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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





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

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




Video Transcript for etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - CT-5003-Z Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the channel tongue trailer coupler for a two inch hitch ball. The channel tongue coupler's going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. It's going to provide a connection point for your hitch ball. The coupler is designed for a two inch hitch ball. It's going to have the capacity of 5,000 pounds and it's going to feature a really nice trigger latch design. This is going to allow for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling. To open the socket, all you have to do is pull the trigger and pull up on the latch and then you can see how that opens and closes that latching mechanism.

With it open, we could place this over our two inch hitch ball. To secure the ball, we simply push that latch back down all the way. That's going to securely hold the ball in place . still gives it the maneuverability that it needs that way we can maneuver the trailer as needed. You can see that it holds that for a really nice tight, secure fit. To release, or to disconnect from the hitch ball, lift up on the unit and it's going to disconnect from the ball ...

really nice design, very easy to use. The unit's made from a sturdy steel construction. It's going to feature a durable zinc finish so it's going to provide excellent resistance towards rust and corrosion. This is SAE J684 certified. It's a bolt on installation. There's going to be a total of six bolt holes, two on each side and then two right here on top.

The mount holes on the unit are going to be separated on-center, apart from one another, by 3 1/16th of an inch so around three inches. It's going to be the same for each set and those mount holes are going to have a diameter of a 1/2 inch. Hardware's not included so that will need to be provided separately. Taking a look at the actual channel width, measuring inside edge to inside edge .. that's going to give a measurement of right at three inches.

The overall width on the unit . that's going to measure . looks to be 4 1/2 inches. The overall length, measuring from very front to very back . we're looking at about 10 3/4ths of an inch long. One of the last things I want to point out is right here on the trigger latch mechanism there's going to be a small pin hole. That's designed to accept a coupler pin or a coupler lock. The pin hole diameter is going to measure 5/16ths of an inch and then the minimum span needed for your pinner lock, basically measuring from outer edge to outer edge . that's going to have a span of 5/8ths of an inch. That's going to do it for today's look at the channel tongue trailer coupler for a two inch hitch ball.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (24 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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Fit perfect. Heavy duty. 656451



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I wish I would have known it was a imported product.Seems ok. I would sooner buy made in USA. 334402



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All the products I have purchased from Etrailer have been good. Quailty, durable products, fast shipping and easy transactions. Etrailer.com has pretty much any product you need for your trailers. Thank you Etrailer! 602624



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The Price is Right you call Representative familiar with his product solve the problem tell me the price he sent it and received it just as he described it it fit just as he described it what else can you ask for 409399


Comments
As it was expected to work
Walter E - 07/23/2018

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Just as advertised, fast shipping 746407



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Arrived in a timely manner was exactly what I had need and the product was of high quality measurement were spot on witch made for easy installation. 746100



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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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They shipped quickly and great product. Any issues with part just call them they will make it right . No questions asked. Good people.. 734627



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quick delivery ad product was just as described. no issues would definitely recommend. 720795



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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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Did not sit flush on the tongue otherwise, installed quickly & worked well. Good product. 707866



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product has performed as expected, and has shown no signs of wear...very happy with purchase...etrailer is an excellent company with unrivaled customer service... 697567



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Great fit easy to install. 693489



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Great product great price ! 669548



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As always, lowest prices, prompt delivery, reasonable shipping rates. 652989



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Came as promised, easy website to use, thanks. 649203



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Good product, exactly as described, fast shipping, what more can one expect. 638536



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PERFECT TRAILER HITCH REPLACEMENT FIT & EASY TO INSTALL!!! EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AS WELL!!! THE HUBBY WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY & EASE OF ORDERING!!! DEFINITELY WILL BE OUR GO TO TRAILER PART PLACE & YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED EITHER!!! 628196



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Bolted right on. Good for my small boat trailer. 597928



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All items look great, everything came on time, I have not installed any thing yet, and very good pricing! Thanks again! 550906



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Works fine. Fast delivery. 439091



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The parts I ordered arrived in 4 days even though I used the cheapest rate. All components were the best quality and the prices were great. I have ordered from etrailer.com before with the same result and will do so again. 388263



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Fits as designed 317753


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler

  • 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 1/4 inch bolts in the 5/16 inch diameter holes. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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