Shocker HD Max Black Air Drop Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit (4-1/2″ – 8-1/2″ Drop)

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces sway, wear & tear on pickup & trailer while towing.
  • Air Ride Technology: Instant air ride towing for your pickup & trailer. Built in airbag cushions ride & absorbs road shock
  • Matte Black Finish: Max Black™ Textured Matte Black Premium Powder-Coat Finish on Base Frame.
  • Heavy Duty Capacity: 16,000 lb rated towing capacity & 1,600 lb tongue wt.
  • Built-in HD Airbag: Absorbs road shock, creates smooth ride & reduces tendency to trailer sway. Dual rubber bump cushions also offer additional HD performance.
  • Sway Tab Design: Drop ball mount with welded on sway control tabs for mounting the provided sway control arm bar(s) & mini balls
  • 8 Adjustment Holes & Drop Ball Mount – 4-1/2″ up to 8-1/2″ of drop
  • Adjustable for Weight: Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • 2 Hole Receiver Shank: Available for 2″,  2 1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitch tubes with Two hitch pin holes for length adjustability
  • NOTE: This product will not work with a weight-distribution hitch system, if you have a w-d hitch, check out our Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer.
  • 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. Works on Vans and select SUV’s with the receiver tube under the bumper.
  • Friction Sway Control Bar Kit Options: Order with 1 Sway Arm Kit for use with Trailer up to 10K lbs. Order with 2 Sway Arm Kits for use with Trailers over 10K lbs.
  • Huge selection of ball mount attachments available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more.
  • Comes complete with Shocker HD Max Black air base frame assemble with built in airbag, adjustable combo dual ball mount (2″ & 2-5/16″ balls) with sway bar tabs and two d-handle ball mount pins. Sway control friction bar assembly, one 1-1/4″ trailer mounted ball, one 1-1/4″ mini hitch ball for sway control tab ball mount and install hardware
  • 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?

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If your truck sits a little high or your trailer just a little too low causing you sway issues when towing, then look no further. We combined our Shocker Max Black HD Air Cushioning Hitch with a sway control drop ball mount giving you up to 8-1/2″ of drop. This drop mount has 2 welded sway tabs on it to add the included 1 or 2 friction sway control kits. This air ride friction sway system provides you with the necessary tools for a shock-free, smooth, and straight towing experience. Add instant air ride to your pickup and trailer with the Shocker HD airbag hitch. Max Black HD air hitch features a premium grade, impact-resistant textured matte black finish. This shocker drop ball mount has is offered with a 2″ hitch or and a 2-5/16″ hitch ball along with welded mount tabs on both sides for the included sway control mini hitch balls.  It also offers 8 adjustment holes for 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ drop. 16,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,600 lbs tongue weight. Shocker Hitch air provides the ultimate smooth ride. This shocker absorbing hitch is an air suspension unit mounted between your pickup truck and trailer. The built-in airbag cushions the ride and absorbs the road shock creating a smoother and safer towing experience. This Shocker Max black air receiver hitch with sway bar ball mount fits into a standard receiver hitch tube. This shock-absorbing ball mount takes the bumps, jerks, tugs and roughness out of trailer towing and cushions your ride. Cushions ride and works nicely to help the tendency of trailer sway. Works great on compact, midsize and full-size pickup trucks, vans and select suv’s that the receiver hitch is under the bumper. Have a CUV? Check out our Cushion Ball Mounts.  Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

If you are experiencing trailer sway while towing then this Sway control towing starter kit is perfect for you. Especially when towing larger trailers, you may experience trailer sway from wind, passing vehicles, rough & uneven road surfaces. This sway control arm kit system is made to prevent the trailer from swaying. We offer a sway control arm bar system kit that connects from the Shocker sway control ball mount part of the hitch to the front of the trailer. This sway control system is used to stiffen the connection between the truck and trailer, keeping it straight and in line with the towing vehicle.

You will want to use one (1) friction sway control arm kit when towing up to 10,000 pounds and/or 24′ trailers & when towing over 10,000 pounds and/or trailers longer than 24′, use two (2) friction sway control arm kits. A single sway control arm kit comes with the sway control friction arm assembly, 1 1-1/4″ trailer mounted mini ball, 1 1-1/4″ hitch mounted ball with lock washer and nut for your sway control ball mount tab along with 4 metal lag screws and 2 retaining clips. This is great for travel camping trailers, heavy-duty trailers, race trailers, and toy haulers.

The 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. Fits standard 2″ receiver tube, 2 1/2″ and 3″ receivers.

Sway Bar combo ball mounts with sway control bar tabs is a solid one piece welded design and is fully zinc plated. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

Matte Black Finish: Max Black™ Textured Matte Black Premium Powder-Coat Finish on Base Frame.

Air Ride Hitch: Shocker Airbag bumper hitch is designed with a built-in airbag 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.

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.

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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Video

Shocker Air Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit Video

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Shocker HD Installation

Shocker HD Hitches vs Shocker Original Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker HD Air Bag Pressure

 

Install

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.

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram
Shocker 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.

Will the Shocker Air Bumper Hitch work with Equalizer or Weight-Distribution?  If you are just using sway bars that hook to a mini ball (such as the shocker sway control kit), then yes, if you order the combo sway control ball mount attachment. If you have an 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 the 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″.

Shocker Friction Sway Bar Kit Install Video

Shocker HD Air Hitch PSI Air Pressure Setting Guide Video

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.
  • DO NOT TIGHTEN THE TOP BOLT, IT IS A LIMITER STOP ONLY.

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

FAQ

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.

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 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.

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?
No.

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 ball mount 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

Warranty

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Weight / Dimensions

Weight 53 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in
Select Receiver Hitch & Ball Size

Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 2-1/2" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 3" Hitch, Has 2" Ball, Fits 3" Hitch, Has 2-5/16" Ball, Fits 2" Hitch, Has 2" Ball

Select Friction Sway Control Kit

1 Sway Arm, 2 Sway Arms

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