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Review of Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - DM16080-52

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Demco Straight Tongue Trailer Coupler - Standard Coupler - DM16080-52 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Demco EZ Latch channel tongue trailer coupler for a 2 5/16 diameter hitch ball, and it has a 21,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this straight tongue coupler it's made of sturdy steel construction. Has a nice silver powder coat finish on it to offer excellent corrosion resistance, and it does meet the 500 hour salt spray rating. So, it is great for marine applications. The channel tongue coupler lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle, and it provides the connection point right here for your 2 5/16 diameter hitch ball. What's nice on this coupler is it offers the EZ Latch coupler mechanism here.

That'll ensure a nice, fast, simple, secure hookup and disconnect. Lets you hook up when the latch is in the closed position like it is now, all you have to do is just drop the coupler over the hitch ball and the latch'll snap into place on the ball.Just to demonstrate that I happened to pull here's a 2 5/16 diameter ball. So, I'm gonna set that right there, and you can see that if you just drop the coupler on top of the ball, push down, and it'll automatically snap into place. You can see the latch has stayed close, and it locks it to the ball. You're all ready to go.

To release it from the coupler, you just lift up on this EZ Latch handle, and it removes right from the ball. Simple as that. Again, you put it in the close position, and it'll allow you to hook it up just like that.The EZ Latch itself is a corrosion-proof polymer, nylon resin composite latch handle. It's very durable and impact resistant, and if you want, you can lock this coupler to the ball. It has a hole right here, which is a 5/16 diameter.

So, you use a 5/16 diameter coupler pin lock that you'll slide through there. On the other side, you put your lock, and then it'll lock it to the ball so nobody can remove it. Now, when you do buy a lock for this, if you plan to locket, it does require a minimum span on the pin lock of 3". I'm going to go ahead and remove it from the ball, just like that.Now this is a bolt-on installation. You can see it's the 5-hole bolt on case.

You can see the five holes on the side here. Now, the installation to install this is not included. This part is made in the USA. A few specs on this, it's designed to mount onto a 3" wide straight channel tongue. So, you can see if I put the ruler measure the inside of that, it's 3". Again, it's designed to fit the hitch ball size of 2 5/16 diameter, and the weight capacity on this is 21,000 pounds. But that should do it for the review on the Demco EZ Latch channel tongue trailer coupler for the 2 5/16 diameter hitch ball.

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