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Repair Kit for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers

Repair Kit for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers

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  • Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
  • Coupler Repair Kit
  • Latch Repair Kit
  • Dutton-Lainson
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Dutton-Lainson Accessories and Parts - DL13970


  • Includes entire ball clamp assembly
  • Can be adjusted by hand, without any tools
  • Fits models 980, 981, 982, 985 and 990
  • For use with 2" Dutton-Lainson couplers only

13970 Dutton Lainson Coupler Repair Kit

DL13970 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DL13970 Installation instructions



Video of Repair Kit for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers Repair Kit Review

Today we'll be looking at a repair kit for Dutton-Lainson class 2 and 3 couplers, part number DL13970. We are using coupler DL13835 for demonstration purposes, but it'll also work with DL13897, DL13847, and DL13800. Here's what our coupler repair comes with. We have a new handle latch to operate our coupler itself. We have a new ball latch, 2 new springs, a nut, and a plate to hold our nut in place. It's a tool-free installation. You don't need any tools at all to install this.

The reason you'll need this kit is over time your ball latch can become worn out and not grab onto your ball on your ball mount very well causing your trailer to run the risk of popping off your mount on your truck or your tow vehicle. Never a good situation. Sometimes our latches can become damaged and not latch into place properly either. We clearly have this off of the trailer for demonstration purposes. That way we can show you all the inner workings inside of it and how the functions operate. More then likely when you're doing this repair it's going to be attached to your trailer, so for safety's sake make sure you chalk your trailer's wheels before you begin any repair.

That way you don't run the risk of the trailer running over you or causing property damage. Begin our repair by first removing our old pieces, lift up on the latch, flip it over, we'll push down here, back the nut off, slipping that aside, inaudible 00:01:43 take our plate off, take our small spring off, flip it over, pull off our handle assembly, take our large spring out, take our ball latch off. Take our new assembly here, slide it in, place our spring on, slide our ball latch into place, put the small spring on, our nut catcher, we'll thread the nut on. There should be good. Now we test the operation and make sure it latches, and it does. It'll wrap around our ball here securing our trailer to our tow vehicle. The replace kit even comes with a pin lock to make sure your handle doesn't accidentally release and uncouple your trailer from your truck.

All you have to do is just insert that like so. As you see, you can't open it now. It's a nice safety measure there that's included with the kit. Now that our coupler's been repaired all you have to do is pull the pin, open it up, and we can hook up to our tow vehicle again, and we're ready to hit the road. That completes our look at the Dutton-Lainson coupler repair kit, part number DL13970.


Customer Reviews

Repair Kit for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers - DL13970

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)


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Great product! The instructions were easy to follow and the parts fit perfectly 669413



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Arrived quickly and well packaged. Haven’t had the opportunity to change it out yet but looks like it will be no problem. 664601



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I am a recent addition to the eTrailer customer list. The customer service has been first rate. Conversations with customer service revealed representatives that were very knowledgeable regarding the products. Given the wide range of product choices within each product category, having access to accurate product info is of great value. 653464



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Needed to replace the coupler on my boat trailer after the guys at my winter storage place managed to badly damage the original. etrailer.com made it easy to find the correct replacement, shipped it quickly, and it was a snap to install. Working great a year later. 639161



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Jack T As usual item was shipped timely, was exactly as advertised and fit perfect. Always a pleasure dealing with etrailer. 619687



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This fixed up coupler up in just a few minutes. Perfect fit, glad I did it. Old one was worse than I thought. Thanks Cathy for getting the correct item to me. 599622



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Perfect Fit Was Here In Just 3 Days Needed To Use The Trailer ASAP Very Reliable People To Order From This Is Not My First Time Ordering From Them I Would Recommend Them To Anyone That Needs The Parts They Sell 574652



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Easy installation, works excellent 544308



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One year later this part is still functioning like new. It was exactly the kit I needed for my pontoon trailer hitch. Somehow this part had become damaged during use, and I needed to replace it with original equipment parts. The webpage made it easy to find and talking with a rep gave me confidence I was getting just what I needed. The best part for me was how the gentleman at etrailer.com handled a small problem I found when I received the order. It had been (in my opinion) poorly packaged and damaged in shipment so a couple small pieces fell out of the box in transit. The replacement package was noticably better packed and came quickly at no charge and no question to me. Everyone appreciates good customer service, and etrailer seems to have it in spades. I have used them since for other parts, same top service and customer experience. I can honestly recommend etrailer, I know I will be using them in the future. 512813



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One year later this part is still functioning like new. It was exactly the kit I needed for my pontoon trailer hitch. Somehow this part had become damaged during use, and I needed to replace it with original equipment parts. The webpage made it easy to find and talking with a rep gave me confidence I was getting just what I needed. The best part for me was how the gentleman at etrailer.com handled a small problem I found when I received the order. It had been (in my opinion) poorly packaged and damaged in shipment so a couple small pieces fell out of the box in transit. The replacement package was noticably better packed and came quickly at no charge and no question to me. Everyone appreciates good customer service, and etrailer seems to have it in spades. I have used them since for other parts, same top service and customer experience. I can honestly recommend etrailer, I know I will be using them in the future. 512812



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Part arrive before expected and perfect fit solid quality 432156



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Very happy with product. Fast delivery didn't even know you could repair a hitch. 385159



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Great product, fit perfectly. 363894



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Ordered replacement hitch parts because original was damaged in storage. Original parts were bent so bad it was nearly impossible to connect boat to car. Replacement parts fit perfectly. Instructions for installation and adjusting were accurate, helpful and complete. It was as good as new. 356998



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Parts fit well, easy to put the repair kit together 346833



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I left my SeaDoo on my LoadRite trailer at the dealer for winterization. I have no idea how the part that contacts the ball got mangled, but the latch would not close when I went to pick it up (it was not that way when I took it there). I had to adjust it out to get it hooked up . Anyway, I found this repair kit, ordered it, installed and adjusted it in ten minutes - wow, not enough Os in smooooooth - perfect. Thanks guys. By the way - I could not find this kit on the LoadRite site - maybe it is there, but I could not find it. Thanks again. 317304


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Measured twice, located correct kit, ordered once, installed once, still working fine - thanks again !!

Bob_T - 11/20/2017

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great fit.. works like a charm....fast delivery, I will use e-trailer again. 273552



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Fit perfectly 267825



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You certainly set the bar for others to follow, everything and more than one could expect. Thank You for treating me like a customer! Glenn 200764



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good product great delivery 196852



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Item was exactly as described and works perfectly with my trailer. Shipping was fast. Thank you. I have bought from etrailer.com in the past and been pleased with the products received and I will buy from etrailer.com again. 188321



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THE COUPLER FIT PERFECT AND WAS EASY TO PUT ON, NO TOOLS NEEDED. JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. IT DOES COME WITH TWO SPRINGS. I THINK THE PICTURE THAT IS SHOWING THE STIFF SPRING LOOKS LIKE A WASHER. I HAD EVEN ASK THE QUESTION, THEY HAD SAID IT DIDN'T COME WITH THE STIFF SPRING, BUT IT DOES. IT DON'T TAKE LONG AT ALL TO CHANGE AND WAS EASY. 152120


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I hadnt used it a lot, but still doing great.

JOHNNY S - 09/19/2015

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Perfect match to replace my old, rusted latch. Same make & model. 143113



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Fits perfect and the service was fast 117548



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The replacement parts would have been great had I received all of the parts that were supposed to be in the package. Make sure that u receive both springs. I only had the light spring in the package. 54753



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The correct product was sent when available. Installed very well. Thanks. 15062


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