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Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Squeeze Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 15,000 lbs

Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Squeeze Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 15,000 lbs

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Coupler Only
  • 15000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Trigger Latch
Coupler adjusts to match the height on different tow vehicles, allowing for a variety of applications. Squeeze both levers on latch to open ball socket. Grade 8 mounting bolts are included. Adjustable channel bracket is sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer adjustable trailer coupler part number CTA-280 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Squeeze Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 15,000 lbs. Adjustable Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - CTA-280

Coupler adjusts to match the height on different tow vehicles, allowing for a variety of applications. Squeeze both levers on latch to open ball socket. Grade 8 mounting bolts are included. Adjustable channel bracket is sold separately.


Features:

  • Ball coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • Squeeze latch with pin assembly allows for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling
    • Remove pin and squeeze both levers together to open ball socket
  • Channel bracket (sold separately) lets you adjust the coupler's height to match different tow vehicles
    • Grade 8 mounting hardware included
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • SAE J684 certified


Specs:

  • Application: 3" wide channel bracket
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 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: 1-3/16"
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs


Using Squeeze Latch

CTA-280 Ram Adjustable Trailer Coupler - Squeeze Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - Black - 15,000 lbs







Video of Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Squeeze Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 15,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - Coupler Only - CTA-280 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at a channel mount trailer coupler for a 2 and 5-16th hitch ball. This coupler's going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The coupler is designed to mount on a three inch wide channel bracket. You're channel bracket is sold separately. If you're in need of one you can find them right here at etrailer.com. On the coupler we can tell it's designed for a 3 inch wide bracket by simple taking a measurement of this pack piece right here.

We want to make sure that it's just shy of 3 inches, so we'll take a measurement of that. It measures at 2 and 7/8 of an inch so that tells us that this will slide perfectly into a 3 inch wide channel bracket. Now a channel bracket is gonna look something like this. The 3 inch width is gonna come from inside edge to inside edge. The coupler would fit in there and then you can slide it up and down the bracket to accommodate the height of your particular application. Once you have it set to the height you need you simply install the coupler with the included hardware.

With this being a channel mount, it really comes in handy because you can adjust the couplers height to match different tow vehicles. Again, mounting hardware is included. This coupler is gonna feature a gross weight capacity of 15,000 pounds. It's gonna have the squeeze latch mechanism with the pin assembly. That's gonna allow for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling.

In order to open the unit up to mount to a hitch ball, you want to remove the pin, squeeze these two together, and rotate it up, and it's going to hold itself in the open position. At this point, you can go ahead and secure this onto your hitch ball, and then once you connect it you want to make sure that these two pieces come back down, and that your holes line up that way you can reinsert the included pin and then secure it with the clip on the other side. Really nice design. The squeeze latch mechanism is very easy to use. The coupler itself is gonna be made from a sturdy steel construction. Nice solid, heavy duty design.

It's gonna feature a black powder coat finish, so it gonna provide great protection from rust and corrosion. Few measurements to go over with you real quick. I'm gonna take a measurement from the center of the mount holes, the very front of the coupler. That's gonna give of us a measurement. It looks to be right around 8 1/2 inches. These mount holes are gonna be separated on center by 2 inches. Here on the last mechanism you can see where that included pin runs through. That can be replaced with a locking coupler lock, or a locking pin. In order to find one that will work with this coupler, a few measurements you need to know. You need to know the diameter of that hole. That's gonna measure 5/16 of an inch. You need to know the minimum span needed or the usual pin length that's needed for a new coupler lock. That measurement . We took a measurement from this point here to this point here and that measured 1 and 3/16 of an inch. 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 gonna do it for today's look at the channel mount trailer coupler for a 2 and 5/16 inch hitch ball.


Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Squeeze Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 15,000 lbs - CTA-280

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Coupler adjusts to match the height on different tow vehicles, allowing for a variety of applications. Squeeze both levers on latch to open ball socket. Grade 8 mounting bolts are included. Adjustable channel bracket is sold separately.

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i bought this product to replace a sticking coupler and it has worked out great for me! Very easy to use and the locking pin for extra safety is a plus. 462045



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Good afternoon I found your products to be very good quality and I look forward to putting them through the paces considering I work at a training center. Your service reps were very product knowledgeable and answered all of questions and didn't push me toward something I don't want or need. I look forward to working with you guys again in the near future. 573279



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I purchased this coupler about a year ago and so far it has worked flawlessly. It is easy to use, when locked it seems to be a very clean hook up and has performed well both summer and winter in Minnesota where the freezing weather and snow can be a problem. I will purchase another one for my other trailer it works so well. 438751


Comments

Another year has gone by and I have nothing but good things to say about this coupler. I have several of these couplers and all of them are holding up well in our Minnesota winters. No corrosion or stickiness to them. The only maintainance we have done on them is to spray them occasionally with WD-40. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Ron P - 10/03/2018

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Excellent! was exactly what I had expected it would be, and fit perfectly; identical to the item I replaced in every respect. Very happy with the service and would glady use etrailer.com again! 275547



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This is the third time I have ordered from e-trailer. each time it was easy and quick to place an order and the products were delivered with in 4 to 5 days and were packed so as not to incur any shipping damage. I will use e- trailer again. 264984



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I purchased this coupler because I have one on another trailer and I like the fact that the locking pin is attached. Additionally, it works so much easier than the bulldog coupler I am replacing plus you can lock it in the open position for attaching the vehicle. 242252



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Great workmanship, good paint job all necessary parts attached, good delivery...Very happy! 628328



- CTA-280
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JUST WHAT I NEEDED FOR MY TRAILER . COULDN'T HAVE WORKED ANY BETTER THANK YOU RAY S. 611295



- CTA-280
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Heavy duty coupler. Well made and easily installed. 603620



- CTA-280
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Great, doing well after one year, will buy here again. Thanks 550553



- CTA-280
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Great service at affordable prices 547840



- CTA-280
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Easy to find the size hitch I needed. It shipped very quickly. And arrived in perfect condition. I would use retailer again. 463334



- CTA-280
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Product shipped same day and fit perfect on my trailer. Thank you. Online video of all the demensions was a huge help. Very happy. 398965



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The coupler was delivered on time and as described. 372298



- CTA-280
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I like this coupler a lot. It is of a heavy duty cast material with a locking lever and a safety pin that's connected to the coupler so you don't lose it. Even came with mounting bolts, as shown. Very fast shipping. I'm impressed. 265629



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very happy installed easy and mechanism works great 244287


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