Shocker Air Hitch Combo Ball & Sway Control Towing Kit

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    Shocker Air Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit Videos

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    Shocker Sway Control 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.

    Shocker Air Installation: First you must compress the air bag. Do this by depressing the 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 the hitch pin.

    To Set Air: Hook up a trailer using a 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″.

    Shocker Sway Control Air Hitch Install Video

    Shocker Air Bumper Hitch Air Pressure Setting Video


    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.
    • Spacer block included and may be required when using 2″ shank (see spacer block instructions in manual below)
    • 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 Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

    Note: Always use a good hitch ball with the proper recommended tow weight.

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    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 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.

    How strong is the center pivot bolt?  The main pivot bolt with grease zerk, or center pivot bolt, used on the shocker air bumper hitch, 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 or receiver hitch.

    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, GMC Dodge, Toyota, Nissan & Honda Pickups, Vans & SUV’s (SUV’s were the receiver is under the bumper). 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 or the receiver tube is inside the bumper.  The Shocker Air receiver hitch is available in a 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″ shank.

    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 with sway bars?
    Yes, it works with the friction style sway control bar, however you want to order a ball mount with sway bar tabs. See our sway bar tab ball mount attachments.

    How does the Air 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 long do the bump cushions last? This depends on if the hitch is left on the truck year round or not. If they bump cushions become mushy, you should replace them. Typical life expectancy is 5-7 years.

    How much does an Shocker Air bag receiver hitch weigh? The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 50-55 pounds

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    Warranty

    This product is back the Shocker Hitch Manufacturer Warranty and the Shocker Hitch ✅ 60 Day Money Back Smooth Towing Guarantee!. View our online Warranty Registration Form to register your Shocker Hitch.

    60-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

    We want you to be 100% satisfied. You’ve got 60 days to ensure your hitch fits your lifestyle.

    SMOOTHER TOWING

    We guarantee whatever you are towing, the ride on your pickup and trailer will be smoother with any of our air & cushion products period.
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    If you are not satisfied, you can return it for free the first 60 days. See our free shipping* & free return policy.

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    We’re glad to answer any questions you have. support is here 8am‐5pm, Mon‐Fri at 701-707-2666 or you can email anytime.

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    All of our products are custom made with good all American folks in Jamestown, ND USA
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    Questions and answers of the customers

      I all ready have a shocker hitch now but I need the sway bars now for a bigger camper is there anyway to buy just the sway bars and hitch ball
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      Q I all ready have a shocker hitch now but I need the sway bars now for a bigger camper is there an...... Read more
      A Yes, Please contact us at 701-707-2666, service@shockerhitch.com, or by our chat online.
    2. How much hangs below the receiver tube
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      Q How much hangs below the receiver tube
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      Depending on your receiver size, for 2" receivers hang about 6-1/2" below, for 2-1/2" receivers it hangs around 6" below, and for 3" receivers it hangs around 5-1/2" below.

    4. My trailer hitch is a 2 5/16"-- can I get that size ball?
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      Q My trailer hitch is a 2 5/16"-- can I get that size ball?
      A

      Our sway towing kits do come with a combo ball mount that can be flipped around. This combo ball will include both a 2" and 2-5/16" ball. 

    6. What is the size of mini ball plate for the frame? Will it fit a 4 3/8 channel?
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      Q What is the size of mini ball plate for the frame? Will it fit a 4 3/8 channel?
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      The dimensions on that mini ball plate are 8.5" x 5" x 2.25". I do not believe this would fit that 4-3/8" channel.

      A

      The mini ball plate is 8.5 x 5 x 2.25"

    8. Adjustable drop height?
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      Q Adjustable drop height?
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      The Shocker Air Hitch Combo Ball has a 1/2" to 4-1/2" adjustable drop height. We do have other drop mounts available with sway control if more than 4-1/2" of drop is required. Check out our Shocker Drop Sway Control Ball Mount attachment here:

      https://shockerhitch-vip.md-staging.com/product/drop-sway-ball-mount-attachment/

    10. Do the sway bars make it more difficult to back up or take away from the trailer mobility while backing up?
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      Q Do the sway bars make it more difficult to back up or take away from the trailer mobility while b...... Read more
      A   Yes, sway bars do limit the mobility while backing up, such as when parking the camper in a camping spot, garage etc. The friction bars like we sell are easy to turn the dial or lever to relax the tension/friction to allow backing and maneuvering easily.
      A Yes, sway bars do limit the mobility while backing up, such as when parking the camper in a camping spot, garage etc. The friction bars like we sell are easy to turn the dial or lever to relax the tension/friction to allow backing and maneuvering easily.
    12. Will the shocker hd bumper hitch work on a cm flatbed?
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      Q Will the shocker hd bumper hitch work on a cm flatbed?
      A There is not enough clearance directly underneath the receiver for the airbag hitch to fit properly on your CM flatbed. You would want to look at the tongue mount hitches.

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