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Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball

Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball

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Ideal for the rigors of off-road towing, this fully articulating coupler inserts into your trailer's 2" receiver and attaches to the included 2" ball, which mounts on your vehicle. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Ark. Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball part number AR44FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Ark Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - AR44FR

  • 2 Inch Channel
  • Off Road Coupler
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Ark

Ideal for the rigors of off-road towing, this fully articulating coupler inserts into your trailer's 2" receiver and attaches to the included 2" ball, which mounts on your vehicle.


Features:

  • Articulating coupler is ideal for the rigors of off-road towing
  • Quick-hitch locking system saves you time during hookup
  • Greasing points on all moving components ensure that the coupler is ready for anything
  • Connects to your 2" receiver on your trailer
  • Includes 2" tow ball for the ball mount on your vehicle
  • Steel construction is tough enough to handle any environment
  • J684 Compliant


Specs:

  • Measures 13-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball coupler
  • Max towing capacity: 5,000 lbs


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Video of Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball

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Video Transcript for Review of Ark Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Off Road Coupler - AR44FR

Today we're going to take a look at the Ark trailer side articulating off-road coupler for 2" receivers. This coupler is ideal for off-road towing. It's a fully articulating coupler that'll insert into your trailers 2" receiver, and attaches to this included 2" hitch ball which would be mounted on your tow vehicle's ball mount. Most of the off-road trailers will use a 2" hitch receiver on the tongue of the trailer, and this articulating couplers would install into that 2" hitch receiver. It's ideal for the rigors of off-road towing. Does use a quick hitch locking system, which saves you time during hookup.

I'm going to demonstrate that. So what we're going to do is install it into this, have an example here of a 2" by 2" hitch receiver opening.What you'll do is just take your coupler and slide it all the way in till you get the hitch pin holes to line up. Once you got the hitch pin hole lined up, go ahead and put your pin through there. Put your clip on there, and now you'd be all ready to go. You can see there's an articulating feature.

It articulates this way. The quick hitch locking system is pretty nice because what you can do is here's the ball that'll be on your ball mount. It's showing unlocked. So right here, if I turn this, you'll see this red area that says unlock. That means you're ready to go onto the hitch ball.

So what you'll do is align this coupling head over the tow ball and then lower that head over the tow ball completely. Once it's completely onto the tow ball, what you'll do is just raise the safety catch lever here and you can see that it engages the auto locking. So the ball's automatically locked in there, and then it releases it to allow it to articulate this way. And then you can even articulate this way. So when you're doing your off-road trailering, it's not going to come disconnected.And then to remove it, all you have to do is push up on this safety catch lever, twist this over to where it'll say unlocked, and it latches into place and unlocks from the ball.

And now you're all ready to hook up again. You do want to always make sure that when it releases that the screen that says locked would be showing before you do any towing. It does have grease Zerk fittings on all the moving components. There's two right here. You can see that you're going attach your grease gun to lubricate it to ensure the couplers lubricate it for anything and there's even a Zerk fitting right here to lubricate the movement for it right here. This is a nice steel construction. It's tough enough to handle any environment. It is J684 compliant, has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and the ball is also stamped at the top 5,000 pounds.Last thing I want to do is just give you the measurement. Let me turn it this way so you can see from the center of this hitch pin hole to the center of the ball coupler. If we go from the center right here to the hitch pin holes are 13-3/4". But again, just to demonstrate one more time, it's all ready to be coupled, so you just lower this down over the ball. Once it gets completely down over the ball, just push that up and then you can see the green showing, it means it's locked and you're all ready to go just like that. That should do it for the review on the Ark trailer side articulating off-road coupler for 2" receivers.


Customer Reviews

Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball - AR44FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Ideal for the rigors of off-road towing, this fully articulating coupler inserts into your trailer's 2" receiver and attaches to the included 2" ball, which mounts on your vehicle.

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I was looking for an off-road coupler. I read the pro's and con's of the two better known brands. I had concerns over getting my trailer to tow level behind my rig as those other brands didn't seem very adjustable. When I saw the Ark coupler, I was pleased. It has all the range of motion for full articulation, yet it uses a standard ball which means I can use any drop/rise hitch I want to get my trailer leveled right. Since I don't have to purchase a specialty hitch for the vehicle side, the overall cost of this is less than its competitors. The Ark coupler is heavy duty. It is not light weight at all. It seems to be very well made. I have only done some very basic testing, but it hasn't had any issue with binding. I like it.



- AR44FR
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I'm excited to try it out. It looks very well made and heavy duty



- AR44FR
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Great Service



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As usual the customer service was excellent with George going out of his way to see that my order shipped promptly as it was time sensitive to say the least.. Tfank you



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On time and un damaged!



- AR44FR
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Great product, shipped all the way to Hawaii within a week!



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looks as advertised!



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Ask the Experts about this Ark Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • How Does Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler Connect
    The Ark Articulating off-road coupler, part # AR44FR, actually doesn't fit into your trailer hitch receiver on your truck. It's for off-road trailers that have a receiver tube on them and then it couples to any 2 inch ball on your truck's ball mount. It's a style that is getting more and more popular in off-road trailers as the "overlanding" craze keeps growing. For trailer's that don't have a receiver to fit the Ark coupler into we carry universal tubes like part # 337RT25806B. You'll...
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  • Does Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler Have a Lock
    You are correct that there isn't a lock made specifically for this kind of off-road coupler, the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side # AR44FR. Since it mounts inside an off-road trailer's hitch tube like the Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube # 337RT25806B, the best way to secure it is to remove the coupler from your trailer when it is not being used and lock it in your vehicle, so your trailer would not be able to be towed away. I have added a link...
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  • Can the Ark Articulating Coupler Be Used On a Trailer Traveling the Highway
    Yes. The Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side # AR44FR can be used while towing on the highway; the off-road designation just refers to the typical usage of the coupler and not any type of rating. The Ark # AR44FR is SAE J684 Compliant for towing trailers in the US.
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  • Availability Of Receiver Tube To Attach To Tongue Of Trailer For Ark Off-Road Coupler AR44FR
    I have another option for you, but there is not a trailer coupler that already has a 2" receiver tube for installing an off-road coupler like the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball # AR44FR you were looking at. Instead you will need to have a coupler like the # 337RT25806B welded to the tongue of your trailer for the AR44FR to install into, and install the included 2" hitch ball onto the ball mount on your tow vehicle. I included videos for...
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  • Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler Offset
    You can indeed flip the orientation of the ARK # AR44FR articulating coupler so it's used in the rise position. When used in the rise position, you'll have right at a 2-3/4 inch rise. I've linked to a product description video featuring the ARK # AR44FR off-road Coupler.
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  • Can the Ark Articulating Coupler Be Used with an Adjustable Channel Mounting Ball Mount
    We haven't tested using an Ark Articulating Coupler # AR44FR with a Curt Adjustable ball mount like the # C45902 and I don't think this is going to work because of the limited clearance from the hitch ball to the channel. You'll instead want to use a ball mount with a drop like the # C45338 specifically for towing with the AR44FR, since it will allow the coupler to move freely. I've linked an article on how to properly measure for a drop/rise ball mount to this answer in case you're...
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  • Ark Off-Road Coupler Compatibility For Aliner Camping Trailer With 2" Ball Coupler
    The Aliner trailers will come with a 2" ball coupler for connecting to your tow vehicle. The Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler # AR44FR requires the trailer to use a 2" receiver tube connection. The coupler will slide into this 2" receiver similar to the way a ball mount slides into the receiver on you vehicle. You will need to have a Combo Bar 6" with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-9 welded and gusseted in place of the 2" ball coupler that will come on the Aliner. With that receiver...
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  • What is the Purpose of the Green Arm on the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler
    When the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball # AR44FR is unlocked you will see a red area on the opposite side that says unlock. This means the coupler is ready to go onto the hitch ball. After you align the coupler and lower it onto the tow ball it will engage the auto lock and you will see the green "arm" indicating it is locked on. I have attached a review video where this is demonstrated and you can see it switch from red to green after connecting...
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  • Trailer Dolly Compatibility with Lock N Roll Hitch
    A standard trailer dolly like # MT70225 is not directly compatible with the Lock N Roll hitch system. There is not a dolly designed to work with that system, however if you were to use a similar system with the ability to attach to a hitch ball, then a dolly could be utilized. I recommend instead of the Lock N Roll you could use the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball # AR44FR which works with a hitch ball and thus would work with a dolly.
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  • Adapter For Bumper Mounted Receiver To Ball Mount Hitch
    If I'm understanding you correctly you're wanting to place the Buyers Products RV Universal Receiver Hitch Item # 3371804060 on the rear bumper of the trailer and need an adapter from that to the ball mount on your truck. If that is the case then you'll want the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball Item # AR44FR. Note: Since you're trying to pull with the bumper you will need to know the tow rating of your vehicle's bumper. The # 3371804060 has...
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  • Recommended Timbren Axle-less, Trailer Brakes, and Ark Articulating Coupler For Overlanding Trailer
    I would be happy to recommend some components for you, but there is no disc brake kit currently available with the 5 on 5" bolt pattern, and none of the 5 on 5" bolt pattern hubs that are available will work with 17" wheels. You will want to stick with a 15" wheel as that is the largest wheel that will work without any issues. Starting with the Timbren kit I recommend the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/Brake Flange - Off-Road Tires - 2,200 lbs # ASR1THDS02. For...
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