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Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs

Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs

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Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue. 3-Hole bolt-on case. Great Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Demco. Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs part number 12564 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - 12564

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Demco
  • Auto Latch

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue. 3-Hole bolt-on case.


  • Channel tongue coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • eZ-Latch coupler mechanism ensures simple, secure hookup and disconnect
    • Lets you hook up when latch is in closed position - just drop coupler over hitch ball and latch will snap into place
  • Zinc plating offers corrosion resistance
    • 200-Hour salt spray rating
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Bolt-on installation - hardware not included
  • Made in the USA


  • Ball size: 2"
  • Weight capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Mounting: 3" wide channel tongue
  • Distance between bolt holes: 3"
  • 1-Year warranty

eZ-Latch Coupler

This coupler features a simple-to-use latching mechanism known as the eZ-Latch. With this mechanism, hooking up is as easy as dropping the coupler over your trailer hitch ball. The latch does not need to be tugged or manually activated to allow the ball into the coupler socket, nor does it have to be secured in place. Just make sure that the coupler is properly lined up with the ball when you lower it, and the rest is automatic. Disengaging the coupler is just as effortless. Simply lift up the handle and the coupler socket will automatically release its grip on the ball.

Demco eZ-Latch in Use

Unlike most couplers, which have a pin hole through the handle latch, the eZ-Latch coupler features a second pin hole through the side of the coupler itself. Inserting a coupler lock through either hole will keep the latch from lifting, preventing disconnect and theft.

12564 Demco Easy-Latch, Bolt-On, Zinc-Plated Straight Tongue Coupler - 2" Ball - 3" Tongue - 10,000 lbs

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Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs - 12564

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue. 3-Hole bolt-on case.


The Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs. was so simple to install, took 20 minutes at most to remove old coupler and install this one. The coupler appears to be rigid in design but will see how this holds up to a 20' airboat trailer.


Heavy duty and perfect for the 3”x5” boat trailer. Paired with a Fulton swing arm and it turned out perfect for my Nitro boat and the space issue I have.


Installs and fits well. etrailer easy to work with, helpful and fast


Arrived on time. Appears to be well made and will be an excellent replacement.


I have not installed the parts yet, but the customer service from etrailer is superb! I would give 6 stars if it were possible.


The customer service is excellent. Great communication. Shipping took longer than expected, but once I got the coupler, it was easy to install and works great. I did add a little grease to the underside of the locking mechanism as it was dry and seemed like it would eventually start binding up. But that is regular maintenance stuff anyway so no big deal.


Great product and great service! I’m a repeat customer and will continue to be!


Etrailer has great products! Large selections to choose from excellent info on helping you figure out what you need for your setup, along with great pricing! Thanks Etrailer.


Great product. It's tough to find couplers with the 10,000 lbs load and a 2" ball but this product does exactly what I need.


great product it took a bit of modification to fit but works great!!, Thank you.


great product,well built and fast deliv ery



it has worked very well. on a side note it save are family from injuries as we were rear ended and the hitch took the brunt of impact.

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Katrina B.


Blue Ox to the rescue! Hopefully you all were okay and the car wasn't damaged too much.


First of I must say the customer service at etrailer was superb! It also arrived in two days. As for the coupler it was easy to install and I really like the quick couple feature on the Demco coupler. Have not pulled the trailer yet but it look like a well built quality hitch.


Although I just received the trailer tongue. It can easily be seen its a quality hitch. Heavy Gauge Steel. The locking mechanism is interesting as you don't need to open the latch to drop your trailer on the ball. I'm excited to install it on my boat trailer.


Product delivered very quickly. The coupler is as advertised, very heavy duty and well made. I will always use etrailer in the future. Their service is superb

Scott H.


Working very well. Would recommend this coupler to anybody looking to replace their current coupler


This trailer coupler is extremely stout for a 2" ball. It fit perfectly. The mounting holes lined up properly and in a matter of a few minutes my trailer was ready to be towed. Very please with this product for its quality and price.


Installed the electric over hydraulic unit as well as the HBA-CAM. Couldn't be happier


Looks like a great product


Great product. Very easy to mount, very easy to attach to a hitch. Most importantly the quality of the coupler is exceptional.


I called this company after having bad luck with another provider. Jesse was quick to help me find what I needed and sent me videos so I could see what I was buying. Fast shipping and arrived in great condition. The heck with folks you can’t talk to. Or have to work a puzzle to get to a person. Thanks again.


I recieved the coupler very fast. It looks like a good quality coupler and fit perfectly. I clamped it and predrilled for 5/8 grade 8 bolts.


Great product, just as described and lightning quick shipping


This is certainly not my first order with Etrailer, I will start by saying that all my orders have been shipped quickly and the products are always just as described, top quality products great service. Can't ask for a better or speedier service!


WOrked out great and had no issues. Looks great and works well on my old trailer.


Looks and feels solid. Ensure that you measure as these come manufactured a bit longer than most.



Every Trailer should have this trailer type of coupler. Simple and easy to use. Great product.


Very nice 10,000 lb coupler to bolt to my 3” square tube 1/4” wall

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See what our Experts say about this Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • What kind of Bolts Do I Need for the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler?
    The hole diameters for the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler item # 12564 are 1/2 inch. It is recommended to use grade 8 hardware to attach the coupler to your trailer frame. You can find these bolts at a local hardware store as they do not come supplied with the kit because of varying sizes of trailer frames.
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  • Recommended Coupler for Boat Trailer With 3" Wide Channel
    The coupler I recommend for your boat trailer is the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # 12564, which fits a 3" wide channel tongue, has a 10,000 lb capacity and uses the eZ-Latch system to fit a 2" hitch ball. This will allow you to hook up the latch simply by dropping the coupler over the hitch ball. I've added a link to a video review of this coupler for you to check out.
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  • Center Ball to End of Coupler Dimension of Demco 12564
    As shown in the provided photo, the approximate distance from the centerline of the trailer ball to the end of the coupler is 12 inches. The Demco # 12564 accepts a 2 inch trailer ball.
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  • Does Demco Coupler part # 12564 Come with Install Bolts
    The Demco Trailer Coupler part # 12564 that you referenced does not come with mounting bolts. You would need to supply them. A local hardware store would have no problem getting you setup with nuts and bolts. The hole diameters are 1/2 inch.
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  • Dimensions and Mounting Hole Spacing of Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # 12564
    Yes, the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # 12564 that you referenced does accept a 2-inch hitch ball and mounts to a 3-inch-wide trailer tongue. It's mounting hole spacing is indeed 3-inches and it offers a 10,000-lb weight capacity. You'll need to re-use or replace your installation hardware as this is not included with this zinc-plated coupler.
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  • Distance from the Top of Coupler to Center of Mounting Holes on Demco Trailer Coupler 12564
    I spoke with my contact over at Demco about coupler # 12564. From the top (outside) of the coupler above the mounting holes down to the center of the mounting holes measures 1.029". What brand is the coupler you have now because the 1 inch dimension is the most common for 2 inch ball couplers that fit a 3 inch wide tongue.
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  • Torque Spec on Bolts for Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On
    In order to install the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # 12564, you'll need to obtain three 1/2" Grade 8 Hex Bolts about 3-1/2" - 3-3/4" long with nuts from a local hardware store. The recommended torque for a bolt this size/grade is 80 ft. lbs.
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  • Is There a Reverse Lockout Key Compatible With Demco EZ Lock Surge Brake Actuators?
    Demco surge brake actuators require a Reverse Lockout Solenoid # DM11993. They do not have the ability to use a reverse lockout key.
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  • Comparing Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler 12564 and DM12717
    The only difference between the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # 12564 and Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # DM12717 is the bolt pattern which is just slightly different with one having an extra hole.
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  • Recommended Electric Over Hydraulic Braking System For Venture Boat Trailer With Surge Brake System
    Yes, you can remove your current Surge Brake Actuator and install a standard coupler like the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # 12564 and install the Titan BrakeRite I Plug and Play Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Kit # T4813102 to provide faster and safer braking for your Venture boat trailer. The Titan BrakeRite will require you to install a brake controller to operate. I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 4 Axles - Proportional # 90195 as it was designed...
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  • Comparing Demco Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 to # 12564
    The Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Silver - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs # DM15000-52 is a bolt on coupler for a pole tongue trailer. It is compatible with 3 inch channel width and has bolt holes in the spacing I've attached in the photo. It has an automatic latch that will allow you to connect when the latch is in the closed position by just dropping the coupler over the ball, the latch with snap into place. It has a silver powder coat finish and is rated for 500-hour...
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  • Best Coupler Lock for Demco Channel Tongue Coupler
    My best recommendation is the etrailer Surge Brake Coupler Lock # e98887. This lock fits into either one of the two pin holes of your coupler # 12564. This locks your latch into place so one can't disconnect it from your tow vehicle. It also works when your trailer is stored unhitched since thieves can't hitch your trailer to their vehicle with this lock in the way. Another popular lock for trailer storage is the etrailer Trailer Coupler Lock for Flat Lip Couplers # e98893. This completely...
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  • Replacmenet for Shelby 5107 Trailer Coupler
    So what you're looking for is a straight tongue coupler for a 2" ball with a 3" channel that can handle at least 7,500 lbs. For a replacement that fits these requirements we have a few options from Demco. If you want a zinc finish with a 200-Hour salt spray rating we have the # 12564. If you would rather have a silver powder coat finish with a 500 hour rating we have the # DM15000-52. Both have a 10,000 lb weight capacity and a bolt-on installation. Both of these also have an eZ-Latch...
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  • Trailer Coupler For Boat Trailer With 3 Inch Galvanized Tongue
    We do have an option for you, though the straight tongue trailer couplers that fit 3" tongues only fit either a 2" or 1-7/8" ball, but not both. If that's okay, the best option is a coupler from Demco: - Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs # 12564 This coupler accepts a 2" ball and will bolt onto your boat trailer's 3" straight tongue. It has a simple-to-use eZ-Latch that will latch onto your hitch ball automatically, and is zinc-coated...
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  • Bolt Patterns of Bolt-On Trailer Couplers for 3-Inch Trailer Tongues
    The linked page displays all 2-inch ball couplers that bolt on to a 3-inch trailer tongue. Some do use the same 3-inch hole spacing, such as Titan # T4845000 and the Fulton # F223000301, but other hole patterns are included on some couplers, such as the Demco # 12564 which uses three holes.
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  • Replacement Coupler or 2 Inch Ball Coupler Repair Kit for Boat Trailer
    The Coupler Repair Kit for 2" Curt Couplers # C25194 is not a universal fit for all couplers. It may or may not work with your trailer coupler. I've linked the page to all our repair kit options, but if you don't know your coupler, then we can't confirm a fit. You may want to replace the entire coupler with the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2" Ball - 3" Channel # 12564 or the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc # CT-3003-Z. Both of these are simple...
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  • Recommended Trailer Coupler for Lightweight Boat Trailer
    As long as the tongue on your boat trailer does not exceed 3" wide, I recommend using the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # 12564. This coupler fits a 2" hitch ball, has a 10,000 lb weight capacity, and comes with a zinc plating for corrosion resistance. It has an eZ-Latch mechanism which means you do not have to open the latch to couple the trailer. It is also made right here in the U.S.A. If you would like to protect the trailer from theft, I recommend using a lock like part...
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  • Can Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator Work With EOH Actuator
    Since there isn't an easy way to lock out the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator 8605001, you would not be able to use it with the Dexter DX Series Electric Over Hydraulic Brake Actuator for Drum Brakes # K71-650 Both a hydraulic coupler and EOH system are unable to both be used together, so the braking function would go to the Dexter actuator. Since the hydraulic actuator is bolted on, it will be a simple replacement with a standard coupler, the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler...
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  • Locks For a Master Tow Car Dolly With 2" Ball Demco Coupler
    Based on information I could find on the Master Tow car dollies I see they use a 2" coupler like our # CT-5003-Z. For this I recommend getting the Master Lock Set # 3794DAT which will provide you with a coupler lock, storage lock and receiver lock all keyed alike. The InfiniteRule Lock # IR66FR you found is a great lock but is for their EZ Latch Coupler # 12564 if this is what you have.
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  • Replacement Hydraulic Brake Actuator for Homemade Trailer With Short Tongue
    I'm assuming you have hydraulic drum brakes and actually need the brake actuator. If that is the case, you're looking at either extending the tongue so you can bolt on an actuator like the # DX33FR or welding one on like the # DEX94FR. Both have a 7,500 lb capacity and are compatible with drum brakes. If it were me, I would stick with the bolt on option and get a local trailer shop to extend the tongue a bit. This would also make for an easier swap in the future should you need to replace...
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  • Fixed Coupler Options To Replace UFP A-60 Surge Couper For Boat Trailer
    Your UFP surge actuator 34043 is a model A-60 actuator. This is designed for a 2" hitch ball and trailer weighing up to 7,500lbs. I have made a list of different bolt on couplers we carry below you can choose from to bolt in place of the actuator if you choose to remove it completely. Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler # 3370091560 Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13689-95 Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # 12564 Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13689-52 If...
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