Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is the air trailer tongue mount tow rating? The HD air tongue mount model rating is up to 25,000 lbs GTW & 3,500 lbs Tongue Weight. The air tongue mount rating is rated up to 14,000 lbs GTW and 1,400 lbs tongue weight.. It must have an appropriately rated coupler or pintle ring for the rating to apply. Note: Tow capacity is limited by the lowest-rated component.
How long will the air bag 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.
Will this work with a W-D Hitch? Yes it will.
How strong is the center pivot bolt? The main pivot bolt with grease zerk, or center pivot bolt, used in the Tongue Mount Shocker air coupler, 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 on the average vertical channel adapter.
Safety Notice: Note: Tow capacity is limited by the lowest-rated component.
How much air do I put in the air trailer tongue mount? With your trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle, and loads positioned for transport, air up shocker air tongue until green bushing has 1/4″ clearance from the red frame. See install guide.
How does it install? Simple bolt on installation in minutes. See install guide.
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 do I know the Shocker Air trailer tongue mount with fit my trailer? We have 2 mounting options. Square plate mount: Simply bolts in place of existing coupler and has a 4-1/2″ square bolt pattern. Vertical channel mount: Simply bolts in place with existing trailer vertical channel for typical trailer couplers. We do offer a weld on channel adaptor for your trailer tongue that can also be used if you don’t have one on your trailer.
Does this affect my trailers ground clearance? No, the air bag is above the trailer tongue for maximum ground clearance
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 Shocker air trailer tongue limited my tailgate with hooked up to the trailer? Maybe. It depends on your vehicles ball mount length. You can still open your tailgate, but it may rest on your air bag.
How does the air ride trailer tongue coupler 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 Air trailer tongue mount weigh? The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 60-70 pounds depending on model.