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Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs

Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs

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  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Coupler Only
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Pin-Style Fastener
Adjustable-height coupler mounts in a channel bracket (sold separately) with the included Grade 8 hardware. The pin-style latching mechanism holds the collar in place around the base of the ball socket. Black powder coat finish is rust resistant. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer adjustable trailer coupler part number CTA-196 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs. Adjustable Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - CTA-196

Adjustable-height coupler mounts in a channel bracket (sold separately) with the included Grade 8 hardware. The pin-style latching mechanism holds the collar in place around the base of the ball socket. Black powder coat finish is rust resistant.


Features:

  • Ball 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
    • Manually pull back spring-loaded collar and position coupler over hitch ball
    • Pin-style fastener holds collar in place around base of hinged ball socket
  • Unique coupler head has a symmetric, flat top
    • Self-adjusting head makes coupling quick and easy
  • Channel bracket (sold separately) lets you adjust the coupler's height to match different tow vehicles
    • Grade 8 mounting hardware included
  • Sturdy, solid steel construction is strong and durable
  • Black powder coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • SAE J684 certified


Specs:

  • Application: 3" wide channel bracket
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of mounting hole to front edge
  • Distance between mounting holes: 2" on center
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 2-1/4"
  • Weight capacity: 7,000 lbs


CTA-196 Ram Sleeve Lock Adjustable Trailer Coupler - 2" Ball - Black - 7,000 lbs







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Video Transcript for etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - Coupler Only - CTA-196 Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at the channel mount trailer coupler for a two-inch hitch ball. This coupler is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The coupler mounts on a three-inch wide channel bracket. That three-inch measurement is the internal measurement of the channel bracket. Your channel bracket is sold separately. If you are need of one you can find them here at etrailer.com. This coupler is going to feature a gross weight capacity of seven thousand pounds.

It's got the sleeve lock design that's going to ensure a tight fit around the hitch ball for a secure connection. It's also going to have the pin stall fastener that's going to hold the collar in place around the base of the hinge socket. In order to open the unit up to receive the hitch ball, you would first need to remove this pin. It's going to be held in place with a safety chain, that way you don't have to worry about misplacing it or losing it. Then, as we slide the collar back you are going to see this hinge portion kick out to the side, which means that the socket's now in an open position.

Then we could drop this over our two-inch hitch ball and then all we'd have to do is push this piece back in and then the collar is going to come back over it to secure it and then we would re-insert the pin and then place the clip over on the other side. Now it's going to be secured to the ball. It's a really nice, easy design. With this being a channel mount, that simply means that you can adjust the coupler's height to match different tow vehicles. Again, your bracket is going to be sold separately but I do have one here just to show you how this would work. When I said that it's designed for a three-inch wide channel bracket, what I meant by that was the internal measurement from inside edge to inside edge is going to be three inches.

This coupler will fit inside of a three-inch wide bracket and then you will just slide it up and down to accommodate the height that you need for your application. It's a really nice design, it's easy to use. The unit is going to be made from a sturdy steel construction. It's going to come with the mounting hardware which is going to be your grade 8 hardware and it's going to have a black powder coat finish over the coupler so it's going to be protected from rusting and corrosion. A few measurements to go over with you real quick, I want to take a measurement from the center of the mount holes to the very front of the coupler. That's going to give us a measurement.

That looks to be right around eight and a half inches. The distance between these mount holes on center is going to be two inches and then we can tailor this design for a three inch wide bracket by taking a measurement here, outer edge to outer edge. That's going to be right around two and seven eight seven inch. That's going to let us know that it's going to fit well inside of a three inch wide bracket. Now, another thing I want to mention is that the diameter of the pin that it comes with, that's five sixteen seven inch, that's going to be the diameter of the pin hole. If you want to replace this pin with a lock you can do that, like a locking pin, a coupler pin. You just need to make sure that it has a diameter of five sixteen seven inch and the minimum span of the usable pin link that you would need for this particular coupler is going to be about two and one quarter of an inch. If you are need of a coupler lock, they are sold separately. You can find them right here at etrailer.com but it does come with a pin and the snap clip that goes on the other side to secure it. That's going to do it for today's look at the channel mount trailer coupler for a two inch hitch ball.


Customer Reviews

Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2" Ball - 7,000 lbs - CTA-196

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (55 Customer Reviews)

Adjustable-height coupler mounts in a channel bracket (sold separately) with the included Grade 8 hardware. The pin-style latching mechanism holds the collar in place around the base of the ball socket. Black powder coat finish is rust resistant.

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



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great price 556723



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Great product for the money 468548



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



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Seems to work much better than the standard coupler most utility trailers come stock with, time will tell. 464425



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Great hitch with a great price, great service. I will purchase from etrailer again. 463686



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Thanks 455047



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Good product! 409944



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Works great! 344201



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


Product was as advertised. Shipped qui ck. 564971



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


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



- CA-5196-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable 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


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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

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


Loved the personal service and the help. I tried a few other sources before going online to order from etrailer. One place I tried was an online tool dealer, and their online site was a mess without help and so was a retail location. etrailer, was quick to find me exactly what I needed and got me fixed up in just a few minutes. From now on all my trailer needs will be fulfilled from etrailer!!! 466193



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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



- CTA-296
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable 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



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


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



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


Couldn't be better. 647525



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We are very happy with how these are holding up to our use! 644297



- CA-5296H-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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



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Came in timely manner and in good shape. 589279



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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

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Good Quality Great Price 515377



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Good product - well built. Extremely fast shipping. 498821



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Super bright and easy to install. 497448



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Fast effective coupling for my trailer. 482548



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


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Doing just fine.

Jeff - 03/04/2019

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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable 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



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT PRICES, GREAT SERVICE...WIN WIN WIN!!! 466740



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


This is a quality product for a very reasonable price. I will continue to shop etrailer for all of the greatness that it is. 459816



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


This is a quality product for a very reasonable price. I will continue to shop etrailer for all of the greatness that it is. 459815



- CA-5296H-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


No issues - good product for our applic ation. 441645



- CA-5296H-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


excellent product was delivered when promised would order again from these company soon thanks great service 441116


Comments

great

BEN L - 10/10/2018

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Good Product 432309



- CA-5296H-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


This works great, was easy to install! 431604



- CA-5196-B
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All items that I purchased still look and function well. 410426



- CTA-296
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Yessssssssss, unbelievable. Work's pretty good. Antonio. 406853



- CA-5196-B
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Product is just as described. Have not installed yet but don't see any problems. Received items quickly and in good condition. Very pleased so far. 365370



- CA-5296-B
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable 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



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


2-5/16" bolt on hitch for my farm waterwagon. I needed a hitch same size as my truck ball to pull the wagon around on the farm, this 12,000 lb. capacity hitch is great! Awesome service and delivery from etrailer.com too! 357420



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


While planning the build of my ATV trailer I found E Trailer was easy to shop their web page. Placed my order and receivied very good communications about receiving my order, shipping my order with shipping information, then the day it was delivered a follow up to make sure everything was as expected? Yes it was as I had expected, every part was the correct part and the quality I had demanded. Thank you for easy business. 330145



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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


Solid coupler very secure connection to vehicle. Will probably try and use this type from now on if I can 323176


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Works great very secure couple

Mark - 12/11/2017

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Nice hitch for the money, heavy duty. 303276



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


This hitch came in in record time and was better than the original hitch that came on the trailer. 294301


Comments

its still better than the original

David A - 09/14/2017

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Product arrived in 2 days in perfect condition. I will order from etrailer.com again. What a pleasant experience. Thank you!!! 282470


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