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Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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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. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Dutton-Lainson. Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson part number DL13897 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DL13897

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Trigger Latch
  • Dutton-Lainson

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.


Features:

  • Adjustable lock ball clamp
  • Fits 3" tongue
  • Capacity: 5,000 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
    • Mounting bolts (sold separately) will need to be at least 3-3/4" long x 1/2" diameter
  • Made in the USA


13852 Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson Model 985P-3
Replaces DL13852





Video of Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 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 - DL13897 Review

Today we're going to review part number DL13897, the Dutton Lainson Trailer Coupler for a 2" Hitch Ball that will fit on a 3" Channel Tongue. This trailer coupler is a trigger latch hitched design, which will latch on to a 2" hitch ball. It is a bolt-on coupler, designed for a 3" channel tongue. This coupler does have a weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. A few measurements we will do on this coupler. For the channel coupler it would be 3".

Another measurement would be for the distance between the mounting holes on the side, and these would measure 3" center-to-center. This coupler has a zinc TUFFPLATE finish, which gives you three times the corrosion resistance on a standard zinc plate finish. This coupler is made in the U.S.A. And that should do it for part number DL13897, the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler for a 2" Hitch Ball on a 3" Channel Tongue.


Customer Reviews

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 3" Channel Tongue (5,000 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson - DL13897

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

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.

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These people went beyond what most sales people do. I ordered another hitch which is going to take almost 4 months for delivery. But they contacted me told me they had different piece exactly the same in stock. The explained that it could be within a week I received it perfect everything I needed price was great I would definitely recommend this company highly



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This product was EXACTLY as described and worked like a champ. It was very simple to install in just a matter of minutes and fits as expected. It was delivered on time and in perfect condition. The company was friendly and extreemly helpful. They even upgraded my shipping category at no additional charge-a much appreciated surprise!



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I replaced a broken coupler with th iui s one about a year ago. Since then I have pulled the trailer over 5000 miles. I can say without a doubt this is one of the best, if not the best, coupler on the market.



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I have used etrailer several times now and have had excellent service every time. They have literally every part I might need, fair pricing and great service. I highly recommend them to my friends



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Great coupler! Works better than the coupler that it replaced ever did.


Comments
The new trailer coupler is 2 but its a tight 2. Sometimes difficult to on my standard 2 ball.
Francis F - 05/20/2021

Thank you for your review. The hitch balls need greased often so that they do not get stuck in the coupler. We have some here at etrailer.com

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 5/20/2021


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Needed a new coupler to replace the badly rusted 1 7/8 one on the trailer I was refurbishing. It had been left out i the elements for at least 6 years and one had to use a hammer to get the latch to work. Now all is well and a one hand operation.


Comments
GOOD DEAL, I MEAN TERRIFIC FAR OUT AND ALL THAT.
-- comment by: JACK, - 03/20/2013

Let us know if you have any questions for us.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 4/11/2013


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This coupler works just like the original on my boat trailer. Hopefully I won't bend this one moving the boat with my Kubota. etrailer is great to deal with!



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I did not like the way my trailer connected to my tractor. I decided to try putting a coupler on the end of the trailer tongue. I ordered this one and received it right away. It fit perfectly and was easy to put on. I am very happy with the way it turned out. The coupler is very well made and heavy duty. It should last forever.



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Exact replacement for a 5 yr old coupler that has been abused by salt in the rust belt on a snowmobile trailer. Fast shipping and great communication about my order...As always, etrailer had what I needed for a good price and excellent customer service.



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Replaced old hitch that was difficult to get on and off the receiver ball with this new hitch. It fit well and appears to be well made. The price was good and I received it in the promised time.



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I am extremely pleased with the coupler. It's well-built and the dimensions given were exact. I've used it all summer pulling my waverunner with no problems.


Comments
The coupler is working great. It still looks brand new and shows no sign of rust even though it stays out in the elements year round.
Bill F - 07/24/2018



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Exact replacement for coupler on my Aluma Trailer. Coupler was easy to install and the ball fit adjustment was tight right out of the box. Delivery on time and competitive pricing.



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This product has performed well over the last year as replacement for the rusty original. eTrailer made it easy to order and shipped in a timely way.



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The product itself is great! Delivery time also great! Suggestion: Add instruction on adjusting couplings to fit ball. Took a while to find advice online. THANKS SO MUCH! 5 STARS No doubt!



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great product, i am very happy with it. do not choose USPS for delievery. they routed my package incorrectly, which caused me several extra days of waiting for my delievery.



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Replaced an old and broken hitch on my boat trailer. Perfect fit. Arrived on time. Not much else to say. I would order from here again!!!



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Purchased this coupler as replacement to exact same one that is 6 years old. Bolt holes don't properly match trailer tongue, requires me to modify tongue or coupler. I have not encountered this when replacing other trailer couplers.



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Nice and sturdy- good metal gauge thickness. Works great, looks good, fit precisely on my trailer tongue.



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Bolts didn't line up as in other reviews, took a bit to drill out the 1/2" holes but very nice coupler. Far better than the last one I had.



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Great tires and rims, fit perfect. Fast shipping



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Had this coupler for a yr.now and it works as good as the day I bought it. Heavy duty!



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the shipping was fast with well packaging . If you have a Fulton coupler on now the length of it is 11 inches and the Dutton-Lainson is a little shorter, bolt holes don't line up.



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Seems solid. Will know better in a couple of years whether it's prone to rust.



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great product actually made in USA bolted right on with no problem



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Exactly as I ordered, perfect fit. Works and feels durable. Will purchase other products when needed. Thank you, Mike


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