1. Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
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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 2-1/2" 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 - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs part number CT-3002-Z can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - CT-3002-Z

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2-1/2 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Trigger Latch
  • etrailer

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.


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: 2-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 10-1/2" long x 4-1/4" wide
    • Mounting hole dimensions: 3" center to center
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


CT-3002-Z Ram Straight Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - 2" Ball - Zinc - 3,500 lbs

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Customer Reviews

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs - CT-3002-Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (77 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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Just received it today - appears exactly as advertised, heavy duty unit for its capacity rating, well made. Putting it on a small landscaping trailer so that all my trailers use the same size 2" ball for convenience. Good value, prompt service, recommend.


Comments
Works just fine, I like the trouble-free, fast and secure latching system
Gordon - 04/09/2021


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I put this eTrailer straight tongue trailer coupler on a garden cart/trailer that came with a pin type hitch. It has a 2.5 inch wide tongue so this coupler fit perfectly snug on my application. So my 4 wheeler and tractor style mower both have 2 inch balls and this keeps it where I have the same hitch setup on everything. Expect to get a garden tractor mower soon and will put one of eTrailer's hitch balls on it as well.



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No problems. Worked as expected for intended use on light duty trailer.


Comments
working well after 1 year
James L - 07/24/2020


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Quality construction. Quick shipping. Great price.



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I had to drill holes to fit my particular trailer but everything went together easily, great quality product.



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I am pleased with the heavy gauge of the steel in this coupler. Can't say how it will hold up to the elements as I just got it, but it seems well made and sturdy.



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Since my heavy-duty utility trailer used a 2 inch ball I wanted to change the 1-7/8 inch coupler on my light-duty utility trailer to a 2 inch ball also. I have always received quality items in a timely manner from etrailer so I ordered the 2 inch coupler and received it, again, in a timely manner. The forward mounting holes were not in the same location as the old coupler so I simply drilled new ones to accommodate the bolts and assembled it. It works just great.



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I like the coupler. I like the way it bolts on from the top on my John Deere trailer. The top two holes match the holes on the coupler. Only because the holes in the coupler are large enough to match the smaller holes in the tongue. Now I'm not afraid of pinching my fingers with the old method. I use a John Deere 125.



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Excellent product. I’ve used etrailer for several trailer projects and you can’t find better service anywhere. This is a 5 star business that you can trust.



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Hayley and the gang are great



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Super easy to install great product



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A pleasant surprise. Low cost, and high quality. Easy installation, pre-drilled for attachment to trailer tongue. I installed it on a lawn mower type trailer so I could use a ball instead of a pin. It couples to the lawn mower much more easily, and does not jerk around by pushing and pulling against the pin. Highly recommended.



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The only reason I do not give you 5 stars is because your web site. When internet ordering, it should instantly state when a part is out of stock. Even nicer would be expected restocking dates. The parts received were exactly what I ordered for my electric brake conversion from surge brakes at far less expense than reparing the internally rusted surge brake system. There was a plethora of information on your web site to assist me in ordering the correct parts for the conversion. Plus there were videos to see how to complete the conversion and how parts were installed and adjusted. Customer service was excellent.



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Coupler looks and works great after one year!! Thank you!



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Great product, I just ordered the wrong size



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Everything that I have ordered has been better than expectations. And has been simple to no problem finding everything that I have needed to restore my grandfather's 1950 boat trailer down to the rims and tires.



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My 2" trailer tongue arrived today. When I opened the box the tongue was padded very nicely. The packaging was great. I believe the trailer tongue is a great value for the price. Very heavy duty quality. Thank you for a positive transaction, John



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Fast shipping and they even went out of the way to make sure my order got to me timely! Thanks again for great service!



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I bought the item to convert my 10 cubic foot lawn cart to ball and hitch. Took me 15 minutes to install it. I also bought the Snapper Pin 14-134TR with it based on another review. Good idea. Makes it very convenient to be safe by locking out the latch. I used the chain for the pin that comes with it to make sure it doesn't get lost. I would also recommend using SAE grade 8 bolts for any hitch along with lock nuts. My two experiences with etrailer.com have been very good.



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I found e trailer when looking to change a trailer attachment from 1 7/8 to 2". Their website was easy to use, they shipped and I received it when they said I would. I would use them again. Barry



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Purchased this to replace a damaged trailer tongue. This was a good heavy duty tongue and replacement went smoothly



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The trailer part we ordered came very quickly and it's the correct part. etrailer does a good job and we are always happy.



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Coupler appears very well made..heavy materials, nice plating, good fit and finish. Plan to use it on a yard cart in lieu of the clevis hitch coupler and this size fits the tongue well.



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Good product, fit tight on 2 1/2 inch channel used a rubber mallet to coax it down for holes to line up on the trailer tongue. I would recommend it to anyone.



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No way I could have found a coupler for 2-1/2" channel locally. I replaced the coupler on my old utility trailer and this is much beefier than what was on it. Who says they don't make things like they used to?


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Trailer Coupler Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Wide Channel and 2 inch Ball
    We have couplers that will fit your trailer but none that have mounting holes that match up to the 2-1/4 inch spacing you have so probably your best option would be to go with the etrailer.com Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs # CT-3002-Z. The Mounting holes are 3 inches apart so you will need to drill at least two holes.
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  • What is the Tongue Weight of the etrailer.com Coupler CT-3002-Z
    I spoke to a technician about the tongue weight on the etrailer.com # CT-3002-Z, and it would be up to 15% of the 3,500 capacity. This would give you a maximum tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds. As to the length, it really shouldn't make too much of a difference. As long as the coupler is fastened securely to the tongue of the trailer and the weight does not exceed 525 pounds, you should be perfectly fine. I will say, however, that it never hurts to load the trailer up several ways...
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  • Measurements on the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler
    The distance between the mounting holes is going to be the same between each one, or between each set. Center on center, they're going to be separated by 3 inches and the mounting holes are going to have a diameter of 1/2 inch. The channel width on the unit, inside edge to inside edge measures 2-1/2 inches.
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  • Replacement Coupler for Shelby 5133
    You'll need a new coupler as the Shelby brand of coupler repair kits are no longer available. So for that the # CT-3002-Z would be a really great option. This fits the same frame dimensions as what you have now and also fits a 2 inch ball. The mounting holes of this are 3 inches apart.
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  • 2 inch Trailer Tongue Coupler Recommendation for Replacing Shelby 5135
    We have a similar coupler for 2 inch trailer tongues as part # CT-3002-Z which fits 2 inch hitch balls, but we do not have the exact coupler you are looking for.
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  • Why Would Coupler Fit Too Tightly to Hitch Ball
    Sounds like you are talking about the adjustment hardware for the coupler latch. It may be too tight and you'd just need to loosen it a bit so that it secures to the hitch ball but doesnt' hold it too tight.
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  • Do Any of the 2" Trailer Couplers for 2-1/2" Frames Have 2-1/2" Bolt Centers
    I do have an option but the straight tongue trailer coupler options for a 2-1/2" frame all have a 3" spacing. I recommend using the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler part # CT-3002-Z and just drilling another hole on the frame to match this setup. This would be your only option due to the really odd spacing you said you had.
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  • What Coupler will Fit As Replacement for Malone MicroSport Trailer
    The Malone trailers like the part # MPG461G2 you mentioned have tongues that are 2 inches wide which means you'd want the coupler part # CT-3001-Z instead of the # CT-3002-Z.
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  • Can I Replace the Bolt in My Surge Coupler to Secure it in Place?
    I have a solution for you. I went ahead and reached out to my contact at Dexter Axle, and they recommended replacing the surge coupler with a standard weld on or bolt on straight tongue coupler. This is the safest way. They could not confirm for sure whether drilling a hole/installing a bolt would affect the stability or strength of the coupler. For a standard coupler, I recommend the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3002-Z along with the 2" Hitch Ball # C40004. If you need a hitch...
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  • Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler for 2-1/2 Inch Wide Tongue and 2 Inch Ball
    Your best option for a coupler that takes a 2 inch ball and that fits a 2-1/2 inch wide tongue is going to be Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 3,500 lbs # CT-3002-Z. The hole spacing is not 2-1/2 inches apart though so 1 extra set of holes will need to be drilled. The couplers that fit a 2-1/2 inch channel all have a hole spacing of approximately 3 inches on center.
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  • Determining the Axle Location on Homemade Travel Trailer
    For your axle placement you will use the attached article to determine the distance between your trailer coupler and axle to get that 10% tongue weight desired. Because you have a torsion axle it will be much easier to test your theory to really pin point your desired tongue weight. I can't just give you a dimension because the coupler weight needs to be integrated in the equation. For instance the coupler # CT-3002-Z has a weight of 5 lbs that would be added to the pole tongue to...
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  • Is There a Difference Between A-Frame and Straight Tongue Trailer Couplers
    Yes there is a difference between couplers for an a-frame trailer and a straight tongue trailer. They are a very different design so if you have an a-frame trailer you'd need something like the # CA-5210-B which you can see matches the shape of the a-frame or for a straight tongue you'd want the # CT-3002-Z.
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  • Will 3 Inch Channel Coupler Work With 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Tongue?
    The Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 10,000 lbs # DM12717 will not work on a 2-1/2 inch tongue. Instead I recommend the Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler, 2" Ball, 2-1/2" Channel - 3,500 lbs # F222500301 or etrailer option # CT-3002-Z. Either of these options will fit your tongue and will work with the 2 inch hitch ball. The weight capacity is significantly less with the couplers that fit 2-1/2 inch tongues so please note that difference.
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  • Recommended Coupler for Custom Kayak Trailer
    For your small kayak trailer, I recommend the Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # F222000301. This will give you a 2 inch ball compatibility along with the ability to use a 2 inch square bar that you'd need to obtain locally to give you the length you need. That size will fit a standard 2 inch receiver tube if that is what is on your trailer. If you need a 2-1/2 inch bar compatibility, then I recommend the coupler # CT-3002-Z. For a 3 inch bar compatibility, I recommend the # CT-3003-Z coupler....
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  • Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler Difference of 2 & 2-1/2
    There is a slight difference in dimensions, width. The # CT-3001-Z has a channel width of 2" and the # CT-3002-Z has a channel width of 2-1/2".
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  • Weld Reese 74950 Tow Champ to Trailer
    The Reese 74950 Tow Champ is not designed for the purpose of welding it to the front of a trailer to create a trailer tongue. If you are looking for parts to custom fabricate an item then I suppose you can start with something such as this, but that is not its intended purpose. We do carry the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler, # CT-3002-Z and the Bulldog Collar-Lok style, # BD028382.
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  • Weight of a Whole Bunch of Different Trailer Parts
    I'd be happy to let you know the weights of all of the parts you asked about, and I'll even do it in descending order. - Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System w Electric Brake Hubs # A35RS545E: 134 lbs - Dexstar Steel Mini Mod Trailer Wheel # AM20545: 25 lbs - Pro Series Round, Snap-Ring Swivel Jack # PS1400300303: 13 lbs - Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3002-Z: 4 lbs I have also attached links to video reviews of these parts for you to take a look at.
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