Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Silver - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K

Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Silver - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K

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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Demco
  • Auto Latch
Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel with a silver powder coat finish, making it ideal for marine applications. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Demco. Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Silver - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K part number DM13203-52 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DM13203-52

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel with a silver powder coat finish, making it ideal for marine applications. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue.


Features:

  • Channel tongue coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • Silver powder coat finish offers excellent corrosion resistance
    • 500-Hour salt spray rating - great for marine applications
  • eZ-Latch coupler mechanism with corrosion-proof composite latch handle 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
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Bolt-on installation - hardware not included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Weight capacity: 18,000 lbs
  • Mounting: 3" wide channel tongue
  • Diameter of lock pin hole: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin lock: 3"
  • Distance between bolt holes:
    • 3" On center from hole closest to coupler to middle hole
    • 2" On center from hole furthest from coupler to middle hole
    • 1-7/8" On center from closest hole diagonally to lower hole
  • 1-Year warranty


Coupler mounting hole dimensions

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 contoured handle and the coupler socket will automatically release its grip on the ball.


Demco eZ-Latch in Use

Sturdy, Corrosion-Resistant Construction

Made of sturdy steel, this straight-tongue coupler features a durable silver powder coat finish that is designed to limit rust and corrosion. This coat has a 500-hour salt spray rating, making the coupler perfect for marine use. The eZ-Latch's sleek, ergonomically designed handle is constructed of a durable composite material that's corrosion-proof, allowing it to withstand whatever the road and the elements dish out.



13203-52 Demco Easy-Latch, Bolt-On, Silver Straight Tongue Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Tongue - 18,000 lbs







Video of Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Silver - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - DM13203-52 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number DM13203-52, this is the Dimco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler. The Channel tongue coupler is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle, it's designed for two and five sixteenth inch hitch balls and it's designed for three inch wide channel tongues. It's going to provide your connection point for your hitch ball, it's going to feature a nice silver, powder coat finish on it so it's going to offer excellent corrosion resistance. It's actually going to feature a five hundred hour salt spray rating so it's going to be great for marine applications as well. Now, the most unique thing about these couplers, is that they're going to feature an easy latch mechanism. It's going to have a corrosion proof composite latch handle, it's going to ensure simple hook up and disconnect. Now the easy latch system is a great system to have in place, it's going to let you hook up when the latch is in a closed position.

Not many couplers allow you to do that but this one will with that easy latch design. All you have to do is drop the coupler over your hitch ball and the rest is automatic. The latch is going to snap into place, it's going to engage the hitch ball for a nice, tight, secure connection. Disengaging the coupler is just as easy, all you have to do is lift up on the contour handle, nice smooth easy operation. It opens up the mechanism here underneath which automatically releases the grip on the hitch ball and allows you to disconnect or disengage. This is made from a heavy duty steel construction, you can see that it's a bolt on installation so we're going to have four bolt holes per side.

These are going to measure a half inch in diameter. Your hardware is not included, Dimco makes this in the USA. One of the things I want to point out too, is you're going to notice a small pin hole located on each side of your coupler. This is going to be there for security, so security and theft prevention. It's going to give us a diameter of five sixteenths of an inch and this is designed so that we can install a coupler pin and lock. This unit does not require a lock to secure to the hitch ball, but adding a lock can provide additional security and safety but again, it's not required.

Let's say you're trailer is unattended, installing a coupler pin and lock or a socket lock is going to prevent anybody from being able to come up to it and hook it up to their vehicle and run off with your trailer. If you have this connected to your vehicle, you can still install a coupler pin and lock system. That's not only going to add extra security to your vehicle, but it's also going to prevent anybody from being able to come up to it and disconnect your trailer from your vehicle. A couple things to keep in mind when choosing a coupler pin and lock, if you want to get one. They are going to be sold separately, and again, this does have the lip going around the socket here, so it will accept most coupler socket locks. Those can only be used on trailers that are unattended but a coupler pin and lock system, a couple measurements again, our diameter of the pin holes is going to measure five sixteenths of an inch and then the span or the usable pin length that we would need is going to measure about three inches.

That's just the distance between the two pin holes. Again, this is destined to accommodate a two and five sixteenth inch hitch ball, the coupler's going to be rated at eighteen thousand pounds. We can take a measurement here of inside edge to inside edge and it's going to let us know that this is designed to work with three inch wide channel tongues. We're going to go ahead and take a look at the distance between our bolt holes. Again, these are going to measure a half inch in diameter. The distance that we have center on center between these two holes is going to be right at two inches, between these two holes is going to be right on three inches and then the distance from the center of these two holes, one and seven eighths of an inch and that's going to be the same measurement between these two holes as well. Overall length, measuring from very front to very back, looks like it's going to give us a measurement of about fourteen and one quarter of an inch. That's going to do it for our review of part number DM13203-52. .


Customer Reviews

Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Silver - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K - DM13203-52

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel with a silver powder coat finish, making it ideal for marine applications. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue.

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super heavy duty, looks to be excellent quality. super fast delivery, ordered Sun. on door step Tues. and free shipping! 545724



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Looks good but looks like I will have cut a couple inches off of it 653892



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Awesome website and fast shipping! Love it! 596556



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I was converting all of my trailers to 2 5/16" ball, so I didn't have to have different size ball inserts laying around and not being able to find the size I needed. I also like the feature that locks on the ball without unlatching the lever. 594947



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Was never informed that this item was backorder ,twice they told me it should be on its way. Had to order a more exspensive one , they paid for shipping to help out 589826



- DM13203-52
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as advertised. delivery quick. Fitted as stated and was assembled in 20 minutes, including redrill of trailer tube. 564938



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I am very happy with this product. It went on the boat trailer. It was easy to install. The quality was above others we looked at for more money. We will recommend you to others. 503064


Comments

Thank you for checking on us. The coupler is great. No problems. Looks and works well.

Walter - 05/01/2019

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Best hitch hands down. Simple design yet does the job well 499601



- DM13203-52
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This receiver is hardy! Solid! Ease of operation and robust. Glad I went with this choice. 480364



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Nice product. Excellent quality. My first purchase on etrailer was easy to complete with outstanding selection of product to choose from. Packaging could have been better because edge of coupler was extending out through cardboard box when arrived. 462734



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Great product and price. Received aa st ated. 449919



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Looks good. 425028



- DM13203-52
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Good product but takes to long to get it in to the shipping process. Your turn around time is very slow. 407337



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I ordered this hitch because all my farm work trailers have a 2-5/16" hitch and my boat had a 2". So I found this hitch on etrailer.com and removed the 2" hitch for this one and now all are the same, saving me a lot of trouble and time. When you are 60 years old and have back problems, changing the hitch when you want to go boating is the last thing you want to do. 387902



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Product is high quality, solid steel. Great addition to our boat trailer. 375997



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Just received this hitch in the mail , going to put it on later today , it came quick and is very solid 367821


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Love this hitch it has held up very well !! Would buy again

Brent - 04/15/2018

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Excellent, this was what I was looking for. 364510



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Have 2 now one boat trailer and now one on trailer I build this winter so all 3 of my trailer are 2-5/16in now. No more forgetting to change balls all the same, I like the couplers very much. 348639



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This is a very sturdy built trailer coupler. The quick attach makes hooking up a breeze. I purchased it mainly to have all of my trailers running the same size ball hitch. I would recommend this trailer coupler to anyone. 346456



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Used the 2 5/16" coupler to replace a 2 inch one on our trailer that a debris vacuum is mounted on. It works fine, with no issues. It allows us to tow the debris vac behind our trucks that have a ball/pintle hitch combination. Glad etrailer had the size, as could not find it locally. Thanks. 307908



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The best review one could write would be that they would buy this product again from the same supplier:. I have made purchases from ETRAILER before and if I ever needed another coupler this is the one I would buy. Extremely easy to mount and operate. 240995



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The customer service is excellent. Kept me informed and stay in contact the through the whole process! 228676



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FAST SHIPPING AND DELIVERY!!! 203650


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Info for this part was:

Written by:
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Updated by:
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Installed by:
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