Shocker Air Hitch with Sway Control Drop Ball Mount 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ of drop

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • Air ride technology: Built in air bag, cushions the ride & absorbing the road shock
  • Comes with Adjustable drop ball mount, choose 2″ or 2 5/16″ hitch ball
  • Adjustable height for drop ball mount ( 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ of drop)
  • Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • Available for 2″, 2-1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitches
  • Sway control drop ball mount with 2 sway control tabs for mounting the basic sway control arm bar(s) & mini balls (such as the Shocker 17200 friction sway control kit or Reese 83660 Sway Kit)
  • Choose 12,000 lb or 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,200/1,600 lb tongue wt
  • Great for taller or lifted pickup trucks including GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Ram, Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 Superduty, Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Frontier and Honda Ridgeline.
  • Comes with complete with shocker air base frame assembly with built in airbag, drop ball mount with hitch ball and 2 sway bar tabs along with 2 d-handle ball mount pins with clips.
  • Huge selection of ball mount adapters available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Note: The sway control tab mount is designed to work with the Shocker 17200 Sway Kit or Reese 83660 friction sway control kit, which are not included and available separately. Suggested to get 1 kit if towing under 10,000 lbs and 2 kits if towing over 10,000 lbs.
  • Not sure if you have a 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver tube?  Measure inside to inside. How to measure receiver hitch tube size?

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Shocker air drop hitch with tabs for sway control bars.  This Shocker air receiver hitch adds instant air ride towing to your pickup and trailer. The drop ball mount has sway bar tabs on both sides for basic friction sway control arm bars with the mini hitch ball.  The Shocker airbag receiver hitch with adjustable drop ball mount with sway bar tabs comes with a 2″ or 2-5/16″ hitch ball with a 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ Drop. Choose 12,000 lbs to 16,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs to 1,600 lbs tongue weight. The built in airbag cushions the hitch and absorbing the bumps, jerks, tugs and road shock with you are towing. Shocker air with drop hitch provides the ultimate smooth ride for taller pickups. The Shocker Air is a miniature air suspension unit mounted between your truck and trailer. This Shocker mounts by sliding into a standard receiver tube. The Shocker air with drop ball mount is great for taller than stock or pickup trucks with levelling or lift kits. This shock absorbing hitch is a must have for smoother trailer towing. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

The air bag sits under the receiver tube allowing a short distance of 10-inches between mounting pin and ball center. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control. Plus the drop range is great for higher than stock pickup trucks.

Note: The sway control tab mount is designed to work with the Shocker 17200 Friction Sway control kit or Reese 83660 friction sway control kit, which are not included and are available separately. Suggested to get 1 kit if towing under 10,000 lbs and 2 kits if towing over 10,000 lbs.

This works on pickups, vans and suv’s that have the receiver tube below the bumper.  If you have  a CUV, check out our Shocker Cushion Ball Mounts

Choose from the Original Shocker Air and the Shocker HD. Original is rated at 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. The Shocker HD is 16,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,600 lbs on tongue weight.

Air Ride Technology: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Featuring a built in height adjustment plus weight adjustable. Just add air depending on the weight of your trailer and it’s contents.

Shock Dampening Action: Shocker air hitch effectively absorbs the jerking, tugging and damaging forces experienced with a typical hard connection when towing trailers. There is no reason to beat yourself or your equipment up with a hard connection between your trailer and your receiver hitch.

Provide Comfort: With a smoother ride! Travel a lot on concrete highways? No more jarring every time you cross a section divider. Your Shocker air hitch absorbs the thumps and bumps.

Simple Pivot Design: uses a rocker arm pivot design which produces a down and back motion, much different than other air hitches on the market. Our design eliminates the need for slides, parallel linkages, rollers, shock absorbers, or multiple air bags common to other air hitches.

Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and trailer. The air bag receiver hitch system allows for better control of your pickup and the trailer it is towing.

Saves Money: By reducing trailer breakage on both the trailer and the trailer contents! The Shocker 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 Vehicle: By reducing wear and tear on drive line 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. Join the list of satisfied customers that are using Shocker hitches. Order one today and get ready for your ultimate smooth towing experience the next time out.

Tons of Attachments: We offer a wide variety of our ball mount attachments; standard mounts, drop ball mounts, clevis mounts, drawbar mounts, cushioned drawbar mounts, pintle hook attachments, raised mounts and combo multi-ball mounts.

Note: With a 2″ receiver hitch ball, your tow weight rating is 10,000 lbs and 1,000 lbs of tongue weight.

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Fitment & Application

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch w/ Drop Ball Mount Applications

Part # Product Name Vehicle Info Rating Drop / Rise
SH-640-200-2 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits 2″ Hitch 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-640-250-2 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits 2-1/2″ Hitch 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-640-200-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits 2″ Hitch 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-640-250-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits 2-1/2″ Hitch 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD640-200-2 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits 2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD640-250-2 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits 2-1/2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD640-200-25 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits 2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD640-250-25 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits 2-1/2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
4-1/2″ to 7-1/2″ Drop

Videos

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Videos

Shocker Air Hitch & Friction Sway Control Arm

Shocker Air Installation Video

Original Shocker Air vs. Shocker HD Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker Hitch Air Pressure

Install

Shocker Air Bumper Hitch Installation Instructions

The Shocker Air Bag Hitch ball mount is easy to install.  It comes complete with easy-to-understand instructions along with everything you need.  You can download the installation instructions or view the video below.

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram
Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram


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.

Will the Shocker Air Bumper Hitch work with Equalizer or Weight-Distribution?  If you are just using sway bars that hook to a mini ball (such as the shocker sway control kit), then yes, if you order the combo sway control ball mount attachment. If you have an equalizer or weight distribution hitch then it will not. However, check out our Air Equalizer for weight distribution hitches.

Shocker Air Installation: First you must compress the air bag. Do this by depressing the air valve and pushing down on air bag.
Once the bag has been compressed, you can install the unit into the receiver tube. Next, install the hitch pin.

To Set Air: Hook up a trailer using a properly selected ball adaptor and height adjustment in order to a level trailer when loaded. Next, inflate the air bag. As air pressure increases, the unit will rotate lifting the hitch point. Install enough air to lightly compress top bushing or until bump stop clearance is approximately 1/8″.

Additional Set Up Notes:

  • When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker.
  • It is highly recommended that the hitch ball be greased to reduce wear and improve shocker action.
  • DO NOT TIGHTEN THE TOP BOLT, IT IS A LIMITER STOP ONLY.

Maximum Air Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

Shocker Air Bag Hitch Install Video

Shocker Sway Control Arm & Mini Ball Kit Install Video

Warranty

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

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FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How much air do I put in the Shocker Air Bumper Mount Receiver Hitch?
With your trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle, and loads positioned for transport, air up shocker until main frame rotates and lightly compresses top bushing (about 1/8″ of squeeze or pinch in the bushing). See our quick How To Set PSI in Shocker Bumper Hitch Video.

Will the Shocker Air Bumper Hitch work with Equalizer or Weight-Distribution?  If you are just use sway bars that hook to a mini ball, then yes, if you order the combo sway control ball mount attachment. If you have a equalizer or weight distribution hitch then it will not. However, check out our Air Equalizer for weight distribution hitches.  Note: If your pickup suspension can handle the weight of your trailer and doesn’t “squat” when you hook up your trailer to pickup, then you really don’t need a weight distribution hitch. A load leveling weight distribution hitch, distributes the weight between the pickup and trailer and is generally used if your pickup can’t handle the static trailer tongue weight load.

How long will it hold air? This is a sealed system that will hold air for weeks or months. If you haul the same trailer with the same load weight, it should be good for quite some time.

How long will the airbag last? Our airbags are an industrial bag and will last for years and years. They are similar to truck airbags but have been beefed up internally for our towing applications.

How do I know the Shocker Air receiver hitch will fit my truck?
We have made sure that the receiver air shocker will fit into most Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota and SUV’s. There are some clearance issues with the Chevy Envoy, Ford Explorer, some imports and service body vehicles where the body extends below the receiver tube.  The Shocker Air receiver hitch is available in a 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ shank. Please indicated which vehicle you intend to use the hitch with, make/model/year and we will attempt to get you a great fitting hitch.

How far below my pickup does the receiver air shocker hang?
Five inches below bottom of receiver tube.

How often do I grease it?
The grease does not just lube the pivot; it also keeps water and dirt out. You cannot over grease it, once every few months should do it.

Does the receiver air hitch work like or with an equalizer hitch?
No.

Does the receiver air hitch work with sway bars?
Yes, it works with the friction style sway control, however you want to order one of the ball mount attachments that has the sway tabs installed.

How does the Receiver hitch work?
The Receiver air shocker is like a teeter totter. One end is an air bag, a pivot in the middle, and a ball at the other end. This gives a “pillow” effect at the ball end.

Should I tighten up the top jam nut on the receiver shocker?
No. The air shocker needs at least one half inch of play to work properly.

How much does an Shocker Air bag receiver hitch weigh?
The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 40 pounds

Questions and answers of the customers

    what is the difference between shocker air hitch with sway control and equalizer hitch when it comes to towing travel trailer
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    Q what is the difference between shocker air hitch with sway control and equalizer hitch when it co...... Read more
    A Overall, the main difference is the built in air bag with 4 bump cushions will help absorb and cushion your ride when towing with the equalizer with a weight distribution hitch. They are both very good products but you will have the most sway control with the air equalizer.

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3 reviews for Shocker Air Hitch with Sway Control Drop Ball Mount 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ of drop

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  1. Robert Cross (verified owner)

    Received my hitch very quickly after ordering, now have used it for over 1400 mi of towing our travel trailer. Have to say that it completely eliminates the feeling of your trailer axles running over cracks or bumps. This will not improve your trucks ride, but will definitely help with trailer motion transfer to your truck. Great product, now am looking into air bags for the rear of my truck to complete the system.

  2. Jeff Geis (verified owner)

    Love this Hitch!

  3. Jay

    I bought one of these hitches the other day I’ve already pulled 3 trailers with it using this hitch just amazing takes all the bumping and jerking out of whatever you’re pulling Took a lot of the bumping out of the right of my truck also truck rides a lot smoother

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 55 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in
Select Receiver Hitch & Ball Size

Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 3" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 3" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball

Select Tow Rating

12000 lbs, 16000 lbs

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