1. Adjustable Trailer Coupler
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  3. 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  4. Coupler Only
  5. 14000 lbs GTW
  6. Thumb Latch
Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs

Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs

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Coupler adjusts to match the height on your tow vehicle, allowing for a variety of applications. Push latch down and slide forward or back to open or close ball socket. Includes grade 8 mounting bolts. Adjustable channel bracket is sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer adjustable trailer coupler part number CTA-400 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 - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs. Adjustable Trailer Coupler reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler - CTA-400

  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Coupler Only
  • 14000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Thumb Latch

Coupler adjusts to match the height on your tow vehicle, allowing for a variety of applications. Push latch down and slide forward or back to open or close ball socket. Includes grade 8 mounting bolts. 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
  • Thumb latch makes it easy to clamp around ball
    • Push latch down and slide it back toward the trailer to open the ball socket
    • Push latch down and slide it forward to close
  • 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: 8-1/4" from center of mounting hole to front edge
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 7/8"
  • Weight capacity: 14,000 lbs
  • Weight: 8.7 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


CTA-400 Ram Adjustable Trailer Coupler - Thumb Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - Black - 14,000 lbs







Video of Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 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-400 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at a channel mount trailer coupler for a 2 and 5 16th inch hitch ball. This coupler is going to hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The coupler is going to mount on a three inch wide channel bracket. Channel brackets are sold separately so if you're in need of one you can find them right here at Etrailer.com. Your channel bracket is going to look like this, it may vary in height and mounting holes to give you more versatility in being able to adjust the couplers height but a channel mount design is going to adjust the couplers height, to match different tow vehicles. Now keep in mind, the channel bracket is sold separately, this is for demonstration purposes only. This would be welded on to your application, and then your coupler will slide right in, and then you can adjust it.

The holes are going to match up perfectly with the holes in the bracket, and once you find the appropriate height for you application, you simply secure it in place by using the existing hardware. The inside measurement of that channel is going to be three inches from inside edge to inside edge. We know this is designed for a three inch wide bracket because the measurement back here is just shy of three inches, so it's going to give it that room it needs to move around inside the bracket. This unit is made from a sturdy steel construction, it's going to feature a really nice black powder coat finish on it. It's going to do a great job in resisting rust and corrosion and lasting a long time. It's going to have a gross weight capacity of 14,000 pounds.

It's going to feature a thumb latch mechanism that makes it very easy to secure to the hitch ball. In order to open up the socket to receive the hitch ball you simply, push the thumb hitch down, and then pull it back, it will hold itself in the open position once you have it pulled back all the way, just like that. Connect your hitch ball, and then just push the latch forward to secure the ball inside the socket of the coupler. Really nice, easy design. A few measurements I want 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 of about 8 and 1/4 of an inch.

The distance between these mount holes is going to be 2 inches on center, same for the other side. Again your hardware is included to get it secured to your channel bracket. Here on the latch mechanism there is going to be a small pin hole, that's designed for a coupler pin or a coupler lock, that pin hole diameter is going to measure 5 1/16 of an inch and the minimum span that would be needed or the usable pin length that would be needed for this particular coupler, that's going to be 7 1/8 of an inch measuring from this point here, to this point here. If you're in need of a coupler pin, or a coupler lock they are sold seperately, and you can find them right here at Etrailer.com. That's going to do it for today's look at the channel mount trailer coupler for 2 and 5 16th inch hitch ball.


Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs - CTA-400

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Coupler adjusts to match the height on your tow vehicle, allowing for a variety of applications. Push latch down and slide forward or back to open or close ball socket. Includes grade 8 mounting bolts. Adjustable channel bracket is sold separately.

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Excellent service. Upgraded shipping for no extra charge. The right part the first time. Can't ask for much more. Thank you 725834



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Shipping was great. Have not opened product yet. 357524



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Perfect fit, definitely a quality produ ct. 629312



- CTA-400
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Perfect fit, great product couldn't be happier. Needed to replace the ball coupler on my flat deck due to a "friend" that borrowed it and lost the key to the latch lock. They decided taking a hammer to the latch was the answer. Had spare keys hanging in my garage... 419471


Comments
Great product and couldnt be happier
Nate C - 08/12/2018

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I order cta-400 and the price was wonderful I will order from them again definitely great company 346972



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This product lasted 1 month before the latch broke and was forced to throw in the garbage 583077



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Much better than drop hitches on the truck. Can be swapped out for a pointless eye. 735727



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Looks great and well made all at a great price! Awesome! Fits in place of the Pinter eye! 730867



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I am so recommending etrailers this is the second order it always comes early and always what I want 726975



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Excelent product, very satisfied 726366



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hitch was sent quick. looks yo be great quality. will work perfect. would buy again 707815



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Bought to replace damaged coupler. As always products from etrailer are as described and the right fit. 697143



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Good product 692265



- CTA-400
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Product fits and seems solid.. Thanks 649153



- CTA-400
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Just what we needed to change the hitch coupler on our air compressor trailer. Delivered super fast in less than a day. 634000



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High quality adjustable hitch at reasonable price from great company. 613231



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It has been working pretty good for a year now 610540



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The service is very fast and efficient. The delivery was also fast as well thank you 601585



- CTA-400
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Switched from Pintel to 2 5/16 everything fit and works. Also came with Grade 8 bolts. 601108



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Heavy construction, smooth actuator. 599727



- CTA-400
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Excellent replacement for damaged original equipment. Seems to be better built than the original. Perfect fit. 597991



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Excellent service fast shipping 580955



- CTA-400
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Good product. Good service. Replaced a pintle hitch with the ball hitch. 579390



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Havent installed it yet, appears to be a good quality product 505961



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Fit nice. All hardware was included no issues 504122


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler

  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a CronKhite Equipment Trailer
    We can start by getting your the coupler you need. I recommend the Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs # CTA-400. This coupler will work well with a weight distribution system. Then I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 which is compatible with the surge brake actuator. You will need to bolt the brackets directly to your trailer frame if the brackets...
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  • What is the Mounting Hole Diameter for etrailer Adjustable Channel Mount Coupler CTA-400
    I went out to the warehouse to measure the mounting holes on trailer coupler # CTA-400. They measure 0.66 inches in diameter. This coupler does come with the mounting hardware as well. I have included a link to a video review of this coupler for you.
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  • Torque Figure for Installing Adjustable Channel Mount Trailer Coupler CTA-400
    The bolts for channel mount coupler # CTA-400 have the markings for grade 8 bolts. They are 5/8 inch coarse threaded bolts so the minimum torque value is 159 and the max is 212 (foot pounds). Once torqued down the force will cause the metal of the channel to flex inward some. That said there isn't a minimum clearance figure needed for between the mount and the channel. As long as you have the proper torque rating you'd be good.
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  • Recommended Coupler for Channel Mount for 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    The specific ball size trailer couplers like the etrailer # CTA-400, the Pro Series # PSA256S0303 has a latch that is not adjustable and specific to the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. It sounds like you are looking for the multi-ball adjustable coupler, and there is not that style of latch available in the channel mounted options we carry.
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  • What is the Torque Spec for the Bolts that Come with 2-5/16 Inch Channel Coupler # CTA-400
    The bolts for channel mount coupler # CTA-400 have the markings for grade 8 bolts. They are 5/8 inch coarse threaded bolts so the minimum torque value is 159 and the max is 212 (foot pounds). Once torqued down the force will cause the metal of the channel to flex inward some.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes of Trailer Coupler CTA-400
    You are on the money because the distance between the mounting holes of Trailer Coupler # CTA-400 is 2 inches on center, like you mentioned. You are also correct that this is a standard distance and will allow you to use a number of different adjustable channels, depending on the adjustment you need. The most common channel brackets for this coupler are the Ram 3-Position Adjustable Channel Bracket for Couplers - 6" Height Adjustment # CTA-CB4 or 8" Height Adjustment # CTA-CB6. The...
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  • Are Bolts Necessary to Mount Adjustable Channel Trailer Coupler
    While I completely understand it can be a bit of a pain and more time-consuming than you'd like, I have to recommend you only use the included bolts that come with an adjustable channel trailer coupler such as # CTA-400. Using these bolts (which are grade 8 bolts) ensure the coupler maintains its capacity and stability for the safest towing set up. I know it's not the answer you were looking for but the only option to help prevent theft is to add a lock to the latch, the Master Lock...
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
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Expert Research:
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