The Shocker Air trailer tongue mount with a 2-5/16″ cast HD coupler is made for heavy duty trailer a-frames. Features at 20,000 lb towing capacity. Upgrade your trailer coupler with air ride technology. Instant air ride for your trailer. This air bag trailer tongue coupler is great for reducing trailer fatigue and made for trailers and pickups with stiff suspension. This trailer a-frame air ride coupler will smooth out your trailer towing experience. Plus is great if you have bumper hitch style trailer with an a-frame coupler mount. Great for tag trailers including an end dump trailer, race trailer, skid steer tilt trailer or HD flat bed trailer and you never know what pickup truck will be hauling it. The Shocker air trailer tongue coupler is attached to your trailer and ready for whatever truck is pulling it. Simple bolt on installation in minutes. Choose from the vertical channel or square plate mount (4-1/2″ bolt pattern and bolts into place). Shocker air provides the ultimate smooth ride. 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. This shock absorbing trailer tongue mount coupler is a must have for easier, safer, smoother heavy-duty trailer towing and pulling.
The air bag is mounted above the trailer tongue for maximum ground clearance. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker trailer tongue coupler is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control.
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 or reduce air depending on the weight of your trailer and it’s contents.
Adds Life To Your Trailer: Commonly used on end bumper and flatbed trailers. It adds life to your trailer. By reducing wear and tear on pickups driveline and frame as well as the frame of the trailer! 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.
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.
Note: The main pivot bolt, or center pivot bolt, used in the Tongue Mount Shocker air coupler, 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″ pivot bolt exceeds the two 5/8″ bolts used to hold the typical ball coupler on the average vertical channel adapter.
Shocker Trailer Tongue Air Coupler in Action Video
Safety Notice: The Shocker air trailer tongue coupler 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 as wheel as the rating on your hitch ball and hitch ball mount.
Installing Air Bag Trailer Tongue Coupler or Pintle Ring
Airing up your Air Trailer Tongue Coupler or Pintle Ring
Shocker Air Trailer Tongue Mount with Coupler Installation
Maximum Weights for Tongue Mount Air Shocker: 20,0000 towing capacitySafety 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.
When used properly these products will make noticeable improvements in your trailer towing quality. Giving both truck and trailer a smoother ride with less trailer fatigue and breakage.
Vertical Channel & Square Plate adaptor styles only:
Replace existing ball coupler on the tongue of trailer with the Shocker Hitch Tongue Mount Hitch.
Verify or lengthen safety chains and wiring connections to ensure proper clearance when turning corners.
To Set Air
Load trailer the way it will be towed. Inflate airbag on Shockerhitch.
CAUTION: Keep hands and clothing away from moving parts of hitch to avoid pinching and injury.
As air pressure increases, the unit will rotate lifting the hitch and trailer tongue. Install air until green bushing has 1/4″ clearance from the red frame. Always inflate air bag to set the Shocker Hitch, never deflate air bag to set Shocker Hitch, unsatisfactory results may occur.
When using Equalizer/ Weight Distribution Bars:
Follow directions above, then hook up equalizer bars, and continue inflating air bag until 1/4″ clearance on bump stops is achieved.
Note: When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker.
Usage: Under normal circumstances tongue weight should be at least 10 percent of total towing weight. NOTE: IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE HITCH BALL BE GREASED TO REDUCE WEAR AND IMPROVE SHOCKER ACTION.
Maximum Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.
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 701-967-8577 or use our contact us form. You can also look up the items 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
What is the air trailer tongue mount tow rating? The rating is 20,000 lbs with the cast coupler or pintle ring.
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 strong is the center pivot bolt? The main pivot bolt, or center pivot bolt, used in the Tongue Mount Shocker air coupler, 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″ pivot bolt exceeds the two 5/8″ bolts used to hold the typical ball coupler on the average vertical channel adapter.
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.
How much air do I put in the air trailer tongue mount? With your trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle, and loads positioned for transport, air up shocker air tongue until green bushing has 1/4″ clearance from the red frame.
How does it install? Simple bolt on installation in minutes. See video
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 do I know the Shocker Air trailer tongue mount with fit my trailer? We have 2 mounting options. Square plate mount: Simply bolts in place of existing coupler and has a 4-1/2″ square bolt pattern. Vertical channel mount: Simply bolts in place with existing trailer vertical channel for typical trailer couplers. We do offer a weld on channel adaptor for your trailer tongue that can also be used if you don’t have one on your trailer.
Does this affect my trailers ground clearance? No, the air bag is above the trailer tongue for maximum ground clearance
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 Shocker air trailer tongue limited my tailgate with hooked up to the trailer? Maybe. It depends on your vehicles ball mount length. You can still open your tailgate, but it may rest on your air bag.
How does the air ride trailer tongue coupler 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 Air trailer tongue mount weigh? The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 50 pounds