Smoother Safer Towing: Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & 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 on rough roads or concrete highways.
Built in Airbag: This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride. Patent #’s 11,370,257 B1 & D898,628.
30,000 lbs to 40,000 lbs Tow & 7,000 lbs tongue weight: Available with dual latching Shift Lock gooseneck coupler. 9″ offset coupler option has 6,000 lbs tw. 2-5/16″ ball couplers has 30,000 lbs GTW and 3″ ball coupler has 40,000 lbs GTW.
Air Ride Hitch Technology: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Heavy loads, just add air. The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing with your gooseneck. An air bag is simply the best cushion device on the planet.
Custom Fit: Available for 4″ Round & 3-15/16″ Square or 4″ Square PJ Gooseneck Flatdeck & Dump Trailers.
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.
Shock Dampening & Absorbing 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.
Shift Lock™ Coupler: Rated up to 40,000 lbs rated, patented 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. Coupler for 2-5/16″ ball is 30,000 lbs GTW and 3″ ball is 40,000 lbs GTW.
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.
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.
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.
Saves Fuel & Money: 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, but customers report up to 2 mpg gains. 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.
Choose for 2-5/16″ or 3″ 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 & Shift Lock™ gooseneck coupler. Choose for 2-5/16″ ball or 3″ ball.
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.
Air ride upgrade in minutes for PJ gooseneck trailers. Upgrade your gooseneck PJ trailer with an gooseneck surge® air hitch. The integrated airbag Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch with shift lock coupler is the ultimate in gooseneck trailer towing for your PJ trailer. This shock absorbing cushion 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. Works great on PJ flatbed, tilt, deckover, dump, roll off dump trailers. Available with 30,000 lbs GTW for round stem and up to 40,000 lbs gtw for square stems. The built in HD airbag absorbs the road shock and filters the bumps through the airbag creating a smoother, safer towing experience for you, your pickup, your trailer & the contents. Featuring the patented exclusive Shift Lock™ Couplers for 2-5/16″ or 3″ gooseneck hitch balls. Upgrade your gooseneck trailer with the smooth towing solution. Whether you are an occasionally tow or are doing hotshot trucking, this gooseneck hitch adds instant air ride to your hauling. This is the preferred gooseneck hitch for hotshot haulers who tow all over the country. Available for Gooseneck trailers with either round tube, square and crank handle style stems. The shock absorbing hitch for a gooseneck trailer is made for smooth and safe towing. Works great on gooseneck style end dumps, flatbed, race haulers, livestock, toy haulers, tilt, horse trailers and more. Completely replaces your PJ factory stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Hitch system & 30,000 lbs gooseneck air coupler. Installs in minutes.Made by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.
Patent #’s 11,370,257 B1 & D898,628
Fits PJ gooseneck trailers with either a 4″ round stem or 100mm (3-15/16″) square and a 4″ square stem. 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.
Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler Videos
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. 15 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.
Maximum weights for Shocker Surge: 30,000 lbs GTW & 7,000 lbs Tongue Weight for Patented 30,000 lbs Shift Lock™ coupler for 2-5/16″ gooseneck ball (Offset 2-5/16″ coupler tongue weight is 6,000 lbs). 40,000 lbs GTW & 7,000 lbs Tongue Weight for Patented 40,000 lbs Shift Lock Coupler for 3″ gooseneck ball. For the QuickAir 5th To Gooseneck Air with Shift Lock™ coupler for 2-5/16″ gooseneck ball it is 24,000 lbs GTW & 6,000 lbs Tongue Weight. Patent #’s 11,370,257 B1 & D898,628.
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. V-19 rated. Do not exceed G.V.W.R. of ball being used.
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.
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 air spring bags 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 lockspecially 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.
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.
How long will it hold air? This is a sealed air 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 strong is the center pivot bolt? The main pivot bolt with grease zerk, or center pivot bolt, used on the gooseneck hitch, is a custom made 1 inch diameter 1045 medium carbon steel bolt. Strategically heat treated to prevent wear and includes a machined grease passage for easy lubrication and maintenance. It should be noted that the yield strength of the 1.25″ pivot bolt exceeds the rating of the gooseneck hitch.
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 95 to 100 lbs depending on the model.
I have a PJ trailer with 4” Square but my tube has an adjustable crank on top to lower and raise it. Will this still work with mine
QI have a PJ trailer with 4” Square but my tube has an adjustable crank on top to lower and raise ......
AYou would want to order 4SQ-TC-SL (4" Square with top crank)
what is the difference between 30k coupler & 30k coupler 9”forward
Qwhat is the difference between 30k coupler & 30k coupler 9”forward
AThe 9" forward will move the hitch forward so it helps with really short beds that have an issue with the turning radius while towing a gooseneck. If you do not have that issue, you would want the standard 30K coupler.
What kind do I need for my pj trailer? I hold about 25k but I see it says something about square or round
QWhat kind do I need for my pj trailer? I hold about 25k but I see it says something about square ......
APJ Gooseneck trailers can either have a round or square stem. You would need to look at your trailer and identify the stem shape, size and pin hole style.
I drive some of the worst highways in the country towing a 40 ft. Hauling oilfield equipment and this is a game changer.
I couldn’t believe the difference in the ride with the shocker hitch installed. I hated pulling my 24 foot flatbed, before. The trailer jerked and pounded my truck, constantly. With the new hitch, I could barely feel the trailer was there. Great product, good people to deal with, well worth the money.
After hearing about the shocker I thought it was just another sale pitch, so I figured I’ve wasted money before on all kind of things so maybe just maybe I might get this one right. And “Bingo” this was money well spent. Thank you shocker for not wasting my money….
At this time all I have done with my new shocker hitch is test my 32′ goose-neck trailer with no load on it other than the trailer itself. I set the air bag at 15 lbs , driving with just the trailer there is a noticeably smoother ride. Before the shocker hitch this particular trailer , empty ,would jerk me around to the point where I dreaded using it. Looking forward to testing it out with a full load , when I do , I’ll get back with complete review.
Being a hot shot trucker, this gooseneck air hitch really makings towing big loads easier. Smooths out the truck and trailer.
A great addition to my PJ trailer. An awesome product to take the jerk out of Your pickup and it feels like You don’t have a 32 foot trailer loaded behind You.
I recommend it for anyone who has a trailer and hauls heavy loads.
Being a hotshot trucker, this is one of the best upgrade I have added to the operation. Definitely would recommend it to anyone that tows much.