Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DL13835

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Trigger Latch


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.

Features:

  • Adjustable lock ball clamp
  • Fits 2" tongue
  • Capacity: 3,500 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

13835 Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson Model 981P-2

Replaces DL13889





Video of Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 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 - DL13835 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Dutton Lainson straight tongue trailer coupler for two inch hitch balls. Has a 3500 pound weight capacity. Now this coupler is perfect for your towing needs. It's a rust resistant coupler, which is designed to be bolted onto your trailer's tongue. And the Dutton Lainson couplers offer an exclusive quick lock ball clamp assembly that can be adjusted without wrenches.The finish on it is a nice zinc tough plate finish, has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated chrome process, and about 30% greater corrosion resistance when compared to powder coat finish. It's a durable steel construction; has the easy to use trigger style latch.

Makes for a quick and easy trailer hookup. And again, it's designed for two inch hitch ball. I happen to pull a two inch hitch ball. Here we go, just to demonstrate. And you just pull up on the trigger in the latch, that'll open it up.

Drop it onto the hitch ball. And then when you close it, lock it into place, you can see that it hooks onto your hitch ball. And then to release it, again just pull on this trigger, pull it up. And just like that, it'll release it from the hitch ball.This is a bolt-on installation. If you look on the side, has the two holes here, just bolt it onto your tongue.

This part is made in the USA. Again, the specs on this, the ball size is two inches, capacity is 3500 pounds. Mounting, it's designed to fit on a two inch wide channel tongue. Now overall length on this, from this edge all the way out to this edge, it's gonna be right at ten inches. The channel length which is on the inside, that'll slide onto the tongue.

Gonna be right at five inches channel length. The overall height from the bottom to the top here, is gonna be right at two and three quarter inches. If you include the latch from the bottom to the top of the latch it's right about four inches. The width on it, overall outside width from edge to edge, is right at two and a half inches. Inside is two and one eighth inches. And the whole measurements are a standard dimension center to center right at three inches.That should do it for the review on the Dutton Lainson straight tongue trailer coupler for a two inch hitch ball, with a 3500 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson - DL13835

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)


- DL13835
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good 177766



- DL13835
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The product arrived and was impressed with the quality of the trailer coupler. 88036



- DL13835
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Just as advertised. Good quality and fit well. 184475


Comments

All still holding up and doing the job was purchased for. Great products at a fair price. Do take care and continue the great service, Roy.

Roy G - 04/11/2016

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- DL13835
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Product is great. Direct bolt on replacement tor the existing rusted coupler. It comes in two parts, which is not a problem, but the two parts were tapped together with about 3 feet of the stickiest packing tape known to man. I had to wipe the coupler down with acetone to get all the glue off. 172378



- DL13835
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It works as expected. 677425



- DL13835
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Just what I was looking for your store was the only one I could find the size I needed. 657282



- DL13835
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I am afraid I do not have any pictures of the trailer lights and trailer tongue coupler that I ordered from you. I would like say that the lights and coupler arrived in a very timely fashion and I have been delighted with the quality of the product and the professional way the order was handled. I just purchased a 2019 Chevrolet 3500 4 door 4x4 truck. I need a hitch to fit the large receiver and several interchangeable trailer balls. I told my wife that the only place I was even thanking about buying them from was etrailer. Your company does business like it used to be done and that is hard to find in today’s world. It is even better because I do not have to go into town to find what I need from the ranch. Thank You J. P. Green. 579945



- DL13835
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Nice product! Glad I chose this item! 563048



- DL13835
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Great Service and the ladies know their stuff! This company goes above and beyond for online service and they actually answer the phone and can get you technical info quickly if it is not listed in the description! Thank you! Very Satisfied Customer 500044



- DL13835
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great quality for the money, would recommend product to anyone in the market. 462759



- DL13835
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Top quality. No worries with this coupl er. 456161



- DL13835
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Product looks good, made in USA, sent unassembled, no instructions, and wrapped in packaging tape, took 1/2 hour to clean before use. Did the factory ever hear of 'shrink wrap'? 420564



- DL13835
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Great product !!! 375247


Comments

Great !!!

Gordon H - 05/02/2018

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- DL13835
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Well made, quality material, very happy 347102



- DL13835
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Looks solid. Haven't installed yet but it could use some printed instructions to assemble from packaging. 291888



- DL13835
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Strong heavy duty replacement. I am very pleased with the quality of this product. Perfect. 289503



- DL13835
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great price on a good product.....had to put it together but pretty straight forward 287867



- DL13835
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ok product 261730



- DL13835
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This item was just what I was looking for. I searched in all the local stores and trailer places, and could not find a 2" ball with a 2" channel anyplace but here. Thanks for the fast shipping. al 260159



- DL13835
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Its nice and thick with good galvo coating but the tape residue from when it was that wrapped it as a package is extremely hard to remove from the metal 231682



- DL13835
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Arrived as described, seems like great quality. Made in the U.S.A! 227366



- DL13835
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Ordered this item after I got an aluminum set of wheels with tires and chromed center caps. Decided to do a complete renovation of my trailer and replace the old coupler by a U.S. made one, and also looks great! Delivered in a timely manner. Excellent service etrailer! 221302



- DL13835
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The 2" Ball Coupler looks well made for the job. The ball latch assembly comes un-assembled, that was not stated. My issue is that it was wrapped in clear packing tape, that left adhesive and bits of plastic wrap all over. It required extensive cleaning efforts to remove. This may have been sitting in the hot sun for some time, melting the adhesive, not at all happy about that! 215622



- DL13835
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Excellant product and company to deal with! Highly recommend "etrailer"! 166033



- DL13835
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perfect fit for my snowbear trailer - unable to find anywhere else. Many thanks 156074



- DL13835
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looks like a good unit latch is really solid one of the better ones ive seen..was kinda surprised when it came in pieces though...ive always seen them sold already assembled. anyhow havnt tried it out yet its going too be quite awhile b4 its used. 107381



- DL13835
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Just nwhat I wanted Quick shipping Quailty product. Thanks 99540



- DL13835
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Item was as pictured. I was concerned about the placement of the mounting holes and they are not centered on the channel as I would like but should be sufficient, and maybe a bit stronger near the frame bends. Product came unassembled with no instructions which was not a big problem, but no plus there. In the packaging there was no receipt or other documentation which could be an issue if fitment were to be problematic. Overall, it's a nice piece of hardware, but some documentation and an invoice would have made the overall experience better. 77547



- DL13835
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This coupler is well-made, and feels solid. I like the locking mechanisms, which make the coupler feel more reliable and secure than my old coupler. I did have to drill new holes in my trailer to mount this, as the holes didn't line up with the existing ones, but that wasn't a big deal. I would have liked to have gotten instructions for putting the coupler together, as it arrived in two pieces. I did a bit of guesswork regarding how to put it together and adjust it, but instructions would have been nicer. I did notice that with this new coupler, the trailer doesn't make nearly as big a racket while towing, and is so quiet there were times I was afraid I had lost the trailer. Very satisfied overall. 63189



- DL13835
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I just finished installing the coupler, good fit and a good quality. Thanks, Richard 57946



- DL13835
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Great service fast shipping. Thanks, Steve 57676



- DL13835
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Very high quality, made fromheavy guage steel and quality springs on the latch 53507



- DL13835
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High Quality, every part. It is heavy guage steel, strong springs and well made 53494



- DL13835
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nice product very quick shipment n ice 52565



- DL13835
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PRODUCT WORKED OUT GREAT. NOW I CAN PULL MY BBQ SMOKER ANYWHERE. THANKS E-TRAILER 48146



- DL13835
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Quality product and as usual great packaging and shipping. Thank you. 41222



- DL13835
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excellant product, excellant shipping, fair price what else could you ask for 39851



- DL13835
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Works as it should, It replaces a Reese I bought at Adv Auto that would lockup no matter how you adjusted it. 39231



- DL13835
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good product, quick delivery. easy to replace metric coupler, with this standard 2", bolted on quickly. 33290



- DL13835
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Order filled and shipped on day 1, delivered on day 3. Trailer Coupler is what I ordered and exceeds any other I found elsewhere. Will order from etrailer.com again. 32176



- DL13835
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Great website, great product, great price, fast delivery. 29410


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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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  • Is Mounting Hole Spacing the Same Between 1-7/8" and 2" Couplers for 2 Inch Tongues
  • All of the 2 inch ball couplers that fit a 2 inch channel such as # DL13835 have a hole spacing of approximately 3 inches on center (front to back). The 1-7/8 inch coupler # DL23870 has a hole spacing of 2-1/2 inches. If you go to a 2 inch ball coupler you will have to drill at least 1 new hole through the tongue.
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  • What Size are the Bolt Holes of the Trailer Coupler # DL13835
  • I went out into our warehouse and measured the bolt holes of the Trailer Coupler # DL13835 that you referenced and found them to be about half an inch. Check out the video I put together that shows me taking this measurement.
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  • Trailer Coupler Recommendation for a Trailer with 2 Inch Wide Tongue
  • I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, part # DL13835, for your trailer with the 2 inch channel. This zinc-plated steel coupler can be either bolted or welded on. This coupler fits 2 inch trailer balls, and features a quick-release lever-style latch that makes hookup and disconnect easy. It also includes the safety pin and chain which helps keep the clamp in a locked position, and has a 3500 lb weight capacity. I have attached a product review video for this coupler.
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  • Safety Pin and Chain Recommendation for the Trailer Coupler # DL13835
  • The Trailer Coupler # DL13835 that you referenced does not come with a pin and chain, but one can be purchased separately. For that you would want the part # C25034.
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  • Repair Kit Recommendation for a Dutton Lainson 2 inch Trailer Coupler
  • Based on your description it sounds like your trailer has the Dutton Lainson Coupler part # DL13835 and the correct repair kit would be the part # DL13970 that you referenced.
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  • What Is Overall Width Of Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
  • The material used for the Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler, part # DL13835 is .164 inches thick. The overall width of the coupler that fits over a 2-inch channel is 2.328 inches. This coupler has a capacity of 3500 lbs.
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  • Keyed Alike Lock Set for Vehicle Hitch and Trailer Coupler
  • We do! We offer many types of multi-lock sets with matching keys that allow one key to operate all mating locks. These include kits such as Curt # C23086 which consists of a hitch pin lock that can secure a ball mount inside a hitch, a coupler latch lock to lock the finger latch of a coupler like # DL13835 and a coupler lock that prevents hitching such a coupler to a hitch ball. This is a popular type of trailer lock set and it is among those shown on the linked page.
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  • American Made Straight Tongue Coupler Availability
  • For a coupler designed to fit a 2-1/2 inch straight tongue and a 2 inch hitch ball that is made in America you would want the Trailer Coupler part # DL13847. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you have 2 inch channel instead you would want the part # DL13835. Not all of our couplers are made in America, but the Dutton Lainson ones are.
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  • Is the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler DL13835 the Same as the DL13889
  • The Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler part # DL13835 is a direct replacement for the older Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler part DL13889. They are not the same but this what you would use if you had the old coupler and needed to replace it. They both have the same weight capacity, ball size, and mounting dimensions so you will be good to go with the above.
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  • What Is Weight Capacity For Dutton-Lainson Channel Tongue Coupler
  • The Dutton-Lainson Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, part # DL13835 has a 3,500 lb weight capacity rating. The tongue weight would be the rating for the trailer hitch or the vehicle with the hitch. This coupler is designed to fit trailer tongues that are 2 inches wide and is a bolt-on installation. This coupler will work with 2 inch hitch balls. I have attached a link to a product review video for this coupler you can check out.
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  • Locating VIN on 2017 Cargo Trailer
  • If you aren't able to find the 17 digit VIN on the outside of the frame members that make up the trailer tongue, it might be located on the inside of the frame members. Check inside the frame on the tongue to see if you can locate the information. If the trailer has a toolbox, propane bottles or any other obstructions on the tongue, they might be covering the VIN plate. If you cannot find it there, then you will just want to examine the length of the frame on the trailer for any identifiable...
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  • Locating VIN on Late 1960s or Early 1970s Fan Styler Liner Camper
  • A trailer's VIN is typically found somewhere on the trailer tongue, near the coupler. If you do not see any information there, I recommend simply examining the trailer frame for any numbers that you might find stamped into the frame or possibly a sticker (although a sticker is likely worn off by now on your camper). If you examine the trailer and cannot find anything, you may be able to have a new VIN assigned to the trailer by your State Police. This can vary from state to state, so...
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