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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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  • What Does 2" or 3" Channel Mean For Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
  • I believe you were referring to in general what does a 2" or 3" channel mean since you didn't reference any specific coupler, but a 2" or 3" channel is simply the width of the your trailer tongue the coupler attaches to. For example the Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # CT-3001-Z fits a 2" wide trailer tongue and the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM15000-52 fits a 3" wide trailer tongue. I have added a link below to our entire selection of straight tongue trailer couplers for...
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  • Can Holes be Drilled in Trailer Tongue to Install Buyers Products 10k Trailer Coupler
  • Yes, you can absolutely drill holes in your trailer tongue to install the 10,000 lb capacity Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler # 3370091560. This is a pretty common occurrence due to the various bolt hole patterns of straight tongue trailer couplers so you can absolutely do this safely. This is a really good choice for a coupler as it has a latch that engages automatically and it's made from steel with a zinc finish for not only strength but durability as well. I have added...
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  • Replacing an Actuating Coupler on a Magic Tilt Boat Trailer with a Standard Straight Tongue Coupler
  • We have many standard straight tongue couplers that will fit your 3 inch x 4 inch trailer tongue. I have attached a link to all of our straight tongue couplers for you to check out. You can simply select the weight capacity that you need and the hitch ball size to choose the correct coupler. One coupler you may be interested in is the Fulton Fast-Lok Coupler, # F346000301. This coupler uses a 2 inch hitch ball, has a 6,000 lb weight capacity and will fit on your 3 inch wide tongue. It...
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  • Is Titan Zinc-Plated Straight-Tongue Coupler SAE Certified
  • The Titan Zinc-Plated Straight-Tongue Coupler, part # T4853100 is designed to fit a 3 inch wide channel tongue on your trailer. This entire coupler is rated for 21,000 lbs, not just one component. I called my contact at Titan and they told me that this coupler is SAE J864 certified, which is the certification number for 21,000 lb couplers. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • Replace Trailer Surge Coupler with Straight Coupler on a Trailer With Surge Brakes
  • All of that is not necessary. All you have to do is lock out the surge coupler so it cannot move in and out or disconnect the brake lines. By removing the old coupler you would have to remove the brake lines any way. A surge coupler can still be used in this manner. If you do a lot of towing though I would still use brakes. By removing the trailer brakes you are putting more stress on the tow vehicle brakes and will have to replace them more often. But if you want to go with a straight...
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  • Availability Of 20" Long Straight Tongue Coupler For A 3" Channel.
  • Hello Jeremy. The longest 3" channel straight tongue coupler we offer is the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM16080-95 which is 18-3/4" long. We do not offer anything 20" long, so this will be our closest option.
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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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  • Availability of Straight Coupler Replacement for Titan Aero 7500 Brake Actuator # T63FR
  • The Titan Aero 7500 brake actuator, part # T63FR, has a 2-inch ball and fits a 3 inch wide channel tongue. It has a weight capacity of 7,500 lbs. In a straight bolt-on coupler with a 2 inch ball that fits a 3 inch wide channel, the coupler with the highest weight capacity would be the Titan Leverlock Coupler - Adjustable Ball, part # T4845000. This coupler will only have a weight capacity of 5,000 lbs, which is lower than the 7,500-lb capacity on the Titan Aero 7500 brake actuator. The...
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  • Will Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit Work With Big Bubba Trailer With A-Frame And Straight Tongue
  • The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit for 3" x 5" Tongue part # FHDPB350101 will work with an A-Frame Big Bubba Deckover trailer with a straight tongue welded beneath it. As long as the straight tongue is a 3" x 5" trailer tongue with a material thickness between .188" and .120". Please take a look at the accompanying chart to determine the maximum pivot length allowable for your particular straight tongue. If your straight tongue is not 3"x5" I have attached a link to the available...
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  • Is There a Trailer Coupler for 50mm Hitch Balls That Can Support Over 5,000 Lbs
  • I do have straight tongue trailer couplers that will work with a 50mm hitch ball and I do have straight tongue trailer couplers that can support 7,000+ lbs. That said, I don't have one that can do both as you are around the max weight for a 50mm hitch ball and could even be over in some cases depending on your exact hitch ball so be sure to check the top. The trailer couplers we offer compatible with 50mm hitch ball like the Titan Trailer Coupler part # T2343400 max out at 5,000 lbs. Therefore,...
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  • Recommendation For Straight Tongue Coupler on a Trailer Channel That Measures 3-1/4 Inches Wide
  • The straight tongue couplers like the Dutton-Lainson 3-Inch Trailer Coupler, part # DL13897 are available for trailer tongues with either a 2-inch, 2-1/2-inch, or 3-inch channel. I would recommend for you to measure the trailer channel at a point where you are not measuring the coupler and see if it measures 3 inches wide. If you are measuring the width of the trailer channel including the coupler it will normally measure larger than 3 inches. If the measurement of the trailer tongue,...
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  • How Long Is the Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
  • In regards to the Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler part # 3370091560, the overall length is 17".
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  • Replacement For Cracked Trailer Coupler
  • Yes, you need to replace that cracked coupler right away. I'm not sure from the photo what ball size it takes or if you have a straight tongue trailer or A-frame, but get something with a good powder coat or one that is zinc-plated if this is a boat trailer, like the Demco Cast Head Coupler - A-Frame # DM37ZR or Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler # DM13203-95. I have added links below to our selections of both A-frame and straight tongue couplers.
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  • Coupler for 2-1/2-Inch Straight Trailer Tongue
  • We have all sorts of trailer couplers including straight tongue couplers that will fit a 2-1/2-inch channel tongue that is often found on a boat trailer. You can see all of these standard couplers on the linked page. For a 2-inch ball size you can use 3500-lb coupler # DL13847 or # F222500301 which are both bolt on installation. If you need a coupler for a 1-7/8-inch ball size instead use part # CT-2002-Z which is rated for 2000-lbs. This is also a bolt on item.
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  • Needing a Straight Trailer Coupler That Will Fit a 4 inch Channel
  • I have a solution that might work for your problem. The Bulldog Cast Head Coupler for 2 Inch Ball, # BDA2005C0317, is an adjustable coupler that can be welded to the end of the trailer tongue. This is the only coupler that may work for your application. We carry many straight tongue couplers that will work with either a 1-7/8 or 2 inch ball, but we do not have a trailer coupler that can be bolted or welded on a 4 inch channel. The largest application that our straight couplers can fit...
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  • Overall Length of Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler # 3370091562
  • The overall length of the Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler # 3370091562 that you referenced is 17-1/4 inches.
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  • Replacement Coupler Recommendation for a 2-1/2 inch Wide Straight Tongue Trailer
  • We have 2 inch size hitch ball couplers that can fit a 2-1/2 inch wide straight tongue trailer, but none of them have the bolt hole dimensions you are looking for. Your best option would be to get the # DL13847 and then have a qualified welder install it on your trailer. I attached a review video and a link to a page that has all of the 2 inch hitch balls we carry.
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  • Replacement Latch for Fulton 14K Straight Tongue Coupler or Replacement Coupler
  • We don't have a confirmed fit for your Fulton Coupler for a repair kit. The Latch Repair Kit # F670801 is the closest option we have and hasn't been tested with straight couplers so I can't confirm it will work. I recommend instead for a confirmed fit replacing your coupler with the Buyers Products Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Auto Latch - 2-5/16" Ball - Bolt On - 15K # 3370091562 which is the closest to your 14K or the Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball...
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  • Trailer Coupler Solution for 4 inch Wide Trailer Tongue
  • I have a solution for you that would work, but we don't have a traditional-style coupler that will fit over your 4 inch trailer tongue. The straight tongue trailer couplers we offer fit up to 3 inch trailer tongues. You could use an adjustable channel coupler that will weld to the front of your trailer tongue. For a coupler that fits a 2 inch hitch ball, a great option is the Pro Series Adjustable Channel Coupler with Low Latch # PSA200S0303. This coupler offers an 8,000 pound weight capacity....
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