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Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs

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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 - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs part number CT-5003-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-5003-Z

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 5000 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.


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: 3"
  • Overall dimensions: 10-3/4" long x 4-1/2" wide
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
    • Minimum span needed for pin or pin lock: 5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


CT-5003-Z Ram Straight Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - 2" Ball - Zinc - 5,000 lbs






Customer Reviews

Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs - CT-5003-Z

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (49 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.

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good product and service 658218



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Great product for the price. Fit right over the 3 inch trailer tongue. The only difference between this coupler and the original is that this coupler sits about one quarter inch high on the tongue, where the original sat flat on top of the tongue. 715134



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Finally finished the project e trailers made it easy . Started with a bare frame and put on new axle springs tires and bunks, rollers and winch. Can’t want to hit the water 739630



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Selection and prices are great and shipped same day as ordered. 899518



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fit just perfect and is a nice replacem ent 896037



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Perfect! Very heavy duty. 893612



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Perfect fitting part. Easy to install. 892346



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The hitch was as expected, and was delivered is good time. 884222



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Excellent, easy install 875878



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866146



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Prompt service thank you 860670



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Well made, great price. Just what my old trailer needed! 859969



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It was exactly what I ordered and of a good quality 855378



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Great items. Easy to replace my old one. 849840



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Well made, good galvanizing. Fit snugly on the trailer tongue, 845007



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satisfied customer, thans, good job to etrailer workers 825011



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Very satisfied 824109



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A bone this product for one year, I do not have to fight to attach it to my hitch. It works well. 804299



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Nice simple hitch. Fit and works perfec tly. 801141



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etrailer employees were very professional and helpful for my return and ordering the correct part i needed for my trailer. I received my new part on record time. 786162



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Good product, exactly as described, fast shipping, always enjoy buying from etrailer. 783734



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Great products fast shipping 778667



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REPLACED THE OLD 1 7/8" HITCH WITH THIS 2" HITCH EASY INSTALL GREAT FIT. 778590



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Fits and works perfectly. 776392



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good item no problems 776225


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • Mounting Hole Distance to Bottom of Channel for etrailer.com Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler
    Yes, the mounting holes for the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-5003-Z measure 1" from the center down to the bottom of the channel.
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  • Bolt Hole Distance on etrailer.com Trailer Coupler
    The mounting holes of the etrailer.com trailer coupler are spaced 3-1/16 inches apart on center. The holes themselves are a 1/2 inch in diameter.
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for Shelby 5135
    The Channel Tongue Coupler part # CT-5003-Z will work great for your situation. It fits the 3 inch channel you have, has more than enough weight capacity at 5,000 lbs trailer weight, and fits a 2 inch hitch ball. Since you have to drill your trailer tongue either way you could just drill it to the same specs as this coupler and you'd be set.
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  • Bolt Size Recommended For Channel Style Tongue Trailer Coupler Installation
    To mount the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Bolt On # CT-5003-Z, I recommend using 1/2 inch bolts. The higher the grade, the stronger the bolt. I've attached the review video to help as you plan this installation.
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  • Replacement For Shelby 5135 Coupler With 3 Channel
    I recommend etrailer.com Channel Tongue Coupler part # CT-5003-Z to replace the Shelby 5135 coupler. The etrailer.com coupler has a channel width of 3" and takes a 2" ball. It also has 3" from center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole which are the dimensions of your Shelby coupler.
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  • How To Determine Axle Weight Capacity For A Fish House Trailer
    If you have a single axle trailer with a 3,500-lb axle then your total weight capacity is 3,500-lbs with each wheel bearing 1,750-lbs. There should be a sticker or plate somewhere on the frame near the front of the trailer that lists the official capacity. You should also find a sticker/label on the axle tube that gives axle capacity. Also, the trailer can only be rated as high as the lowest rated component. For example, if you have a coupler that is rated for 5,000-lbs like Item # CT-5003-Z...
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  • Replacement Cost Efficient Coupler for Shelby 5138
    A replacement for your Shelby 5138 is the Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler, 2" Ball, 3" Channel - 3,500 lbs # F223000301. This is a great quality coupler that is cost effective as you referenced. I've attached a review video of this product to assist. If you are wanting a stronger coupler at a great cost, I recommend the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Trigger Latch - Zinc - 2" Ball - Bolt On - 5,000 lbs # CT-5003-Z. This is a quality product at a very low cost that I highly recommend.
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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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  • Repair Kit Availability for Shelby 5135 2 inch Coupler
    I do have a solution for you but unfortunately, the CA-5100-RK isn't compatible with your Shelby 5135 coupler. While there isn't a repair kit available for your coupler, replacing the entire unit is just as cost effective. For a very similar replacement, I recommend the etrailer.com Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-5003-Z. This takes a 2 inch ball, is rated for 5,000 lbs and fits a 3 inch wide channel just like your Shelby coupler. I've attached a photo showing the mounting hole distance...
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  • Actuator Needed to Use Demco Manual Reverse Lockout Kit For Hydraulic Brake Actuators
    No; the Demco Hydraulic Trailer Brake Actuator # 8605001 is designed for use with free-backing brake systems and does not have a lockout feature- so you wouldn't be able to use the Manual Reverse Lockout Kit # DM5939 with that actuator. To use the Manual Reverse Lockout Kit you would need an actuator like the Demco Hydraulic Brake Actuator w/Manual Lockout # DM8760011 . This kit requires 1/2" x 4-1/2" Grade 5 bolts (not included) for mounting as well as a coupler similar to # CT-5003-Z...
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  • Can Flat Bed Directly Tow with Bumper
    In your photo it looks like there could be a hitch ball hole in the cross brace on the back of your Chevy flatbed. If you can find a sticker or plate that indicates a tow rating, and a hitch ball of the appropriate rating and with the shank diameter to fit correctly, then you can tow. It also looks like there is not a lot of clearance for the trailer coupler, due to the vertical support near that hole. A coupler like # CT-5003-Z has a flat lip around the ball cup and this may contact...
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Trailer Coupler DL13897 Come with a Pin and Chain
    Based on the model information from Dutton-Lainson coupler # DL13897 would have that pin and chain. For a similar model that does not have the pin and chain but is still rated the same and also fits a 2 inch ball and 3 inch tongue use # CT-5003-Z. I have linked a video review of this coupler for you.
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Expert Research:
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Video Edited:
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