Shocker Gooseneck Surge® Air Hitch & Coupler

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List Price: $969.99$999.99Sale Price: $879.99$899.99

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SKU: SH-900-Goose-Gen

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Product Description

  • Custom fit for each trailer. Click this link to Find Your Gooseneck Surge Air Hitches by Trailer Mfg
  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • Completely replaces your factory stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes.
  • Helps to eliminate the jerks, tugs & bumps felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways
  • 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.
  • Available for 4″ Round, 4″ Square & Crank style gooseneck stems
  • Fits 2-5/16″ gooseneck hitch balls & extends 3″ forward from your factory coupler
  • Featuring 3 height adjustment holes
  • Available with 30k dual latching Shift Lock gooseneck coupler.  30,000 lbs & 6,000 lbs tongue weight.
  • Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup, trailer & contents
  • The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing your Gooseneck
  • Includes complete replacement gooseneck stem, surge air hitch system & coupler

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Upgrade your gooseneck trailer, with a 30.000 lb gooseneck air hitch. The air ride Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch & coupler is the ultimate in smooth gooseneck trailer towing to cushion your towing. 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 a gooseneck trailer. The built in airbag filters the road shock through the airbag creating a smoother, safer towing experience for you, your pickup, your trailer & the’ contents. Featuring the patent pending exclusive 30K Shift Lock™ Couplers for 2-5/16″ hitch balls. Upgrade your gooseneck trailer with the smooth towing solution. Find Your Gooseneck Air Hitches by Trailer Mfg. Whether you are a occasionally tow or are doing hotshot trucking, this gooseneck hitch adds instant airride to your hauling. This is the preferred gooseneck hitch for hotshot haulers. And considered the one best hot shot trucking accessories. Available for Gooseneck trailers with either round tube, square and crank handle style stems. The shock absorbing hitch for a gooseneck trailer is made for smooth and safe towing. Works great on gooseneck style end dumps, flatbed, race haulers, livestock, toy haulers, tilt, horse trailers and more. Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & coupler. Installs in minutes. Featuring 3 height adjustment holes & extends your hitch 3″ forward.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch – How It Works + 1 Minute Install Video

Shift Lock Coupler Video

 

Setting Air Pressure for your Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch

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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.

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 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.

Gooseneck Stem with Angled Pin (We would send a slotted stem to fit this)
Gooseneck Stem with Angled Pin (We would send a slotted stem to fit this)

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

Flatbed Pocket & Gooseneck Air Hitch Diagram
Flatbed Pocket & Gooseneck Air Hitch Diagram

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

Will Gooseneck work with a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter used on 5th wheel pinbox style campers?No it will not.

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27 reviews for Shocker Gooseneck Surge® Air Hitch & Coupler

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  1. Phil from Small Farm Innovations

    We are a distributor for compact hay equipment and we have to deliver nation wide. I own a Dodge 3500 and a 29 ft Gooseneck HYD dove tail trailer. My wife went with me to up state NY to make some deliveries and on our way back with an empty trailer, we could not stand the ride. When I arrived at my home in Texas I felt like I had been playing football all day long. I had to do something to get rid of the high amplitude low frequency bounce that makes traveling so miserable. I started searching the internet for a new trailer, air ride suspension etc. then I ran into the Shocker hitch. I called the staff at Shocker hitch and orderd a hitch for our trailer. Once I received the hitch, I spoke to the staff at shocker hitch and they gave me easy detailed instructions to get the most out of my hitch. After installation, I found a noticeable decrease in bounce just pulling the trailer around my facility. My last trip to MI. and back was a pleasure. Here is what I noticed…High amplitude low frequency bounce decreased 80%, Fuel economy increase due to less shock loads on truck drive train. Cargo straps on trailer do not have to be re tightend. Can travel greater distanced in 12 hrs due to less body fatique. I wish to praise the guys at Shocker hitch for job well done. Fellas, you have engineered a great product.

    Sincerely,
    Phil from Small Farm Innovations

  2. Harv

    Just wanted to tell about my experience with the Gooseneck Surge Hitch. I pull a 33′ Tandem Axle Gooseneck with 15000# axles on it, hydraulic beaver tail, and hydraulic jacks. This is a heavy trailer pulling heavy loads. The shock in the 1 Ton PU that I pull with was so bad you could not stand to ride in it. I searched the internet and found several quote “Shocker Hitches”. After doing some research I decided on the Shocker Hitch. When I got the hitch, we had the trailer loaded up for a delivery. First we took it down a road that is very rough 5 miles from us. Very tough ride! We brought the trailer back to the shop and installed the Shocker Hitch, applying what we thought was the right amount of air. Took it down the same road and sat in the bed of the truck to watch the action of the hitch. The ride was already smoother, but realized we had too much air in it. After a mile, I released some air out of the air bag, and couldn’t believe how much smoother it was. We find that if you apply the trailer brakes on startup and pull the truck forward hard, it will bottom out when it is set “right”. I am very happy with my purchase.

    Harv P.
    Hull, IA

  3. Brent

    Thanks for all the help with my hitch.
    The quality is much better than expected. Money well spent. ”

    Brent O.
    Ogden, UT

  4. Franz (verified owner)

    Best hitch investment ever

  5. KAREN L. (verified owner)

    Great product, now we have them on both trailers.

  6. LOUIS RUBERTO (verified owner)

    Great hitch, takes the jerk out, have three different trucks, if your truck as air bags not a big notice in cab but a big difference in trailer just watching horses on camera, if no air bags it’s amazing in the cab

  7. Dave Madonia (verified owner)

  8. Joaquin Martinez (verified owner)

  9. DAVID R. MUNRO (verified owner)

  10. JAMIE TENNISON (verified owner)

    Worked good I have only pulled trailer once think I need to reduce the psi some.

  11. DAVID A. C. (verified owner)

    great hitch no more back beating rides

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really impressed with the way this hitch took most of the jerking out of pulling the trailer. We have very crappy roads around here and it really helped.

  13. JOHN METCALF (verified owner)

    Works very well

  14. PETER F (verified owner)

    Love it

  15. Glen Steck (verified owner)

    Very well designed and very sturdy. Haven’t had much time to test yet but I’m sure it will work out for me. The customer service is outstanding ???????? would definitely recommend to anyone towing a trailer or gooseneck.

  16. RICHARD W. RAUSEO (verified owner)

  17. James LAWRENCE (verified owner)

    Much better ride now .

  18. Julie Figg (verified owner)

    At first I was skeptical about spending over 800 dollars for a hitch. I have a chasis cab flatbed so the suspension is a little more unforgiving than a typical passenger truck. My trailer tongue weight is pretty heavy, 3900 lbs loaded and my trailer is older so I thought it was worth the extra money to go ahead and get a Shocker. WOW, the New Shocker made a noticeable difference in the ride. I love how it smooths out the going down the road. Customer service at this company is beyond 5 star. The gentlemen I spoke with on the phone was great, answered every question I had, helped me select the right product. Delivery was right on time and the hitch is so well made. I didn’t notice the pin when I unpacked it but it was there, I called Shocker and they sent out another one, 2 day delivery no charge. Now I have 2 pins so I will send the one they sent back. Wish all sellers took such good care of their customers. HIGHLY recommend this hitch and company.

  19. Barry Nelson (verified owner)

    Works great! Solved the problem of my Living Quarters trailer jerking the garbage out of you when pulling it with no horses, especially on concrete sections of Interstate highways. So easy to install Ray Charles could have done it himself.

  20. Craig Welch (verified owner)

    I am the Owner Operator of CB Welch Hotshot, LLC. This was super easy to order and install after very quick shipment. I love the increase comfort from the dampening effect, and it really increased my control of my rig. I am a fan and will gladly recommend the Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch.

  21. Pete Feller (verified owner)

    Easy to install. works great. A good investment.

  22. Basil Dodd (verified owner)

    Gooseneck Jamco horse trailer w living quarters hitch.
    Haven’t used trailer very much yet. It definitely reduces the stress and jerking felt, trailer actually seems lighter. Seems well constructed and engineered

    Only problem I see is now I think I will be ordering another one for my gooseneck dump trailer also

  23. Arnie Jacobson

    Being a hot shot trucker, I can tell you this has been a great addition to our operation. Smooth and adjustable for various weights and load types. PJ trailers are great, but this make the PJ gooseneck super great!

  24. Reno Lamb

    I just installed this gooseneck surge Shocker last night and towed heavy with it twice today. Right away, unladen, the tow was a bit smoother. We live miles out a dirt road, then our county roads are pretty beat up too. So that is a good test. Out on the state highway for a few miles, I noticed that the trailer was moving a bit in the mirror but didn’t feel it in the pickup, which is a cclb drw 6.7 that’s tuned a bit.

    Next I hit the quarry for 8 tons of road base and right away noticed the Shocker smooths out the pull a lot once the trailer is loaded. Heading into town, a couple of red lights showed how the Shocker turns that initial jerk when you hit the gas into more of a tug. You can feel the hitch working around town.

    Back on the big highway, it seems that some noise and vibration are also damped out. I recorded a short video review of the Shocker and mostly heard exhaust, not trailer harshness. I put the video on my business channel https://www.bitchute.com/video/cPgotDCaVb8L/

  25. Adam Lim

    I ordered this hitch to use with our gooseneck RV trailer. It reduced probably 90% of the back and forth bucking my trailer would exhibit when going down the road. During the ordering process – I got to talk to the owner of the company and others on the team – it was great to work with them and they took good care of me. I’d highly recommend this hitch.

  26. Jeffrey G Johnson (verified owner)

    I have only used the shocker once since I received it, but I could already tell the difference. Definitely takes the jarring sensation away from the truck. It has to better for the truck, tires, suspension, and transmission as well. Time will tell how it holds up.

  27. Wendell Swilley (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Great customer service.

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 90 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 13 in
Select Gooseneck Inner Stem Size & Pin Type

Round 3-15/16" & Angle Pin Holes 20-30°, Round 3-15/16" & Straight Pin Holes, Round 4" & Angled Pin Holes 10-20°, Round 4" & Blank – No Pin Holes, Round 4" & Straight Pin Holes, Square 3-15/16" & Straight Pin Holes, Square 3-15/16" & Top Crank, Square 4.5" & Straight Pin Holes, Square 4" & Straight Pin Holes, Square 4" & Top Crank

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