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Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 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 - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs part number CT-3001-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-3001-Z

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 3500 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.


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: 2"
  • Channel width: 2"
  • Overall dimensions: 10-3/4" 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): 3-1/16"
  • Weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


CT-3001-Z Ram Straight Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - 2" Ball - Zinc - 3,500 lbs

Alternative part number CT-3001-Z-CTN






Customer Reviews

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs - CT-3001-Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (152 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.

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I ordered a 2 inch trailer coupler, and I received the part on time as expected. No problems, which is nice. 909240



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Perfect in every respect. 903629



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881240



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PERFECT! Well constructed and engineered, has a good solid feel to it and the flip-up locking mechanism works better than any I've ever used. 878015



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Excellent quality and fast shipping!! 877918



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Great quality.super fast delivery 872298



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Nice quality parts easy install and fits perfectly. 869530



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The product is nice, it would be nicer if I didn't have to use a heat gun and acetone to get the 3 stickers off of it 852758



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Received order in appropriate time and selection of products at site good. 852872



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Trailer coupler is very good quality. I've purchased products from here before and was very impressed with the customer service. I will continue to purchase from etrailer for life. 828244



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As a frequent customer with 5 trailers I have been doing biz with etrailer for 7 years. Customer service and parts have always been perfect. Always !!! 818879



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Hitch fit like it should and fast shipp ing. 817721



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I love it.. Thank you! 815851



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Was a lot better quality that I expecte d. 815192



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Love the website, easy to find what I was looking for, shipped on time and the tracking details were fun to watch and informative. Thank you! 809048



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Ordered coupling device , received it within 4 to 5 days here in Canada! Great service and product! 808779



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Everything arrive in good condition. Its very refreshing to get quality products and great service. etrailer is a class act. 803991



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Both Products appear to be very good quality & long lasting! My Trailer is about 15 years old and had damage to the coupler. Adjustable wheel was in bad shape. Replaced both. 797448



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I like working with you guys. You always have great application info on your web site to help me before I make my purchase. Delivery was prompt and parts were packaged great. I haven't finished my project yet but i have carefully checked all the parts I purchased for my new project and they are of great quality. Thanks! 794904



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Work exactly as its supposed to. 791203



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Received this hitch within 3 days to So Cal. Installed it yesterday April 24th. It looks to be good quality, time will tell. Only thing is, I wish it was made in the USA. E-Trailer is awesome as always. God bless. 785928



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Customer service was very helpful in placing the order. It came in a timely manner and was easy to install. 779676



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High quality product that fit perfectly. Pleasant experience in dealing with etrailer for the first time. 779659



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Perfect fit and good product at a great price. Everything was exactly as expected. 764561



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Fit right on my trailer and now all of my hitches are 2” 763647


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Dimensions of Channel Tongue Trailer Couplers for 2 Inch Frame
    Between the bolt holes of coupler # CT-3001-Z I measured the same 3-1/16 inch. They're also 1/2 inch holes like yours. From the top to the center of the holes I measured about 1-5/16 to maybe even 1-3/8 inches. With that being said measuring from inside the coupler's channel from the top to the center of the bolt hole makes more sense. If the metal of the new one is thicker than the old one it'll still fit exactly the same even with the outside measurement being different. So I measured...
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  • Solution for Installing Higher Capacity Coupler on 2 inch Trailer Tongue
    Your best solution will be to use a coupler designed for a 3 inch channel and then have 1/2 inch spacers attached to either side of your 2 inch channel so that a coupler like part # CT-5003-Z will fit and secure properly.
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  • Replacement Coupler for Crux Expedition Off-RoadTrailer
    Whatever you do, there's going to be some fabrication required here, and there's not going to be an A-frame coupler that will fit your trailer judging by the photo. You could weld on a steel tube to the front and install something like the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs Item # CT-3001-Z. What I think might be the better solution for your Crux Expedition trailer (which are really cool!) would be a Lock N Roll articulating coupler...
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  • Recommended Replacement Parts for 2 Inch Square Trailer Tongue
    For your 2 inch tongue the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lb # CT-3001-Z is my recommendation. Then I'd use the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 2" x 3" Trailer Tongue - Bolt On - Up to 5,000 lbs # FHDPB230101 with a welded on spacer for your trailer tongue. We do not carry the actual length of tongue metal. If you don't need a folding tongue then you can use a sleeve even one like # 337RT255812 to weld over the tongue to strengthen...
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  • What Hardware is Needed to Install Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z
    I pulled the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, # CT-3001-Z, from our warehouse and the installation instructions state that you should use 1/2 inch diameter, grade 5 bolts and locknuts to mount this coupler to the trailer tongue. They said that it is acceptable to use 4 separate bolts or two long bolts passing through all four holes. You can also add two bolts to the top holes for extra strength.
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  • Recommended Standard Straight Tongue Coupler for 2 Inch Channel
    We do have a nice selection of standard straight tongue couplers available that will work to replace your existing actuator. If you have a 2 inch channel the etrailer.com Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z is a great option that features a sturdy steel construction and a zinc finish to provide corrosion resistance. It is a bolt-on installation. The coupler does have a 3,500 pound weight capacity so you will just need to make sure this matches or exceeds the loaded weight of...
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  • Recommended Trailer Tongue Size for use with Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z
    Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z requires a 2 inch wide tongue but I recommend a boxed tongue and not C-channel so there is more support where it counts. Steel tubing at least 1/8 of an inch of wall thickness will do the trick. The length can be pretty much whatever you want but the longer the tongue the lower the tongue weight capacity will be.
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  • Can I Remove A Weld-On Trailer Coupler and Replace it With A Bolt-On Coupler?
    Yes, you can remove your weld-on coupler and install a new bolt-on coupler that fits a 2 inch ball. There is just a few things you need to do to before and when installing. You need to know what channel size and the weight capacity you will need for the new coupler. The most common sizes are the 2, 2-1/2 and 3 inch channels. Coupler, # CT-3001-Z , can be used if you have a 2 inch channel and a weight capacity of 3,500 lbs. If you need a coupler for a 3 inch channel, the Husky # HT87076...
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  • Can I Change My Trailer Coupler from a 1-7/8 Inch Coupler to a 2 Inch Coupler
    Rather than change the coupler, the easiest option is to change the size of the ball ON YOUR BALL mount. If your coupler currently uses a 1-7/8 inch ball and your towing vehicle has a hitch and ball mount with a 2 inch ball, you can use an interchangeable hitch ball system. This way you will not have to bother with changing the coupler on your jet ski trailer. If your current ball mount is compatible with a 3/4 inch diameter trailer ball shank then I recommend the # 800B, however if...
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  • Trailer Coupler Recommendation for a Trailer with 2 Inch Wide Tongue
    I recommend the etrailer Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, part # CT-3001-Z, for your trailer with the 2 inch channel. This zinc-plated steel coupler can be either bolted or welded on. This coupler fits 2 inch trailer balls, and features a quick-release lever-style latch that makes hookup and disconnect easy. I recommend using a pin lock like # e98883 to secure your trailer.
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  • Measurement Between Holes For Bolt On Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z
    On the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs, # CT-3001-Z, you referenced the distance between the mounting holes is 3-1/16 inches center to center. It is the same separation for each set. Each hole has a diameter of 1/2 inch. I've attached a picture for reference.
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  • Replacement Trailer Coupler for 2 inch Hitch Ball
    It would depend on the measurements of your trailer's tongue to find an exact fit. One of our most popular couplers, # CT-3001-Z, is 10-3/4 inches long by 3-1/2 inches wide and is for 2 inch trailer tongues. The mounting holes are 1/2 inch diameter holes spaced 3-1/16 inches apart on center.
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  • Are There Any Replacement Parts for a Shelby Trailer Coupler
    I do have an option but Shelby Trailer Products went out of business years ago so replacement parts are just not an option. Therefore, you will need to cut the old coupler off and then bolt-on a new one for which I recommend the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # CT-3001-Z. This will be your only option. The process is actually easier than you think as all you will really need is an angle grinder to get the old one off and a drill to install the new one.
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  • Could Nuts and Bolts be Used to Install Friction Sway Control Instead of Screws
    If you wanted to run bolts all the way through the frame of your trailer and then have nuts on the other side to install a friction sway control unit like the Reese part # 83660 you certainly could do that. People drill the frames of trailers for similar installed products like weight distribution system chains hangers etc.
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  • Trailer Coupler Options To Tow Log Splitter
    It sounds like you want to be able to tow your log splitter, possibly behind a truck or other vehicle. Many log splitters have a tongue with a pin attachment and if you want to tow the splitter you may need to change the pin to a coupler that fits a trailer hitch ball. You can check out the attached link I have provided for the couplers we offer for trailers. If you need a straight tongue coupler and the trailer has a 2-inch channel you may want to take a look at part # CT-3001-Z. This...
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  • Locating VIN on Late 1960s or Early 1970s Fan Styler Liner Camper
    A trailer's VIN is typically found somewhere on the trailer tongue, near the coupler. If you do not see any information there, I recommend simply examining the trailer frame for any numbers that you might find stamped into the frame or possibly a sticker (although a sticker is likely worn off by now on your camper). If you examine the trailer and cannot find anything, you may be able to have a new VIN assigned to the trailer by your State Police. This can vary from state to state, so...
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  • What Size Channel Does Channel Tongue Coupler part # CT-3001-Z Fit
    Yes, a coupler like the Channel Tongue Coupler part # CT-3001-Z that you referenced which is designed for a 2 inch channel is designed to fit a 2 inch square tube.
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  • Where is the VIN Number on a 2001 Lowe’s 6x12 Foot Utility Trailer?
    A trailer VIN is usually found on the trailer tongue, near the coupler. If it can't be found there, you'll need to examine the trailer frame closely. The VIN is usually stamped onto a plate that's affixed to the trailer, but it could be stamped into the metal somewhere. Unfortunately, I am not familiar enough with the Lowes trailer brand to give you the exact location on their trailers. If you cannot find the VIN sometimes your State Police can assign a VIN for you. This can vary from...
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  • Replacement Straight Tongue Coupler Needed for an Acme Bolt-On Coupler
    I am attaching a link to our selection of bolt-on straight tongue couplers that you can filter through, but feel free to still send me the pictures of what you have for comparison. Among the most popular of the linked couplers is our Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z. This has a weight capacity of 3,500 lbs, is made of steel with a durable zinc finish, has a trigger latch, and is compatible with a 2" hitch ball. I have attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Mounting Hole Distance from Top of Channel on Fulton and etrailer.com Tongue Coupler
    The distance from the mounting holes on both couplers part # CT-3001-2 and # F222000301 to the top of the channel measures 1 inch.
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  • Will Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler CT-3001-Z Fit in Place of a Shelby 5135 Coupler
    We have heard that channel tongue coupler # CT-3001-Z is comparable to the Shelby 5135 coupler. To be sure though you can compare what the new coupler fits with your Shelby coupler. Coupler # CT-3001-Z fits a tongue that is 2 inches wide. The mounting holes are spaced 3 to 3-1/16 inches apart on center. And it does couple to a 2 inch ball. I have linked a video review for you. If your trailer has a wider tongue or different hole spacing let me know and I can determine if there is a replacement...
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for Damaged Shelby 5133
    I wish we still had access to the Shelby replacement parts but since they aren't currently around anymore there's nothing we offer that I can guarantee will fit. I recommend instead getting a new coupler such as # CT-3001-Z. I've left a link to a video review of this coupler as well as a link to our page with each of our 2" ball couplers for you to take a look at.
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  • Troubleshooting Coupler that is Difficult to Latch onto Hitch Ball
    The latching mechanisms of couplers can pretty easily get corroded or dirty to the point they become difficult to operate. Best bet is to spray down the mechanism liberally with a spray lube like WD40 and see if that frees up the latch to allow it to install easier. A lot of couplers have adjustable latches as well. If you look under the coupler and see a nut maybe try loosening it a bit so that it could come down and latch onto the ball a bit easier. In the picture I attached of the...
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  • Locating Coupler Repair Kit for Iron Eagle Voyager Utility Trailer
    We have a nice selection of coupler repair kits available but whether or not we have the right assembly for your trailer will depend on the exact size, capacity, and brand/model of its existing coupler. There should hopefully be some manufacturer information stamped onto the coupler itself to indicate a model. Based on pictures I was able to find of the Iron Eagle Voyager Utility Trailers it appears to have a standard trigger latch straight tongue coupler like # CT-3001-Z, for which...
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  • Is a Coupler Repair Kit Available for a Shelby 5133 Coupler?
    Shelby was acquired by Dutton-Lainson and we no longer carry Shelby coupler repair kits. I recommend instead getting a new coupler such as # CT-3001-Z. I've left a link to a video review of this coupler as well as a link to our page with each of our 2" ball couplers for you to take a look at.
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for Trailer with Hand Wheel Latch to Go to Trigger Latch
    You'd have to swap out the coupler as there isn't a way to convert a hand wheel latch to a trigger style coupler. For example you'd want the part # CT-3001-Z if you have a 2 inch channel and a 2 inch hitch ball.
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  • Replacement Coupler for Shelby 5111
    Shelby is no longer in business and there are no longer any type of repair kits for their couplers, so the best option we can offer is a new coupler with the same fit and capacities. Based on my research, the Shelby 5111 coupler had a 3,500 lb capacity, fit a 2" trailer channel and worked with a 2" ball so I recommend simply replacing the coupler with either of the following two options: - Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z - Curt QuickPin No-Latch Trailer Coupler # C82CR I...
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