Shocker Gooseneck Air Hitch & Coupler for Lakota Trailers

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & Lakota gooseneck horse or livestock trailer
  • Easy Install: Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with Gooseneck Surge Air System & Coupler. Installs in Minutes.
  • Absorbs Road Shock: Helps eliminate tugs, jerks & bumps felt when towing your gooseneck horse trailer on rough roads or concrete highways.
  • 30,000 lbs & 6,000 lbs tongue weight: Available with 30k dual latching Shift Lock gooseneck coupler for 2-5/16″ goose ball.
  • Built in Airbag: This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride.
  • Air Ride Technology: Protects your truck, gooseneck trailer and the contents with a smoother, safer tow. Heavy loads, just add air.
  • STEM SELECTION: Available for 4″ round gooseneck stems with angled/slotted holes for the pin for Lakota trailers. 2020 & older models only the 9″ forward coupler will work. 2021 and new Lakota trailers, either will work.
  • Fits 2-5/16″ gooseneck hitch balls: & has 3 height adjustment holes. Comes with a 9″ forward extension coupler
  • Includes complete Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch with built in airbag, replacement inner tube stem & 30,000 lb Shift Lock™ gooseneck coupler for 2-5/16″ ball.
  • Have a different trailer brand? Click this link to Find Your Gooseneck Surge Air Hitches by Trailer Mfg

 

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The air ride Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch & coupler is the ultimate in towing for your Lakota gooseneck horse or livestock trailer. Add instant air ride towing to your Lakota gooseneck horse trailer. Featuring a 30k rated Shift Lock™ coupler for a 2-5/16″ hitch ball and fits the Logan coach gooseneck horse trailers with a 4″ round stem.  Available with a 9″ extension coupler for which works on both long & short bed pickups. This gooseneck hitch with a built-in air bag, cushions the ride and makes for a smoother, safer towing experience on you, your pickup, trailer and the horses. A Lakota gooseneck trailer is a premium trailer and needs a premium road shock absorbing hitch & gooseneck coupler. The Gooseneck Surge air hitch & coupler is the only air ride hitch to exclusively work in a forward and back motion, which is oftentimes this is the biggest jerk & tug you feel when towing gooseneck trailers. The shock-absorbing hitch for a Lakota gooseneck horse trailer is made for smooth and safe towing on your pickup, trailer, and horses. Works great on gooseneck style horse trailers manufactured by Lakota Trailers. Completely replaces your factory stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch®

Note:  Lakota gooseneck trailers have round stems that are 4″.  Featuring 3 height adjustment holes and angled pin holes. The Shocker gooseneck surge air hitch attaches easily to your trailer. This gooseneck air hitch comes with a 9″ forward extension coupler, which is great for short bed pickups pulling gooseneck trailers.

Adjustable for Tow Weight: The air bag sits behind your gooseneck hitch and out of the way. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control. View our Shocker Gooseneck PSI Air Pressure Guide.

Shift Lock™ Coupler: 30,000 lbs rated, patent-pending gooseneck coupler. The only gooseneck coupler that captures the ball on both sides. At a glance, you can see if the coupler is locked on the ball. Easy to use handle that hooks up and disconnects the coupler from the ball.

Saves Fuel: By using a gooseneck Surge Hitch, you may save as much as one mile per gallon. When we developed the Surge Hitch our intention was to give a smoother ride, period. We perfected that and never considered the other benefits. Customers using the Surge hitch started calling with reports of better fuel mileage. Claims of up to a mile per gallon are pretty normal. The question is why? Trucks manufactured over the past ten years or more have a very sophisticated onboard computer. The computer senses a jerk or load increase and gives the engine more fuel. This process happens many times in a second. By reducing the jerks, the computer will give the engine less fuel. The other contributing factor is cruise control. If your trailer bucks the cruise control will increase speed. When the buck stops, the cruise control reduces speed. This sets up a cycle of accelerating and decelerating, again using more fuel. A Shocker Surge Hitch can reduce this effect and give you a much smoother ride.

Adds Life To Your Vehicle & Gooseneck: By reducing wear and tear on driveline and frame! Treat yourself, your equipment, your passengers, and your horse 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 gooseneck hitches on your gooseneck. Order one today and get ready for your ultimate smooth towing experience the next time out.

Air Ride Hitch Technology: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Just add air depending on the weight of your trailer and its’ contents.

Simple Pivot Design: Uses a rocker arm pivot design that produces a front and back motion, much different than other cushion hitches on the market. Our design eliminates the need for parallel linkages, shock absorbers, torsion arms, and other over-engineered gadgets.

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

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.

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.

Provides 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, bumps and jerks you feel when towing your gooseneck trailer.

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Video

Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler Videos

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How The Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch Works Video

Gooseneck Surge Hitch for Stem Selection Video

Install

Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler Installation

When used properly these Gooseneck surge air hitch will make noticeable improvements in your gooseneck trailer towing quality. Giving both truck and trailer a smoother ride with less trailer fatigue and breakage.

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How to Air Up Gooseneck Surge Air Coupler?

Gooseneck Surge Air Pressure:

  • This is a LOW-PRESSURE hitch, that works by tow resistance.
  • Set air pressure at approx. 5 psi, then test drive.
  • Increase pressure in 5 psi increments until optimum results are found.
  • Typical air pressure range is 5 – 15 psi.
Note: When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker. Maximum Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.

Gooseneck Surge Stem Selection Guide Video

Download Gooseneck Surge Installation Manuals

Maximum weights for Shocker Surge: Towing capacity = 24,000 lbs Tongue = 6,000 lbs | Tow Capacity is 30,000 lbs for Wallace Forge Coupler Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy-duty unit, however, it is imperative that any weight capacity ratings are not exceeded on the ball that is mounted on your tow vehicle, or the Shocker Hitch. Use only a 2 5/16″ dia. Ball. V-19 rated. Do not exceed G.V.W.R. of ball being used.
Gooseneck Surge Diagram
Gooseneck Surge Diagram

Installation

  1. Take a vertical measurement from the bottom of the ball coupler tube to the bottom of the trailer frame sleeve. This dimension will be used to set the Shocker Gooseneck Surge Trailer Hitch
  2. Remove pins or loosen locking bolts on the trailer frame sleeve, and remove the existing coupler tube.
  3. Slide Gooseneck Surge Shocker Hitch insert tube inside the trailer frame sleeve with the air bag toward the rear of trailer.
  4. Hold or support Shocker at vertical measurement noted in Step #1. This should duplicate the previous ride height of the trailer. Shockerhitch must be properly aligned, (parallel with trailer), to maximize its benefits. Note: If your trailer coupler tube is equipped with a pin or pins, the correct pin location must be marked in the Shockerhitch insert tube and have a qualified machine shop drill / machine the pin holes.
  5. Torque locking bolts to your trailer manufacturers’ recommended specifications. A spacer kit is available for some applications.
  6. Lubricate: Oil the coupler shaft, grease coupling ball socket, and grease the hitch ball to REDUCE WEAR AND IMPROVE SHOCKER ACTION. Main pivot grease zerk should be greased periodically for maximum bushing life. ( Simply, you cannot over-grease it! )
  7. Hook up the trailer by simply lowering the coupler onto the ball. (Handle will snap open & shut automatically). To release trailer: Pull handle up and hold while raising trailer.
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide

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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 item’s product page on our website and view the installation tab. Most products on our website have a set-up guide and installation video.

FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the Gooseneck Surge

How do I know the Gooseneck surge with fit my gooseneck trailer? There are two things you need to know. What kind of stem your gooseneck trailer has and what kind of ball your pickup has. You can also find the hitch you need by using our Gooseneck Trailer MFG guide.

What is the Gooseneck surge tow rating?  30,000 lbs towing capacity with Shift Lock coupler for 2-5/16″ ball  / 7,000 lbs tongue weight & 40,000 lbs towing capacity with 40K goose air with Shift Lock coupler for 3″ ball. With a 30k Shift Lock coupler its 30,000 lbs towing capacity & 7,000 lbs tongue weight.

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.

Is there a way to lock the Gooseneck coupler? Yes, we do carry a gooseneck coupler lock specially made for our surge hitch as well as a stem set bolt lock. You can check those out here: https://shockerhitch.com/product/sl-gooseneck-coupler-set-bolt-locks/

Can you really install the Gooseneck Surge in a couple of minutes? Yes check out the install video.

How much air do I put in the gooseneck surge air hitch?  See air pressure video in install tab.

What do your mean when you say straight or angled / slotted pin holes?  We are wondering if your gooseneck stem has holes that are straight across OR if it is slightly angled 10-30 degrees, where the stem hitch pin is off set or at an angle. Below is a picture of an angled stem, which we would use a stem with slotted holes to fit this angled pin. See our gooseneck stem selection guide.

Will it work with my flat bed pickup with recessed in a flatbed pocket? Yes, see install tab and fitment guide for recessed ball.

If I Order a gooseneck surge air hitch & coupler, what all comes in the box? Includes a complete replacement gooseneck stem, surge air hitch system & coupler along with clear-cut installation instructions. Literally you can install this in 2 to 5 minutes.

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 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.

How does the air ride work? The 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.

How much does an Shocker gooseneck surge weigh? The Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler weighs 93 to 100 lbs depending on the model.

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Customer Reviews

  1. This hitch makes a huge difference when stopping , starting, slowing down, and speeding up. I love that it makes for a quieter ride for my horse!

    – Tara
  2. Most important is the cab clearance it gives me.which would have saved me nearly $4,000 of damaged caused the week prior to installation of the hitch, from not being able to have proper turning radius clearance.

    – Roy Mingus
  3. Installation was a breeze. I’m sixty years old and adjusted the height by my self. I have a 42 foot horse trailer with living quarters and am going to start my starting air pressure at 20 psi. Haven’t pulled yet, but will next week. If I’m able to update I will… all greased and ready to go.

    – Ron Skidmore
  4. Pulling a 40 ‘gooseneck living quarters horse trailer with 3 horses is a job for my 1 ton. Then you add in the jerk and bounce going down these interstate roads….
    I should have bought this product a few years ago!!! Great investment for my truck, trailer and me…don’t leave home without it..

    – Rick Lokken
  5. 583 miles and so far it is a great addition. Ride is so much better on rough roads, it save our truck and trailer from damage due to bad interstate roads. Thank you.

    – Jim Furr

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 95 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 12 in
Select Gooseneck Inner Stem Size & Pin Type

Round 4" Angled Pin

Select ShiftLock Gooseneck Coupler

30K Coupler 9"Offset, 30K SL Coupler

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