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Shocker Air Hitch – Bumper Mount

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Product Description

  • Smooth safe towing. Improves your overall ride and towing experience plus reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • Instant air ride towing for your pickup & trailer. Built in airbag cushions ride & absorbs road shock, bumps and jerks
  • Build your bumper air hitch how you want it, you can choose air hitch capacity, hitch size & type of adjustable ball mount
  • 7 Adjustment holes on 2″ and 8 Adjustment holes on 2-1/2″ models. Adjustable height depending on ball mount attachment (2″ of rise to -7-/12″ drop)
  • Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads or bumpier roads
  • Choose either to fit a 2″ or 2 1/2″ receiver hitch tube
  • Choose 12,000 lbs or 16,000 lbs towing weight capacity & 1,200 lbls to 1,600 lbs tongue weight rating
  • Ideal for 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.
  • Made and manufactured in Arthur, North Dakota USA.

Huge selection of ball mount adapters available from combo ball mounts, pintle hooks, draw bars, drop ball mounts, clevis mounts, raise ball mounts, sway bar tabs and more.

  • 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.
  • 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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Instant air ride for your pickup & trailer. You can get your bumper mount Shocker Air receiver hitch and pick your adjustable drop ball mount to have the best air hitch from your towing needs. Add Air ride your bumper mount hitch and get smoother and safer towing. Pick your shocker air base frame receiver hitch with or without a ball mount. The built in airbag absorbs the road shock and cushions your ride and overall towing experience. You can get combo ball mounts, drop hitches, pintle hitches, standard mounts and more. Ultimately creating a smooth towing experience for your pickup, trailer and the contents. Shocker Air Hitch base frame includes everything except the ball mount attachment. Ball mount attachments are available include combo ball, drop mount, standard, clevis, cushioned drawbar, draw bar, standard adjustable, combo with sway bar tabs, drop with sway bar tabs and pintle hitch hook ball mounts. Choose 12,000 lbs or the 16,000 HD air bumper hitch.  Standard air hitch is 12,000 lbs tow rating capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Shocker air provides the ultimate smooth ride. This shock absorbing hitch with air bag is the best cushioning device on the planet. The Shocker Air is a miniature air suspension unit mounted between your truck and trailer. This Shocker mounts by sliding into a standard receiver tube. 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. It is also reported these air hitches reduce the tendency for trailer to sway, although they are not anti-sway hitches per say.

The Shocker hitch air bag sits under the receiver tube and the design allows for a 10″ short distance between mounting pin and center of the hitch ball. Plus the additional  advantage of the bumper mount air Shocker is you now have the ability to adjust the air pressure for best ride, amount of weight you are towing and load control. Fits standard 2″ receiver tube or 2-1/2″ receivers. Great for pickup trucks.

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.

Choose from the original bumper mount Shocker Air and the Shocker HD air bumper hitch. Original Shocker Air is rated at 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,200 lbs tongue weight. The Shocker HD is 16,000 lbs towing capacity and 1,600 lbs on tongue weight.

Built in Airbag: 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. An airbag is the best cushioning device on the planet.

Provides Towing Comfort & Safety: It absorbs the road shock, bumps and jerks from concrete highways and gravel roads. Providing way more comfort to you in the pickup along with whatever is in the trailer you are towing. Gives 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.

Rocker Arm Pivot Design: Shocker air bumper hitch 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, shocks or multiple air bags common to other air hitches.

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.

HD vs Original Air Hitch Video

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Videos

Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Videos

Shocker Air Installation Video

Original Shocker Air vs. Shocker HD Air Hitch

Setting the Shocker Hitch Air Pressure

Installation

Shocker Air Bumper Hitch 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.

  • 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 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 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: 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 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

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 this eliminate trailer sway?  Because the air bumper hitch cushions the ride and towing of your pickup and trailer, it does reduce the tendency of trailer sway, however it is not a anti-sway hitch as much as it is a cushion hitch. You can also order the air bumper mount with sway bar tabs if you have basic sway control bars / arms you would like to use.

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?
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 40-45 pounds depending on the model

Warranty

This product is back the Shocker Hitch 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty and the Shocker Hitch Guarantee.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott B. – Dirt Track Racer – North Dakota

    Best hitch I have ever owned. Absolutely love it. I can forget my cup of coffee on the work bench of my race trailer, drive home and it’s still on the work bench, not spilled. That’s how smooth it is on the trailer and of course my truck isn’t feeling the jarring and jerks from the rear of the truck anymore.

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 13 in
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