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Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 1-7/8" Ball - Bolt On - 2,000 lbs

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 1-7/8" Ball - Bolt On - 2,000 lbs

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Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. Pull trigger and pull up on the latch to open the ball socket. The durable zinc offers superior rust resistance, making it perfect for boat trailers and similar applications. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from etrailer. Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 1-7/8" Ball - Bolt On - 2,000 lbs part number CT-2001-Z can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - CT-2001-Z

  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • etrailer
  • Trigger Latch

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. Pull trigger and pull up on the latch to open the ball socket. The durable zinc offers superior rust resistance, making it perfect for boat trailers and similar applications.


  • Channel-tongue coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • Trigger latch allows for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling
    • Pull trigger and pull up on latch to open ball socket
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Durable zinc finish provides superior corrosion resistance
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Bolt-on installation
    • Hardware not included


  • Ball size: 1-7/8"
  • Channel width: 2"
  • Overall dimensions: 8-5/8" long x 3-1/2" wide
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 5/8"
  • Distance between mounting holes (center to center): 2-1/4"
  • Diameter of mounting holes: 3/8"
  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

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CT-2001-Z Ram Straight Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - 1-7/8" Ball - Zinc - 2,000 lbs

Customer Reviews

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 1-7/8" Ball - Bolt On - 2,000 lbs - CT-2001-Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. Pull trigger and pull up on the latch to open the ball socket. The durable zinc offers superior rust resistance, making it perfect for boat trailers and similar applications.


This coupler was exactly what I needed to convert our Polar ATV cart to a ball hitch.

Works well.


This item for a 2 inch tongue was hard to find locally. E trailer had it.


I think the coupler should come with new hardware, the coupler was replaced for a reason one was rusted nuts and bolts. You should at least gave the buyer the opportunity to buy hardware at the time you add the item!


Very happy with the product and price. I use the hitch daily on a quad pulled Polar trailer. It does see some rough surface going through logging roads and rough trails. Our dog enjoys it as well.


After searching several auto parts and trailer stores looking for a trailer trigger latch I found this company on line. They had exactly what I was looking for and the price was less than what I expected. When I ordered they told me when it would arrive and it arrived as stated in perfect condition. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for trailer parts.

Still working great.
Hartley H - 12/27/2020


Perfect fit, easy installation. Part and shipping reasonably priced.


just exactly what I needed.


The trailer coupler I purchased was easily installed. I bolted it to the tongue of my lawn trailer so I now can hitch the trailer to any of three (3) lawn tractors as well as my wife's golf cart to move dirt, rocks, mulch and plants around the ranch.


I purchased a pair of 4.80 x 12 trailer wheels and tires, and they are exactly what I hoped for to replace the 4.80 x 8's that were on the trailer. I do not currently have any miles on them yet, hence the 4 stars rather than 5.
Quick delivery, and the box and its contents survived shipping admirably.
The bolt-on 1-7/8" coupler is a cost-effective replacement for my old rusty one.


Hitch lock rusted solid over the winter on my small Outlaw trailer. Was able to remove the tongue and the replacement from Etrailer fit perfectly. No drama. Was able to quickly sell the boat and trailer...


Very happy thanks


Ordered this to replace a wrong size coupler on one of my trailers. Couldn’ find one locally. It works great, have had no issues with it. Price was right and ordering was easy. Received it very quickly. Very pleased with etrailer and will definitely order from them again.


Purchased so I could pull my lawn cart with my ATV. Item is exactly what I needed at an affordable price. This is my 2nd purchase from etrailer, and both times customer service and fast delivery were spectacular. Highly recommend!


Bought this for a 4 wheeler trailer. Installed with ease, great price and simple to hook up. Have liked all the products I have bought from this site.


The price was great and shipping was very quick. The trailer hit h was a perfect mAtch!!! Yes


Coupler is just what I expected. Could do without the stickers pasted all over it that don't peel right off though.


Replaced the tongue on my trailer. I know it's bolt on yet I felt better welding it on. Worked perfect for me.


Excellent service and quick response. I realized I got the wrong size right after I ordered, I called it was changed and solved right away. And they expedited the shipping. Top notch customer service!!!


Fit as expected, easy to install.


The parts I ordered were a a very good quality, and price, shipping was quick and very reasonable. Overall excellent service and no regrets.


Great product. Perfect fit for the swivel hitch I purchased. Fast shipping, and great communication. A+


I searched for and bought Dutton-Liason products because I have found them to work better, more smoothly and give long lasting service. Also product was received in 3 days.


Product was received in good condition and was exactly what I ordered. No hick-ups or other issues. Quality of the product was good as expected. I would have no issues with ordering from this company again.


Just received all my parts, the quality looks great.
They kept me informed that the shipping was going to take a little longer because of the shut down was nice.


The product was exactly what I was expecting and very good quality. Shipping was very quick and the entire order could not have work out better.

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See what our Experts say about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Tee Nee Boat Trailer Coupler Installation with Bolt Holes Misaligned
    It sounds as if the holes in the trailer frame are not drilled straight through the tongue, or that the coupler spread a little bit after it was stamped at the factory. The coupler should conform to the shape of the frame when installed. The first thing I would try is use a C-clamp around the coupler, and squeeze the coupler to the frame. This way you can check to see if the bolts will align and slide all the way through the coupler and frame. If you cannot get the bolts to align in...
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions & Spacing on Bolt-On Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler CT-2001-Z
    I went to our warehouse and measured the Bolt-On Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z for the dimensions you asked about. Each mounting hole has a 3/8-inch diameter and their center-to-center spacing is exactly 2-1/4-inches.
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  • Recommended Hardware to Install the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z
    There isn't a specific hardware recommendation for the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z, but your best option would be to go the highest grade possible. The bolt mounting holes have a 3/8" diameter to give you an idea of what size bolts you need.
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  • Repair Kit for Shelby Coupler Availability
    There is not a repair kit we carry for Shelby couplers so you will need a new one. Our couplers are designed to fit channel tongues that are a minimum of 2" wide so you would need to use a pair of steel shims for Coupler # CT-2001-Z, which works with a 1-7/8" hitch ball and has a 2000 lb capacity. I've added a link to a video review of this coupler for you to check out.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Channel Coupler part # CT-2001-Z
    The Channel Coupler part # CT-2001-Z that you referenced has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lb total trailer weight capacity.
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for Wood Splitter with 2 inch Wide Channel
    You'd have to have a new coupler welded on most likely since the bolt pattern of your current coupler isn't standard. The part # CT-2001-Z is designed for a 2 inch wide channel and can be welded on. It's designed for a 1-7/8 inch ball as well.
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  • Replacement 1-7/8" Trailer Ball Coupler For a 2004 Shelby 5128 Coupler
    The Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z is a 1-7/8" ball coupler that fits a 2" channel like your Shelby 5128 coupler. This coupler has 3/8" mounting holes that are spaced 2-1/4" on center. The mounting bolts can be sourced locally.
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  • What is the Mounting Hole Spacing for 3.5K Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler CR-3001-Z
    No, the hole spacing on coupler # CT-3001-Z is actually 3-1/16 inches as measured by our video demonstrator in the video I have linked. The holes for coupler # CT-2001-Z are spaced 2-1/4 inches apart on center.
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  • Is The Mounting Bolt Pattern On The CT-3001-Z The Same As The CT-2001-Z?
    The Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - 1-7/8" Ball # CT-2001-Z has bolt spacing measuring at 2-1/4 inches, but the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - 2" Ball # CT-3001-Z is larger at 3-1/16 inches, so it will not be a direct bolt on replacement, unfortunately. With that being said, drilling another mounting hole in the tongue of your trailer will be less expensive than the alternative. Which would be buying a ball mount with a 1-7/8" ball so you can use it with the # CT-2001-Z. I will say...
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  • Replacement Towbar, Coupler, and Caster Wheel Availability for an LCI-851T Trailer
    I found a parts list online but it looks like the only thing we carry that would fit your LCI-851T trailer is a replacement coupler. We have 1-7/8" hitch ball couplers that fit a 2" channel # CT-2001-Z, 2-1/2" channel # CT-2002-Z, and a 3" channel # CT-2003-Z depending on the size of the towbar. We don't have any towbar (I-beams) or caster wheels for your trailer though so if this is an older trailer you may consider investing in a new trailer that you can easily find replacement parts for.
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  • Hitch Ball with 1-7/8
    As long as the hitch ball that you install on your tow vehicle is 1-7/8" in diameter then the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z that you referenced will work just fine. I went out to the warehouse and compared it with the Draw-Tite 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # 19256 and it all fit just fine. You will want to make sure that you completely open the latch on the coupler to ensure that there is enough space for the hitch ball to insert into the trailer coupler.
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  • Trailer Coupler Recommended for Trailer With 2-5/8 Inch Round Tube Tongue
    I don't have an option that would bolt or weld right up to your 2-3/8 inch diameter pipe, but if you're handy we have an option or two that could work for you with a little welding and fabrication work. We do have a round tube tongue coupler that could work, but it's for a 2 inch trailer ball so you'd need to replace your existing 1-7/8 inch ball with a 2 inch. I'd recommend using the # BD028383 which is designed for a 3-1/2 inch pipe, so you'd need to shim the 2-3/8 inch pipe you have...
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  • Coupler That Fits 2 Inch Channel with Mounting Holes 2-1/2 Inches Apart
    Instead of drilling holes in the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z it will be a much more secure fit to simply use Coupler # DL23870, which has mounting holes spaced 2-1/2 inches apart on center. This coupler fits a 2 inch wide channel, works with a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, has a 2,000 lb capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. I have added a link to a video review of this coupler for you to check out as well.
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  • What is Smallest Standard Size Hitch Ball Available for Trailer Coupler
    The 1-1/4 inch ball that comes with the friction sway control units like part # 83660 are only designed to be used with the friction sway control setups and not with a coupler. That smallest standard size ball for towing with is 1-7/8 inch like part # 19256 which we do have couplers for like with the # CT-2001-Z.
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  • How to Use Trailer Coupler On Smaller Trailer Channel
    There isn't a trailer coupler for a channel any smaller than 2 inches. You could still use a standard coupler for a 2 inch channel, but what you would have to do is fabricate and weld on spacers to the tongue in order to mount it. If you did that you would be able to use a standard channel coupler like the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - 1-7/8" Ball # CT-2001-Z or the Curt QuickPin No-Latch Trailer Coupler for 2" Ball # C82CR. I have added a link below to our entire selection of trailer...
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  • Option For 1-7/8 Inch Coupler For 2 Inch Channel For Swivel Safe Hitch
    We may have an option for a coupler that works, but we don't offer the Swivel Safe brand, so we don't have any fits we can confirm. So the best I can offer are dimensions of our couplers that fit a 2" channel and attach to a 1-7/8" hitch ball. We have three possible options for that. For a coupler that has mounting holes that are 3/8" diameter and spaced 2-1/4" apart, there are two options: - Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # E112000340 - Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z The other...
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  • Can a Trailer Coupler on a Vintage Trailer be Repaired without Knowing the Coupler Manufacturer
    I would need to know the model and/or manufacturer of the coupler. The issue is that the repair kits are not universal so I cannot guarantee that what we have will fit. The one thing that will work is to replace the coupler. Since you mentioned that the trailer is an A-frame but the channel is 2 inches wide I assume that the coupler is mounted to a single pole at the front of the A-frame. For a straight tongue coupler that fits a 2 inch tongue and couples to a 1-7/8 inch ball we have #...
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  • Bolt Hole to Bolt Hole Measurements for 2,000 lb Coupler for 2 Channel and 1-7/8 Hitch Ball
    I took a look at each of the 2,000 lb trailer couplers that fit a 2" channel and connect to a 1-7/8" hitch ball, and none of them have bolt hole to bolt hole measurements of 1-1/4". The Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # E112000340 and Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2001-Z both have 2-1/4" on center measurements and the Dutton-Lainson Coupler # DL23870 measures 2-1/2" from bolt hole to bolt hole. The 1-1/4" bolt hole to bolt hole measurement you have is going to be too small for any of the...
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