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Old 05-29-2023, 05:43 AM   #1
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Shocker hitch

Looking for comments on the Shocker Air Equalizer & WD hitch. Pulling a 27' Flying Cloud with F250. The trailer has been lifted. It looks like a good system, but would like to hear from actual users.
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Old 05-29-2023, 07:47 AM   #2
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Iíve used the shocker hitch w/o weight distribution for 7 years and 50k miles pulling my 27 FCFBT with a 17 CCLB F250 and now a 22 CCLB f350. Last month I installed the Roadmaster suspension kit and it really helped smooth out the ride and took care of most all of the sag. Works great for me!
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Old 05-29-2023, 12:48 PM   #3
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We wiil see

After several years of towing I just installed a Shocker with our equalizer weight distributing hitch. Our first trip with this hitch is coming up in June. We will see if if makes a difference in the ride as claimed. I installed it to lessen the jarring the drive train takes when you accelerate and decelerate. And a side benefit to give the trailer a smoother tow. The designer Bob sold the company, It has been bought out by a larger distributor. Customer support is good. However if your Airstream has not been lifted then and you have a 3/4 ton truck Hitch height might be a problem. The company is aware of this and is working on different shank heights.
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Old 05-29-2023, 06:41 PM   #4
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I've used the shocker hitch for about 500 miles thus far and am pleased. I have an lifted FC27 and F250. Definitely smoothes out road seams and expansion joints. I'm still playing with the air pressure setting -- the setup video states to stop filling the bumper once the pads separate from the body and that 40-60 psi is normal. Separation starts around 40 psi but it feels likes it works better with 50 psi -- less travel seems to be better for my setup.
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Old 05-30-2023, 05:00 AM   #5
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I've got a similar setup to Life is a Highway (25 GT and Ram 3500) and it is working well, but just a single trip so far. I used up every inch of drop to get level. I was previously using the Gen-y which I thought was subjectively slightly softer as far as what I could feel in the truck going over expansion joints. But it was a heavy beast and the Shocker is much more manageable.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:04 AM   #6
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I have a similar setup, but use an AirSafe and equalizer combo. Very smooth ride.

Personally prefer the Airsafe product and its design. Great customer service and easy to reach with any questions. Their design also allows for variable drop heights when installng a WDH.
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