Shocker Air Receiver Hitch (Build Your Own)

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Product Description

  • Smoother Safer Towing Air ride towing technology with a heavy duty built in air spring to cushion the ride & absorb the road shock. Add instant air ride to your pickup & trailer.
  • Built in Airbag: Absorbs road shock, creates smooth ride & reduces tendency to trailer sway. Dual rubber bump cushions also offer additional HD performance.
  • 8 Adjustment holes – 2″ of rise to 8-1/2″ of drop – Depends on mount chosen. Adjustment for combo-ball mount is 1/2″ to 4-1/2″ drop.
  • Safety Red Powder Coat Finish: Impact Resistant Premium Powder-Coat Finish on Base Frame.
  • 10+ Ball Options: Combo, Drop, Raised, Sway Bar Tab Options & More. Combo adjustable multi-ball mount has with 2″ hitch ball & 2 5/16″ hitch ball.
  • 12,000 to 20,000 lbs GTW Capacity: Original 12,000 lbs towing capacity & 1,200 lbs tongue weight. HD: 20,000 lbs towing capacity and a 2,000 lbs tongue weight. (can vary by mount)
  • Combo Ball Mount Tow Rating: 2-5/16″ ball rated at 16,000 lbs & 2″ ball rated at 8,000 lbs.
  • Pintle Hook Rating: 10-Ton – 20,000 lbs.
  • Adjustable for Weight: Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • 2 Hole Receiver Shank: Available for 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitch tubes with Two hitch pin holes for length adjustability
  • Tons of Ball Mount Options: Huge selection of ball mount adapters available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drawbar, clevis, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Great for Pickups: Fits Great for Full Size Pickup Trucks & Vans, Midsize Pickups & Select SUVS (with receiver under bumper). Popular installs include GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Ram, Ford Ranger, Maverick F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 Superduty, Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Frontier, Honda Ridgeline & Hyundai Santa Cruz.
  • Kit includes complete Shocker air receiver hitch base frame assembly with built in air bag & dual bump cushions, ball mount you choose and two d-handle ball mount hitch pins.
  • 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. Bolt on 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 hitch tube size?
  • How Much Drop or Rise Do I Need? Check out our video on how to know how much drop do I need?

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Instant air ride for your pickup & trailer. Build your own Shocker Air Receiver Hitch and pick your adjustable drop ball mount. Add Air ride your bumper mount hitch and smooth out your towing. Pick your shocker air base frame receiver hitch with or without a ball mount. The built in airbag absorbs the road shock and cushions your ride and overall towing experience. Ultimately creating a smooth towing experience for your pickup, trailer and the contents. Shocker Air Hitch base frame includes everything except the ball mount attachment. Ball mount attachments are available include combo ball, drop mount, standard, clevis, cushioned drawbar, draw bar, standard adjustable, combo with sway bar tabs, drop with sway bar tabs and pintle hitch hook ball mounts. Choose 12K or 20K.  Standard original air hitch is 12,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Shocker air provides the ultimate smooth ride. This shock absorbing hitch with air bag is the best cushioning device on the planet. The Shocker Air is a miniature air suspension unit mounted between your truck and trailer. This Shocker mounts by sliding into a standard receiver tube. Fits Pickup Trucks, Vans and Select SUV’s with the receiver hitch tube mounted underneath the bumper. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

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. Great for pickup trucks.

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.

Choose from the Original Shocker Air and the Shocker HD. Original Shocker Air is rated at 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. The Shocker HD is 20,000 lbs towing capacity and 2,000 lbs on tongue weight.

Air Ride Technology: 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 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.

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.

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.

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Video

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Videos

Shocker Air Installation Video

Original Shocker Air vs. Shocker HD Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker Hitch Air Pressure

Install

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 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″.

Shocker Air Bumper Hitch Air Pressure Setting Video

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.
  • Spacer block included and may be required when using 2″ shank (see spacer block install manual below)
  • 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 Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

Shocker Air Hitch Install Video

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram
Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram


Note: Always use a good hitch ball with the proper recommended tow weight.

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.

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, GMC Dodge, Toyota, Nissan & Honda Pickups, Vans & SUV’s (SUV’s were the receiver is under the bumper). 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 or the receiver tube is inside the bumper.  The Shocker Air receiver hitch is available in a 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ shank.

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 with sway bars?
Yes, it works with the friction style sway control bar, however you want to order a ball mount with sway bar tabs. See our sway bar tab ball mount attachments.

How does the Air 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 50-55 pounds

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

    Will this help stop front end bounce or Porpoising when towing?
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    Q Will this help stop front end bounce or Porpoising when towing?
    A

    This hitch should take out about 80-90% of the bounce and Porpoising . 

  2. Do you plant to offer a 3" shaft - I don't like the ones that use a sleeve on 2-1/2"
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    Q Do you plant to offer a 3" shaft - I don't like the ones that use a sleeve on 2-1/2"
    A

    Hello with our current selection of hitches we do have a 3" receiver tube available. If you have anymore questions feel free to contact us at 701-707-2666. 

  4. Does the airbag need to be deflated each time you remove or install the hitch?
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    Q Does the airbag need to be deflated each time you remove or install the hitch?
    A

    Yes the air bag will need to be deflated to take it on and off the vehicle. The air bag puts pressure on the bottom the receiver tube making it extremely difficult to be able to take it on and off.

  6. will the shocker Hitch work with a Knapheide service body. the reciever sticks thur the the back side of the rear bumber. that is were the chains attach ?
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    Q will the shocker Hitch work with a Knapheide service body. the reciever sticks thur the the back ...... Read more
    A

    The Shocker Hitch should work with the service body. There needs to be adequate clearance under the receiver to have the hitch slide in completely. If you have any more questions feel free to contact us at 701-707-2666.

  8. Is this hitch safe to put a boat in salt water? Is it stainless steel? I would rinse after each use
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    Q Is this hitch safe to put a boat in salt water? Is it stainless steel? I would rinse after each use
    A

    Our hitch is not stainless steel. With salt water you would want to rinse it off every time and make sure to keep it maintained.

  10. Is the pivot point factory greased or do I need to do it before use?
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    Q Is the pivot point factory greased or do I need to do it before use?
    A

    The pitot point is greased from the factory but we do suggest to put grease in the pin and also in the coupler before using. Thank you for choosing Shocker Hitch.

  12. Is the air shocker available in all black
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    Q Is the air shocker available in all black
    A

    We currently have 2 hitches that are offered in black, the Shocker Max Black and the shocker Impact Max. Thank you for choosing Shocker Hitch.

  14. Would this system have a negative affect on a boat trailer with surge brakes?
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    Q Would this system have a negative affect on a boat trailer with surge brakes?
    A No this will not be affected by surge brakes at all.
  16. How long to get to Wallaroo. South Australia. Australia. I have a 3200kgs caravan with a 50mm tow bar hitch and don’t need a ball. Thanks
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    Q How long to get to Wallaroo. South Australia. Australia. I have a 3200kgs caravan with a 50mm tow...... Read more
    A We do have an australian dealer - 0418 786952 http://shockerhitch.com.au/
  18. Warranty
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    Q Warranty
    A Our products have a 1 year warranty