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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

Item # CT-2002-Z
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Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2-1/2" 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-2002-Z can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - CT-2002-Z

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

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2-1/2" 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: 2-1/2"
    • Bolt holes 2-1/4" apart on center
  • Overall dimensions: 9-1/4" long x 3-3/4" wide
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

CT-2002-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-2002-Z

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 2-1/2" 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.

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As expected and when expected. Just ri ght. 603595

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Purchased as a replacement for an old coupler. Working perfectly. 330867

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replacing what was on my Gator lawn trailer with this product adding ball and raised mount to pull trailer around in yard great product will attach using pre drilled top holes to trailer tongue 543156

still works great bent part you sent when over loaded trailer and went down yard at steep angle my fault need to reorder wish I had used military hook for both ends
Hoyt - 07/18/2019


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This was what I needed after the cheap ball hitch on my little trailer broke. It is much heavier duty than the cheap ones and galvanized to boot. Nice price, too, not much more than the el cheapo at the big-box store. 525330

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have what I need. fast service and ship ping 893256

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I recommend it to anyone who needs to replace it. 815681

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Fit right still working today after a year of good use. No issues. 776087

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very heavily made - a surprising value! 756234

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Got it delivered and installed yesterday. Just what I needed. I always check e-trailer first when looking for towing related stuff... have been for a number of years. 634738

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Web site easy to use and prices very reasonable, Product arrived today and it looks very well engineered - well worth the price. Delivery price was reasonable and timely. Good goin ETrailor 613382

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Bought this to replace coupler on my foldable RedTrailer. Perfect match -- even the holes for the bolts lined up. Reused pin from old coupler. 511028

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Perfect fit for the 2 1/2" channel on my utility trailer. Very easy installation and seems to be very well made. Happy with this purchase. 494352

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Great service. Quality products. Best prices that I could find. I would recommend to friends and family. Would definitely do business with etrailer.com again. 446603

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George was great ... Expedited my shipping even faster. 357853

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I had accidentally run over the hitch on my "mail order" trailer and was afraid that I could not find a replacement because the particular part appeared to be somewhat rare. However, after a brief amount of browsing on etrailer.com, I found the EXACT item I needed. The specific dimensions, photos, and other documentation on the website really helped assure me that this was an identical hitch. And it was! Thank you etrailer.com for helping me fix my trailer. Easy to install, and the new hitch also works so much better that the original, which was an added bonus. 286244

Still working great after a year...very pleased.
Bruce - 08/28/2017


Ask the Experts about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler for Harbor Freight Folding Trailer 90154
    The only straight tongue trailer coupler we offer for a 1-7/8" hitch ball that fits a 2-1/2" wide channel is the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # CT-2002-Z. The bolt holes on this coupler are spaced 2-1/4" apart. Unfortunately, I don't have the specs on your trailer so you will need to measure the bolt hole spacing yourself and compare that to the above. We do not have a repair kit for the trailer coupler you have now.
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  • What is the Height of the Sides of the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2002-Z
    I went out to the warehouse and found the the outside of the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2002-Z measures about 1-15/16" while the inside (to the curve) measures about 1-1/2". I have attached a diagram for demonstration.
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  • Replacement Trailer Coupler for 2-1/2 Inch Channel with 1-7/8 Inch Ball Coupler
    The only coupler we have that is a fit for your 1-7/8 inch ball and 2-1/2 inch channel is the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-2002-Z. The bolt holes on this are 2-1/4 inches on center instead of 2-1/2 inches.
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  • Recommended Trailer Coupler For Trailer Tongue That Is 2-1/2 inches Wide
    The closest we come to the 2-1/2 inch center to center measurement of the mounting holes you have on your coupler and trailer are 2-1/4 inches, just as you said you have found. The trailer coupler I recommend is part # CT-2002-Z. This is a 2,000-lb coupler that works with a 1-7/8 inch ball and the mounting holes are 2-1/4 inches apart. With the holes on your trailer tongue you would only be off by 1/8 inch on each. You could ream the holes a fraction and use this coupler. You can...
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  • 2-Inch Ball Straight Tongue Coupler for Home-Built Ice House Trailer with 2-1/2-Inch-Wide Tongue
    We have three straight-tongue trailer couplers like # CT-2002-Z that will fit a 2-inch ball and mount on a 2-1/2-inch wide channel tongue. All of these are rated for 3500-lbs and can be seen on the linked page. If you need to drill a hole in either the trailer tongue (to match the coupler) or in the new coupler (to match the hole in the trailer tongue) it is kind of a toss up since the home-built trailer has no warranty from a manufacturer. But since the coupler is a fairly inexpensive...
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  • Coupler Needed for a 2-1/2 Inch Channel and 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball
    I believe I have the coupler for you. Check out part # CT-2002-Z. This coupler fits a 2-1/2 inch wide channel and it accepts a 1-7/8 inch diameter hitch ball. This is a trigger latch style coupler that has a weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. There are mounting holes on the top and sides of the coupler that are 2-1/4 inches apart on center and have a 5/16 inch diameter.
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  • Best Replacement for Valley Trailer Coupler Model 5105
    In order to replace a Valley Trailer Coupler Model 5105 you can use the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # CT-2002-Z which fits a 1-7/8" hitch ball, is designed for 2-1/2" wide trailer tongue, and offers bolt-on installation. Unfortunately, there aren't any trailer coupler repair kits for this model and they are not universal.
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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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  • 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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