Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Adjustable Ball Mount (1/2″ to 3-1/2″ of drop)

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • Comes with Adjustable standard ball mount with chrome 2″ or 2 5/16″ bolted on hitch ball
  • 7 adjustment holes. Adjustable height for ball mount (1/2″ to 3-1/2″ of drop)
  • Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • Reduces tendency of trailer sway by increasing drives control by cushioning tow
  • Available for 2″ or 2-1/2″ receiver hitch tubes
  • Choose 12,000 lb or 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,200/1,600 lb tongue wt
  • 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.
  • Huge selection of ball mount adapters available from Pintle hooks, combo ball, draw bars, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Includes Shocker Air Base Frame, Ball Mount with Ball & 2 Ball Mounts Pins
  • Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.
  • Not sure of your receiver tube hitch size?  Measure inside to inside. How to measure receiver hitch tube size?

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The Shocker air bag bumper mount receiver hitch with an adjustable standard ball mount comes with a 2″ or 2-5/16″ hitch ball and has 7 adjustment holes for 1/2″ to 3-1/2″ of drop. 12,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Shocker air provides the ultimate smooth ride. The Shocker Air hitch is a miniature air suspension unit mounted between your pickup truck and trailer, which cushions the ride and the built in airbag absorbs the road shock, bumps and pot holes making it easier and smoother on you, your pickup, trailer and contents . This Shock absorbing trailer hitch mounts by sliding into a standard receiver tube. The Shocker air with standard ball mount is great for full size and mid-size pickup trucks. This shock absorbing hitch is a must have for smoother trailer towing. Plus when you are towing something heavier, just add air. The standard ball mount is black powdered coated with a bolted on chrome hitch ball for maximum strength.  Works great with Pickup Trucks. Have a SUV, Minivan or CUV? Check out our Shocker Cushioned Ball Mounts.

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. Plus the drop range is great for stock pickup trucks. Fits standard 2″ or 2-1-/2″ receivers. Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

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 Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Featuring a built in height adjustment plus weight adjustable. Just add 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.

California Residents: Prop 65 Warning

Note: With a 2″ receiver hitch ball, your tow weight rating is 10,000 lbs and 1,000 lbs of tongue weight.

Fitment & Application

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch w/ Adjustable Ball Mount Applications

Part # Product Name Vehicle Info Rating Drop / Rise
SH-600-200-2 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits All 2″ Receiver Hitches 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-600-250-2 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits All 2-1/2″ Receiver Hitches 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-600-200-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits All 2″ Receiver Hitches 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-600-250-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits All 2-1/2″ Receiver Hitches 12,000lb Tow / 1,200lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD600-200-2 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits All 2″ Receiver Hitches 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue10,000lb Tow / 1,000lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD600-250-2 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2″ Ball Fits All 2-1/2″ Receiver Hitches 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD600-200-25 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits All 2″ Receiver Hitches 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD600-250-25 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Standard Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16″ Ball Fits All 2-1/2″ Receiver Hitches 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue
1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop

Videos

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Videos

Shocker Air Installation Video

Original Shocker Air vs. Shocker HD Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker Hitch Air Pressure

Installation

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.

  • Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.
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 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: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with
a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a
Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

Shocker Air Installation: First you must compress the air bag. Do this by depressing 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 hitch pin.

To Set Air: Hook up trailer using 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.
  • DO NOT TIGHTEN THE TOP BOLT, IT IS A LIMITER STOP ONLY.

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

Warranty

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

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FAQ

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.

I have a 3″ receiver hitch? will this work?  Yes, you would order the air hitch with 2-1/2″ shank and then get a reducer sleeve that goes down from 3″ to 2 1/2″.

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 use of “reducer” sleeves on trucks with a 2 1/2″ receiver tube is not recommended. 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.

Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with
a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a
Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

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?
No.

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 ballmount 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

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3 reviews for Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Adjustable Ball Mount (1/2″ to 3-1/2″ of drop)

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  1. Raymond J Brower (verified owner)

    By time my first call with Eric ended I realized that I was dealing with a company that cared about its product and customers. He questioned my planned usage, tow vehicle, trailer and drop….the hitch fits my vehicle/tow package perfectly. I received the hitch within a few days of placing my order and upon opening the box I was very impressed with the quality of the hitch (welds and paint are impeccable). It is a heavy piece of equipment (I take my hitch on/off every time I tow my boat) so it takes a little effort to take on and off simply due to its weight. However, my first test was to tow my boat about 50 miles….right off the bat I could feel the difference. The hitch absorbs light to medium bumps/undulations like they do not even exist. I simply feel the truck’s response…not the double response I had before the shocker hitch. On large bumps/undulations the hitch absorbs about 80% of the bouncing/jarring….a great improvement. I am more than happy with my purchase and recommend the hitch to anyone who is trying to eliminate the “double bouncing” caused by towing. Minor point – Shocker Hitch was nice enough to include a Shocker Hitch tee shirt with the hitch….order a size smaller shirt…I ordered a large and it is extremely too big!

  2. Garen Miller (verified owner)

    Not only does it work well with a heavy trailer, but it works great with a very light trailer that bounces. We use a Colorado ZR2 to pull our aluminum trailer up north. Before using the hitch, a six hour drive was horrible. Everyone would be car sick from the trailer springing up and down. We made the same trip this year and it was a smooth, pleasant ride! Made six hours fly by. Thanks again

  3. Justin Wickes (verified owner)

    When I was looking at adding a different hitch to my truck to tow with I was unsure if the cost was worth it. I received the hitch and tried it with my wife’s F150 towing her two horse trailer loaded with two horses. I made her drive since she is very familiar with her set up. She was amazed at the difference that it made in the ride. We then used it to tow our 30 foot travel trailer with my F350 that is set up to tow our living quarters horse trailer ( suspension components added to the truck, which makes for a rougher ride when not loaded heavy ). I was very impressed with how the separation between the truck and trailer actually worked. The rough road felt in the truck did not transfer back to the trailer. Set up is easy between different trailers once you know the air bag pressure for different trailers. I carry a battery powered air compressor with me so changing the pressures is easy.

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 46 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 13 in
Select Receiver Hitch & Ball Size

Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball

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12000 lbs, 16000 lbs