Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12.5K

Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12.5K

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Coupler Only
  • 12500 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-296 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 - 2-5/16" Ball - 12.5K. Adjustable Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.


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etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - CTA-296

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: 2-5/16"
  • Length: 9-7/8" 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: 12,500 lbs


CTA-296 Ram Sleeve Lock Adjustable Trailer Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - Black - 12,500 lbs







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Video Transcript for etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - Coupler Only - CTA-296 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at a Channel Mount Trailer Coupler for a 2 5/16" Hitch Ball. This coupler is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. This coupler does mount on a 3" wide channel bracket. Your channel bracket is sold separately if you don't already have one. You can find them right here at etrailer.com. With this being a channel mount design, you can adjust the coupler's height to match different tow vehicles.

It does come with a mounting hardware to get it mounted to the channel mount or to the channel bracket. I have a channel bracket here just to show you to how the coupler and the bracket would work together. Coupler slides into this inaudible 00:00:36 right here, and then it has multiple holes. There are going to line up there perfectly with the holes in the coupler. You can slide this up and down to adjust the height to fit your application.

Once you have the set of holes lined up, you simply just secure the coupler in place by installing the hardware. Now, this is going to be made from a steel construction. It's going to feature a black powder coat finish on it. It's going to resist rust and corrosion. It's going to have a gross weight capacity of 12,500 pounds. You can see that it has a sleeve-lock design that's going to ensure a tight fit around the hitch ball for a secure connection.

It's also going to feature a pin style fastener that's going to hold the spring loaded collar in place around the base of the hinch socket. When you're ready to open this and connect it to your hitch ball, you will need to remove the pin right here. Now, that's going to be secured to the unit with the safety chain so you don't have to worry about misplacing that or losing it. Once you have that undone, you simply grab the collar. Place the collar towards the back here, so it just slides back, and then you can see how right here it kicks this hinds portion out to the side.

That's going to open up the socket to receive the 2 5/16" hitch ball. Once you have the hitch ball in place. You want to pull back the collar a little bit. Just enough to close the hinge, and then release the collar back over that hinge to secure it around the ball. Then of course, you would need to reinstall the included pin with the safety clip on the other side. It's very easy to use, very easy to operate. A few measurements to go over with you real quick. Taking the measurement from the center of the pinholes to the outer part here at the front of the coupler. That's going to give us a measurement, that looks to be 9 7/8" long. The distance between the mounting holes center on center is going to be right on 2". Again, your mounting hardware is included, that's going to be grade-8 hardware. Another thing I want to mention is that it does come with this pin style fastener. Now this can be replaced with a coupler lock if desired. It's going to need a diameter of 5/16", and the minimum span or the usable pin length needed for this coupler is going to be 2 1/4" of an inch. If you're in need of a coupler lock, they are sold separately, you can find them right here at etrailer.com. Again, keep in mind that that channel bracket that this mounts to needs to have an internal width measurement. Inside edge to inside edge of 3" in order for this unit to fit. Those channel brackets are sold separately. That's going to do it for today's look at the Channel Mount Trailer Coupler for 2 5/16" Hitch Ball.


Customer Reviews

Sleeve-Lock Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 12.5K - CTA-296

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (60 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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Good Quality Great Price 515377



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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



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



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No issues - good product for our applic ation. 441645



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Good Product 432309



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Yessssssssss, unbelievable. Work's pretty good. Antonio. 406853



- CTA-296
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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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I am very happy with my purchase. Great quality! I would purchase from this company again in the future. 259743



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



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



- 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



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


great price 556723



- 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


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

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


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



- 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 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-196
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Review from a similar etrailer Sleeve-Lock in Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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 Adjustable Trailer Coupler


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


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 Adjustable 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 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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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-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



- CA-5296H-B
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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



- 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



- CA-5196-B
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Super bright and easy to install. 497448



- CA-5196-B
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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


Comments

Doing just fine.

Jeff - 03/04/2019

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- CA-5296-B
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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



- 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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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



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


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



- CTA-196
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Great hitch with a great price, great service. I will purchase from etrailer again. 463686



- CA-5196-B
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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



- CTA-196
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Thanks 455047



- 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

- CA-5296H-B
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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-196
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Good product! 409944



- 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


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