Frequently Asked Questions
The air shocker requires a very small volume of air (less than a volleyball) You can use an air hose from a shop or gas station, tank or 12 volt pump or my favourite, a foot pump (sold for less than $12.00 at retail stores.)
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).
The Gooseneck Surge is a low pressure hitch, typically around 20 psi, then test and add or subtract air for a great ride.
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.
We have made sure that the receiver air shocker will fit into most Ford, Chevy, Dodge 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 Shockerhitch is available with a 2 1/2″ shank at no extra charge. 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.
The Gooseneck Surge hitch replaces the existing coupler and stem/tube that slides up into the neck of the trailer. It is best to indicate what brand of trailer you have, in some cases we may have some questions regarding details of how your trailer was built. This will help us get you a hitch that fits great.
Five inches below bottom of receiver tube.
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.
Note: It is important the hitch ball also be greased to reduce wear and improve function.
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.
No. The air shocker needs at least one half inch of play to work properly.
The Receiver Air Shocker weighs 40 pounds and the Gooseneck Surge Shocker Hitch weighs 75 pounds.