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  1. Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
  2. Shocker Hitch
  3. Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  4. Adjustable Ball Mount
  5. Drop - 7 Inch
  6. 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  7. One Ball
Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K

Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K

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Easy-to-adjust air bag lets you customize this ball mount to get the smoothest possible ride. Air bag and cushioned bumpers absorb road shock, reduce chucking, and help protect your truck and trailer from unnecessary wear and tear. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Shocker Hitch. Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K part number SHK46VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Shocker Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - SHK46VR

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 7 Inch
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Shock Absorbing
  • Shocker Hitch
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

Easy-to-adjust air bag lets you customize this ball mount to get the smoothest possible ride. Air bag and cushioned bumpers absorb road shock, reduce chucking, and help protect your truck and trailer from unnecessary wear and tear.


  • Shock-absorbing hitch uses an air bag and rubber bumpers to provide a smooth and comfortable ride
    • Limits chucking and jerking to give you better control of your tow vehicle and trailer
    • Helps extend the life of your truck and trailer by protecting them from unnecessary wear and tear
    • Reduces noise and rattle common when towing with standard ball mounts
  • Adjustable air bag lets you easily adapt the ball mount to suit your trailer's load
    • Ensures just enough shock absorption for your setup and not so much as to cause a stiff ride
  • 5 Available drop positions let you tow trailers of different heights
    • Drop or raise ball mount platform to match your application
    • Mount any Shocker Hitch accessory, including pintle hook, clevis pin, and drawbar attachments (all sold separately), in the channel to hook up to even more trailers
  • Grease zerk fitting at the pivot point makes lubricating easy
  • Grade 50 steel plates and cold-rolled steel shank provide maximum durability
    • Shot blasted and powder coated to prevent rust
  • Zinc-plated steel ball is corrosion resistant
  • 2 Easy-to-remove adjustment pins included
    • Large handles are easy to grasp - no more fumbling with small hitch pin heads
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock for securing to receiver sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Fits most pickup trucks (see chart below)
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Max drop: 8-1/2"
  • Min drop: 4-1/2"
  • Overall height: 10-1/8"
    • Height from bottom of mount to center of shank pin hole: 6-1/2"
  • Distance from center of ball to back pin hole: 11"
    • Distance from back of adjustment shank to center of back pin hole: 4-1/4"
  • Hitch pin hole diameters: 5/8"
  • Mounting hole diameter: 3/8"
  • Distance between vertical adjustment holes: 1"
  • 1-Year warranty


  • Will not fit SUVs, CUVs, or sedans due to limited clearance
  • Will not fit a 3" hitch, even with a reducer sleeve
  • Requires 5" of clearance below the bottom of your receiver tube

Shocker Hitch Install

  • Requires a minimum of 7" of clearance between the center of the hitch pin hole and the rearmost point of your truck

Shocker Hitch Receiver Opening

  • Receiver opening should be flush with your bumper or protruding from the rear of the vehicle for the best fit


A Solution for Rough Rides

Have you ever hit a bump while towing and had that road shock jostle and shake you all the way down to your bones? It's a common feeling. Most ball mounts are made almost completely of metal, so there's nothing to help soften the shock when you hit a bump. This results in a bumpy, jerky ride that not only takes a toll on you as you drive, but it beats up your equipment too, leading to premature wear and tear on both your truck and trailer.

Fortunately, the Shocker Hitch Air will change all that.

Air Bag and Bumper Stop Shock Absorption Technology

Shocker Hitch Air Bag

Using a built-in air bag and rubber cushions, the Shocker Hitch Air acts like a small suspension system between your truck and trailer. The air bag and bumpers help absorb road shock, creating a smoother, more comfortable ride while also protecting your truck and trailer from unnecessary wear and tear on the brakes, chassis, trailer frame, and suspensions.

Shocker Hitch Bumper Cushion

The body of the Shocker Hitch Air is designed to pivot back and forth on the shank, kind of like a seesaw or teeter totter, as the air bag, which sits directly beneath your truck's receiver, and the cushioned bumpers take turns absorbing the road shock.

Shocker Hitch Pivot

When you hit a bump and your trailer bounces, the unit pivots so that the air bag can isolate and absorb the energy. When your trailer jerks forward or backward, the 2 cushioned bumper stops help soften the force.

Customize Amount of Shock Absorption

Shocker Hitch Bumper Cushion

Using the easily accessible air valve on the side of the unit, you can adjust the air pressure in the Shocker Air's air bag to best accommodate your trailer's load. If you're hauling heavy-duty landscaping equipment, for example, you can add air to account for the increased capacity. Once the equipment is unloaded, simply release some air so that your underloaded trailer won't experience a stiff ride.

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Finding the right pressure for your setup is simple. Once you've hooked up your trailer and the tongue weight is pushing down on the hitch ball, there will be a gap between the top of the adjustable channel and bumper.

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Inflate the air bag until the bumper rests flush against the top of the hitch. Once the gap is gone, you'll know the air bag has the appropriate amount of air pressure for your load.

If you happen to get stuck in a situation where you're unable to inflate the bag, there's no need to worry; you can still tow your trailer. Without the inflated air bag, you won't get the full benefit of the Shocker Hitch Air, but you'll still get some built-in cushion with the bumper stops.

Adjustable Drop Hitch for Towing Different Trailers

How to Adjust Shocker Hitch Height

Adjusting the height of the hitch ball to accommodate for a different trailer takes almost no time at all. Just unclip the adjustment pins and grab the easy-to-grasp handles to remove them. Then slide the ball platform up or down to the desired position. Once you have the correct height, reinsert the pins and secure the clips, and fold back the handles so they're out of the way. Then you're ready to go.

Vehicle Fits

Make Model
Chevy Colorado, Silverado
Dodge Ram
Ford F150, F250, F350, F450, F550
GMC Canyon, Sierra
Honda Ridgeline
Nissan Frontier, Titan
Ram1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500
Toyota Tacoma, Tundra

SH-640-250-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Drop Ball Mount w/ 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitch Receivers

Video of Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Shocker Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - Adjustable Ball Mount - SHK46VR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at Today we'll take a look at this Shocker Air Receiver Hitch, with the Drop Ball Mount. The 2 5/16 diameter ball, and it's designed to fit into a 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver opening. It has a 12,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now, this is a nice shock absorbing air hitch. Features this industrial-strength airbag on the back, and up at the top these cushion bump stops, that will dampen any chucking and road shock. Now this will let you hook your trailer, your tow vehicle with the included 2 5/16 diameter hitch ball, on this drop ball mount.

And it installs into the 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. Now, the receiver opening should be flushed with your bumper or protruding from the rear of the vehicle for best fit of this. One note I do want to mention is this 2 1/2 inch shocker air receiver will fit a 3 inch hitch with a reducer sleeve. I also wanna show you underneath the shank here, this does extend the little bit about 5 1/2 inches below the receiver tube. And this does have two hitch pin holes.

So you can put it through whatever fits your application. They are 5/8 inch diameter, hitch pin holes. Now the hitch pins and clips are not included. We do sell those separately on our website. And the distance when you install this, if you use the front hitch pin hole, the distance from the center of that hole to the center ball is 10 inches.

If you use the rear one it's gonna be 11 inches. Now this drop ball mount right here, this will provide the ultimate smooth ride for taller pickups. I wanna zoom in and show you up close here. This air hitch basically works like a seesaw with the airbag on one end right here, and the trailer coupler on the other end. As your trailer exerts force downward, the unit will pivot and the airbag absorbs the energy.

So basically when your trailer jerks backward or pushes forward, the two cushion bump stops up here, will also reduce the force for a lot smoother ride. It all pivots right here on this large pivot bulk. And what's nice is if you look on this side, on the one end, they do put a grease Zerk fitting on there, at the pivot point, which allows you to hook a grease gun to and pump grease in there to make maintenance on that pivot bolt a lot easier. The airbag back here is an easily adjustable air bag. Right here, it has the valve stem. You just removed the cap, hook your air hose to there and pump air in there or release the air, whatever you need. For heavier loads, you wanna add more air, for lighter loads, you let the air out. Basically, to get the idea of how much air to put in there, you'll load your trailer the way it's gonna be towed, and then you inflate this air bag till the bump cushions up at the top here, start to compress. This is a nice, solid adjustable channel mount. This does provide eight holes with a range of adjustability, of the tow trailers of various heights. It will offer a drop anywhere from 4 1/2 inches, if this is to the top. All the way to the bottom, it'll be 8 1/2 inches of drop. Now, the eight hole design of this channel mount means it's a deep frame design, which is made for the late model, like the 2015 and newer GM and Ford trucks, three-quarter ton and larger, that have that extra steel reinforcement below the underside of the receiver too. If this is gonna be used on the older GM and Ford trucks, or the Dodge and Ram trucks that have the 2 1/2 inch hitch. The included spacer block right up here, and the wrench we need to install it right on top of the airbag. There's two bolts here that you'll remove, put the spacer block in there and tighten it down. That'll help keep the air bag at its proper operating height. Now, the inside width of the channel right here, that's about 3 3/4 inches. And what's nice, if you need to adjust your ball mount, slide it up or down, it's very easy to do. If you notice they have these large D-ring pins here with the large clips here. So basically, all you have to do is pull out your clip, just like that, slide your pin out, do the same on the bottom one. And then you can move your ball up or down or the ball mount up or down, into the adjustment holes. Once you find the right spot, slide your pins back in, and then go ahead and slide your clips back in to secure it. Now, this will work with all ships, shocker, hitch and ball mounts, and attachments. And including the combo ball mount, the pintle hook, the sway bar mount, and many other attachments that'll fit right in the channel mount. All of those, we do sell separately on our website. This is a nice grade 50 steel plate construction and a cold-rolled steel shank provides durability. And all the parts are powder coated to prevent rust. The ball itself is zinc-plated. A few specs on this. Gross towing weight capacity 12,000 pounds. Tongue weight capacity of 1200 pounds. But that should do it for the review on this Shocker Air Receiver Hitch, with the Drop Ball Mount. The 2 5/16 diameter Ball and the 2 1/2 inch Hitch Receiver..

Customer Reviews

Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K - SHK46VR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Easy-to-adjust air bag lets you customize this ball mount to get the smoothest possible ride. Air bag and cushioned bumpers absorb road shock, reduce chucking, and help protect your truck and trailer from unnecessary wear and tear.


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