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

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

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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. Great Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Demco. Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Silver - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs part number DM15000-52 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DM15000-52

  • 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 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.


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


  • Ball size: 2"
  • Weight capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Channel width: 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
  • Bolt hole diameter: 1/2"
  • Overall length: 14"
  • Diameter of lock pin hole: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin lock: 2-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited 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 finish 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.

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Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch - Silver - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs - DM15000-52

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (56 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.


Always great service and fast delivery! Tongue coupler and wheels and tires made a big difference!


It has been a perfect upgrade and replacement for my 27ft enclosed snowmobile trailer! The EZ-latch function is a great feature! Highly recommend this hitch!


This replacement fit right on and bolted in place within 5 minutes. Probably would have been faster had I used power tools. I like the new ball latch much better. I have provided 2 photos for your viewing pleasure. First one without the product on and the second with the replacement attached and the old one setting on top. I want to say that George J provided excellent communications from the moment my order was processed all the way to delivery. etrailer by far has the best price & service. I would do business with them again in a heartbeat!!

Bob R.


Rock solid and very happy with my replacement. I am retired and going camping is my job!!


Purchased to replace the “surge setup” on my 24 ft boat trailer= replace the neck, go with electric brakes....much better setup, and NO u will not have issues (being electric) when backing into the water. Much cheaper than fixing the worn out surge brake system. Great product / A+ customer service / much cheaper than any competitors price!


Love the EZ Latch.


Great option when ditching a surge brake model for electric over hydraulic. Wish it had a metal latch, but maybe it will last forever. Lost a star for that.


Excellent coupler, it’s a bit pricey but worth it.


It fits perfect. I haven't had a chance to use ut yet but your service and shipping was great


Looks good. We haven't got to putting on yet.


Very good customer service and great co mmunication


Great product and excellent quality. Delivery was super fast to BC Canada! Will recommend any day. Thank you.


The Bomb perfect fit.
Very easy to install
only 45 min total including the removal of the old welded on coupler


Good product. Easy 10 minute installation. Fast shipping and awesome communication.


Great company to deal with l won’t buy my parts anywhere else


It hasn’t arrived yet


Had to replace the existing 1 7/8” coupler with a new one and decided to go to a 2” ball to make the changing of trailers This fit perfect


I've been very happy with dealing with etrailer both in ordering and quickness of receiving my order. I have not installed this product as yet but have fitted and all looks good and I'm hoping it works as designed. This type of hitch will take away some pain and strain by not having to manually lock onto ball.


Folks if you've never had the ease of this hitch you are missing it. It's by far the easiest hitch I've EVER used. Back up n line up under it, then simply let trailer down on the ball. The black latch raises up then back down and it's latched, put safety pin in and done. Best of all the way it's made, it's nearly impossible to come off by accident. Great service too.


Love this Coupler very easy to use!!!!


Arrived in timely fashion , worked out great


We were needing to upgrade our hitch for a towable piece of equipment in our rental fleet and this Demco with the EZ Latch was the perfect choice.


Hard product to find locally! It was super easy to find on etrailer, was shipped quickly and arrived within days. I am very satisfied with my experience with

by: 11/21/2022

Best Coupler I have ever owned


This is one of the slickest couplers ever.


Fit my 3" channel just fine.


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  • Can Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 be Welded On
    If you wanted to weld on the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 that you referenced you could. This is powdercoated so you'd need to sand off the powdercoating where you plan to weld.
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    Hi Ed, If I'm understanding you correctly your trailer's frame is 3" wide and the coupler needs to have a 2" ball. If so the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 you were looking at would be a compatible fit. I've attached a little diagram below showing the bolt pattern so that you can check if it will match up to the current pattern so you can avoid drilling into the frame. If you instead have different sizing or need something different then let me know and I'd be happy...
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  • What To Do with Trailer Coupler When Switching from Surge to Electric Brakes
    There are a few options for the trailer coupler when switching from surge to electric trailer brakes. If the coupler has a pin that can be used to lock this out then that would be best but the other options are welding the slide or replacing it entirely. If you don't have a pin then I recommend a full replacement. In order to find a replacement you'll need to know the trailer weight and frame style. The Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # DM15000-52 for example is for a 3" straight...
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    From the higher hole centers to the top of the coupler measures 1 inch. From the lower hole to the top of the coupler measures 1-1/8 inches.
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  • Coupler Recommendation for 3 inch Channel With Easy to Use Latch System
    For easy operation I really like the Demco Couplers part # DM15000-52 that have the eZ latch system. It'll work for a very long time and won't get difficult to operate. This is confirmed to fit 3 inch frame channel and on 2 inch hitch balls as well.
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  • Length added to Trailer Tongue When Demco # DM15000-52 or DM12563 Coupler is Installed
    The two couplers you referenced are identical size-wise. The # DM15000-52 is a bolt-on application with the EZ latch system and a silver finish. The DM12563 uses a standard latch, is a weld-on application and has a red finish. For the # DM15000-52, the easiest way to locate how far forward the coupler would extend would be to measure forward from the front most mounting hole 7.09 inches. The distance forward from the point where the coupler narrows will depend on how far from tolerance...
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  • Trailer Coupler for 3 Inch Square Stock Steel Tongue Compatibility
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  • BOLT Trailer Coupler Lock That Fits The 2 Inch Demco EZ Latch Coupler
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    The lock I recommend for the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch # DM15000-52 is the etrailer Trailer Coupler Lock # e98887. This lock is going to do a great job of keeping your trailer safe and sound and will work perfectly with the Demco latch. I have added a link to a video review of the lock as well as the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - eZ-Latch # DM15000-52.
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    Best option we have is the part # e98887 for a pin lock for the Demco coupler part # DM15000-52. This has a pin diameter of 1/4 inch and a length of 2-1/2 inches so it will fit tight to your coupler and fit well still.
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    The Shelby coupler you have now is a standard trigger-latch style of coupler that fits a 3 inch frame channel which we have great replacements for. For a high quality replacement I would recommend the Demco coupler part # DM15000-52 which has a very easy to use latch system that also is very reliable and won't get hard to use over time like most do. This also fits a 2 inch hitch ball. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this coupler as well.
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  • Is There a Trailer Coupler for 50mm Hitch Balls That Can Support Over 5,000 Lbs
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    I believe you were referring to in general what does a 2" or 3" channel mean since you didn't reference any specific coupler, but a 2" or 3" channel is simply the width of the your trailer tongue the coupler attaches to. For example the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z fits a 2" wide trailer tongue and the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 fits a 3" wide trailer tongue. I have added a link below to our entire selection of straight tongue trailer couplers for...
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  • Does Surge Coupler Need to Be Replace if Trailer is Converted to Electric Brakes
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