Shocker Gooseneck Surge Hitch
The Shocker Hitch Gooseneck Surge hitch is a very unique hitch. This is the only Gooseneck Air Hitch to function exclusively in a forward and back motion, easing the jerk you often feel when towing gooseneck trailers.
Our Shocker Gooseneck Surge helps to eliminate the jerks felt when towing on rough roads or concrete highways. This hitch directs the tow resistance through an air bag, producing a smooth ride.
- Shown w/ Ease Guide coupler, built in funnel to guide ball for easy trailer hookup.
- Available w/ Bulldog BX1 coupler to fit flatbeds with recessed pocket.
- Fits most trailers – Available with a 4.00″ round, 4.00″ or 4 ½” square tube stem.
- 24,000 lbs towing capacity – 6,000 lbs tongue weight.
Shocker Surge Hitch Saves Fuel?
By using a Shocker Gooseneck Surge Hitch, you may save as much as one mile per gallon! When we developed the Gooseneck Surge Hitch, our intention was to give a smoother ride, period. We perfected the ride but hadn’t considered what the other benefits might be.
Customers using the Surge Hitch began calling with reports of better fuel mileage. We hear claims of up to a mile per gallon pretty frequently. The question is why? Trucks manufactured over the past ten years or more have a very sophisticated on-board computer. When the computer senses a jerk or load increase, it gives the engine more fuel. This process can happen many times in a second. By reducing the jerks, the computer will give the engine less fuel. The other contributing factor is cruise control. If your trailer jerks, the cruise control will increase your speed. When the buck stops, the cruise control reduces speed. This sets up a cycle of accelerating and decelerating, again using more fuel. A Shocker Gooseneck Surge Hitch can reduce this effect and give you a much smoother ride.