Shocker HD Max Black Air Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit

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    Video

    Shocker Air Hitch & Sway Control Towing Kit Video

    Shocker HD Max Black Air Hitch Videos

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    Drop/Rise Guide

    • Air Bumper Hitch Mount Drop & Rise + Tow Rating Guide
      – Combo Ball: 0″ Rise to 4.5″ Drop | 2-5/16″ ball rated at 20,000 lbs & 2″ ball rated at 10,000 lbs.
      – Drop Ball: 4.5″ to 8.5″ Drop | 2-5/16″ ball rated at 20,000 lbs & 2″ ball rated at 10,000 lbs.
      – Raised Ball: 2″ Rise to 2″ Drop | 2-5/16″ ball rated at 20,000 lbs & 2″ ball rated at 10,000 lbs.
       Pintle Hook: 2.5″ Rise to 6.5″ Drop | 10-Ton 20,000 lbs.
      – Pintle & Ball: 2.5″ Rise to 6.5″ Drop | 8-Ton 16,000 lbs. (2″ Ball is 10,000 lbs).
      – Drawbar: 0″ Rise to 4.5″ Drop | 20,000 lbs.
      – Clevis Mount: 3.5″ Drop to 5.5″ Drop | 20,000 lbs.
      – Sway Bar Mounts: Same Rating as Like Type Mount Listing Above.

    Safety Notice: It’s important you read and follow the tongue & gross towing weight recommendations of all components of your trailer towing set up. This includes the tow vehicle, receiver hitch, tow hitch, ball mount attachment, trailer coupler & the ratings of the trailer you are towing. Never exceed max for any of the components you are using.  If the coupler rating is 8,000 lbs and the hitch is 12,000 lbs, then don’t tow over 8,000 lbs.

    Check out our guide to find out how much drop or rise you need.

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    Install

    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 Receiver Hitch Diagram
    Shocker Air Receiver Hitch Diagram


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

    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.

    Will the Shocker Air Bumper Hitch work with Equalizer or Weight-Distribution?  If you are just using sway bars that hook to a mini ball (such as the shocker sway control kit), then yes, if you order the combo sway control ball mount attachment. If you have an equalizer or weight distribution hitch then it will not. However, check out our Air Equalizer for weight distribution hitches.

    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″.


    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.
    • 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 Bag Receiver Hitch Install Instructions

    Shocker Air Bag Hitch Install Video

    Shocker Sway Control Arm Kit Install Video

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    FAQ

    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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    FREE SHIPPING* & FREE RETURNS

    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 are here to help. We are happy, when you are happy.
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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.

    MADE IN THE USA

    All of our products are custom made with good all American folks in Jamestown, ND USA
    The Shocker Hitch Guarantee applies to products purchased from ShockerHitch.com.
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    Questions and answers of the customers

      Are these good to use for travel trailers
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      Q Are these good to use for travel trailers
      A Yes they are great for everything from travel trailers to dump trailers. Especially if you have a sway issue. If you don't have a sway issue then the normal Shocker HD air hitches work great.

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