The 5th wheel hitch is a “wafer design” that simply fits between the camper kingpin box and the 5th wheel plate on the truck, It works in a forward and back motion, often times this is the jerk you feel when towing 5th wheel trailers.
Helps to eliminate the jerks felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways. This hitch uses a multi stage cushion process, producing a smooth ride.
Cushion Style Hitch: Shocker 5th wheel hitch is a cushion design for a smoother 5th wheel towing experience.
Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and trailer. The hitch system for a 5th wheel trailer allows for better control of your pickup and the trailer it is towing.
Saves Money: This cushion hitch absorbs the damaging forces experienced with a typical hard connection. This greatly reduces the chances of breaking welds and doing other long term damage to your equipment as well as the valuable cargo you have inside the truck and trailer.
Adds Life To Your 5th Wheel Trailer: By reducing wear and tear on driveline and frame! Treat yourself, your equipment, and your passengers to a much smoother ride. You’ll never go back to the ‘old days’ of continual bumps, jerks, and vibrations.
Shocker 5th Wheel Cushion Hitch Note: Always use a good hitch ball with the proper recommended tow weight.
Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy duty unit that in most cases exceeds factory receiver hitch weight capacities, therefore it is imperative that you always read and follow the tongue and towing weight recommendations of the receiver hitch that is mounted on your tow vehicle.
Start by making certain that bottom surface of pin box on camper is clean, and remove any plastic spacer discs.
Lift hitch assembly up to pin box on front of camper, engage king pin from camper into large center hole of hitch. Position the hitch with the linkage forward and the cushion assembly toward rear of camper.
While holding hitch in place carefully insert locking key through slotted area on kingpin with curved cam ribs toward bottom, (or fingers pointing up).
Snug 5/8″ bolt in locking key, making certain that bolt engages into centering collar located on bottom side of upper section.
Install 3/8″ centering bolts located directly above rear linkages found on each side of hitch, adjust until hitch is aligned and centered on camper pin box.
After hitch is centered, tighten 5/8″ locking key bolt securely, and tighten jam nut on 5/8″ bolt.
When used with a 5th wheel head, install standard plastic spacer disc if desired on hitch kingpin. Please note: when using the Shocker hitch 5th Wheel Hitch it may be necessary to adjust the pinbox height up or lower 5th wheel height to compensate for the 4″ thickness of the Shocker hitch.
Maintenance of the Hitch should include checking that all bolts are tight before leaving on a trip. Periodic greasing of the linkage assembly is recommended, and should be part of your routine maintenance schedule.