- Smoother Safer Towing: Add instant air ride towing to your pickup & camper with a equalizer, weight-distribution hitch (easily bolt your existing weight-distribution head to air equalizer).
- Absorbs Road Shock: Air equalizer absorbs the road shock & cushion the ride when towing a camper with a weight-distribution hitch
- Fits Pickup Trucks Only: This is designed for pulling with a Pickup Truck – it will not work with SUV/CUV’s with coil over springs in the rear.
- Air Ride Technology: Built in air bag + 4 bump cushions direct the road shock through the airbag
- Easy Installation: Fits & bolts to most major brands of weight-distribution hitch heads: Fastway E2, Equalizer, Reese, Husky, Pro Series, Torklift, Blue OX, Camco Eaz Lift & Curt round bar, Curt trutrack & trunnion head). Measure your head, the air equalizer fits heads that have 2-1/2″ center to center or 3-3/4″ center to center bolt hole patterns. (Does not work with Anderson chain style weight-distribution hitch)
- Adjustable & Heavy-Duty: 12,000 lbs towing & 1,200 lbs tongue weight capacity plus 7 or 9″ of Adjustment (5″ of rise to 2″ drop or choose 5″ rise to 4″ drop). Fine tune for your towing weight. Just add air for heavier loads.
- Available for 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitch tubes: Works great on GMC Sierra, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Ram, Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty, Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Frontier and Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks.
- Kit includes: Air Equalizer with built in airbag, XR Ball Mount Base frame and two “D” handled hitch pins w/clips. Upgrade to also include a combo ball mount with 2″ hitch ball & 2 5/16″ hitch ball
- How to set the air? After you hook up wd bars, air the hitch until the truck side bump cushions are not compressed. If the trailer side bump cushions are compressed you have too much air in the bag. See video
- Safety Notice: The Shocker Hitch is a heavy-duty unit that in most cases exceeds factory towing weight capacities, therefore it is imperative that you always read and follow the tongue and towing weight recommendations of the truck that is mounted on, the trailer coupler rating and the ratings of the trailer you are towing. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND. 2″ Ball is 10,000 lbs GTW & 1,000 lbs TW / 2-5/16″ Ball is 20,000 lbs GTW & 2,000 lbs TW.
- What Size Receiver Hitch Do I Need? Not sure if you have a 2″, 2-1/2″ or 3″ receiver tube? Measure inside to inside. Check out our guide on How to measure receiver your hitch tube size.
- How Much Drop or Rise Do I Need? Check out our guide to find out how much drop or rise you need.
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?
Huge selection of ball mount adaptors available from Pintle hooks, draw bars, drawbar, clevis, drop ball mounts, raise ball mounts and more that work with the XR Ball Mount base frame.
Add instant air ride towing to your pickup & camper with a equalizer, weight-distribution hitch. The patented Shocker Hitch Air Equalizer™ easily bolts to your existing weight distribution head. The air hitch for an equalizer load leveling hitch absorbs the road shock and cushions the chucking, tugs and jerks you feel when towing a camper & pickup with a weight distribution system. Fits most major brands of weight-distribution hitches. This Shocker Air Equalizer has 12,000 lbs towing & 1,200 lbs tongue weight rating capacities and offers 7 or 9″ inches of adjustment up or down (+5″ rise to -2″ of drop or choose +5″ rise to -2″ of drop). Air Equalizer kit comes with Air Equalizer, XR ball mount base for a 2″, 2-1/2″ & 3″ receiver hitch. It can also be ordered to include a combo ball mount with 2″ & 2-5/16″ ball to use with the XR ball mount when you’re not towing other trailers without weight distribution. The build in air bag, along with the 4 bump cushions, direct the rock shock through the airbag, still allowing your weight-distribution hitch to work as intended, giving you a smoother and safer ride for you, your pickup, camper and its’ contents. Plus the additional advantage of the Shocker Hitch for your weight distribution hitch is your ability to adjust air pressure up or down when your towing different weights for best ride and load control. Featuring a premium gray powder-coat finish on air equalizer and black powder-coat finish on XR base frame ball mount. The optional combo drop ball mount features welded hitch balls for superior strength and the combo ball mount comes in a clear zinc plated finish. Fits Pickup Trucks Only: This is designed for pulling with a Pickup Truck – it will not work with SUV/CUV’s with coil over springs in the rear.. Manufactured by Shocker Hitch® USA in Arthur, ND.
Quality Manufacturing: Manufactured in Arthur. ND USA
Air Ride Equalizer: Shocker Air Equalizer 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.
Provides Comfort: With a smoother ride! No more jarring every time you cross a section divider on a rough road or concrete highway. Your Shocker hitch for an equalizer absorbs the thumps and bumps.
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 air equalizer 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 camper. The air ride equalizer for a weight distribution system allows for better control of your pickup and the trailer it is towing.
Shock Dampening Action: Shocker air equalizer 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 air equalizer 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 Pickup & Camper: By reducing wear and tear on driveline and frame! Treat yourself, your equipment, and your passengers to a much smoother ride.
Tons of Attachments for XR Ball Mount: 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 that would with the XR ball mount base frame.
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This hitch does what it says, smooths the bumps and tugs and makes a nice ride when towing your trailer.
I tow a 10k pound Travel Trailer with this and it is worth every penny. It feels like you’re towing nothing when you hit bumps or pot holes. Only thing I wish is it had more than 2 inches of drop to it because I have a 6” lift on 37s (yes I know it’s not an ideal towing setup but I bought the truck that way prior). I highly recommend this to anyone with a WD hitch setup, you won’t be disappointed.
Towing is a pleasure !!!
Thank you for your help to set up
My new Air Equalizer. After two years and 25000 miles I can finally enjoy towing my camper.
I’m pulling a 27’ 4600# (dry) trailer with a 2020 Ford Ranger. The first time I pulled the trailer I was sure I’d have to get a new truck. But after getting the Shocker Hitch it made all the difference in the world. I am having 0 trouble with a squirrelly trailer now. What a difference. And the guys at the shop helped me every step of the way. Very pleased.
We sell and setup for our customers , I have sold 3 of these in the past 30 days and all three customers Raved over them , So for me as the Business owner of my company, Im blessed to have started selling Shocker hitches .Happy customers means better life ! 🙂
Does a great job
Worth the money if you’re on the fence deciding.
Using on a ford f350 and a 33 ft travel trailer
Makes ride smoother and quieter, that is simply what it does!
I have only pulled once with the hitch but have already fallen in love with the way it handles the rough roads. it is extremely well built and performs well
Great addition.. just drove 1350 miles with the shocker hooked up. What a noticeable difference. Have been recommending to everyone. The ride quality is greatly improved.
I purchased this for my 2008 Toyota Tundra (10,500 lb trailer rated), 12000lb Reese Strait-Line weight distribution hitch with trunnion bars, and 2013 35′ Forest River Windjammer trailer (~8000 lb). I pulled from central Kansas to Colorado and back, about 900 miles total. PROS- It did help cushion the ride and made driving and riding less harsh. CONS- It is a lot of weight to lift and add at the hitch. The hitch has about 1″ less engagement into the receiver on the Tundra than that used previously with the Reese which I did not care for. The cam sway control on the trailer, part of the Strait-Line w/d hitch, had to be readjusted as the geometry changed. The Reese head and ball had to be tilted down because of interference between the Shockerhitch and the trailer ball hitch, which caused the trunnion bars being much closer to the ground at the trailer to hook up. Previously I dropped 4 chain links, now it is 2 to maintain the same trailer hitch height. I still have plenty of clearance when towing but hook-up is a little more difficult. All 4 urethane cushions of the Shocker hitch are loose when connected as it should be, but it takes 100 psi (maximum pressure) to achieve this and the travel on the forward cushions is still less than the rear cushions. I did not realize it may be required to hitch the trailer, add air, tow, then remove air to unhook. Fortunately, I do not have to do this but others may have to. I believe the brand of the weight distribution hitch will make a significant difference in how many changes are required in the hitch and the fit-up with the Shockerhitch. The Dewalt cordless compressor works great with this hitch. SUMMARY- It does help the ride but expect to make adjustments to your weight distribution hitch when adding the Shockerhitch. The trailer handled great while pulling but I believe partial credit is to the adjustments necessary to install the Shockerhitch may have helped dialing in the torsion bars and sway control cams. Construction appears to be top notch. I would probably buy it again if I had a “do over”.
Bought that very one.
Super impressed with Form, Fit and Function… Heavy Duty…
Absolutely saves where and tear on trailer tongue.
I would do it again, I will recommend !
This hitch quality is superb. After installing it accordion to the instructions, the ride was noticeably better. All of the harsh, jerky bucking was gone. It greatly softened these reactions. I have a long trip comming up and that will really put it to the test.
Purchased my air equalizer for towing my 7500 lb. travel trailer. Installation and setup was really easy and straight forward.
So far I’ve only towed about 15 miles to test it out, but I noticed a big difference as soon as I pulled out of the driveway. There is a very noticeable reduction in road bumps coming from the trailer to the truck. You can still feel the larger bumps (that I can’t avoid) but I expected that and they are much less jolting in the truck. So far I’m very pleased with my purchase and I don’t foresee that changing.
Installed on 3/4 ton short bed, pulling 11k lb, 37 ft travel trailer. Night and day difference. All but eliminated the bucking on hills in Northern Georgia and makes for a smooth ride. Hands down the best purchase I’ve made since buying my camper.
I am not able to use it as planned. when put together as a mock up with our Husky weight distribution hitch the ball is 25.5″ off the ground. The RV dealership informed us that most RV trailers are at 22″ . Since the shank only has a 2″ drop , much to our disappointment, we were unable to use your shocker product. I contacted your help team and was told that they would speak with the company engineers to see if any other company has a compatible shank that will accommodate a 3-4″ drop, but never heard back from anyone. I am very surprised that you only make 1 shank as everything when it comes to trailers definitely is not a one size fits all scenario. I spent $639..00 on a product we can’t use and as of yet no one has responded to our problem.
Absolutely the best air ride hitch made. Period. Really cushions the ride on rough roads and helps extend the life of your rv.
Great product. There are many different hitches out there. You get what you pay for.
So far we have done about 1500 miles on this hitch set up. I can say it is absolutely amazing!!!! In my opinion, it was worth every penny. It really feels like the trailer we tow (8500lbs 38′ travel trailer) is on air and absorbs many of it not all the bumps on the road. You don’t feel the jerking between the trucks and the trailer. Traveling on the High-Way is a breeze and the swaying goes away pared with the distribution hitch setup. By no means is the setup up cheap with the distribution hitch setup so make sure you buy the hitch lock asap. I have towed it with a 21 Ford 350, Ram 2500, and my DD Ram 1500 with bags (All diesels). Every single one was amazing with it.
I love it, makes towing so much more enjoyable! No more jerking and thumping from every road repair line on our good old Saskatchewan roads. Pulling our toy hauler camper with ease and comfort now!!! Well worth the buy!!
Thanks for a AWESOME PRODUCT !!!!!! Much more enjoyable and smoother ride while towing trailer.
This thing really does make a difference. I am using it with a 2020 GMC Denali HD, towing a Grand Design Imagine 2800BH. Even when the trailer rolls across speed bumps, it is not felt in the truck. .. AMAZING! Super easy to install. This was the final essential piece in my quest for a safe smooth towing experience in preparation for our 4500 mile Western trip in June. Had already upgraded the original tires and suspension.
Just towed my 9000+ lb rv trailer, very pleased. It removes that jarring effect from changes in road conditions and nearly removes effect from driving on bridges. This is what I was looking for. Thanks. Also hitch is heavy duty built .
Just received hitch but have not had a chance to pull with it yet. However, hitch seems to be very well made. Heavy , stout. Look forward to using it. My trailer is a 32 ft. Long 9000 + lb. Hope it performs as expected.
Thank you very much for the invitation :). Best wishes.
PS: How are you? I am from France 🙂
I am towing a 35′ long 9000 lb travel trailer. The Shocker Air Equalizer for Weight Distribution Hitch made a considerable improvement in the ride of my truck while towing. It was well worth buying.
All I have to say is WOW!!!
Well maybe I’ll says a little bit more. Before installing a Shocker Equalizer hitch, the ride while pulling my travel trailer was very rough and uncomfortable particularly when using my Blue Ox Sway Pro WD hitch. After installing the Shocker Equalizer Hitch with the WD hitch, the ride smoothed out and made longer trips very pleasant. I still feel slight tugging when driving in city and stop & go traffic but nothing like the whiplash I used to experience… the highway is where the Equalizer really shines…smooth as silk.
Setup: 2013 – F150 with tow package. TT Tongue Weight 490lbs, Trailer Loaded Weight 4300lbs, Length 22’, Truck Loaded Weight 6300lbs. Blue Ox Bars 550lbs
Have now used for about 1500 miles and it works great. I have a rear kitchen trailer was constantly dealing with things falling out of the fridge and cupboards. All that has stopped. You just feel like you are driving the truck over bumps and don’t feel the secondary response from the trailer. I use a Blue Ox Hitch and it was seamless.
My first clue was a I left a bottle of Windex on the Kitchen counter by mistake and after my first 20 mile test drive it was still where I put it.
So far Great Product.
Jayco 306RKDS HT /Dodge Ram 2500
This hitch is large and heavy but it does reduce the shock between the trailer and the truck enough to make it worth it for me. If I had to guess this reduces the shock by 50%. Small bumps almost go away and big bumps are reduced. I am using this on a 2018 F150 with an Equalizer brand weight distribution hitch. I am towing a 21′ 4000lb aluminum toy hauler.
Wow, what a difference in pulling my camper. This air ride set up really helps out.
Pulled my 12,000+ pound racecar trailer with this hitch on my 1 ton Ram truck on a 1544 mile trip,round trip from Kansas City MO to Belle Rose LA and back to KCMO.
The Last 37 miles of the trip from Baton Rouge to the track in Belle Rose was like driving on rail road tracks the roads were so rough.
Everything stayed in place inside of my trailer and for once all the screws actually stayed in the walls and ceiling and were TIGHT when I checked them. So this hitch definitely does what it’s designed to do. It seems to absorb the road vibrations well, and made it a heck of a lot more smoother ride while towing!
Thanks To the guys at shocker hitch for a awesome product!