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Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson

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Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly allows you to adjust your coupler without a wrench. Designed to bolt onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. 2-Hole bolt-on case. Lowest Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Dutton-Lainson. Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson part number DL13835 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DL13835

  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 2 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Trigger Latch

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly allows you to adjust your coupler without a wrench. Designed to bolt onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. 2-Hole bolt-on case.


  • Adjustable lock ball clamp
  • Fits 2" tongue
  • Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
    • Zinc plated yellow chromate TUFFPLATE finish has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated trivalent chrome process and 30 percent greater corrosion resistance when compared to powder coated finish. Results of lab test using 5 percent neutral salt spray confirms our TUFFPLATE finish provides in excess of 500 hours against First Red Rust and in excess of 100 hours of First White Corrosion.
  • Distance between the mounting holes on the side measures 3" from center to center
  • Made in the USA

A key element of easy hitching, unhitching and safe trailer towing is a strong and efficiently operating coupler system, properly installed on the tongue of the trailer. D-L couplers offer an exclusive Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly that can be adjusted without wrenches. This feature provides a precise fit on the hitch ball while the trigger action release allows fast locking and unlocking. The lock lever is held securely closed by cam action and the safety latch.

13835 Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson Model 981P-2

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

Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - DL13835 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Dutton Lainson straight tongue trailer coupler for two inch hitch balls. Has a 3500 pound weight capacity. Now this coupler is perfect for your towing needs. It's a rust resistant coupler, which is designed to be bolted onto your trailer's tongue. And the Dutton Lainson couplers offer an exclusive quick lock ball clamp assembly that can be adjusted without wrenches.The finish on it is a nice zinc tough plate finish, has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated chrome process, and about 30% greater corrosion resistance when compared to powder coat finish. It's a durable steel construction; has the easy to use trigger style latch.

Makes for a quick and easy trailer hookup. And again, it's designed for two inch hitch ball. I happen to pull a two inch hitch ball. Here we go, just to demonstrate. And you just pull up on the trigger in the latch, that'll open it up.

Drop it onto the hitch ball. And then when you close it, lock it into place, you can see that it hooks onto your hitch ball. And then to release it, again just pull on this trigger, pull it up. And just like that, it'll release it from the hitch ball.This is a bolt-on installation. If you look on the side, has the two holes here, just bolt it onto your tongue.

This part is made in the USA. Again, the specs on this, the ball size is two inches, capacity is 3500 pounds. Mounting, it's designed to fit on a two inch wide channel tongue. Now overall length on this, from this edge all the way out to this edge, it's gonna be right at ten inches. The channel length which is on the inside, that'll slide onto the tongue.

Gonna be right at five inches channel length. The overall height from the bottom to the top here, is gonna be right at two and three quarter inches. If you include the latch from the bottom to the top of the latch it's right about four inches. The width on it, overall outside width from edge to edge, is right at two and a half inches. Inside is two and one eighth inches. And the whole measurements are a standard dimension center to center right at three inches.That should do it for the review on the Dutton Lainson straight tongue trailer coupler for a two inch hitch ball, with a 3500 pound weight capacity.

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Trailer Coupler 2" Ball 2" Channel Tongue (3,500 lbs.) by Dutton-Lainson - DL13835

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish. Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly allows you to adjust your coupler without a wrench. Designed to bolt onto your 2" wide trailer tongue. 2-Hole bolt-on case.


the trailer coupler was excellent. (the shipping box needed better wrapping around the coupler, and a better tape job, on the box).thx


Well built and fully assembled. I would have given it 5 stars had it come with Grade 8 bolts and locking washers. As always, etrailer provided excellent customer service.

I put this on my chipper to pull behind my UTV.


great as always


I am afraid I do not have any pictures of the trailer lights and trailer tongue coupler that I ordered from you. I would like say that the lights and coupler arrived in a very timely fashion and I have been delighted with the quality of the product and the professional way the order was handled. I just purchased a 2019 Chevrolet 3500 4 door 4x4 truck. I need a hitch to fit the large receiver and several interchangeable trailer balls. I told my wife that the only place I was even thanking about buying them from was etrailer. Your company does business like it used to be done and that is hard to find in today’s world. It is even better because I do not have to go into town to find what I need from the ranch.

Thank You

J. P. Green.


Just as advertised. Good quality and fit well.

All still holding up and doing the job was purchased for. Great products at a fair price. Do take care and continue the great service, Roy.
Roy G - 04/11/2016


The hitch came disassembled which seemed odd. The whole lever assembly was seperate from the main ball receiver so I had to diassemble it keeping both springs and both plates in order and then slip the lever tongue through the slot while trying to hold the catch plate and bolt plate in position with the two springs and get the nut on the bolt. I have no idea why this was not assembled when I received it. Also would have been good to have included the bolt hole location dimension from the top of the channel. I had to ream the holes on both my trailer channel and the ball receiver to get the 3/8" bolts through. The product quality looks good and appear to work fine.


This coupler is well-made, and feels solid. I like the locking mechanisms, which make the coupler feel more reliable and secure than my old coupler.

I did have to drill new holes in my trailer to mount this, as the holes didn't line up with the existing ones, but that wasn't a big deal.

I would have liked to have gotten instructions for putting the coupler together, as it arrived in two pieces. I did a bit of guesswork regarding how to put it together and adjust it, but instructions would have been nicer.

I did notice that with this new coupler, the trailer doesn't make nearly as big a racket while towing, and is so quiet there were times I was afraid I had lost the trailer. Very satisfied overall.


Ordered this item after I got an aluminum set of wheels with tires and chromed center caps. Decided to do a complete renovation of my trailer and replace the old coupler by a U.S. made one, and also looks great! Delivered in a timely manner. Excellent service etrailer!


The 2" Ball Coupler looks well made for the job. The ball latch assembly comes un-assembled, that was not stated.
My issue is that it was wrapped in clear packing tape, that left adhesive and bits of plastic wrap all over. It required extensive cleaning efforts to remove. This may have been sitting in the hot sun for some time, melting the adhesive, not at all happy about that!


Will do what I need it to


Item was as pictured. I was concerned about the placement of the mounting holes and they are not centered on the channel as I would like but should be sufficient, and maybe a bit stronger near the frame bends. Product came unassembled with no instructions which was not a big problem, but no plus there. In the packaging there was no receipt or other documentation which could be an issue if fitment were to be problematic. Overall, it's a nice piece of hardware, but some documentation and an invoice would have made the overall experience better.


Product looks good, made in USA, sent unassembled, no instructions, and wrapped in packaging tape, took 1/2 hour to clean before use. Did the factory ever hear of 'shrink wrap'?


This item was just what I was looking for. I searched in all the local stores and trailer places, and could not find a 2" ball with a 2" channel anyplace but here. Thanks for the fast shipping.



Product is great. Direct bolt on replacement tor the existing rusted coupler. It comes in two parts, which is not a problem, but the two parts were tapped together with about 3 feet of the stickiest packing tape known to man. I had to wipe the coupler down with acetone to get all the glue off.


Order filled and shipped on day 1, delivered on day 3.
Trailer Coupler is what I ordered and exceeds any other I found elsewhere.
Will order from again.


perfect fit for my snowbear trailer - unable to find anywhere else. Many thanks


looks like a good unit latch is really solid one of the better ones ive seen..was kinda surprised when it came in pieces though...ive always seen them sold already assembled. anyhow havnt tried it out yet its going too be quite awhile b4 its used.


Stout, and exactly as advertised.


The product arrived and was impressed with the quality of the trailer coupler.


Strong heavy duty replacement. I am very pleased with the quality of this product. Perfect.


Excellant product and company to deal with! Highly recommend "etrailer"!


Looks solid. Haven't installed yet but it could use some printed instructions to assemble from packaging.


good product, quick delivery. easy to replace metric coupler, with this standard 2",
bolted on quickly.

bolted on quickly." />


great price on a good product.....had to put it together but pretty straight forward


Very high quality, made fromheavy guage steel and quality springs on the latch

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