Shocker Air Equalizer for Weight Distribution Hitch – 12,000 lbs

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    Shocker Air Equalizer for WD Hitch Videos

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    Install

    The Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer is really easy to install.  Just bolt your existing equalizer / weight distribution head to the air equalizer and then insert into your pickup receiver.  Important, when installing, make sure there is no air in the airbag.  Take out the valve core so the air is totally removed. Then hook up your load bars / weight distribution bars, attach to tow vehicle, then air up air equalizer airbag until forward washers free up (washers closest to the truck).

    Download Installation Guide:  Shocker Air Equalizer Instructions – Setup Guide

    How to Install Air Equalizer Hitch Video


    Step 1: Attach air equalizer and XR base mount to your pickup truck.

    Step 1: Attach Air Equalizer & XR Base Frame to Pickup Truck Receiver Hitch
    Step 1: Attach Air Equalizer & XR Base Frame to Pickup Truck Receiver Hitch

    Step 2: Bolt your existing weight-distribution head to the air equalizer

    Bolt equalizer head to air equalizer
    Bolt equalizer head to air equalizer

    Step 3: Hook up your weight distribution as you did prior to installing air equalizer.

    Hook up your weight-distribution bars as you did before
    Hook up your weight-distribution bars as you did before
    Just Bolt Your Equalizer Head to the Shocker Air Equalizer
    Just Bolt Your Equalizer Weight Distribution Head to the Shocker Air Equalizer

    Optional Shocker Friction Sway Bar Kit Install Video

    Installation Issues

    We want you to have the best possible towing experience with your product and proper installation is important. If you need help, we are here for you. Just give us a call at 701-707-2666 or use our contact us form. You can also look up the items product page on our website and view the installation tab. Most products on our website have a set-up guide and installation video.

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    FAQ

    Will it work on my equalizer, weight-distribution or load leveling hitch?  Yes on most brands. Your weight-distribution head bolts to our air equalizer. Measure the head bolt pattern (not the shank). Our air equalizer fits 2-1/2″ center to center or 3-3/4″ center to center bolt patterns. Fits & bolts to most major brands of weight-distribution hitch heads: Fastway E2, Equalizer, Reese, Husky, Pro Series, Torklift, Blue OX, Camco Eaz Lift & Curt round bar & Curt trutrack or trunnion head. (Does not work with Anderson chain style weight-distribution hitch)

    How easy it is to install?  Plan about 20-30 minutes. Check out the install video.

    How much air pressure does the air equalizer need?  You add air until the airbag is about 1/8″ off of the truck side, forward bump cushions. Here is a quick video showing how to set air pressure on air equalizer.

    Do I have to adjust or reset my current weight-distribution bars or my sway control arm(s)? Generally no. When you attach your existing weight distribution head to the air equalizer, Set it up at the same height on your pickup as you had the hard connection shank. The air equalizer has 2 pin holes in the shank, use the pin hole that is closest to your previous length on your solid connection shank. If this is done, you should be a the same height and length of your previous connection and not have to adjust the length of your weight-distribution or sway control bars.

    Does Shocker Hitch sell weight-distribution or sway control bars?  Yes, we have them available with the Shocker Air Equalizer with WD Hitch, Air Equalizer with WD Hitch & Sway Bars or a Shocker Air Equalizer & Sway Bars Kit for your existing WD Hitch. This air equalizer is along made for existing weight distribution hitches on the market. Here is a list of the w-d hitches it works with. Fits & bolts to most major brands of weight-distribution hitch heads: Fastway E2, Equalizer, Reese, Husky, Pro Series, Torklift, Blue OX, Camco Eaz Lift & Curt round bar & Curt trutrack or trunnion head. (Does not work with Anderson chain style weight-distribution hitch) It does however work with friction sway control arms. You can check out our sway control & air equalizer combo kit here:  

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    Warranty

    This product is back the Shocker Hitch Manufacturer Warranty and the Shocker Hitch Guarantee.

     

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    Questions and answers of the customers

      Can the shank be inverted?
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      Q Can the shank be inverted?
      There are no answers for this question yet.
    2. I did not see an answer to working with bothered recurve sway system, does it work?
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      Q I did not see an answer to working with bothered recurve sway system, does it work?
      A

      Please contact us at orders@Shockerhitch.com  We can further assist you with fitment.

    4. Will a b& w ball head from b&w wd hitch fit this equalizer
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      Q Will a b& w ball head from b&w wd hitch fit this equalizer
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      Depending on the model at hand, you may need to send in a few images to orders@shockerhitch.com to confirm fitment.

    6. Will this hitch help with porposing
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      Q Will this hitch help with porposing
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      The Shocker Air Equalizer is designed to absorb the forward n back jerking the trailer does to the truck. This jerking is where most porpoising starts when towing. In effect absorbing the jerking should greatly help with porpoising.

    8. How do I store my my air equalizer hitch over winter or for about 7 months with the air left in it or take air out
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      Q How do I store my my air equalizer hitch over winter or for about 7 months with the air left in i...... Read more
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      You would want to let the air out if you are storing it separate/unhooked from the trailer.  If you are storing it hooked up to a truck and trailer under load/tension then you would leave it aired. 

    10. Hello, will this work with the r3 recurve style hitches? They have the Bars on top of the wd head.
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      Q Hello, will this work with the r3 recurve style hitches? They have the Bars on top of the wd head.
      A The fitment will be different. Please send photos to Orders@shockerhitch.com so we may get more information from you.
    12. Will the Shocker hitch work with my 2020 RAM coil spring rear suspension. I saw both yes and no in your q/a.
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      Q Will the Shocker hitch work with my 2020 RAM coil spring rear suspension. I saw both yes and no i...... Read more
      A The Shocker Air Equalizer will work with the truck coil spring rear suspension. It will not work with the SUV coil spring rear suspension as it is softer suspension.
    14. After setting up the Air Equalizer hitch with my Fastway e2 head and bars, I only require about 15psi to get the 1/8" clearance off of the truck side bump stop...Not the 40-60 as mentioned in the instructions. 20psi puts it almost exactly centered between the two stops. Is that ok or should I tweak it to distribute the load more? 8-9000 lb trailer 900lb tongue weight. 2020 GMC 2500HD long bed.
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      Q After setting up the Air Equalizer hitch with my Fastway e2 head and bars, I only require about 1...... Read more
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      This is not a problem at all. Each truck and trailer will have different air pressure just depending on how heavy the trailer tongue weight is. 

    16. I’m looking at buying a Travel trailer style toy hauler with a GCVW of 13,000 lbs and hitch weight of 1600 lbs towing with a 2015 Ram 2500. Do you have an air equalizer for weight distribution that is capable of these specs?
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      Q I’m looking at buying a Travel trailer style toy hauler with a GCVW of 13,000 lbs and hitch weigh...... Read more
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      Unfortunately, we do not, our air equalizer is rated for 12,ooo lbs.

    18. What is the max air pressure I can put in? I have gone as high as 70psi and the forward cushion bump is still compressed and touching the hitch.
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      Q What is the max air pressure I can put in? I have gone as high as 70psi and the forward cushion b...... Read more
      A

      The maximum amount of air pressure the air bag is rated for is 100 PSI. 

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