Dutton-Lainson Company

A Dependable Company Since 1886

981 P-2 Coupler | 2 in. Ball | 2 in. Tongue #1981 P-2 Coupler | 2 in. Ball | 2 in. Tongue #2981 P-2 Coupler | 2 in. Ball | 2 in. Tongue #3

981 P-2 Coupler | 2 in. Ball | 2 in. Tongue

Part Number 23938
Price: $31.99
Manufactured in the USA
  • Dutton-Lainson® pin and chain coupler for boat and other trailer applications
  • SAE Class 2 (for gross trailer weights up to 3,500 lbs.)
  • Fits a 2" hitch ball and a 2" wide trailer tongue
  • Zinc plated TUFFPLATE® finish for additional rust resistance and longer life
  • Exclusive Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly can be easily adjusted without tools
  • Repair kit is available to quickly replace all parts except for the housing
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • WARNING: Every time coupler is used, make certain ball is completely engaged in socket and coupler is securely locked. Failure to do so could result in serious or fatal injury.

A key element of easy hitching, unhitching, and safe trailer towing is having a strong and efficiently operating coupler system properly installed on the tongue of your trailer, and D-L die formed couplers are built to the highest industry standards. All models (except 998-4) offer an exclusive Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly that can be adjusted without needing wrenches. This feature provides a precise fit on the hitch ball while the trigger action release allows fast locking and unlocking of the ball clamp for convenient hitching. The lock lever is held securely closed by cam action and the safety latch. Features include:

  • Quick-Lock ball clamp assembly provides a precise fit for proper towing and adjusts without the aid of tools
  • Safety lever snaps shut and cannot unlatch itself
  • Meets all requirements for SAE J684 and VESC V-5 standards for class 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Easily and quickly unlocked by a trigger action release on the safety lever
  • Safety pin can be inserted through a hole in the lever to provide a secondary means of securing ball clamp in a locked position
  • A padlock may be substituted for the pin if security against trailer theft is desired
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