Shocker Gooseneck Air Hitch & Coupler for Load Trail or Load Max Trailers

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List Price: $1,129.99Sale Price: $1,099.99Free Ground Shipping*

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SKU: SH-900WF-LMAX-1

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Product Description

  • Smoother Safer Towing: Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer made by Load Trail / Max Trailers.
  • 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 on rough roads or concrete highways.
  • 30,000 lbs & 6,000 lbs tongue weight: Available with 30k dual latching Shift Lock gooseneck coupler.
  • Air Ride Technology: Protects your truck, gooseneck trailer and the contents with a smoother, safer tow. Heavy loads, just add air.
  • Built in Airbag: This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride. The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing with your gooseneck.
  • STEM SELECTION: Most load trail have inner tube stems that are 100mm (3-15/16″) with angled holes. HOWEVER, some models are 4″ round with straight pin holes. If you are not sure what to order, please call.
  • Fits 2-5/16″ gooseneck hitch balls: & has 3 height adjustment holes. (Standard coupler extends 3″ forward from your factory coupler or choose 9″ extension for short bed pickups)
  • 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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Round Tube Pin & Sizing Guide

Round Gooseneck Stem Angle & Sizing Guide
Round Gooseneck Stem Angle & Sizing Guide

The air ride Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch & coupler is the ultimate in gooseneck trailer towing for your Load Trail, also called Load Max gooseneck flatbed, flat deck, tilt or dump trailer. Featuring a 30,000 lbs patent pending Shift Lock™ gooseneck air coupler for 2-5/16″ hitch ball. The built in air bag cushions the ride and absorbing the road shock creating a smooth, safer towing experience. It make it way easier on you, your pickup, trailer and it’s load.  This shock absorbing hitch fits the Load Max or Load Trail Trailer dump or flatbed gooseneck trailers.  A Load Trail gooseneck trailer with the round stem has set bolts for 20-30 degree pin angle. The Gooseneck Surge air hitch is the only air ride hitch to exclusively work in a forward and back motion, which is often times this is the biggest jerk you feel when towing gooseneck trailers. Whether you occasionally tow or are a hotshot trucking company, the road shock absorbing gooseneck hitch will really change the game. Made specifically for a Load Max Load Trail gooseneck trailers. Works great on gooseneck style end dumps, flatbed, tilting trailers and more. Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes.

Note:  Most Load Trail gooseneck trailers have round stems that are 100mm (3-15/16″) with angled pins holes, HOWEVER in 2021 some models are 4″ round with straight pin holes.  The Shocker gooseneck surge air hitch has slotted / angled holes for the pin and attaches easily to those stems. Replacement inner tube stem has 3 adjustment holes and the coupler extends 3″ forward from factory location or you can also order it with a 9″ offset coupler for short bed pickup trucks.

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 Load Trail trailer and it’s contents. View Shocker Hitch PSI guide.

Simple Pivot Design: Uses a rocker arm pivot design which 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.

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 PSI Air Pressure tuning guide.

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

Adds Life To Your Vehicle & Gooseneck: 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. Join the list of satisfied customers that are using Shocker gooseneck hitches on your load trail gooseneck.

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.

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.

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 hitch started calling with reports of better fuel mileage. Claims of up to a mile per gallon are pretty normal.

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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.

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

    I have a recessed bowl in my flatbed with one of these work for that?
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    Q I have a recessed bowl in my flatbed with one of these work for that?
    A

    It does depend on the dimension of the bowl itself. The minimum size of the gooseneck ball pocket needs to be 12" x 12".  Also the max distance from the top of the ball to the top of the bed can only be 2". See diagram pictured below. 

    [caption id="attachment_838" align="alignnone" width="980"]Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide[/caption]
  2. I have a recessed bowl in my flatbed with one of these work for that?
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    Q I have a recessed bowl in my flatbed with one of these work for that?
    A Yes, as long as the opening is at least 12x12" and the top of the ball is no more than 2" from the top of the bed.
  4. I see the hitch has three mounting holes. My existing coupler has 5. How can I determine if I'll be able to level the trailer with a Shocker hitch?
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    Q I see the hitch has three mounting holes. My existing coupler has 5. How can I determine if I'll ...... Read more
    A Where your bottom hole would normally be is where our 3rd hole would be. If you are using your bottom hole our hitch will add 3" of height to your trailer.
  6. What is the difference between the 30k and the 30k 9” forward
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    Q What is the difference between the 30k and the 30k 9” forward
    A The 30K has a 3" offset and the 30K 9" will move your trailer 9" further back from your pickup to allow you to have a larger turning radius.
  8. What's the weight of it
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    Q What's the weight of it
    A It weights 72 lbs.

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Customer Reviews

  1. We wish we had this 30 years ago! It really takes the beating out of pulling a gooseneck trailer! So happy we found this!

    – Dyana Carlton
  2. Smooth ride. Can’t even tell the trailer is hooked up.

    – Matt Semke
  3. What an improvement! So much smoother. Still get a jolt on the bad joints at bridges but nothing can be done about that. Overall well worth the investment

    – John Kaps
  4. Fantastic Device way better ride on Truck and Trailer

    – Al Morrison
  5. My customers Love these GN Hitches.

    – Ben Wolf
  6. Fantastic product!

    – Ty Thomason
  7. Very pleased 17500# of tobacco pulled smoother than empty 21 psi was the magic number

    – Travis Walters
  8. This product is great and does exactly what they say it does . Great Product !

    – Brian L Burkeland
  9. This is the only way to tow a gooseneck.

    – Mac Able
  10. This is the best thing i’ve done to improve my load trail trailer. So sweet how this works. You say its smooth and it sure is.

    – Archie Dodson
  11. – Casey

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 92 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 12 in
Select Gooseneck Inner Stem Size & Pin Type

Round 3-15/16" Angled Pin, Round 4" Straight Pin

Select ShiftLock Gooseneck Coupler

30K Coupler 9"Offset, 30K SL Coupler

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