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etrailer Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - CT-3002-Z Review

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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Ram channel tongue trailer coupler. The channel tongue coupler is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. It's going to provide your connection point for your hitch ball. This coupler is designed for 2 inch balls. It's going to have the capacity of 3500 pounds. It's bolt on installation.

It's got a trigger latch mechanism that's going to allow for safe and easy coupling and uncoupling. To open the socket, all we have to do it pull up on that trigger. The trigger is located right below that handle, so pull up on the trigger, and then lift up on the latch and then that opens that socket mechanism. To connect, this is when you would place the coupler over the 2 inch hitch ball, to secure it, push down on that latching mechanism and you can see that it's going to firmly grip around that ball for a nice tight secure connection. When you're ready to disconnect, just lift up on that trigger, pull up on the latch and it disconnects from the hitch ball. The unit's made from a sturdy steel construction.

It's going to have a durable zinc finish that's going to provide excellent resistance towards rust and corrosion. This is SAEJ684 certified. Again, it's a bolt on installation. Your hardware is sold separately. It's going to have a total of 6 mounting holes.

2 right here, 2 on top and then 2 on this side. The distance that we have between the mounting holes, it's going to be the same between each one, or between each set. Center on center, they're going to be separated by 3 1/16 of an inch so about 3 inches and then those holes are going to have a diameter of 1/2 inch. The channel width on the unit, what we're going is measuring inside edge to inside edge. That's going to give a width of 2 1/2 inches.

Taking a look at the overall dimensions starting with the overall width, that's going to be about 4 1/4 and then the overall length measuring from very front to very back. That looks to measure about 10 1/2 inches long. Now one of the last things I want to point out is right here on the trigger latch mechanism, you're going to notice a small pin hole. That's designed to accept a coupler pin or a coupler lock. That pin hole is going to have a diameter of 5/16 inch and the minimum span that's needed for the pin or lock measuring from this point here to this point here, that's going to measure 5/8 of an inch. That's going to do it for today's look at the Ram channel tongue trailer coupler.


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