Shocker 40K Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Shift Lock Coupler for 3″ Ball

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SKU: SH-40K-Goose-Air

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Product Description

  • Smoother safer towing. Improves your ride, reduces wear & tear on pickup & trailer
  • Easy Install: Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with Gooseneck Surge Air System & 3″ Ball Coupler. Installs in Minutes.
  • Absorbs Road Shock: Helps eliminate tugs, jerks & bumps felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways.
  • Air Ride Technology: Protects your truck, gooseneck trailer and the contents with a smoother, safer tow. Heavy loads, just add air.
  • 40,000 lbs Tow & 7,000 lbs tongue weight: Patent pending 40,000 lbs  dual latching Shift Lock™ coupler for 3″ gooseneck ball.
  • Fits 3″ gooseneck hitch balls: & has 3 height adjustment holes. (Standard coupler extends 3″ forward from your factory coupler)
  • Built in Airbag: This hitch directs the tow resistance through an airbag, producing a smooth ride. The cure for choppy, bouncy, buckled, rough & busted up roads. No more booms, bangs and jerks when towing your gooseneck
  • Custom Fit: Available for 100mm Square, 4″ Square & Crank style gooseneck stems. – If you have a round stem, check out our Shocker Goose Air Hitch for 2-5/16″ ball.
  • Includes complete Shocker 40K Gooseneck Surge® air hitch with built in air spring bag, replacement inner square stem & 40,000 lb Shift Lock™ gooseneck coupler for 3″ ball.
  • Not Sure What You Need To Order? Order by Trailer Manufacture. Click this link to Find Your Gooseneck Surge Air Hitches by Trailer Mfg
  • Patented Product: Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler is a patented product with additional patents pending.

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Upgrade your gooseneck trailer, with a 40,000 lb gooseneck air hitch & coupler. The 40,000 lb air ride Shocker Gooseneck Surge® air hitch & coupler for 3″ gooseneck hitch ball is the ultimate in smooth gooseneck trailer towing to cushion your towing. This shock absorbing cushion hitch is the only air ride hitch to exclusively work in a forward and back motion, which is often times this is the biggest jerk you feel when towing a gooseneck trailer.  Design for hot shot gooseneck trailer operators and heavy-duty gooseneck trailer towing. The built in airbag filters the road shock through the airbag creating a smoother, safer towing experience for you, your pickup, your trailer & the contents. Plus since you can adjust the air, you can fine tune for when you are fully loaded or towing an empty trailer. Featuring the patent pending exclusive 40,000 lbs Shift Lock™ gooseneck air coupler for 3″ gooseneck balls only. Upgrade your heavy duty gooseneck trailer with the smooth towing solution. Whether you are a occasionally tow or are doing hotshot trucking, this gooseneck hitch adds instant air ride to your hauling. This is the preferred gooseneck air hitch for hotshot haulers. And considered the one best hot shot trucking accessories. Available for Gooseneck trailers with square tube and crank handle style stems. The shock absorbing hitch for a gooseneck trailer is made for smooth and safe towing. Works great on gooseneck style end dumps, flatbed, race haulers, livestock, toy haulers, tilt, horse trailers and more. Completely replaces your factory gooseneck stem & coupler with the Gooseneck Surge Air system & 3″ shift lock coupler. Installs in minutes. Featuring 3 height adjustment holes & extends your hitch 3″ forward. Made by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.

Adjustable for Tow Weight: The air bag sits behind your gooseneck hitch and out of the way. You will find the advantage of the Air Shocker is your ability to adjust air pressure for best ride and load control for when you are fully loaded and towing an empty trailer. View our Shocker PSI Air Pressure tuning guide.

Shock Dampening & Absorbing 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.

Shift Lock™ Coupler: 40,000 lbs rated, patent pending gooseneck coupler. The only gooseneck coupler that captures ball on both sides. At a glance, you can see if the coupler is locked on the ball. Easy to use handle to hook up and disconnect the coupler from the ball. Plus it extends your factory hitch 3″ forward.  40,000 lbs GWT & 7,000 lbs TW.

Air Ride Hitch Technology: Shocker Air is designed with a built-in air bag for a smoother towing experience. Just add air depending on the weight of your trailer and contents. An air bag is simply the best cushion device on the planet.

Simple Pivot Design: Uses a rocker arm pivot design which produces a front and back motion, much different than other cushion hitches on the market. Our design eliminates the need for parallel linkages, shock absorbers, torsion arms and other over engineered gadgets.

Improves Safety: By giving you improved control of your tow vehicle and trailer. The Gooseneck surge air 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 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 & valuable cargo you have in the truck and trailer.

Provides Comfort: No more jarring every time you cross a section divider. Your Shocker air hitch absorbs the thumps, bumps and jerks you feel when towing your gooseneck trailer.

Saves Fuel: By using a gooseneck Surge Hitch, you may save as much as one mile per gallon. When we developed the Surge Hitch our intention was to give a smoother ride, period. We perfected that and never considered the other benefits. Customers using the Surge hitch started calling with reports of better fuel mileage. Claims of up to a mile per gallon are pretty normal.

Adds Life To Your Vehicle & Gooseneck: 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.

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Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler Videos

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How The Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch Works Video

Gooseneck Surge Hitch for Stem Selection Video

Install

Shocker Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler Installation

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

Install a Gooseneck Surge in Minutes

How to Air Up Gooseneck Surge Air Coupler?

Gooseneck Surge Air Pressure:

  • This is a LOW-PRESSURE hitch, that works by tow resistance.
  • Set air pressure at approx. 5 psi, then test drive.
  • Increase pressure in 5 psi increments until optimum results are found.
  • Typical air pressure range is 5 – 15 psi.
Note: When towing heavy trailers or trailers with high wind resistance it may be necessary to increase air pressure in the Shocker. Maximum Pressure: Do not exceed 100 psi in the air bag, as it may damage the air bag.

Gooseneck Surge Stem Selection Guide Video

Download Gooseneck Surge Installation Manuals

Maximum weights for Shocker Surge: Towing capacity = 24,000 lbs Tongue = 6,000 lbs | Tow Capacity is 30,000 lbs for Wallace Forge Coupler Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy-duty unit, however, it is imperative that any weight capacity ratings are not exceeded on the ball that is mounted on your tow vehicle, or the Shocker Hitch. Use only a 2 5/16″ dia. Ball. V-19 rated. Do not exceed G.V.W.R. of ball being used.
Gooseneck Surge Diagram
Gooseneck Surge Diagram

Installation

  1. Take a vertical measurement from the bottom of the ball coupler tube to the bottom of the trailer frame sleeve. This dimension will be used to set the Shocker Gooseneck Surge Trailer Hitch
  2. Remove pins or loosen locking bolts on the trailer frame sleeve, and remove the existing coupler tube.
  3. Slide Gooseneck Surge Shocker Hitch insert tube inside the trailer frame sleeve with the air bag toward the rear of trailer.
  4. Hold or support Shocker at vertical measurement noted in Step #1. This should duplicate the previous ride height of the trailer. Shockerhitch must be properly aligned, (parallel with trailer), to maximize its benefits. Note: If your trailer coupler tube is equipped with a pin or pins, the correct pin location must be marked in the Shockerhitch insert tube and have a qualified machine shop drill / machine the pin holes.
  5. Torque locking bolts to your trailer manufacturers’ recommended specifications. A spacer kit is available for some applications.
  6. Lubricate: Oil the coupler shaft, grease coupling ball socket, and grease the hitch ball to REDUCE WEAR AND IMPROVE SHOCKER ACTION. Main pivot grease zerk should be greased periodically for maximum bushing life. ( Simply, you cannot over-grease it! )
  7. Hook up the trailer by simply lowering the coupler onto the ball. (Handle will snap open & shut automatically). To release trailer: Pull handle up and hold while raising trailer.
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide
Flatbed Recessed Gooseneck Ball Fitment Guide

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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 701-707-2666 or use our contact us form. You can also look up the item’s product page on our website and view the installation tab. Most products on our website have a set-up guide and installation video.

Warranty

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

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FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the Gooseneck Surge

How do I know the Gooseneck surge with fit my gooseneck trailer? There are two things you need to know. What kind of stem your gooseneck trailer has and what kind of ball your pickup has. You can also find the hitch you need by using our Gooseneck Trailer MFG guide.

What is the Gooseneck surge tow rating?  30,000 lbs towing capacity with Shift Lock coupler for 2-5/16″ ball  / 7,000 lbs tongue weight & 40,000 lbs towing capacity with 40K goose air with Shift Lock coupler for 3″ ball. With a 30k Shift Lock coupler its 30,000 lbs towing capacity & 7,000 lbs tongue weight.

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.

Is there a way to lock the Gooseneck coupler? Yes, we do carry a gooseneck coupler lock specially made for our surge hitch as well as a stem set bolt lock. You can check those out here: https://shockerhitch-vip.md-staging.com/product/sl-gooseneck-coupler-set-bolt-locks/

Can you really install the Gooseneck Surge in a couple of minutes? Yes check out the install video.

How much air do I put in the gooseneck surge air hitch?  See air pressure video in install tab.

What do your mean when you say straight or angled / slotted pin holes?  We are wondering if your gooseneck stem has holes that are straight across OR if it is slightly angled 10-30 degrees, where the stem hitch pin is off set or at an angle. Below is a picture of an angled stem, which we would use a stem with slotted holes to fit this angled pin. See our gooseneck stem selection guide.

Will it work with my flat bed pickup with recessed in a flatbed pocket? Yes, see install tab and fitment guide for recessed ball.

If I Order a gooseneck surge air hitch & coupler, what all comes in the box? Includes a complete replacement gooseneck stem, surge air hitch system & coupler along with clear-cut installation instructions. Literally you can install this in 2 to 5 minutes.

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 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.

How does the air ride 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 gooseneck surge weigh? The Gooseneck Surge Air Hitch & Coupler weighs 93 to 100 lbs depending on the model.

Questions and answers of the customers

    The Diamond C coupler had several bolts that actually screw into the sleeve...will the Shocker Hitch work the same way and with the same fittings?
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    Q The Diamond C coupler had several bolts that actually screw into the sleeve...will the Shocker Hi...... Read more
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    Good afternoon Ray, Our 40K 3" gooseneck for Diamond C has a 4 1/2" square stem that bolts in to the upper set of bolts on the neck of the trailer.  The lower set of bolts is what holds the existing/original Bulldog BX1 40K 3" coupler with a 4" square stem into the trailer. The Shocker hitch 40K for Diamond C is specifically built to match up to the larger tube/sleeve on the neck of trailer.

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Customer Reviews

  1. I have had 2 trailers and both with Shocker Hitch. Just got my third trailer but it’s a 40k so I was bummed…never wanted s trailer without Shocker. Then…I just came across this exciting news and will be looking forward to the fall and adding my third Shocker Hitch. I’ve probably sold a dozen over the past year and everyone has loved them just as much. Too bad I don’t actually get the same or a commission! Lol I will also add, there is no place you will have a better customer service experience with!

    – Ray Robinson

Weight / Dimensions

Weight 92 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 12 in
Select Gooseneck Inner Tube Stem Size

3-15/16" Square Straight Pin, 4.5" Square Blank No Pin, 4.5" Square Diamond C, 4.5" Square Straight Pin, 4" Square Straight Pin, 4" Square Top Crank

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