Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Ratchet Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12,500 lbs

Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Ratchet Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12,500 lbs

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Weld-On
  • 12500 lbs GTW
  • Standard Coupler
  • etrailer
  • Trigger Latch
The hinged ball socket and pin fastener on this coupler ensure a secure connection every time. The ratchet latch pulls the collar back to open the ball socket. The black powder coat finish is corrosion resistant. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer a-frame trailer coupler part number CA-5296H-B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Ratchet Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12,500 lbs. A-Frame Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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The hinged ball socket and pin fastener on this coupler ensure a secure connection every time. The ratchet latch pulls the collar back to open the ball socket. The black powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • A-frame coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • Sleeve-lock design ensures tight fit around hitch ball for secure connection
    • Pin-style fastener holds collar in place around base of hinged ball socket
  • Ratcheting latch lets you easily pull back collar to open ball socket
  • Unique coupler head has a symmetric, flat top
    • Self-adjusting head makes coupling quick and easy
  • Sturdy, solid steel construction is strong and durable
  • Black powder coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • Built-in jack-attachment point allows for quick, easy mounting of round utility jack
  • SAE J684 certified


Specs:

  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Jack hole diameter: 2-1/4"
  • Overall dimensions: 17-1/4" long x 10-1/4" wide
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 2-1/4"
  • Weight capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


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Video Transcript for etrailer A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - CA-5296H-B Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at an A-frame trailer coupler for 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. This A-frame coupler is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. It is a weld-on installation. It's going to provide the connection point for your hitch ball. It's going to feature a gross weight capacity of 12,500 pounds with a maximum tow weight capacity of 1,875 pounds. This is going to feature the unique sleevelock design.

It's going to ensure a secure tight fit around the hitch ball for a nice secure connection, and it's going feature the pin-style fastener that's going to hold the collar in place here at the back around the hitch ball. That way it doesn't slide back to the open position. That can be replaced with a locking pin if desired. Your locking pin is sold separately and they can be found here at etrailer.com. To open up the unit up to receive your hitch ball, we will need to first remove the pin. It's going to be held on there or tethered with a nice little safety chain that's going to keep it close by.

That way you don't have to worry about misplacing it or losing it. Then to open up the collar, it's actually a 2-piece design. You can see the small line right here. This piece will actually kick out to the side which means it's in the open position. To do that, take the large lever here at the top, simply lift up on it.

It's going to kick that out to the side, now it's open and we can place this over our hitch ball. When it comes to securing your hitch ball or closing the unit, a couple different ways. The way that I recommend is to hold the lever up, push that piece back in, and then release the lever down to slide the collar to the secure position. I also found that you can simply just push it on this point here, and the collar doesn't slide in far enough to really have to worry about pinching your fingers. Push in here, and then the collar slides up and the lever releases. A couple of different ways to get it secure.

Then you would need to replace the pin and then secure it by placing the clip over on the other side. Really nice design, very easy to do. The handle here at the top is nice. Especially when it comes to making sure that this is more like a hands-free operation. Keeping your hands free from the collar area so you don't have to worry about pinching any skin in there. It just makes it very easy and manageable and quick and efficient as well. The unit's made from a sturdy steel construction. It's going to have a really nice black powder coat finish on it, so that's going to do a great job at protecting it from rust and corrosion. Here at the back, you can see that it does have the built-in jack attachment point. That's going to allow for quick and easy mounting of a round utility jack. That hole is going to give us a diameter of 2-1/4 inch. It's already got the 3 holes back here. Those are going to be pre-drilled, pre-threaded holes for easy installation of your round utility jack. When it comes to the overall dimensions of the unit, taking a look at the overall length, measure it from very back to very front, that looks like it's going to give us a measurement of about, I'd say right around 17-1/4 inch. Measuring the width, outer edge to outer edge, that's going to give a measurement of about 10-1/4 inch wide. Then inside edge to inside edge is going to measure about 9-3/4 inch wide. If you're interested in replacing the included pin with a locking pin, that's this right here, the diameter of that pin hole is going to measure 5/16 inch. Then you would need a minimum span or usable pin length of at least 2-1/4 inch to work with this coupler. If you're in need of a coupler lock, they are sold separately and you can find them right here at etrailer.com. That's going to do it for today's look at this A-frame trailer coupler for a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball.


Customer Reviews

Sleeve-Lock A-Frame Trailer Coupler - Ratchet Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12,500 lbs - CA-5296H-B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (75 Customer Reviews)

The hinged ball socket and pin fastener on this coupler ensure a secure connection every time. The ratchet latch pulls the collar back to open the ball socket. The black powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.

- CA-5296H-B
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Love the design of this with the gear tooth handle. Much more sturdy than the thin levered one that came with trailer. Also the best price ive found on these anywhere. Recieved very fast. Its so much quicker to buy local if youre already starting your project but the money i saved and quality of product was worth a few days wait. 601581



- CA-5296H-B
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Honestly disappointed with my order. It is as described and seems to be heavy duty. Got here in a timely manner. My complaint is that the paint is peeling off and is rusted bad out of the box! Not super excited about that especially since im going to be installing it on my newly painted trailer 592039



- CA-5296H-B
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Much better design than having to wrestle with the fork style design coupler. 481033


Comments

Doing just fine.

Jeff - 03/04/2019

50098

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i will use this store for all trailer related needs thank you for your true professional work 457718



- CA-5296H-B
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Very first order from etrailer. Very pleased with the service and the help i got from ashley . Will be ordering more from etrailer 454583



- CA-5296H-B
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excellent product was delivered when promised would order again from these company soon thanks great service 441116


Comments

great

BEN L - 10/10/2018

44496

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This works great, was easy to install! 431604



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


excellent buy well made, at a fraction of the price I have seen at most retailers. I highly recommend this product. I am converting all my bumper pull trailers to this style coupling as I want to use one ball one type and never have worry about hooking up with the wrong ball 471857



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Replaced my 2" receiver with this one. My welder made the swap and I'm rock solid now when towing my car trailer. 721020



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Exactly what I needed and arrived in a timely manner. Measurements were spot on for a perfect replacement of the original. I will continue to use etrailer for all of my needs prices and service are great! 357946



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Product was as advertised. Shipped qui ck. 564971



- CA-5296-B
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Good product - well built. Extremely fast shipping. 498821



- CA-5196H-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


very good quality, works great.quick ship,good tracking information. 310528



- CTA-296
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Good Quality Great Price 515377



- CTA-196
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great price 556723



- CTA-196
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Great product for the money 468548



- CA-5196-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Was a little skeptical at first but this is a heavy duty trailer hitch. I have finished building my trailer and the latching mechanism works great and it was easy to install. This product is just as good if not better than Bulldog and at a lot nicer price. You can't go wrong with this one. 282518


Comments

Its been a year and I love my hitch no problems whatsoever I have pulled this thing everywhere and not a single flaw you wont go wrong with this one.

Larry S - 08/12/2017

27077

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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Love these things, we have many trailers, small and large, installed this style couple on all of them! Only one gave us trouble, we jack knifed it and dented the slip collar so it wouldnt release, so we hammered it back, detached, cut the collar in two halves, removed the sleavespring, and welded the halves back over the coupler, took 15min and it works good as new, other style couplers are destroyed by the accidental jack knifing, not these ! 278786



- CTA-196
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Just what we were looking for. and he shipping was awesome. 619513



- CTA-196
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Good coupler, it does the job. My only viable complaint is the weight limit of 7,000#. What would one expect for a 2" ball? Also, make sure the couple is locked in place once you seat the trailer on the hitch. I had my trailer jump off the ball once. That was purely my fault. I didn't secure the sleeve. Overall, I'd recommend it 362676



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Installation is easy. Hitch is well made, absolutely recommend this product. 725081



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This worked out great installed it on my cargo trailer, now if I need to the hitch can be adjusted for ride height and as a added bonus it can be removed for anti theft as well 722317



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five stars [Thumbs up] 719497



- CTA-296
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well built, a lot cheaper than others. 718888



- CA-5196-B
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Good product, good service 718825



- CTA-296
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Bought for inventory. Have not installed yet, but look very stout. Well pleased with price. 714566



- CTA-296
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This is a quality hitch, at a very competitive price. I build forklift trailers, and use both the 2" and 2 5/16" couples depending on the size of the lifts being hauled. Buy one, and you probably will quit buying the more expensive brands 708307



- CA-5196-B
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Item as described 707769



- CA-5296-B
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Haven't installed it but the mechanisms seem to work well on the bench. 705610



- CTA-196
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Have bought 40 of these bad boys and zero issues has risen with the amount of abuse our customers use these that we put on our trailers for rentals. Usually I say quality over quantity, but in this case you get both. You will love them if for personal use. 703554



- CA-5196H-B
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Worked fine, not a perfect fit due to my trailer is an oldie but good product. Very satisfied 699208



- CA-5196H-B
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HAVE NOT INSTALLED HITCH, BUT WILL WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO! 695345



- CA-5296-B
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100% muy buen servivio... 692126



- CA-5196-B
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Everything is good super fast and easy berry berry good 692125



- CTA-296
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A good solid piece. However, the bevel on the top mine looked like it was done with a chain saw. A minute with the grinder and a quick shot of paint and it looks perfect. 688690



- CTA-196
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Michele S. was very helpful and pleasant to help. Items arrived very quickly. I will continue to do business with you all. Thanks 680686



- CTA-196
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Michele was very helpful and pleasant to help. Items arrived very quickly. I will continue to do business with you all. Thanks! 680685



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Fast shipping, easy to order and great parts 677223



- CA-5196-B
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The staff is excellent there they helped me a lot on the phone and I like it because you can talk direct to the person you're working with thank you again 659217



- CA-5196-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in A-Frame Trailer Coupler


Your coupler replaced a damaged coupler on a light duty utility trailer. Works fine. 651210



- CA-5296-B
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Couldn't be better. 647525



- CA-5196-B
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We are very happy with how these are holding up to our use! 644297



- CA-5296-B
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Came in timely manner and in good shape. 589279



- CTA-196
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It’s a perfect fit and was easy to install and now I’m back on the road 525283



- CTA-296
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Product fixed my trailer right up. Works better than my old set up that broke. This style hitch is very heavy duty, and priced about right. At the time I bought it,i think this is a very good value. 516441


Comments

Have had this for close to a year. Still working great. I loan this trailer out to my friends quite a bit and Ive recieved many comments on how nice it works. I would definitely purchase it again.

Sean - 06/03/2019

56081

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Super bright and easy to install. 497448



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Fast effective coupling for my trailer. 482548



- CA-5196-B
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Shipped very quickly and was exactly what I was looking for. 470894



- CA-5196H-B
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Product Is good. staff busted their ass and got me this next day so I won't have to work on it on my day off great job 470340



- CA-5196-B
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The shipment of the coupler cam in earlier than expected. It was he right product the first time. I personally do not order many things online. I was however very please with etrailer and how quickly they expedited my order. Thank you and I look forward to doing business with etrailer in the future. 469536


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