all over again. I should point out that the 36 inch tongue was a major incentive plus what I thought would be free shipping or close as it was over $XX. Samantha did credit me $XX but it really wasn't close the what I spent having to purchase a tongue from another company for $XXX. made no effort to inform me that the 36 inch tongue had been discontinued. No credibility whatsoever.

I sincerely apologize for any confusion that the product description may have caused. It has since then been corrected. This kit allows a person to create a foldaway tongue up to 48 inches long however it does not come with a trailer tongue. The reason shipping was applied to the order was because it was shipped to Hawaii and we are only able to offer free shipping over 99 dollars to the lower 48 states.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/21/2022

by: 11/02/2022

It was extremely easy to install on my 5x8 utility trailer after watching the installation video. My only suggestion is new or quality drill bits. I tried sneaking up on the hole with progressively larger bits but broke two in the process. I ended up using a high quality 1/2" bit. My install did not allow for placing the tongue jack behind the hinge because I wanted maximum swing so I installed the stabilizer jack that etrailer sells to support the trailer when the tongue is swung away. I can now store the trailer more easily in a smaller spot.


This Fulton swing away tongue fit perfectly once I got all the parts. The package was missing the shoulder bolts because the box was damaged in shipping. etrailer got me the bolts quickly. I am pleased with this order.


Easy install when you have the correct tools. Good drill bits are a must.


Used this to add 38" to my boat trailer tongue for river launchings. When folded, the trailer is 6" shorter; easier to walk around when parked in the garage. I should have installed it years ago.


The item is what I wanted to extend by boat trailer, with the ability to store in in my garage. The installation was easy, and I am happy.


Fold away coupler was easy to install and provided the extra 30" of room in my garage that I needed. Delivery was on the date promised.


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.

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


Easy install. Easier to store boat in the garage with the trailer tongue folded put of the way. Very sturdy hinge, no issues with towing my boat.


Great product and works really great on my boat trailer




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!


Extremely satisfied. The price was great, the service likewise. Shipping was reasonable. I have purchased several products from e-trailer in the past and was extremely impressed with every transaction. I will certainly do business with them again, should the need arrive. I should add, in the past I've had questions about installation and their help department talked me through everything, which allowed me to quickly solve my problem.


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.


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.


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

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.


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


Great product exactly as described, looking forward to fitting the trailer in my garage now.


Good instructions. All parts included.


Fits well, easy to install, hinge is ad justable


Etrailer, was very helpful, and kept me up-to-date with my order. Thank you


Great product! This item met expectati ons.


The device is as described and meets the needs I have for boat trailer.

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