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Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K

Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K

Item # DM13203-95
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Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler
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Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish with a 200-hour salt spray rating. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue. Great Prices for the best straight tongue trailer coupler from Demco. Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K part number DM13203-95 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - DM13203-95

  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball Coupler
  • 3 Inch Channel
  • Standard Coupler
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Bolt-On
  • Demco
  • Auto Latch

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish with a 200-hour salt spray rating. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue.


  • Channel tongue coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Provides connection point for hitch ball
  • eZ-Latch coupler mechanism with corrosion-proof composite latch handle ensures simple, secure hookup and disconnect
    • Lets you hook up when latch is in closed position - just drop coupler over hitch ball and latch will snap into place
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc plating offers corrosion resistance
    • 200-Hour salt spray rating
  • Bolt-on installation - hardware not included
  • Made in the USA


  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Weight capacity: 18,000 lbs
  • Mounting: 3" wide channel tongue
  • Distance between bolt holes:
    • 3" On center from hole closest to coupler to middle hole
    • 2" On center from hole furthest from coupler to middle hole
    • 1-7/8" On center from closest hole diagonally to lower hole
  • 1-Year warranty

Coupler mounting hole dimensions

Distance from top of coupler to center of holes and from outside edge to center of closest mounting hole

eZ-Latch Coupler

This coupler features a simple-to-use latching mechanism known as the eZ-Latch. With this mechanism, hooking up is as easy as dropping the coupler over your trailer hitch ball. The latch does not need to be tugged or manually activated to allow the ball into the coupler socket, nor does it have to be secured in place. Just make sure that the coupler is properly lined up with the ball when you lower it, and the rest is automatic. Disengaging the coupler is just as effortless. Simply lift up the contoured handle and the coupler socket will automatically release its grip on the ball.

Demco eZ-Latch in Use

Sturdy, Corrosion-Resistant Construction

Made of sturdy steel, this coupler features a durable zinc coating that has a 200-hour salt spray rating, which is designed to limit rust and corrosion. The eZ-Latch's sleek, ergonomically designed handle is constructed of a durable composite material that's corrosion-proof, allowing it to withstand whatever the road and the elements dish out.

13203-95 Demco Easy-Latch, Bolt-On, Zinc-Plated Straight Tongue Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Tongue - 18,000 lbs

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Demco Channel Tongue Trailer Coupler - Zinc - 2-5/16" Ball - 3" Channel - Bolt On - 18K - DM13203-95

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

Straight-tongue coupler is made of sturdy steel and has a corrosion-resistant zinc finish with a 200-hour salt spray rating. eZ-Latch ensures fast, easy, secure hookup and disconnect. Designed to bolt onto your 3" wide trailer tongue.


When the OEM steel brake lines wore out on my boat trailer I decided to upgrade the surge brakes to electric over hydraulic (EOH). I replaced the damaged lines and wired up a Demco actuator and now I can stop my trailer on a dime.

Although I could have continued to use the original coupler (surge) it was already quite worn and a pain to open. So into the trash it went and on went this nice new Demco 18K coupler.

Now, even my daughter can uncouple the trailer.

Captain H.


100 Satisfied!


Once I understood how this hitch works it was awesome! Since I am used to the 'old fashioned' hitches where to drop the hitch onto the ball you have to open something I kept trying to hold the latch up when lowering onto the ball. With this style that is completely unnecessary and once I sorted that out this hitch is the easiest hitch to use I've ever owned! In fact now I have two of them! Quality is exceptional


It was priced right, in stock and shipped out quick.



Its working out fine my only concern is not being able to pad lock the coupler

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@John You can indeed lock it. Use # e98888, and run it through the hole on the side of the coupler, just below the latch. Hope that helps!


I ordered the coupler for my jet ski trailer. I was tired of changing back and forth between ball sizes so I standardized to 2 5/16. Cut the old one off, welded shins to the tongue, then welded the coupler on. I like the auto latching feature.


Demco couplers are so easy to use and very reliable. I have since put them on all my trailers.


I rarely do reviews and after 1 year, I find that I really like this hitch. The self latching onto the ball works and is easy to see that the hitch is indeed latched. The entire hitch is heavy duty, and gives me confidence to a pull a big heavy classic boat all over the western US.



One year out and Im still happy with this hitch as can be. I would buy another one if ever needed.


This is an excellent coupler. I have mounted it on two of my three trailers. And, of course, has OUTSTANDING service - always extremely helpful whenever you need them.


Received our package right when it was estimated to arrive, it work our great on my trailer



Still working great best investment I bought


New coupler works great. Had to drill one hole that did not match up with old surge coupler but that was no issue. Here is before and after pics. Will definitely come to you guys for any other trailer needs. Thanks.


Got rid of the slam-bang ..... Thank-you etrailer


We raise cattle, so we don't have the luxury of a hardware store a block away. A friend told us of etrailer. GREAT folks to work with! Ordered what we thought we needed. It didn't fit. "No problem," returned it to etrailer and they helped us get the correct DM13203-95, 2 5/16 ball, 3" channel tongue that our draw-bar required.
While talking with the folks at etrailer, they recommended the GT-1007 trailer document holders. These document holders have functioned very well, keeping the registration & license papers dry and free of mud, dirt & dust on our trailers so far - 110 degree summer heat, heavy rain / mud, gravel, snow, freezing night time temperatures and highway speeds. All are still in perfect working order.
We have recommended etrailer to others and will continue to do so.
Thank you etrailer for your knowledgeable staff, quick response time, and good pricing.



The document holders are still in super shape, & of course so is the 2-5/16 coupler.


Nice heavy duty tongue replacement holes line up perfectly.


Have had it for a year. Came as advertised and fit correctly. Works great


Great service and website!


This was exactly what I needed and they are very helpful and got it shipped out right away, will definitely shop here again in the future


Used this product to replace the original on the trailer which was a 2" coupler. I wanted a 2 5/16" coupler so that all of my trailers use the same size ball. With the adjustable height hitch I use, now I only need to adjust the height rather than changing the ball as well. This is a great product, very well built. I own eleven different trailers and the latch mechanism on this coupler latches and releases better than the others I currently use. I will buy another when the need arises.


Bought it so my trailers would have same size ball. Very easy to use. Just unbolted the old hitch and put this one on. Very pleased!



Still working great!!


Fit like a glove and arrived on time as stated.


Great coupler. I got tired of swapping hitch balls on my truck, so I swapped this coupler onto my bass boat trailer. Now all of my trailers have the same size ball requirement. I like the easy latch system too, you don’t have to open it to latch it, just drop the coupler onto the ball and it auto latches.


I got this hitch coupler as a replacement for my boat trailer hitch. I wanted all my trailers with the same hitch size. This product worked perfectly and it has been over a year of use with no problems! I highly recommend this product!


purchased this coupler to create an extension for my sailboat trailer that with together with the boat has a combined weight of 10,000 lbs. The coupler is rated 18,000 lbs and is heavy duty construction. It is pre-drilled (1/2" holes) to easily bolt on to a 3 inch box steel frame. I shop etrailer because of the thorough product descriptions, how-to videos, competitive prices and customer service.


The product is solid and the holes lined up exactly to those on my EZloader trailer meaning no drilling just attach new bolts - took less than a half an hour
The mechanism for attaching the ball worked well - just lower it on the ball and it clicks into place - I just hope the non-metal piece that controls this function will be long lasting - but for now am very satisfied with the product.


great product ,well made.


I now have one of these hitches on both of my boat trailers so I never need to switch hitches from my work trailer hitch. The one boat trailer has had it for 2-3 years and it still works flawlessly. Very easy to use and well made.


Hassle free coupling and de-coupling..

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