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  7. One Ball
Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8-1/2" Drop - 12K
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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 Shocker Hitch Ball Mounts Manufacturer Discussion

Hello neighbors. It's Brad here at eTrailer and I'm with Hunter from Shocker Hitch. We're lucky enough to have trainings here at eTrailer to really get to know our products and while we have 'em here, might as well share that information with you. This is his own personal truck. We have our 12 K bumper mount. So Hunter, tell us kind of what does the Shocker Hitch do that sets it aside from any other ball mount So essentially our hitch, we are using the air ride concept, which is the best cushioning system on the market.

You know, there's a reason semis and those guys all use it on their trailers. So what we're doing is we're essentially taking the road shock that you feel from when you hit the little bumps, the big overpasses, and we are transferring that energy through an airbag instead of you feeling it in the front seat of your pickup, your motor home, or whatever you're driving. And then with that, it also just helps with longevity of the equipment. When you're able to cushion that ride for both pieces, stuff has a tendency to last a little longer too. Brad So with towing anything, you are adding that tongue weight.

And when you have a fixed point on a ball mount, that is going to translate any shock, any big bumps. And so that's where having another point of suspension really makes a big deal. It's gonna soften that up with the airbag and again, that translates all the way down the trailer, making the contents of the trailer just happier overall. Obviously this is probably different than most people see on a ball mount. It looks different.

You have the airbag there, but how does this actually work So essentially how our system works is the receiver just goes into your standard pickup. So two inch, two and a half, three inch, depending on whatever pickup you have. The airbag then slides underneath when you fill it up with air, essentially that airbag will just sit up against the bottom of the receiver. So when you're going down the road, we've got that main pivot point on our hitch to where that is, our hitch is going to essentially pivot on that bolt and that airbag is going to cushion as it's going down the road. So this hitch is essentially just gonna kind of teeter, as you're going down the road and allowing that airbag to absorb that energy that the trailer's transferring to the pickup from the bumps and all that.

Brad So it also kind of doubles as anti-rattle then. So as that bag is compressed, that's gonna keep that in place and not rattle around, correct Hunter A hundred percent. Yeah. So when you can take that shank and clamp it in that receiver, you are also taking out the rattle that you get from other hitches as well. Then with that, you know a lot of older pickups that when that shank is bouncing up and down, it has a tendency to wear that receiver out and kind of disform it to where it just essentially keeps adding more and more and more room for it to rattle. So when our big goes underneath and clamps that in, now we're also adding longevity a receiver because you're not allowing anything to move around in there. Brad Now we've been outta the racetrack and we've seen a lot of people towing their trailers with Shocker Hitch and they have nothing but great things to say. They all have their own stories about it and how it's solved a lot of their problems. You have one in particular that's pretty cool. Tell us about it. Yeah, so you know, the racing community is a big one that we're in. You know, we have a lot of ties to the racing community with our company. One of the famous Shocker Bob stories that you'll hear is about 15 years ago, he had a customer that bought one of our hitches and was towards the end of the race night, made himself a cup of coffee, and he set it up on the cabinet, put the car in, got talking to a guy, completely forgot about it, shut all the, you know, shut his rig up, took off down the road, drove about a couple hours home, went out the next morning, opened the door to his trailer and his coffee cup was still sitting up on his cabinet. At that point, that customer became a very, very big believer, and like I said, Shocker Bob is his name, the inventor. He loves to tell that story to everybody. So when you're smoothing that ride out between everything, it just in general helps everything in general so. Well, and that's whether it be a race car trailer or a horse trailer, whatever it may be, having the Shocker Hitch, I mean it's precious cargo. You got a lot of, you know, flammable liquids bouncing around potentially, or your horse, that's a big investment. You wanna make sure that that's a nice smooth ride and the fact that a cup of coffee can stay there while going down the road. I know you RVers could probably have a little disbelief there, but that is a true testament to how much it really absorbs. So this is a great look into the Shocker Hitch trailer mounted ball mount. This is an awesome option. I'd like to thank Hunter from Shocker Hitch for giving us a little bit more information on it. Not a problem. Thank you guys for having me down here and enjoy doing this.

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 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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