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Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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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. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Dutton-Lainson. Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson part number DL13847 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DL13847

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2-1/2 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.


  • Adjustable lock ball clamp
  • Fits 2-1/2" tongue
  • Overall length: 10-1/2"
  • Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
  • Mounts with minimum of Grade 2 bolts that measure 1/2" diameter and at least 3" long
  • Made in the USA

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.

13847 Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson Model 982P-2

Video of Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" 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 - DL13847 Review

Today we'll be doing a review on part number DL13847, a Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler for a 2" Hitch Ball that will fit on a 2-1/2" Channel Tongue. This is a bolt-on coupler. It uses a Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly with a trigger latch. This coupler has a weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. It has a zinc TUFFPLATE finish, which will offer three times the corrosion resistance, as compared to a regular zinc plate finish. Couple of measurements we will give you on this.

The width will be 2-1/2" and fits a 2-1/2" channel tongue. Other measurement is the dimension, from center-to-center of the bolt holes on the side, and measure 3". This coupler is made in the U.S.A. And that should do it for a review on part number DL13847.

Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2-1/2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson - DL13847

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

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.


Well made, quality part, and Made in U.S.A. 3 issues I had: 1. the tape, mentioned by others, is hard to remove and leaves a tough sticky residue. If you plan to paint the coupler to match the tongue, you'll need to spend some time on that adhesive. I used a heat gun to soften and remove the tape, and a commercial adhesive remover spray on the residue. 2. The latch assembly has 7 pieces and needs to be assembled to the coupler in the right order and orientation (which side is up or down). Pay close attention to the parts before you un-tape them or you may have to do some head scratching to get them together correctly. A small diagram, even just a hand sketch, would be helpful here. 3. Product description says to attach with 1/2" diameter, 3" bolts. Too short. You need at least 3-1/2" bolts in order to get a nut and lock washer on. See photo re: bolt length and visible adhesive residue.
Despite the issues, I'm very happy with this item. Solid, good fit, and E trailer price was great, and shipping was fast!. Would give 5 stars except for the small issues.


It fit perfectly with my trailer


Great customer service!


My desire was to replace a 1 7/8" ball with a 2" ball and this receiver so that all my trailers were the same size ball. The drilled mounting holes would not work with my 4'x8' trailer. I am not sure what determined the manufacturer's placement of the mounting holes but my only solution was to Weld the coupler to the tongue. Again, what I thought would be an easy and quick bolt job ended up requiring getting the welder out. Otherwise, I like the coupler with one other exception. The release lever for the coupler is long and cannot be opened without having to open the rear door on my vehicle in order to move the spare tire to provide room for the latch to open. A real pain in the butt.


Product is made in USA and heavy duty. It was on backorder, so it took a while to arrive, which I knew would be the case when I ordered it. I was disappointed in the way this was finished at the factory. There were sharp edges on the sides that could have cut the user. I was able to grind the edges smooth, and other than the difficulty in removing the adhesive from all the tape that was used in packaging the coupler (as noted by at least one other reviewer) for shipping, the product was otherwise fine. I reported the condition to etrailer, and not surprisingly heard right back from them. They were surprised to hear about the sharp edges, saying this manufacturer does not typically have complaints about finish. Etrailer was willing to do whatever was necessary to make it right, but grinding the sharp edges was easy so I opted to keep the coupler. I have now used this on several occasions and it works quite well. Would have given a better rating if not for the issues with the initial finish. Would highly recommend etrailer - excellent products at competitive prices and great customer service.


Exactly what I was expecting.


It does exactly what it is supposed to do


I ordered this item for my husband and very happy to see that it came faster than anticipated and good quality and just what he was looking for. Highly recommend this product and this company.

Great buy. I highly recommend
janet - 08/26/2016


I purchased this trailer coupler for a replacement of a bent coupler on my utility trailer. Well made coupler and replaced the old one perfectly.


It was shipped promptly! And BEST of all it was made in the USA!!!!!!


The product itself is excellent, but the parts were taped together and the adhesive from the tape took most of a container of acetone to remove.


the product is great, but did not know it didn't come with the nuts and bolts.


Great price and fast shipping. Perfect upgrade to my log splitter.


Just what I ordered and came very quickly. Prompt service and great quality products. I would us this site again.


Exactly what I needed!!! Fast service as always


Quality product and easy to install and a great price. Shipping is fast also.


It is just what I needed. Great product with a fair price.
David R - 03/27/2022


Perfect fit, well made, and should enable me to utilize my trailer.


they were very helpful getting me the right hitch and it worked just like they said it would. Great transaction and very helpful and courteous.


Nicely made - outstanding plating



Works great!



great product and service, very fast.


See what our Experts say about this Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for a 2-1/2 inch Wide Straight Tongue Trailer
    We have 2 inch size hitch ball couplers that can fit a 2-1/2 inch wide straight tongue trailer, but none of them have the bolt hole dimensions you are looking for. Your best option would be to get the # DL13847 and then have a qualified welder install it on your trailer. I attached a review video and a link to a page that has all of the 2 inch hitch balls we carry.
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  • Pole Tongue Coupler Recommendation that Has Mounting Holes that are 2-1/2 inches Apart
    The Dutton-Lainson # DL23870 is for a 1-7/8 inch ball, is compatible with a 2 inch channel tongue and has mounting bolt hole spacing of 2-1/2 inches, measured center on center. The coupler has a 2000 lb capacity. This might be your better option as long as you can get by with the lower 2,000 lb capacity and smaller ball size. Otherwise I'd recommend welding the part # DL13847 instead of redrilling any holes.
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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 # DL23870. Not all of our couplers are made in America, but the Dutton Lainson ones are.
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  • Recommended Trailer Coupler for 2 Inch Wide Channel Tongue Trailer w/ 2-1/2 Inch Bolt Spacing
    We sure can! We have exactly what you're looking for. The Dutton-Lainson # DL23870 is for a 1-7/8 inch ball, is compatible with a 2 inch channel tongue and has mounting bolt hole spacing of 2-1/2 inches, measured center on center. The coupler has a 2000 lb capacity. I've provided a photo of the coupler showing the relevant dimensions.
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  • Ball and Coupler Recommendation for a Trailer with 2-1/2 inch Channel
    One idea would be for you to install the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler # DL13847 that you referenced since it will match the 2.5 inch channel. Once you get a 1-7/8 inch ball for your ball mount and you should be ready to go. I attached a page that has all of the 1-7/8 inch balls we offer and an FAQ page on hitch balls for you to check out. Another option you have is to install a Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # F222500301 by having it welded on. That way you would have a coupler that will work...
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  • Will Bolt Pattern on Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler # DL13847 Match Fulton Coupler on Boat Trailer
    Yes, the mounting holes on the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler, part # DL13847, will be in the same location as the mounting holes on the Fulton Trailer Coupler, part # F222500301. As long as the tongue has not been modified the mounting holes are all at the industry standard of 3 inches, center to center, and the distance from the top of the channel to the center of the mounting holes will be the same on all of the bolt-on couplers.
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  • Availability of a Trailer Coupler for a 2-1/2-Inch Hitch Ball
    Trailer couplers like the Dutton-Lainson # DL13847 that you referenced, which fits 2-inch balls, are available in two other sizes, 1-7/8-inches and 2-5/16-inches. We do not offer any couplers that fit a 2-1/2-inch ball and I could not find any information about this size. It is certainly not in common use today or in recent years. For reference I have linked our main page for couplers, including all three sizes: 1-7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch. Perhaps it may be that you actually have...
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  • Straight Tongue Coupler For 2-1/2 Inch Channel
    We offer 3 trailer couplers that will fit a 2-1/2 inch channel and work with a 2 inch ball, but none have the mounting bolt spacing of 4 inches. Part # DL13847 has mounting holes spaced 3 inches apart center to center. The Dutton-Lainson Coupler, part # F222500301 we offer has mounting holes that are spaced 3-1/8 inches apart.
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  • Replacement Straight Tongue Coupler for 2" Hitch Ball
    If you are looking for a straight tongue trailer coupler with a 2" coupler you can use the Trailer Coupler # DL13847 if you have a 2-1/2" tongue or the Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # F222000301 if you have a 2" tongue. If the tongue of your trailer is a different size and you let me know what you have then I can make an alternate recommendation for your tongue size. If you are looking for an entire replacement tongue we do not have them except for a specific replacement like for the Yakima Rack...
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  • Coupler for 2-1/2-Inch Straight Trailer Tongue
    We have all sorts of trailer couplers including straight tongue couplers that will fit a 2-1/2-inch channel tongue that is often found on a boat trailer. You can see all of these standard couplers on the linked page. For a 2-inch ball size you can use 3500-lb coupler # DL13847 or # F222500301 which are both bolt on installation. If you need a coupler for a 1-7/8-inch ball size instead use part # CT-2002-Z which is rated for 2000-lbs. This is also a bolt on item.
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