Shocker 12K Air Trailer Tongue Mount – No Coupler

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  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • 12,000 lb rated towing & 1,200 lbs tongue weight capacity(Note: For 12K tow capacity, make sure the coupler you use it rated at 12k)
  • No Ball Coupler or Pintle Ring Included. This does not include the ball coupler.  We recommend a demco ball coupler or a shocker pintle ring for best fit and rating.
  • Instant Air Ride: Great for adding air ride to smaller trailers where the trailer & contents are under 12,000 lbs
  • Quickly mounts to trailer tongue: Choose from vertical channel mount (fits 3-1/2″ wide OD / 3″ wide ID vertical channel with 2″ center on center bolt pattern & secure with 5/8″ pins or bolts) or square plate 4 bolt mount (4-1/2″ square bolt pattern)
  • Air ride technology: Built-in 12k air bag for a smoother towing experience with built in height adjustment plus weight adjustable.
  • Just Add Air: Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
  • Shock Absorbing Design: Built in airbag with bump cushions absorbs the road bumps, thumps & bangs on whatever road you travel
  • Does not include mounting bolts. For Vertical channel mount, most use 5/8″ bolts that are 4-1/2″ long or 5/8″ pins
  • Optional weld-on vertical tongue adapter available

Upgrade to air ride towing with any trailer with an a-frame that has a vertical channel or 4 bolt flat mount with the Shocker 12K air trailer tongue mount. This is the lighter duty version of the Shocker 20K air trailer tongue mount but does not come with the ball coupler or pintle ring. Ideal for smaller trailers where the cargo and trailer weight will be under 12,000 lbs.  Bolts to your trailer a-frame. The 12K Shocker Air trailer tongue mount features a 12,000 lb towing capacity built in airbag with bump cushions. It absorbs the road shock, creating a smoother towing experience for you, your tow vehicle, trailer and contents.  Upgrade your trailer coupler with air ride technology. Instant air ride for your trailer. This air bag trailer tongue coupler is great for reducing trailer fatigue and made for trailers and pickups with stiff suspension.  This trailer a-frame air ride coupler will smooth out your trailer towing experience. Plus is great if you have bumper hitch style trailer with an a-frame coupler mount. Great for bumper pull trailers. The Shocker air 12K trailer tongue airbag mount is attached to your trailer and ready for whatever truck is pulling it.  Simple bolt on installation in minutes. Choose from the vertical channel or square plate mount (4-1/2″ bolt pattern and bolts into place). Shocker air provides the ultimate smooth ride. 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. This shock absorbing trailer tongue mount coupler is a must have for easier, safer, smoother heavy-duty trailer towing and pulling.

The air bag is mounted above the trailer tongue for maximum ground clearance. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker trailer tongue coupler is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control. Note: Your towing capacity if only 12,000 lbs if the coupler you use it rated at 12,000 lbs. Not all ball couplers will work, we recommend using a demco coupler.

Note:  The main pivot bolt, or center pivot bolt, used in the Tongue Mount Shocker air coupler, is a custom made 1 inch diameter 1045 medium carbon steel bolt. Strategically heat treated to prevent wear and includes a machined grease passage for easy lubrication and maintenance. It should be noted that the yield strength of the 1″ pivot bolt exceeds the two 5/8″ bolts used to hold the typical ball coupler on the average vertical channel adapter. This does not include mounting bolts.

Air Ride Hitch: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in 12, 000 lbs tow rated air bag for a smoother towing experience. Featuring a built in height adjustment plus weight adjustable. Just add or reduce air depending on the weight of your trailer and it’s contents.

Adds Life To Your Trailer: Commonly used on smaller bumper pull trailers. It adds life to your trailer. By reducing wear and tear on pickups driveline and frame as well as the frame of the trailer! 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.

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 tongue mount 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 ride products 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.

Shock Dampening Action: Shocker air trailer tongue mount 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 airbag tongue mount 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.

Safety Notice: The Shocker air trailer tongue coupler 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 as wheel as the rating on your hitch ball and hitch ball mount.

California Residents: Prop 65 Warning

Video

Shocker Air Trailer Tongue Coupler Mount Videos

Shocker Air Coupler Trailer Tongue Mount Features

Installing Air Bag Trailer Tongue Coupler or Pintle Ring

Airing up your Air Trailer Tongue Coupler or Pintle Ring

Install

Shocker Air Trailer Tongue Mount with Coupler Installation

Maximum Weights for 12K Tongue Mount Air Shocker: 12,0000 towing capacity 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 along with the ball coupler you are using.

Install Video

When used properly these products will make noticeable improvements in your trailer towing quality. Giving both truck and trailer a smoother ride with less trailer fatigue and breakage.

Shocker Trailer Tongue Coupler / Pintle Hitch Installation:

Vertical Channel & Square Plate adaptor styles only: Replace existing ball coupler on the tongue of trailer with the Shocker Hitch Tongue Mount Hitch. Verify or lengthen safety chains and wiring connections to ensure proper clearance when turning corners.

To Set Air

Load trailer the way it will be towed. Inflate airbag on Shockerhitch. CAUTION: Keep hands and clothing away from moving parts of hitch to avoid pinching and injury. As air pressure increases, the unit will rotate lifting the hitch and trailer tongue. Install air until green bushing has 1/4″ clearance from the red frame. Always inflate air bag to set the Shocker Hitch, never deflate air bag to set Shocker Hitch, unsatisfactory results may occur. When using Equalizer/ Weight Distribution Bars: Follow directions above, then hook up equalizer bars, and continue inflating air bag until 1/4″ clearance on bump stops is achieved. Note: When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker. Usage: Under normal circumstances tongue weight should be at least 10 percent of total towing weight. NOTE: IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE HITCH BALL BE GREASED TO REDUCE WEAR AND IMPROVE SHOCKER ACTION. Maximum Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.

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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.

FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 12K air trailer tongue mount tow rating? The rating is 12,000 lbs . However, your coupler or pintle ring needs to be rated at 12,000 lbs. We recommend a demco coupler for fit and rating.

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 strong is the center pivot bolt?  The main pivot bolt, or center pivot bolt, used in the Tongue Mount Shocker air coupler, is a custom made 1 inch diameter 1045 medium carbon steel bolt. Strategically heat treated to prevent wear and includes a machined grease passage for easy lubrication and maintenance. It should be noted that the yield strength of the 1″ pivot bolt exceeds the two 5/8″ bolts used to hold the typical ball coupler on the average vertical channel adapter.

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 and the ball coupler you are using.

How much air do I put in the air trailer tongue mount?
With your trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle, and loads positioned for transport, air up shocker air tongue until green bushing has 1/4″ clearance from the red frame.

How does it install?
Simple bolt on installation in minutes. See video

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 do I know the Shocker Air trailer tongue mount with fit my trailer?
We have 2 mounting options.  Square plate mount:  Simply bolts in place of existing coupler and has a 4-1/2″ square bolt pattern. Vertical channel mount: Simply bolts in place with existing trailer vertical channel for typical trailer couplers.  We do offer a weld on channel adaptor for your trailer tongue that can also be used if you don’t have one on your trailer.

Does this affect my trailers ground clearance?
No, the air bag is above the trailer tongue for maximum ground clearance

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 Shocker air trailer tongue limited my tailgate with hooked up to the trailer?
Maybe. It depends on your vehicles ball mount length. You can still open your tailgate, but it may rest on your air bag.

How does the air ride trailer tongue coupler 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 Air trailer tongue mount weigh?
The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 50 pounds

Warranty

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

Shocker Hitch Guarantee

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Weight / Dimensions

Weight 45 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 13 × 12 in
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