Shocker Air Hitch w/ Drop Ball Mount 4-1/2″ to 8-1/2″ Drop

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    Shocker Air Bag Receiver Hitch Videos

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    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.

    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 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 install 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

    Shocker Air Hitch Install Video

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

    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 items product page on our website and view the installation tab. Most products on our website have a set-up guide and installation video.

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    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.

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

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    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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    FAQ

    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

     

    How Much of a Drop Hitch Do I Need?


    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.

    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 ballmount 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 pounds

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    Questions and answers of the customers

      Do you need to use a weight distribution/ sway control hitch with the shower hitch.
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      Q Do you need to use a weight distribution/ sway control hitch with the shower hitch.
      A This Hitch could be compatible with sway control with the correct ball attachment with sway tabs. WILL NOT WORK WITH WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION BARS. You will need to look into our Equlizer if you are requiring weight distribution.
    2. When using the hitch in the full 8.5 inches of drop, do both pins need to be in the ball mount drop? Or is this a single pin use in max drop? Thanks
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      Q When using the hitch in the full 8.5 inches of drop, do both pins need to be in the ball mount dr...... Read more
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      You would need to use both pins in order for the hitch to work correctly and safely. 

    4. I have a Shocker Air Hitch with a 2.5 inch receiver insert. Is there a way to convert or trade in for a 2 inch receiver? I sold my old truck and bought a new one, and it only has a 2 inch receiver.
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      Q I have a Shocker Air Hitch with a 2.5 inch receiver insert. Is there a way to convert or trade in...... Read more
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      We do have replacement shanks. You can easily replace the 2.5" shank with our 2" shank by removing 2 bolts on the hitch. If you have any questions on the installation please call us at 701-707-2666. Here is a link to our replacement shanks. https://shockerhitch-vip.md-staging.com/product/replacement-shank/

    6. I know this hitch will isolate the trailer and truck but how much. I’m pulling my travel trailer with and F600 and the truck rides so hard it’s destroying the camper. The truck has a lot of overhang so every time you cross a bump it really tosses the trailer up and down. Thanks in advance
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      Q I know this hitch will isolate the trailer and truck but how much. I’m pulling my travel trailer ...... Read more
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      Our Shocker Air Hitch can reduce the impact by at least 80-90% and make your ride a whole lot smoother . 

      Please contact us at 701-707-2666 and we can help guide you in purchasing the correct hitch. 

    8. How will this hold in water application? Average 2 trips a week to the lake (freshwater) for 3-4 months then dry store the hitch in the garage for the winter.
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      Q How will this hold in water application? Average 2 trips a week to the lake (freshwater) for 3-4 ...... Read more
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      With using in an application of hauling a boat and submerging the hitch in water, you would want to make sure you are greasing the main pivot point much like you do your boat trailer axels. You will also want to keep water from sitting on the hitch for long periods of time. With storing the hitch for long periods of time you can release there air out of the air bag. Thank you for choosing Shocker Hitch. 

    10. How is work if I choose 16k then towing 9k trailer? I want 16k capacity for future however I wonder if 16k is too much or not
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      Q How is work if I choose 16k then towing 9k trailer? I want 16k capacity for future however I wond...... Read more
      A That is the great thing about the airbag system, it is fully adjustable to the weight you are towing so it will work great for you at 9K.
    12. Can u turn the drop around to make it a raise?
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      Q Can u turn the drop around to make it a raise?
      A No, the drop mount's strength is design for it to be used normally, not flipped around. We do have raised mounts you can get for that.

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