Shocker HD 16K Air Hitch with Combo Ball Mount 16,000 lbs

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  • Smoother Safer Towing Air ride towing technology with a 16K built air bag to cushion the ride & absorb the road shock.
  • 7 Adjustment holes – Adjustable height for combo-ball mount (1/2″ to 3-1/2″ drop)
  • Combo adjustable multi-ball mount included with 2″ hitch ball & 2 5/16″ hitch ball
  • Available for 2″ & 2 1/2″ receiver hitch tubes
  • 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,600 lb tongue wt
  • Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • Huge selection of ball mount adapters available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drawbar, clevis, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Fits GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Ram, Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 Superduty, Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Frontier and Honda Ridgeline.
  • Not sure if you have a 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver tube?  Measure inside to inside. How to measure receiver hitch tube size?
  • Kit includes HD receiver hitch base frame with built in 16K air bag, combo ball mount and two pins.

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The Shocker HD 16K Air Bag Receiver Hitch with combo multi-ball mount with both a 2″ hitch ball and a 2-5/16″ hitch ball with a 1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop. 16,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,600 lbs tongue weight. Instantly add air ride towing for your pickup and trailer. This shock absorbing hitch & ball mount cushions the ride.  Shocker HD bumper style air hitch provides the ultimate smooth ride. The Shocker Air is a miniature air suspension unit mounted between your truck and trailer. This Shock absorbing air ride cushion hitch mounts by sliding into a standard receiver tube.  Made for pickup trucks only.  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. Upgrade to smooth, safer towing.

The combo ball mount features welded hitch balls for superior strength and the combo ball mount comes in a clear zinc plated finish.

The 16K 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. Note: A Shocker HD with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

The Shocker HD is 16,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,600 lbs on tongue weight.

Quality Manufacturing: With the combo adjustable ball mount, the hitch balls are manufactured together – one piece construction for maximum strength and durability. Featuring a clear zinc finish for resistance to the elements.

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 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.

Tons of Attachments: We offer a wide variety of our ball mount attachments; standard mounts, drop ball mounts, clevis mounts, drawbar mounts, cushioned drawbar mounts, pintle hook attachments, raised mounts and combo multi-ball mounts.


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Fitment & Application

Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch w/ Combo Ball Mount Applications

Part # Product Name Vehicle Info Rating Drop / Rise
SH-HD620-200 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Combo Multi-Ball Mount Fits 2″ Receiver Shank Fits 2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue 1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop
SH-HD620-250 Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch with Combo Multi-Ball Mount Fits 2-1/2″ Receiver Shank Fits 2-1/2″ Hitch 16,000lb Tow / 1,600lb Tongue 1/2″ to 3-1/2″ Drop


Shocker HD Air Hitch Videos

Shocker HD Installation

Shocker HD vs Shocker Original Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker HD Air Pressure


Shocker HD Air Hitch Ball Mount Installation Instructions

The Shocker HD 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.

  • Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.
Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram
Shocker HD Air Receiver Hitch Diagram

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

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.

Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with
a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a
Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

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.

Shocker Air Installation: First you must compress the air bag. Do this by depressing 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 hitch pin.

To Set Air: Hook up trailer using 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 slightly compress top bushing or until bump stop clearance is approximately 1/8″.

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.
  • It is highly recommended that the hitch ball be greased to reduce wear and improve shocker action.

Maximum Air Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.

Shocker HD Air Bag Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

Shocker HD Air Bag Hitch Install Video


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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.

I have a 3″ receiver hitch? will this work?  Yes, you would order the air hitch with 2-1/2″ shank and then get a reducer sleeve that goes down from 3″ to 2 1/2″.

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, Dodge, Toyota and SUV’s. 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. The use of “reducer” sleeves on trucks with a 2 1/2″ receiver tube is not recommended. The Shocker Air receiver hitch is available in a 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ shank. Please indicated which vehicle you intend to use the hitch with, make/model/year and we will attempt to get you a great fitting hitch.

Note: A Shocker with 2″ shank will not fit a 2-1/2″ receiver even with a sleeve. This is because trucks with
a 2-1/2″ hitch have a deeper frame & the hitch that fits 2-1/2″ receiver is slightly deeper. However a
Shocker with 2-1/2″ shank will fit a 3″ receiver with sleeve.

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 like or with an equalizer hitch?

Does the receiver air hitch work with sway bars?
Yes, it works with the friction style sway control, however you want to order one of the ballmount attachments that has the sway tabs installed.

How does the Receiver 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 40 pounds

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A No, our hitch is rated for 16K, but that only matters if your truck has that towing capacity. Our hitches will not increase your trucks individual towing capacities.

16 reviews for Shocker HD 16K Air Hitch with Combo Ball Mount 16,000 lbs

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  1. Roger B

    I purchased the Heavy duty receiver hitch to pull my 27′ RV and a 20′ trailer for work. This hitch has been great. Not only did it stop the shock in the road bumps it also eliminated the shock in the starting to roll and the stop of the truck. This was one feature i did not understand when i purchased the hitch. This has made our travel so enjoyable. Thank you very much for you design and customer service.
    Roger B.
    Houma, LA

  2. Earle H.

    In 2009 I purchased my 1st receiver hitch from ShockerHitch. I was executor of my Aunts Estate in Ft Worth Tx, and I live near Lubbock Tx, 6 hrs 1 way driving distance. I was pulling an enclosed 14 ft tandem trailer to haul estate “stuff” to various kinfolk. Needless to say the ride in the pickup was rough, when pulling the trailer with a regular ball hitch, to say the least. I purchased the Receiver Hitch, after seeing it advertised in Farm Show Magazine. My wife said, “You paid how much for a trailer hitch”. But after 1 hr of travel – pulling the trailer attached to the ShockerHitch – my tough critic became a believer, saying it was the best money I ever spent. She could do her NeedlePoint work, read, and relax without the constant banging, joshling, and rough riding caused by the trailer being pulled.

    Christmas, 2010, I purchased 3 more receiver hitches for my 2 sons and 1 son in law. They already enjoyed the hitch, as they have borrowed mine when they had any serious, long hauling. To anyone who pulls a trailer and is tired of the constant banging, jarring ride, it will be money well spent to purchase a shockerhitch. Many things purchased today don’t work as advertised, this ShockerHitch works as good or better than its advertisement. It Works.


    Earle Hutson
    Idalou, TX

  3. Richard G

    I haul trailers from Indiana to Winnipeg 6 or 7 times a month. They range anywhere from 21 feet to 42 feet long and found that the Shocker Hitch can handle them all with just a slight adjustment of air. The hitch is an amazing unit and I would never go back to using a steel hitch. The difference it makes is hard to discribe untill you actually use one. I have found that with this hitch I can pull longer trailers without the use of equalizing bars by just adding air to the hitch.I have been using the hitch now for over two years and have found the ride and stability using it is truely amazing. I would reccomend this hitch to anyone pulling a trailer, once you have tried it, I don’t see you going back to a regular steel hitch.The interchangeable hitch applications are amazing just pull two pins and you can change the hitch application in seconds.One thing I have to say is the service they provide is fantastic. If you need something or have any questions they are there to help just pickup the phone or stop by like I did. They went over the hitch and explained how to use the hitch, not many companies I have ever delt with stop working and go one on one with a customer to go over their product.Oh, and by the way 8 or 9 of my friends also use the hitch and are totally happy with it, and they dont haul for a living, they use it for personnel use. Thanks again BOB and THE OTHER GUY .

    Richard Giesbrecht,
    Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

  4. Lance

    We have a family farm business that requires us to pull many different trailers ranging from 12′ and just a few thousand pounds to 25+’ wide-load 14,000 pound+ loads. I have used many different types of hitches and load lever bars various attempts to ease the bounce and general rough rides associated with long, empty trailers. What opened our eyes to the Shocker hitches is about $6000 worth of damage to our RV trailer from pulling with a 1-ton truck and conventional weight distributing hitch. The rough ride destroyed the front frame of our Aerolite trailer (I would not recommend Aerolite trailers to anyone – turns out you can make a trailer too light!). I’m convinced this damage would not have occurred had I been using a Shocker hitch all along. After purchasing a unit (primarily for the RV), I began using it for all my farm towing needs. Eric and Bob were very helpful in supplying all the various adapters to pull all my trailers, and it has become an indispensable part of my farm! You will be amazed on how much the hitch improves the ride, and I can’t say enough about the quality, design and even the finish of the Shocker hitches. Please feel free to give my phone number out to prospective buyers it they would like to chat about my very positive experiences regarding your products and customer service!

    Lance F.
    Sedro Woolley, WA

  5. Bruce M

    It’s a refreshing change to purchase something and it exceeds your expectations. I used the Receiver Mount Shocker Hitch for the first time Friday when I moved my boat about 80 miles to the marina and I could not believe how much better it travels. You’ve got a great product and its well worth the money. Thanks.

    Bruce M.
    Lexington, KY

  6. Barry D. Williamson, WV

    I purchased the receiver hitch and I was amazed, I have a 22′ poontoon, dual wheel trailer with surge brakes. At 55 mph it would walk all over the road. With the shocker I traveled 70-75 on I 81 to Douglas lake and couldn’t tell the boat was behind me without looking in the mirror. Thanks, I know you say it may help with sway, well it did for me and I say great hitch.

    Barry D.
    Williamson, WV

  7. David Munro (verified owner)

  8. Mathew S. (verified owner)

    Best hitch on the market! It does everything it says it will do. A very smooth ride.

  9. SHERMAN SMITH (verified owner)

    I love my shocker hitch

  10. John Crenshaw (verified owner)

    Absolutely never haul a heavy hitch tow without one! This is my second one. It saves your trailer and vehicle from excessive movement, saves fuel and makes the tow safer.

  11. Mike Hodde – Houston, TX (verified owner)

    I have brought and used shocker hitches for many years. Everyone of them (5 or 6 including a goose neck) are still in use and performing as new. I recently added the Heavy Duty version for a new F350 Super Duty and could not be more pleased. We regularly haul a fork lift to job sites and this required us to use a different hitch because the tongue weight was just to high for the standard hitch. The new hitch handled it with ease. I also can now have the adjustment in the ball height I needed to get the trailer level with the new higher trucks. Shocker always seems to be working on new products and Bob and the team are always helpful in explaining the new product capabilities.

  12. Mike Pilcher

    I went with the hd air hitch and love it. I’m always pulling heavy trailers and this air hitch can simply be adjusted by adding air or letting air out to make the best ride possible. One of the bumper hitch trailers I tow is really heavy on the tongue and this hitch takes all the bucking and jerking out of this trailer.

    These guys are very helpful and know what they are doing at shocker hitch. They shipped mine to me while I was at a Minnesota fair last year and I had it the very next day after ordering it and speaking with them over the phone. All my questions and concerns were answered.

    Best hitch I’ve ever owned!!

  13. Sal Mascareno

    Product is great! Wish they made one for Sway Control. Thanks, Bob!

  14. EUGENE KRABER (verified owner)

    I have used the hitch for about a week and noticed big difference in the ride of tow vehicle. Also, it can be adjusted if the trailer is empty or loaded.

  15. Pete Fuhr (verified owner)

    Super fast shipping and GREAT product! 10/10 would recommend!

  16. Jason Weiler (verified owner)

    Works awesome takes away the harsh ride love it!

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 52 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 13 in
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