Shocker Air Bag Hitch Setup Installation Instructions

The Shocker 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

Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Fitment Specs
Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Fitment Specs

Maximum Rate Ratings: Shocker Air 12,000 lbs tow weight & 1,200 lbs tongue | Shocker HD 16,000 lb tow rating & 1,600 lbs tongue.

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.

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 lightly 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.
  • 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 Air Bag Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

Shocker Air Bag Hitch Install Video

Installation Issues

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