Shocker Air Equalizer & Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

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SKU: Air-Equalizer-Round-Bar-WD

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Product Description

  • Smoother Safer Towing: Add instant air ride towing to your pickup & camper trailer with an air equalizer & weight-distribution hitch (easily bolt the weight-distribution head to air equalizer). 
  • Absorbs Road Shock: Air equalizer absorbs the road shock & cushions the ride when towing a camper with a weight-distribution hitch.
  • Weight Distribution Hitch: Evenly distributes the weight over the axles of tow your vehicle and trailer to add stability and control.
  • For 2-5/16″ Couplers & Made Fits Pickup Trucks Only: The Air Equalizer is designed for pulling with a Pickup Truck – it will not work with SUV/CUV with coil over springs in the rear. Comes with 2-5/16″ hitch ball. If you have a 2″ coupler you will need to change the ball. (2″ ball not included).
  • Air Ride Technology: Built in air bag + 4 bump cushions direct the road shock through the airbag
  • Sway Arm Compatible: Add your existing friction sway arm & mini ball system to the W-D hitch or check out our complete Equalizer with Sway Control W-D Towing Kit.
  • Adjustable & Heavy-Duty: 12,000 lbs towing & 1,200 lbs tongue weight capacity plus 7″ or 9″ of Adjustment (5″ of rise to 2″ drop or choose 5″ rise to 4″ drop). Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads. Designed for 6,000 to 11,500 lbs gtw camper trailers.
  • Available for 2″,  2 1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitch tubes: Works great on GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Ram, Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty, Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Frontier and Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks.
  • Kit includes: Air Equalizer, XR Ball Mount Base frame and two-handled hitch pins w/clips & round bar weight distribution hitch with 2-5/16″ hitch ball.
  • How to set the air? After you hook up wd bars, air the hitch until the truck side bump cushions are not compressed. If the trailer side bump cushions are compressed you have too much air in the bag. See video
  • Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy-duty unit that in most cases exceeds factory towing weight capacities, therefore it is imperative that you always read and follow the tongue and towing weight recommendations of the truck that is mounted on, the trailer coupler rating and the ratings of the trailer you are towing. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND. 2″ Ball is 10,000 lbs GTW & 1,000 lbs TW / 2-5/16″ Ball is 20,000 lbs GTW & 2,000 lbs TW.
  • What Size Receiver Hitch Do I Need? Not sure if you have a 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver tube?  Measure inside to inside. Check out our guide on How to measure receiver your hitch tube size.
  • How Much Drop or Rise Do I Need? Check out our guide to find out how much drop or rise you need.

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Huge selection of ball mount adaptors available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drawbar, clevis, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more that work with the XR Ball Mount base frame.

It’s time to tow with ease of mind and have a safe, smooth trip. Get a smooth towing experience when adding instant air ride while leveling your ride with a weight distribution kit to your pickup and camper rolling safely down the road. The patent-pending Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer™ easily bolts to the included weight distribution hitch head. The built in Shocker air bag cushions and smooths out your ride while the weight distribution system keeps your truck and trailer level. The air hitch for an equalizer load leveling hitch absorbs the road shock and cushions the chucking, tugs and jerks you feel when towing a camper & pickup with a weight distribution system.  This Shocker Air Equalizer has 12,000 lbs towing & 1,200 lbs tongue weight rating capacities and offers 7 inches of adjustment up or down with (+5″ rise to -2″ of drop) or (+5″ rise to -4″ of drop).  The Air Equalizer & weight distribution kit comes with an Air Equalizer, XR ball mount base for a 2″,  2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver hitch and a round bar weight distribution hitch with sway bar tabs. The built-in air bag, along with the 4 bump cushions, direct the rock shock through the airbag, still allowing the weight-distribution hitch to work as intended, giving you a smoother and safer ride for you, your pickup, camper and its’ contents. Plus the added advantage of the Shocker Hitch and weight distribution kit is your ability to adjust air pressure up or down when your towing different weights for the best ride and load control.  Featuring a premium gray powder-coat finish on air equalizer and black powder-coat finish on XR base frame ball mount & WD hitch. This kit is designed for pickup trucks only with leaf springs. Designed to fit 2-5/16″ trailer couplers, if you have a 2″ trailer coupler you will need to change the hitch ball.

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. The Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer has 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,200 lbs on tongue weight. This kit comes with a 2-5/16″ ball rated at 12,000 lbs. If you are mounting a 2″ ball to this system the max towing capacity is 10,000 lbs.

Quality Manufacturing: Manufactured in Arthur. ND USA.

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

Weight Distribution Hitch: The 11,500 lbs. weight distribution kit allows you to level your truck and trailer for a safer ride. Designed for 6,000 to 11,500 lbs gtw camper trailers. Compatible with 2 friction sway arms sold separately. (Shocker Friction Sway Arm – 17200)

Provides Comfort: With a smoother ride! No more jarring every time you cross a section divider on a rough road or concrete highway. Your Shocker hitch for an equalizer absorbs the thumps and bumps.

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 air equalizer design eliminates the need for parallel linkages, shocks, torsion arms, and other over-engineered gadgets

Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and camper. The air ride equalizer for a weight distribution system allows for better control of your pickup and the trailer it is towing.

Shock Dampening Action: Shocker air equalizer 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.

Saves Money: By reducing trailer breakage on both the trailer and the trailer contents! The Shocker hitch air equalizer 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 Pickup & Camper: By reducing wear and tear on driveline and frame! Treat yourself, your equipment, and your passengers to a much smoother ride.

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Video

Air Equalizer Videos

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 for Weight Distribution Hitches Installation Instructions

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
Attach air equalizer to pickup

Step 2: Bolt your 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 to air equalizer.

Hook up your weight-distribution bars as you did before
Hook up your weight-distribution bars as you did before

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Weight / Dimensions

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in
Select Receiver Hitch Size

Fits 2" Hitch, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Fits 3" Hitch

Select Air Equalizer Kit

5" Rise 2" Drop, 5" Rise 4" Drop

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