Smoother Safer Towing: Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & Platinum Coach gooseneck horse trailer. The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing with your gooseneck.
Easy Install: Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with Gooseneck Surge Air System & Coupler. Installs in Minutes.
Absorbs Road Shock: Helps eliminate tugs, jerks & bumps felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways.
Built in Airbag: This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride.
Air Ride Technology: Protects your truck, gooseneck trailer and their contents with a smoother, safer tow. Heavy loads, just add air.
The airide Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch & coupler is the ultimate in gooseneck trailer towing for your Platinum Coach gooseneck horse trailer. This shock absorbing cushion 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 built in airbag filters the road shock through the airbag creating a smoother, safer towing experience for you, your pickup, your trailer & their contents. This gooseneck cushioning hitch features the patent pending exclusive 30K Shift Lock™ gooseneck air couplers for 2-5/16″ hitch balls. It’s also available with a 9″ extension for short bed pickups. Whether you are occasionally towing or hitting horse and rodeo events across the country, this will definitely improve your towing experience. Upgrade your gooseneck trailer with the smooth towing solution. Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes.
Fits Platinum coach gooseneck trailers have round stems that are 4″. Comes with angled / slotted holes for the pin. It also extends the coupler 3″ forward. The Shocker gooseneck surge air hitch attaches easily to your trailer. Replacement stem has 3 adjustment holes and the coupler extends 3″ forward from factory location or you can also order it 9″ forward for short bed pickup trucks. Not sure what size round gooseneck stem you have? Check out our gooseneck stem selection guide.
Adjustable for Tow Weight: The air bag sits behind your 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. View our Shocker PSI Air Pressure tuning guide.
Shift Lock™ Coupler: 30,000 lbs rated, patent pending gooseneck coupler. The only gooseneck coupler that captures ball on both sides. At a glance, you can see if the coupler is locked on the ball. Easy to use handle to hook up and disconnect the coupler from the ball. Plus it extends your factory hitch 3″ forward.
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 trailer and its’ contents. An air bag is simply the best cushion device on the planet.
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.
Shock Dampening & Absorbing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 item’s 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 on the Gooseneck Surge
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. You can also find the hitch you need by using our Gooseneck Trailer MFG guide.
What is the Gooseneck surge tow rating? 30,000 lbs towing capacity with Shift Lock coupler / 6,000 lbs tongue weight. With a 30k Shift Lock coupler its 30,000 lbs towing capacity & 7,000 lbs tongue weight.
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.
Is there a way to look the Gooseneck coupler? Yes, there are aftermarket coupler locks and pin locks that can be purchased to lock the coupler and / or lock the pin & bolts. One option to get the locks is to visit Trailer Guys website or call them at (903) 989-5000.
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 air hitch?
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.
What do your mean when you say straight or angled / slotted pin holes? We are wondering if your gooseneck stem has holes that are straight across OR if it is slightly angled 10-30 degrees, where the stem hitch pin is off set or at an angle. Below is a picture of an angled stem, which we would use a stem with slotted holes to fit this angled pin.
Round Tube Stem Sizing & Pin Angle Guide
Angled Pin Angle Shown Below
Will it work with my flat bed pickup with recessed in a flatbed pocket?
Yes, with some applications. Check the width of the trough/gutter, and watch the depth of the top of ball up to the main deck surface of the bed.
see diagram picture
If I Order a gooseneck surge air hitch & coupler, what all comes in the box?
Includes a complete replacement gooseneck stem, surge air hitch system & coupler along with clear-cut installation instructions. Literally you can install this in 2 to 5 minutes.
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 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 Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler weighs 75 pounds