Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler for Big Tex Trailers

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SKU: SH-900WF-Big-Tex

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & Big Tex gooseneck trailer
  • Helps to eliminate the jerks felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways
  • This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride
  • Protects your truck, gooseneck trailer and their contents with a smoother, safer tow with air ride technology
  • Available for Round & Square Stem Big Tex Flatdeck or Dump Style Gooseneck Trailers
  • Comes with Wallace Forge coupler for 2-5/16″ gooseneck hitch balls
  • 30,000 lbs towing capacity for your Big Tex gooseneck
  • Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup, BigTex trailer & contents
  • The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing your Gooseneck
  • Completely replaces your factory stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes.
  • Includes complete replacement stem, surge air hitch system & coupler

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The Shocker gooseneck surge air hitch is the ultimate in gooseneck trailer towing for your Big Tex gooseneck flatbed, flatdeck or dump trailer. Featuring a wallace forge coupler for 2-5/16″ hitch ball and fits the Big Tex dump or flatbed gooseneck trailers with either a round or square stem.  A Big Tex gooseneck trailer with round stem has set bolts for centered and angled holes. The Big Tex gooseneck with square stem fits the crank style jack. The Gooseneck Surge air hitch is the only air ride hitch to exclusively work in a forward and back motion, which is often times this is the biggest jerk you feel when towing gooseneck trailers. The shock absorbing hitch for a Big Tex gooseneck trailer is made for smooth and safe towing. Works great on gooseneck style end dumps, flatbed, horse trailers and more. Completely replaces your factory stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes.

Note:  All Big Tex gooseneck trailer have round or square stems that are 100mm (3-15/16″). The Gooseneck surge air hitch attaches easily to those stems.

Adjustable for Tow Weight: The air bag sits behind your Big Tex gooseneck hitch and out of the way. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control.

Saves Fuel: By using a gooseneck Surge Hitch, you may save as much as one mile per gallon. When we developed the Surge Hitch our intention was to give a smoother ride, period. We perfected that and never considered the other benefits. Customers using the Surge hitch started calling with reports of better fuel mileage. Claims of up to a mile per gallon are pretty normal. The question is why? Trucks manufactured over the past ten years or more have a very sophisticated on board computer. The computer senses a jerk or load increase and gives the engine more fuel. This process happens many times in a second. By reducing the jerks, the computer will give the engine less fuel. The other contributing factor is cruise control. If your trailer bucks the cruise control will increase speed. When the buck stops, the cruise control reduces speed. This sets up a cycle of accelerating and decelerating, again using more fuel. A Shocker Surge Hitch can reduce this effect and give you a much smoother ride.

Adds Life To Your Vehicle & Gooseneck: 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.

Air Ride Hitch Technology: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Just add air depending on the weight of your Big Tex trailer and it’s contents.

Simple Pivot Design: Uses a rocker arm pivot design which produces a front and back motion, much different than other cushion hitches on the market. Our design eliminates the need for parallel linkages, shock absorbers, torsion arms and other over engineered gadgets.

Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and trailer. The Gooseneck surge air 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.

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.

Provides 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, bumps and jerks you feel when towing your gooseneck trailer.

Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch Videos

Gooseneck Surge with 30,000 lbs Wallace Forge Coupler

Videos

Shocker Gooseneck Surge Videos

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How The Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch Works Video

Gooseneck Surge Hitch for Stem Selection Video

Installation

Shocker Gooseneck Surge Installation

When used properly these Gooseneck surge air hitch will make noticeable improvements in your gooseneck trailer towing quality. Giving both truck and trailer a smoother ride with less trailer fatigue and breakage.

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How to Air Up Gooseneck Surge Air Coupler?

Gooseneck Surge Stem Selection Video

Download Gooseneck Surge Installation Manuals

Maximum weights for Shocker Surge: Towing capacity = 24,000 lbs Tongue = 6,000 lbs | Tow Capacity is 30,000 lbs for Wallace Forge Coupler Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy duty unit, however it is imperative that any weight capacity ratings are not exceeded on the ball that is mounted on your tow vehicle, or the Shocker Hitch. Use only a 2 5/16″ dia. Ball. V-19 rated. Do not exceed G.V.W.R. of ball being used.
Gooseneck Surge Diagram
Gooseneck Surge Diagram

Installation

  1. Take a vertical measurement from bottom of ball coupler tube to bottom of trailer frame sleeve. This dimension will be used to set the Shocker Gooseneck Surge Trailer Hitch
  2. Remove pins or loosen locking bolts on trailer frame sleeve, and remove existing coupler tube.
  3. Slide Gooseneck Surge Shocker Hitch insert tube into trailer frame sleeve with air bag toward rear of trailer.
  4. Hold or support Shocker at vertical measurement noted in Step #1. This should duplicate the previous ride height of the trailer. Shockerhitch must be properly aligned, (parallel with trailer), to maximize its benefits. Note: If your trailer coupler tube is equipped with a pin or pins, the correct pin location must be marked in the Shockerhitch insert tube and have a qualified machine shop drill / machine the pin holes.
  5. Torque locking bolts to your trailer manufacturers’ recommended specifications. A spacer kit is available for some applications.
  6. Lubricate: Oil the coupler shaft, grease coupling ball socket, and grease the hitch ball to REDUCE WEAR AND IMPROVE SHOCKER ACTION. Main pivot grease zerk should be greased periodically for maximum bushing life. ( Simply, you cannot over grease it! )
  7. Hook up trailer by simply lowering coupler onto the ball. (Handle will snap open & shut automatically). To release trailer: Pull handle up and hold while raising trailer.

Gooseneck Surge Air Pressure:

  • This is a LOW PRESSURE hitch, that works by tow resistance.
  • Set air pressure at approx. 5 psi, then test drive.
  • Increase pressure in 5 psi increments until optimum results are found.
  • Typical air pressure range is 5 – 15 psi.
Note: When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker. Maximum Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide

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Installation Issues

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.

FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the Gooseneck Surge

What is the Gooseneck surge tow rating?

24,000 lbs towing capacity / 6,000 lbs tongue weight. With Wallace Forge 30K it its 30,000 lbs towing capacity & 7,000 lbs tongue weight

Can you really install the Gooseneck Surge in a couple of minutes? Yes check out this video

How much air do I put in the gooseneck surge?

  • This is a LOW PRESSURE hitch, that works by tow resistance.
  • Set air pressure at approx. 5 psi, then test drive.
  • Increase pressure in 5 psi increments until optimum results are found.
  • Typical air pressure range is 5 – 15 psi.

How Much Air Pressure is needed for the Gooseneck Surge Air Coupler? See video below

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 Gooseneck surge with fit my gooseneck trailer?
There are two things you need to know. What kind of stem your gooseneck trailer has and what kind of ball your pickup has.

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.

How does the air ride 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 gooseneck surge weigh?
The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 75 pounds

Warranty

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

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7 reviews for Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler for Big Tex Trailers

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  1. Dean Rovedo (verified owner)

    If you reading any of the reviews you obviously are dealing with some rough rides. Make this purchase! You will not regret it! AMAZING how much this improves the ride! I was getting jerked around like I was having a seizure sometimes and the first ride with this was beyond night and day! I’ll be getting another for my other gooseneck soon! Thanks!!

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Smooths out the ride immensely

  3. Jeff (verified owner)

    We’ve had our 35′ gooseneck for 7 years. Cannot believe how much better it pulls and rides now with the Shocker. Should’ve purchased a long time ago!

  4. Olie Johnason

    This air gooseneck coupler has made my big tex trailer tow much much better. My back thanks you.

  5. Erick Brodie

    Really helps smooth out towing. A must have for any gooseneck. Could have used this 10 years ago.

  6. Quin Randle

    Just the air hitch my big tex trailer needed. Smooth sailing now.

  7. Warren P

    Great product!

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 75 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 13 in
Big Tex Trailer Fitment Options

Fits Round Tube Stem, Fits Square Tube Stem