Shocker Air Hitch Combo Ball & Sway Control Towing Kit

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List Price: $659.99$879.99Sale Price: $629.99$859.99Free Ground Shipping*

SKU: SH-Air-Hitch-Sway-Control-Towing-Kit


Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces sway, wear & tear on pickup & trailer while towing.
  • Air ride technology: Instant air ride towing for your pickup & trailer. Built in airbag cushions ride & absorbs road shock
  • Combo ball mount with 2″ & 2-5/16″ hitch ball with sway bar tabs.  Solid 1 piece welded design & fully zinc plated
  • 8 adjustment holes 1/2″ to 4-1/2″ drop
  • Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • The air bag sits under receiver tube. Adjust the air pressure for the best ride and load control
  • Sway control combo multi-ball mount with 2 sway control tabs for mounting the provided sway control arm bar(s) & mini balls
  • Available for 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver hitch tubes
  • Choose 12,000 lb or 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,200/1,600 lb tongue wt
  • NOTE: This product will not work with a weight-distribution hitch system, if you have a w-d hitch, check out our Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer.
  • Fits 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. Works on Vans and select SUV’s with the receiver tube under the bumper.
  • Friction Sway Control Bar Kit Options: Order with 1 Sway Arm Kit for use with Trailer up to 10K lbs. Order with 2 Sway Arm Kits for use with Trailers over 10K lbs.
  • Huge selection of ball mount attachments available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Comes complete with Shocker air base frame assemble with built in airbag, adjustable combo dual ball mount (2″ & 2-5/16″ balls) with sway bar tabs and two d-handle ball mount pins. Sway control friction bar assembly, one 1-1/4″ trailer mounted ball, one 1-1/4″ mini hitch ball for sway control tab ball mount and install hardware
  • 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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Its time to reduce trailer sway and get the smoothest and safest towing around. This kit combines shocker Air Cushioning Hitch with 1 or 2 friction sway control kits providing you with the necessary tools for a shock free ride. Add instant air ride to your pickup and trailer the Shocker air bag hitch. This Shocker Air Hitch has a combo ball mount with sway bar tabs is made for the basic sway control arm / bars with mini hitch ball. The combo ball mount has both a 2″ hitch ball and a 2-5/16″ hitch ball along with mount tabs on both sides for the included sway control mini hitch balls.  It also offers 8 adjustment holes for 1/2″ to 4-1/2″ drop. 12,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Shocker Hitch air provides the ultimate smooth ride. This shocker absorbing hitch is a air suspension unit mounted between your pickup truck and trailer. The built-in airbag cushions the ride and absorbs the road shock creating a smoother and safer towing experience. This Shocker air receiver hitch with sway bar ball mount, fits into a standard receiver hitch tube. This shock absorbing ball mount takes the bumps, jerks, tugs and roughness out of trailer towing and cushions your ride. The combo multi-ball mount features welded hitch balls for superior strength and the combo ball mount comes in a premium zinc plated finish. Cushions ride and works nicely to help tendency of trailer sway. Works great on compact, midsize and fullsize pickup trucks, vans and select suv’s that the receiver hitch is under the bumper. Have a CUV? Check out our Cushion Ball Mounts.  Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

If you are experiencing trailer sway while towing then this Sway control towing starter kit is perfect for you. Especially when towing larger trailers, you may experience trailer sway from wind, passing vehicles, rough & uneven road surfaces. This sway control arm kit system is made to prevent the trailer from swaying. We offer a sway control arm bar system kit that connects from the Shocker sway control ball mount part of the hitch to the front of the trailer. This sway control system is used to stiffen the connection between the truck and trailer, keeping it straight and in line with the towing vehicle.

You will want to use one (1) friction sway control arm kit when towing up to 10,000 pounds and/or 24′ trailers & when towing over 10,000 pounds and/or trailers longer than 24′, use two (2) friction sway control  arm kits. A single sway control arm kit comes with the sway control friction arm assembly, 1 1-1/4″ trailer mounted mini ball, 1 1-1/4″ hitch mounted ball with lock washer and nut for your sway control ball mount tab along with 4 metal lag screws and 2 retaining clips. This is great for travel camping trailers, heavy duty trailers, race trailers and toy haulers.

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. Fits standard 2″ receiver tube, 2 1/2″ and 3″ receivers.

Sway Bar combo ball mounts with sway control bar tabs is a solid one piece welded design and is fully zinc plated. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

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 Hitch: Shocker Airbag bumper hitch is designed with a built-in airbag 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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Shocker Air Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit Video

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Video

Shocker Air Installation Video

Original Shocker Air vs. Shocker HD Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker Hitch Air Pressure


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.

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 Friction Sway Bar Kit Install Video


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?

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


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

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Questions and answers of the customers

    Do the sway bars make it more difficult to back up or take away from the trailer mobility while backing up?
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    Q Do the sway bars make it more difficult to back up or take away from the trailer mobility while b...... Read more
    A   Yes, sway bars do limit the mobility while backing up, such as when parking the camper in a camping spot, garage etc. The friction bars like we sell are easy to turn the dial or lever to relax the tension/friction to allow backing and maneuvering easily.
    A Yes, sway bars do limit the mobility while backing up, such as when parking the camper in a camping spot, garage etc. The friction bars like we sell are easy to turn the dial or lever to relax the tension/friction to allow backing and maneuvering easily.
  2. Will the shocker hd bumper hitch work on a cm flatbed?
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    Q Will the shocker hd bumper hitch work on a cm flatbed?
    A There is not enough clearance directly underneath the receiver for the airbag hitch to fit properly on your CM flatbed. You would want to look at the tongue mount hitches.

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4 reviews for Shocker Air Hitch Combo Ball & Sway Control Towing Kit

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  1. Brian Wilson (verified owner)

    This is the best hitch I have used. No more bouncing on the back of the truck. Nice and smooth thanks

  2. Mike

    Love my hitch. I use it everyday!!

    • Nonnie Jasmann

      Great to hear!

  3. Ty (verified owner)

    Night and day difference towing my 24′ enclosed trailer. My trailer had a terrible sway issue with standard hitch, I installed/tested this shocker setup in sustained 25+ mph winds, and in my opinion it took out atleast 90% of the sway. Would definitely recommend!

  4. pete robinson (verified owner)

    Looks to be an excellent product has not been field tested yes

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 65 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in
Select Hitch Size & Tow Capacity

Fits 2-1/2" Hitch – 12,000 lbs, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch – 16,000 lbs, Fits 2" Hitch – 12,000 lbs, Fits 2" Hitch – 16,000 lbs, Fits 3" Hitch – 12,000 lbs, Fits 3" Hitch – 16,000 lbs

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1 Sway Arm Kit, 2 Sway Arm Kits

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