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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  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • etrailer
  • Trigger Latch
Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 3" 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-2003-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-2003-Z

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 3" 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Ball size: 1-7/8"
  • Channel width: 3"
  • Overall dimensions: 9-1/4" long x 4-1/4" wide
  • Distance between mounting holes (center to center): 2-1/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


CT-2003-Z Ram Straight Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - 1-7/8" Ball - Zinc - 2,000 lbs

Replaces Husky Tow 87072







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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for etrailer Repair Kit for Channel Tongue Couplers Review

Today we're going to be showing you how to install Coupler Repair Kit CT-2000-RK. This is designed for engine 7H straight tongue couplers with the 2000 pound capacity. Works great on E Trailer and Ram couplers and many other styles of straight tongue couplers with the same ball size and capacity. This is what the repair kit for our coupler's going to look like. As you can see we've got a brand new completely zinc coated kit of hardware here. This is going to come with everything with the exception of the coupler housing. We've got our new handle and latch, this is a very typical point of failure on them.

That latch will fail. We've got the part that that latch is going to come down and connect into. Got the spring located here just below it. The actual part that's going to come up and hold our ball. You can see that little pocket, that's the way it's designed.

When we close our latch that gets drawn up grabbing that ball from underneath. See, we've also got the new nylon locking nut here. The holder for that to prevent any accidental backing off of it and even this spring and washer there in the middle. All together complete kit, the only thing that you're really going to need is your coupler itself. This is one of our E Trailers. To do the replacement, you can see that we've got that nylon lock-nut right down here that we're going to have to remove.

You may get lucky, yours may be completely missing. Typically they're not going to look this nice, so there's probably going to be some grease and stuff in here. A set of gloves is a good idea. You want to make sure our coupler's fully open. Then if we reach in right here we can just squeeze that tab down, just like that.

That's going to allow us to release that locking catch. That keeps our nylon lock-nut from backing off. At that point it's just a matter of removing the nut there. I'm using a 19 millimeter or a three quarter inch socket for this application. Once that nut's off we can remove the keeper, the spring, a little washer that that rides on. You see that flat spot, that faces towards the rear, just keep that in mind. Then if we pull up on our latch mechanism we should be able to slide that right out and we'll have the part that makes contact with our ball, that internal spring and the rest of out latch mechanism there. It's not really that difficult of a process to take this out and get a new one that's going to work properly put back in. Just take our coupler, basically reverse that process. We're going to slide this through just like that. We need to get our spring put on there now, like that. Now we'll back that out some. The part that engages the ball, you can see it's got a little hook on the back of it, that needs to go around the pen 00:03:09. Put that around our pen 00:03:12, kind of compress that spring a little bit and bring that right in and through, just like that. Washer with the flat spot towards the back. Got our spring that's going to go on. The keeper for our nut there and we'll start threading on our lock-nut. We want to tighten our lock-nut down until we've got a thread or two showing from the underside. That keeper will rotate that way where it sits perfectly inside of both edges there and then we just need to rotate our nut just far enough to where that's going to go down there in position. You can see our coupler's back there as we pull down that latch, we see that jaw comes up to make contact with that ball and hold it in place. Once I've got it put together, what I like to do at this point is hook it up to the ball on my truck. I want it to fit down on the ball and I'm going to lift up and down on it. I shouldn't have any movement there. I don't want it to be so tight that it's going to bind but I don't want there to be any movement up and down. If I do have any movement, we just tighten that up just a little bit more, check it again until we have it just where we want it. We put a little bit of grease in there to help keep everything moving freely and help to keep any kind of binding or anything like that to a minimum. This should last us for a very good long time. Now with everything reassembled that's going to complete the installation of the repair kit for the E Trailer, Ram or other straight tongue couplers with a 2000 pound capacity and an inch and seven eighths ball. Part number is CT-200-RK.


Customer Reviews

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 1-7/8" Ball - Bolt On - 2,000 lbs - CT-2003-Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler bolts onto your 3" 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.

- CT-2003-Z
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easy ordering and fast shipping. product was exactly as described and worked great. was really glad to see no rust on product which helped the welding process. thank you 397907



- CT-2003-Z
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Haven't had the opportunity to use all the parts ordered(doing 2 trailers at one time)but so far I am very pleased not only with the quality of the parts but also the timely fashion in which I received them. Thank you and I will be ordering again. 413442



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I have not installed it yet but it looks like a very good quality coupler. the construction is very sturdy, the thickness of the main stamping looks like 11 ga (1/8") that is much thicker then many couplers I have seen. the finish is smooth, and I did not find any burs of sharp edges anywhere. the latching mechanism worked smoothly, and appeared to lock securely. when opened the latching plate that closes against the trailer ball moved well away, this should help during coupling and uncoupling. I have had hitches in the past that were hard to put on because the latching plate would catch on the ball and get pushed up into the receiver, you would have to crank the trailer back up, preposition truck or trailer, and try again, what a pain. and this eventually causes damage to the latch. I anticipate good results. I will try to give a follow up review after I install and use it a few times. 488437



- CT-2003-Z
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Is exactly what I needed. Purchased for my lawn trailer for behind my riding mower. Super fast shipping and great value for the price... 703751



- CT-2003-Z
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Great products and service 671304



- CT-2003-Z
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Great service at a good price The staff is always there to help . An inform the customer what is the best way to solve a trailer problem. That is the reason that I keep shopping with them. Thank You Noah E. 670525



- CT-2003-Z
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Looks like a quality product, the holes are a little smaller on sides than my bolts, will either drill them or it or use smaller bolts 617246



- CT-2003-Z
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a coupler is a coupler. very fast deliv ery. 586328



- CT-2003-Z
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Very good quality for price. 585301



- CT-2003-Z
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Timely delivery and product as advertised. Excellent price. 579946



- CT-2003-Z
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Product was (an is) perfect. Shipping was on time. One or two swipes with a file on the tongue and it was ready to weld. Great service on the order. (pix may or ma not follow. As trailer is loaded and buried in a garage....) DN 540356



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Price was good. A little disappointed that safety pin was not included with hitch. Had to re-use old chain and pin which meant drilling of hitch to attach. 523268



- CT-2003-Z
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Fast shipping and excellent product at a reasonable price. 493969


Comments

Still working just fine.

JERRY L - 04/08/2019

52602

- CT-2003-Z
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Light weight but strong metal. Excellent buy & cheap. 472180



- CT-2003-Z
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The trailer coupler was exactly what I wanted I put it on there in less than 2 minutes it works great with my tow bar I am now able to manually pull my log splitter with ease thanks for your help Jessica B 442105



- CT-2003-Z
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Exactly what I needed at the correct price. Shipping was fast and packaged well. Solved my problem and kept me on the road. 427072



- CT-2003-Z
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Super speedy delivery. All parts as described and look excellent. Thank you! 422336



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good quality 408528



- CT-2003-Z
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Good product, works great 394374



- CT-2003-Z
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Using it on a two-wheel trailer works fine good product 391606



- CT-2003-Z
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I put the coupler on the tongue of a garden type trailer. I have a ball on the back of my riding lawn mower for moving a kayak trailer and wanted to use the trailer with the lawn mover. It works great as expected. 314469



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Great products and fast shipping 287919



- CT-2003-Z
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Nice quality, heavier-duty than the similar trailer coupler I could find at the local fleet 'n' farm store 286375



- CT-2003-Z
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Very pleased after one year of owning this product! 285645



- CT-2003-Z
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EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED, PERFECT FIT, PROMPT DELIVERY, COULD'NT BE HAPPIER. 230905



- CT-2003-Z
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I needed to restore my 20 year old boat trailer that I keep my 65 year old skiff on. Everything I needed was in stock and arrived at my house in a few days with free shipping. Highest quality merchandise from a great company. 214233



- CT-2003-Z
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Parts shipped and came in as expected. Tommy C provided Great customer service. 209375



- CT-2003-Z
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Excellent products. Exactly as specified. Good prices, fast shipment. No issues. 198919



- CT-2003-Z
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Exactly what I was looking for. Great web site for description and reviews, particularly down to the distance between the mounting holes which was extremely important. Easy pay and quick delivery! 195340



- CT-2003-Z
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Great communication and quick delivery. This company is excellent. Thank you. 172671



- CT-2003-Z
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Much superior to the old one. Works very well. 153261


Comments

They are doing fine

Dr. J - 10/02/2015

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- CT-2003-Z
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This trailer coupler was as good or better quality if design, features, and materials as the big stores, and is priced 25%-50% less. I highly recommend it. 89740


Comments

The coupler is now a year old and shows no signs of rust or corrosion, still very pleased with the service and the product!

Mark i - 07/19/2014

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  • What is the Distance Between Bolt Holes on 1-7/8
  • From center to center, the distance between the two side bolt holes on # CT-2003-Z is 2-1/4". On # DL13728 the distance is 3". Both trailer couplers fit a 3" channel tongue, a 1-7/8" ball and are rated at 2,000 lbs. If you are replacing your coupler, it may also be time to replace your coupler lock. I recommend the etrailer.com Coupler Lock, # e98893, which works with 1-7/8" couplers.
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  • Replacement Trailer Coupler Repair Kit for Trailer Coupler
  • It looks like you need a trailer coupler repair kit for your trailer coupler. If that is the case then I would love to help but unfortunately I cannot identify the correct replacement coupler repair kit for you based on the photo you have attached. The only way for us to get you the correct replacement coupler repair kit is if you can provide us with the part number for your trailer coupler as they are not universal. I would also like to point out that we do not carry a coupler repair kit...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes of Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler CT-2003-Z
  • The distance between the mounting holes on the coupler part # CT-2003-Z is 2-1/4 inches like what your old coupler has so this will be a direct replacement.
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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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  • 1-7/8-Inch Ball Trailer Coupler for Straight Channel Tongue Trailer
  • It sounds like you need a bolt-on 1-7/8-inch coupler for a trailer with a channel tongue. The couplers like this that we offer are shown on the linked page. These are available as both standard couplers and brake actuator couplers. Just click on the type you need. For instance, part # CT-2003-Z is a 2K-rated 1-7/8-inch trigger latch coupler for a 3-inch tongue. These mounting holes are spaced apart 2-1/4-inches on center. Please see the linked video. These items are made to fit channel...
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  • CT-2003-Z Trailer Coupler Measurement From Top to Side Holes
  • I went to the warehouse to take the measurement you were asking about and found the distance from the top to the side holes on coupler # CT-2003-Z to be almost 1 inch exactly.
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