1. A-Frame Trailer Coupler
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  3. 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  4. Weld-On
  5. 21000 lbs GTW
  6. Standard Coupler
Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Jack Hole - eZ-Latch - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21K

Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Jack Hole - eZ-Latch - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21K

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Coupler is made of sturdy steel with a durable, rust-resistant primed finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect - drop coupler onto ball to hookup, lift latch to disconnect. Cutout in plate fits 2-1/4" round jack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Demco a-frame trailer coupler part number 12660-97SP or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Jack Hole - eZ-Latch - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21K. A-Frame Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.
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Demco A-Frame Trailer Coupler - 12660-97SP

  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Demco
  • Standard Coupler
  • Auto Latch

Coupler is made of sturdy steel with a durable, rust-resistant primed finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect - drop coupler onto ball to hookup, lift latch to disconnect. Cutout in plate fits 2-1/4" round jack.


  • A-frame coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • eZ-Latch mechanism ensures simple, secure hookup and disconnect
    • Lets you hook up when latch is in closed position - just drop coupler over hitch ball and latch will snap into place
  • Corrosion-proof polymer-nylon-resin composite latch handle is durable and impact resistant
    • Sleek low-profile design allows hazards to simply slip over the top of the coupler, preventing damage to latch components
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Red powder coat primed paint finish offers excellent corrosion resistance
    • 500-Hour salt spray rating - great for marine applications
  • Built-in jack-attachment point allows for quick, easy mounting of round utility jack
  • Weld-on installation
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 50-degree A-frame
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Weight capacity: 21,000 lbs
  • Overall length: 14"
  • Jack hole diameter: 2-1/4"
  • Diameter of lock pin hole: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin lock: 2-1/2"

eZ-Latch Coupler

Cast Coupler Cutaway

This coupler features a simple-to-use latching mechanism known as the eZ-Latch. With this mechanism, hooking up is as easy as dropping the coupler over your trailer hitch ball. The latch does not need to be tugged or manually activated to allow the ball into the coupler socket, nor does it have to be secured in place. Just make sure that the coupler is properly lined up with the ball when you lower it, and the rest is automatic. Disengaging the coupler is just as effortless. Simply lift up the handle and the coupler socket will automatically release its grip on the ball.

Demco eZ-Latch in Use

The contoured, low-profile design of the latch handle helps protect the coupler from damage by allowing any potential hazards - from debris on the road to your ball mount backing into the coupler - to simply slide over the top. This helps prevent anything from getting under the latch handle and releasing the ball, and it can also limit any damage to the coupler should an impact occur

Unlike most couplers, which have a pin hole on the handle latch, the eZ-Latch coupler features a hole on the side of the coupler itself. Inserting a coupler lock through this hole will keep the latch from lifting, preventing disconnect and theft.

Sturdy, Corrosion-Resistant Construction

Made of sturdy steel, this coupler features a durable red powder coat primed paint that is designed to limit rust and corrosion. This finish, which allows for easy welding, has a 500-hour salt spray rating, making the coupler perfect for marine use.

The eZ-Latch's sleek, ergonomically designed handle is constructed of an impact-resistant polymer-nylon-resin compound that provides the flexibility and strength needed to bounce back from a collision. The handle is corrosion-proof, allowing it to withstand whatever the road and the elements dish out.

17063-97 Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler with Easy Latch and Jack Hole - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21,000 lbs

Replaces 12661-97 and 12660-97

Installation Details 12660-97SP Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Jack Hole - eZ-Latch - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21K - 12660-97SP

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Coupler is made of sturdy steel with a durable, rust-resistant primed finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect - drop coupler onto ball to hookup, lift latch to disconnect. Cutout in plate fits 2-1/4" round jack.

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by: 11/03/2020

Product is performing well as expected! 907502

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Good quality real fast delivery helps in keeping us on the road thanks 905695

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Wow what great service order the trailer coupler and it was as I expected and got it delivered in the time that was promised. 905470

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I called and told you that it will not discount by pulling up on the plastic handle. You fell like your going to break the plastic. Your customer service past the buck and sent me to the manufacture. They have done nothing. I have to take a rod and gently beat it up from the bottom to remove the trailer from my F550 truck. If it was not welded to the trailer and the fact I leave it connected to the truck and only remove when loaning the trailer or sending the truck to the dealer for inspections and repairs I would have replaced it. this is the said part all I wanted was to purchase a rebuild kit for it. 735212

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Building a trailer and needed the hitch part. 732435

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Excellent product fast shipping works great all products have bought from etrailer are very sturdy an exceptionally strong for what you need very pleased 635295

Fantastic works perfect heavy duty all the way good job E TRAILER
New t - 04/27/2020


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This is a great product! Working with a local welding shop to get this attached to my 2017 Airstream trailer. Much better than the OEM coupler. 564044

Fantastic! I wish Airstream would consider using this as the OEM coupler.
Steve - 09/11/2019


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Works great! Quick and easy 561499

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Great job. Easy and fast. 539989

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this is a great hitch and at a great price. Most beefy hitch on the market 306186

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ETrailer has great customer service. On a time crunch I had to locate a coupler replacement for my Marvel which as been in service since 1999 and was past needing replacement. The staff, in particular Jena when na seers my call for help over the phone and quickly solutioned a Demco which doubled the capacity. The coupler arrived as promised and "on time". This Demco is a far superior improvement and design. Although if is a variance from "original" on our Airstream, it is worth the change. The coupler appears is much more substantial in design and allows adjustment. The fit was perfect angle and welded cleanly and is a great replacement for the Marvel which is marginally sufficient. The ONLY thing to be aware of is the jack hole is further rearward probably will not match your trailer bottom hole as didn't on this install requiring fitting of a fix relocating lower plate 257364

As reviewed initially, the coupler remains a far superior product. My ONLY issue being placement of the tongue jack hole. It is likely there for more forward clearance. Great product and service
C F - 06/05/2017


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Product was delivered as ordered. Excellent shipping. 232620

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prompt service 227401

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etrailer has met or exceeded our expectations in every respect, every time! This was our 6th or 7th order and every order has been correct and ON TIME! Thanks etrailer! 207550

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the one I wanted has the metal locking latch like the one in the picture sent me the one with plastic plastic not to happy with it just don't seem safe on a hitch 193162

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good quality heavy duty. 190536

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BEEFY. 140345

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Just as expected, great quality at a good price. USA made! 133337


Ask the Experts about this Demco A-Frame Trailer Coupler

  • Does Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler Bolt On
    The Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Jack Hole - eZ-Latch - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21K # 12660-97SP does not have any bolt information, with the reason being that this is a weld-on application and cannot be bolted on. I did cut out the relevant aspects of the weld-on info that is from the manual. I also added a link to a video review of the weld-on Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler # 12660-97SP.
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  • Is the Demco Coupler part # 12660-97SP Considered Class V
    The various classes for hitch related products are assigned a designation to help organize them by capacity. The Demco Coupler part # 12660-97SP has more than enough capacity to be considered Class V (5), but couplers don't get the classification. This coupler has a 21k capacity which would be incredibly high for a bumper pull type coupler.
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  • Does Demco eZ Latch Style Coupler Have Flimsy Plastic Latch System
    I can certainly understand how the latch of the Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler # 12660-97SP might seem easily broken, but it's not made from a cheap plastic that would be brittle and easy to break. It's made from a nylon composite that more closely resembles a hardened rubber which will be very durable and has the unique characteristic of not corroding like metal would. We've had no customer report back that their latch was broken also.
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  • Can a Weld-On A-Frame Trailer Coupler be Bolted On Instead of Welded
    The A-frame couplers we carry, like # 12660-97SP, are weld-on applications and cannot be bolted on to a trailer frame. Any welding should be done by a qualified welder in a shop that works on trailers. The coupler you have reference accepts a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball. I have included a link to all of the A-frame coupler options for you to view.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of Demco A-Frame Trailer Coupler, # 12660-97SP
    The Demco A-Frame Trailer Coupler, # 12660-97SP, has a weight capacity of 21,000 pounds. This coupler is the highest rated A-Frame coupler for a 2-5/16 inch ball that we carry. Otherwise, we have some flat plate couplers capable of 25,000 pounds such as # BD4425000317.
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  • Recommended Lock for Demco A-Frame Coupler # 12660-97SP
    To help protect your trailer from theft I highly recommend the Master Lock Trailer Coupler Lock # ML389DAT, which will work perfectly with its Demco A-Frame Coupler # 12660-97SP. The lock will secure inside and around the coupler to keep somebody from hooking it up a different tow vehicle. I particularly like the bright red finish on the lock that does a good job of preventing potential thieves from even trying, as it's a clear indication that a lock is in place. I have attached a short...
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  • Demco Coupler Part Number 12661-97 Replaced by Demco 12660-97SP
    The 12660-97 Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler with Easy Latch and Jack Hole - Primed - 2-5/16" Ball - 21,000 lbs # 12660-97SP is replacing the 12661-97. It is the newer version of the same part. Because it is replacing the part you referenced, we don't stock the previous number any longer. The manufacturer will probably keep the former part until all their stock is out before removing the number from their site.
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  • Are There Replacement Parts for the A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Round Jack Hole CA-5280-RB
    I do have weld-on, a-frame trailer couplers in which replacement parts are available but the A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Round Jack Hole part # CA-5280-RB is not one of them. The Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Trailer Coupler part # 12660-97SP and Bulldog Heavy-Duty Cast Head Coupler part # BD44150W0317 both have replacement coupler repair kits, the Demco Composite eZ-Latch Repair Kit part # DM6008 and the Repair Kit Fulton Wedge-Latch Cast Head Coupler part # F670801. I recommend the Demco...
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  • Can You Tighten An A-Frame Coupler Or Must It Be Replaced
    If you feel the connection point between your trailer coupler and hitch ball is too loose then the trailer coupler will need to be replaced because there is no way to tighten this. The connection point does need to be loose enough for the coupler to rotate on the hitch ball but not loose enough where you have a bunch of play. If you are in doubt it would be wise to replace the entire trailer coupler for both peace of mind and security. In some cases, you can obtain a trailer coupler repair...
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  • Is There a Reason Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Coupler # DM15349-52 is Silver
    Silver is just the color that Demco likes for their couplers which is why the Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Coupler # DM15349-52 is that color. The two most popular colors are black and silver like this. Demco does offer a red primer version of some couplers like # 12660-97SP.
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