I did a review for Western Horseman a few years ago about several cushion hitches including Shocker Hitch. Now I can say Shocker Hitch is improved and moving up the list. With a bumper pull hitch and gooseneck cushion, Shocker covers it all. I use it on all my bumper pull trailers now. My single axle dump trailer calms down with a Shocker Hitch. It use to bounce like a basket ball. I could see it my mirrors. I put an action camera under my truck to watch what the Shocker Hitch would do towing a large bumper pull trailer. It smoothed out the ride felt in the truck. Instead of a shock absorber, Shocker uses urethane bushings to control how fast the air bag moves and provides a two stage cushion. You want a solid connection to your trailer but with a pivot action air bag separating the truck and trailer. Kind of like a teeter-tooter, air bag on one side of the pivot and ball on the other side.
Big tall heavy trailer calmed down with Shocker Hitch. The heavy trailer was 28 ft long and 12 ft. high and a bumper pull, has lots of leverage against against a truck. Shocker took the bounce out and made it more controllable going down the road. I used Shocker Hitch receiver model on a short-wheel-base Jeep Wrangler and short single axle trailer for a good test for how well Shocker Hitch helps stop the trailer bounce and towing control.
Shocker takes most of the bounce out of rail road tracks, takes the rock and roll out of a bumper pull trailer as they push and pull on your trucks frame. It’s surprising how much jerk your trailer couple has directly attached to your trucks receiver mount.
Shocker Hitch bumper pull trailer receiver mount has a 12, 000 lb trailer capacity and 1200 tongue weight. Gooseneck air hitch has a 24,000 lb trailer capacity with a 6000 lb tongue weight capacity. For Shocker gooseneck there’s an optional self aligning coupler to funnel. It’s quality built with plate metal, grade 8 bolts and a 30 day money back guarantee.
The Shocker Hitch gooseneck air hitch can protect your Living Quarters horse trailer gooseneck investment with their fine cabinets and mirrors. Can you imagine the impact in the neck of your trailer over each pot hole on our fine Interstate highways. It’s hard to measure just by feel, but you can notice a difference in just stopping and starting your rig.
Semi trucks have air axles, air cabs and air seats, why not have an air gooseneck and receiver hitch.
By smoothing the hammering action between the trailer and hitch, the Shocker ride saves wear and tear on your tow vehicle, trailer, load, and the hitch itself. The impact in your trailer hitch is hard on your cargo and your equipment. Trailers keep getting larger with more weight on your truck. You need a buffer between your truck and trailer.
When your truck pitches forward in a panic stop, this coupler can help cushion the jolt and rebound from the sudden stop. With a trailer and truck clamped together, the truck feels the trailer movement. Having an air bag separating them allows the truck to handle better.
For more info: www.Shockerhitch.com and www.MrTruck.com