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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

Item # CTA-400
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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. 1-833-496-1390 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
  • Thumb Latch
  • etrailer

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






Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (88 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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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...


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


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User for a year so far. Utilized on an offroad
Camp trailer, custom built. No issues, strong product. Great range of height adjustment for use on my different vehicles. When it comes time to sell the trailer, It should increase the number of potential buyers due to the versatility in vehicle stance.




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Best price and a perfect fit for my trailer. Item included the attaching bolts and flat washers. I just added lock washers to the 5/8" bolts and a 1/4" hitch clip to lock the coupler onto the truck.




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Easy bolt to bolt on. Functions as desi gned.


Comments
A year later, still running strong.
Jeffrey - 12/16/2021


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Fantastic company! Will recomend to everyone I know! Every thing I ordered was just as advertised and the shipping was free and fast. Less than 1 week and I had my package! Included in the package was all 3 things I ordered.
A 2007 Chevrolet Express heavy duty receiver, a tongue for my trailer and a trailer wiring harnes that just attatched to my Epress's oem tail lights inside the vans inner panels! All 3 things were super easy to install with directions and all 3 things work super well!




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These work great for our toilet trailers. Last year when COVID landed and started the supply chain disruption etrailer had these in stock and sent them out. So far the performance has been good. The only think I could knock it for is the nuts get stuck in a 15/16 socket during installation but not sure what that's all about. Bottom Line I still use this product on our trailers, so yes I would recommend to a friend.




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Prompt delivery of this quality, heavy duty (rated at 14,000 lbs.) hitch. Installed it on the day I received it and bolt holes were precisely machined. An added bonus was that new, grade 8 (non-metric, USS, 15/16") bolts, nuts, and flat washers included. Nice adjust-ability to make the load ride level. Fantastic price= $50.00 with shipping/tax.
Plus, a 'follow up' from the company to make sure the entire transaction was satisfactory....thanks etrailer! Quality customer service goes a long way with me!


Comments
Flawless!
Brad D - 05/01/2019


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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




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Perfect fit, definitely a quality product.




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i have not had the chance to put my trailer coupler to use yet ,but it seems to be very well built and will make the trailer useful to my sons(it will be replacing a pintle coupler on my trailer. thanks for the great product.


Comments
easy replacement,works great. thanks
jerry h - 09/10/2017


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Replaced old, unreliable hitch on my 17 foot dovetail trailer with this one. Can honestly say it’s the easiest hooking trailer I now have. Would highly recommend.




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My order included this CTA-400 coupler and CTA-CB4 adjustable channel bracket. Both items are precisely what I need to replace the old a-frame type coupler on my trailer with a adjustable heavy-duty replacement. Communication with the seller was excellent. No surprises. George J even packaged and shipped my items after hours and had it to me before the weekend!!! BIG thanks to etrailer.com and George J. *****FIVE STARS*****




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The hitch worked great and plenty strong so far. The only problem was the first 10 trips or so when disconnecting trailer the thumb latch release would get jammed and required prying it loose w a crow bar...but since its releasing easier now. Great it had all necessary hardware too. Good product.




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Trailer came with a pintle ring, it has finally shown enough wear to need replacing, opted for the 25/16 coupler to eliminate the slop I'm the ring
Love the ball coupler.




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Nice product. Bolts could be a little shorter had to find some washers to take up the extra space.


Comments
Still working great.
Janet - 12/06/2018


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was very easy to take the old one and replace with a new/ just two bolts and what a difference . takes a 1/4" safety pin i replaced also a real home run again thanks etrailer




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Good product. Good service. Replaced a pintle hitch with the ball hitch.




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etrailer's shipping was extremely fast and the price for my items were very reasonable. Definitely will purchase from etrailer again.




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Works great - easily adjusted with a couple of wrenches.




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A quality product. Our customers log many miles with their trailers and have been able to go on the road with confidence. I have made a couple of returns and customer service was attentive.




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




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




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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.




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Looks solid came in 4 days and bolted on easy it replaced a pintle hook for less bouncing and smoother ride.




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



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See what our Experts say about this etrailer Adjustable Trailer Coupler



  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 coupler...
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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 Adjustable...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount
    The hardware is pretty much standard for 3" channel coupler mounts like the Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount part # CTA-400 so we have plenty of kits with new hardware like the Curt Channel-Mount Coupler Hardware Kit part # C25388.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Adjustable Channel for A-Frame Trailer
    The Demco 6-Hole Adjustable Channel Bracket - Weld On - 12" Tall - 21,000 lbs # DM66134 is the weld on option for your trailer. There isn't a complete kit we offer, but it sounds like you are seeking the Demco 50-Degree A-Frame Coupler without Jack Hole - Channel Mount # DM15349-52. You can then use a coupler like # CTA-400. If you want the support jack plate use # DL22763.
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