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Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Dutton-Lainson. Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson part number DL13728 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DL13728

  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Trigger Latch


Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.)

A key element of easy hitching, unhitching and safe trailer towing is a strong and efficiently operating coupler system, properly installed on the tongue of the trailer. D-L couplers offer an exclusive Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly that can be adjusted without wrenches. This feature provides a precise fit on the hitch ball while the trigger action release allows fast locking and unlocking. The lock lever is held securely closed by cam action and the safety latch.

  • Adjustable lock ball clamp
  • Fits 3" tongue
  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs.
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
    • Zinc plated yellow chromate TUFFPLATE finish has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated trivalent chrome process and 30 percent greater corrosion resistance when compared to powder coated finish. Results of lab test using 5 percent neutral salt spray confirms our TUFFPLATE finish provides in excess of 500 hours against First Red Rust and in excess of 100 hours of First White Corrosion.
  • Distance between the mounting holes on the side measures 3" from center to center
  • Made in the USA

13702 Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson Model 970

Replaces # CP01-030





Video of Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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




Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - DL13728 Review

Today, we're going to review part number DL13728. The Dutton-Lainson-Trailer-Coupler showed a 1-7/8" hitch ball on a 3" channel tongue. This coupler uses a trigger-latch design. It is a bolt on coupler. This has a weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. It does use a zinc TUFFPLATE finish, which has 3x the corrosion resistance of a standard zinc finish. Couple measurements we will do here.

It's for coupler measured inside-to-inside is 3" for the channel tongue measurement. Another measurement is the distance between the mounting holes on the side. If we measure that center-to-center would be 3". This coupler is made in the U.S.A. That should do it for review of part number DL13728..


Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson - DL13728

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)


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service and product were great 464493



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Very satisfied with this trailer coupler. It replaced my old rusty one perfectly, and I'm impressed with the quality. Very easy to install. 442639



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Unit came quickly and was able to slip it right on - Good Show 722960



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I have just received the order. I am happy with the quick delivery and the items were well packed. I purchased what I needed and did not need to drive around to different stores picking up one item here and one item there. I will be ordering other items soon. 718113



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The coupler has done a great job for my use. 694989



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Product was exactly as described. With some slight modifications to the tongue on my Brinly dump trailer, I now have a trailer I can hook to my X300 John Deere lawn tractor using a 1 7/8 trailer hitch ball. Love it. No more getting down on the ground to insert a hitch pin and cotter pin. 652795



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Just what I was looking for to replace the old model. 559148



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Great product. Great price! 520184



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Here's the new one installed. Absolutely perfect. Thank you. 511683



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I got this to replace the old one on my motorcycle trailer that had gotten hard to operate. The old one must have been the same unit as the new one fit perfectly. 449560



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Shiny! But seriously, it fit and worked perfectly. I was so happy to get rid of that old, rusty, beat up thing that was on there. I did learn how to adjust the coupler to fit the ball properly. Very happy with it. 430315



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For a small hitch, nice! 402321



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It was easy to install and it fit my 1 7/8 ball on my 2000 Camry so I could tow my 16' Bayliner Bowrider. 349369


Comments
It still works well after a year. Use aluminum or copper thread compound on the bolt threads so you can remove it in the future.
Peter S - 03/06/2018

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Nice product. Sturdier then previous coupler I removed. Easy to use safety latch. Easy to install. Arrived quickly. Thanks! 345756


Comments
Great product! Still like it well. You all sell good stuff.
Jeff S - 02/26/2018

35199

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Nice coupler, easy install. Quick shipping from etrailer. The only reason I'm giving it 4 starts instead of 5, is it didn't come with new bolts. Not really an issue, just assumed they would be included. Overall, pleased with product. 344274



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Excellent product. Mounted just fine . 282186



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Great service, Quick delivery! 274098



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Shipped same day, worked perfectly. 269284



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Looks good Not installed yet Good pr ice 266429



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It was exactly what we needed. I will order again when I need parts. 243588


Comments
Does the Job, Perfectly!
SteveD - 04/09/2017

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The hitch is exactly what I was looking for and it was delivered right when it was scheduled. Best of all it was made in the USA. 235443



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It is as advertised. Received promptly and packaged well. 202746



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As expected, when expected, very pleased. Look forward to future purchases. 200745



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XLNT PRODUCT. XLNT PRICE! 192730



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perfect fit well built. great place for all trailer stuff! 183763


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Ask the Experts about this Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • What is the Distance Between Bolt Holes on 1-7/8
    From center to center, the distance between the two side bolt holes on # CT-2003-Z is 2-1/4". On # DL13728 the distance is 3". Both trailer couplers fit a 3" channel tongue, a 1-7/8" ball and are rated at 2,000 lbs. If you are replacing your coupler, it may also be time to replace your coupler lock. I recommend the etrailer.com Coupler Lock, # e98893, which works with 1-7/8" couplers.
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  • Replacement Coupler Repair Kit For Dutton Clausen Trailer Coupler
    The Coupler Repair Kit for 2" Curt Couplers # C25194 might fit your Dutton Clausen coupler, however I can't confirm that it will or will not fit. We don't have your coupler to compare and test fit. Due to the age of your coupler, I also cannot confirm that the Repair Kit for Dutton-Lainson Class II and III Couplers # DL13970 will fit. My recommendation is to replace your old coupler with the Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (2,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson # DL13728. This...
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  • Size and Type of Bolts to Install Trailer Coupler DL13728, 1-7/8 Inch Ball, 3 Inch Channel Tongue
    I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson, the manufacturer, about the hardware requirements for Coupler # DL13728. She told me that to mount the coupler, you will need two, 1/2 inch bolts, that are 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 inches long. With this type of hardware installed, the coupler will be installed properly, according to manufacturer recommendations.
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  • Trailer Coupler Repair Part Recommendations
    In order to find the right coupler or latch for your trailer you will need to know the size of your trailer tongue or the model of the coupler needing the parts. If you have a Fulton 308 Series coupler on your trailer, then the Fulton Repair kit, part # F520801, will work for you. I have attached a link to the product page that lists the coupler repair kits and parts you can take a look at. If you are looking to replace the entire coupler, the size of the trailer channel and the ball...
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  • Trailer Coupler for a Trailer with a Round Tube Straight Tongue
    We have a few different round tube mount couplers that might work for you. If the tube has a 1-3/4 inch diameter we have 4 options: # BD028381 is rated for 7,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028242 is rated for 5,000 pounds and fits a 2 inch ball # BD028442 is rated for 12,500 pounds and fits a 2-5/16 inch ball # BD028461 is rated for 12,500 pounds, fits a 2-5/16 inch ball, and has a high-profile latch And we have one option if the tube is 3-1/2 inches in diameter. It is #...
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  • Does Trailer Coupler Need to Sit Flat Against the Top of Trailer Tongue
    Ideally, you want the coupler sitting flat in direct contact with the top of the trailer tongue. If the gap between the bottom inside of the coupler and the trailer tongue is pretty minimal, say 1/16 of an inch or less, having it the way it is would most likely not cause a problem, but I would recommend you go ahead and fix it. This can be done in two ways. You can remove the coupler, cut about 1 to 1-1/2 inches off the end of the trailer tongue so you have fresh steel to work with and...
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  • Is There a Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler With Built-In Handle for Easy Maneuvering
    I have just what you need. The Trailer Coupler 1-7/8" Ball 3" Channel Tongue part # DL13728 which you could add the Trailer Coupler Grip Handle by Dutton-Lainson part # DL13350 to in order to help maneuver the trailer. I am not aware of any one piece coupler/handle combo but the above will work perfectly for you.
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  • 2k Rated Trailer Coupler Recommendation for 3 inch Wide Frame Channel
    We have several 3 inch channel trailer couplers that could work for you (see link). For a 2,000 lb capacity coupler the Dutton Lainson part # DL13728 is a very popular option that would work well. I would have a qualified weldor, weld a Safety Chain Loop, # E950, to the bottom of the trailer frame and then attach safety chains, like part # 2118-348-04, with Safety Chain Quick Links, # 2114-553-04.
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  • Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler 940-1 Repair Kit
    Why not just use the repair kit part # DL13968 to replace the internal components of your Dutton Lainson Coupler 940-1 so that you wouldn't have to mess with cutting or replacing components. This would be the easiest solution to the problem you have.
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  • Can Dutton Lainson Coupler DL13728 Fit on Trailer Tongue that is 75 mm Wide
    Your tongue has a width of 75 mm or 2.95 inches which is very close to the standard tongue width couplers are designed for of 3 inches. That would be close enough for the Trailer Coupler # DL13728 that you referenced to tighten onto and work well. Basically I'd mock up the coupler installed on your tongue where you want it and then drill holes using the coupler as a template.
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