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  5. Drop - 2 Inch
  6. Rise - 2 Inch
Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 2" Drop/Rise - 12K

Shocker Hitch Air Ball Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitch - 2" Drop/Rise - 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 - 2" Drop/Rise - 12K part number SHK77VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Shocker Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - SHK77VR

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 2 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: 2"
  • Max rise: 2"
  • Overall height: 11-1/4"
    • Height from bottom of mount to center of shank pin hole: 7-1/2"
  • Distance from center of ball to back pin hole: 10-5/8"
    • 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-610-250-25 Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with Raised 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 - 2" Drop/Rise - 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 - Air Hitch Raised Mount 2-5/16" Ball - SHK77VR

Hi, everybody. Andy here with And today we're taking a look at this Shocker Air Receiver Hitch with this Raise Ball Mount and 2 5/16 inch ball. This is going to work with a 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver, and has a gross towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. This shock absorbing receiver hitch provides superior comfort while towing by reducing road shock and chucking using airbag and bumper stop technologies. This hitch features an industrial strength airbag as you can see here, and these cushioned bump stops that they have been chucking and road shock.

Now this hooks your trailer to your tow vehicle with this included raised ball mount and 2 5/16 inch ball. Also included are these easy-to-remove pins, and you have two of them here to secure your attachment. And then we have these large rings that are easy to grasp. I can fit up to four of my fingers in each of these rings. By the way, these rings do fold in either direction to move out of your way, if you so desire.

And also these large safety clips, that are gonna be very easy to remove and replace when you're adjusting your ball mount. Let me give you just a brief demonstration of how easy it is to adjust. I have this at the maximum rise of two inches right now, and I'm gonna go ahead and remove my pins, and move it from the maximum rise to the the maximum drop of two inches. So the maximum rise is two inches and the maximum drop is two inches. And so again, very easy to make that adjustment quickly.

We're gonna go ahead and replace my clips. And, we are good to go. Now, the inside width of this channel is 3 3/4 inches. And the distance between these vertical adjustment holes is 1 inch in between each of those holes. Now, speaking of these vertical adjustment holes, this is a deep frame hitch, easily identified by having eight of these vertical adjustment holes for this ball Mount adjustment.

This has been designed to work with 2015-2019 GM Chevrolet and the 2017 and newer Ford, 3/4 ton and larger that have the extra steel reinforcement that hangs down below the underside of the receiver too. So for those vehicles, this spacer block would not be necessary. However, when using this deep frame hitch on vehicles such as the Dodge, Ram, or older GM and Ford trucks with a 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver tube, you would have to install this spacer block. And the way that you would install this, is removing these top bolts here that retain the airbag. Included is this Allen wrench that you can use to easily remove these bolts. And once those bolts are removed, you would just install this spacer and then replace the bolts tightening them down with this Allen wrench. And what this will do, is keep the airbag at its proper height. So this spacer and Allen wrench will be included with this hitch if you have a vehicle that needs it. Now, this is also gonna be compatible with a shocker hitch combination ball, the 2 inch ball, the sway bar mount, the drop mount, the standard ball mount, the clevis mount, the pintle hook, the cushion drawbar and standard drawbar. All of those attachments are sold separately, but you can find them under the related products section of this product page. Now this air hitch works like a teeter-totter with the airbag on one end, and your trailer coupler on the other end. And as your trailer exerts force downward, the unit pivots, and the airbag absorbs the energy. When the trailer jerks backward or pushes forward, the two cushioned bump stops will reduce the force for a smoother ride. Now, this airbag is easily adjustable. For heavier loads, you would just use this air valve here with this cap, just remove the cap, and you would add more air for heavier loads, and then just let some air out for lighter loads. Now, to determine the correct amount of air to use, you would simply hook your trailer up to your shocker hitch, then load the trailer the way you are going to tow it, and then you would add air until these bump stops begin to compress. Once they begin to compress, then you should have the right amount of air in your airbag for your load, and you're ready to go. Another great feature is this included grease zerk fitting that is going to make maintenance of this pivot point very easy and simple by adding grease as needed. Now, this is a grade 50 steel plate construction, a cold rolled steel shank. It's gonna provide maximum durability. Again, the gross towing weight is 12,000 pounds, the tongue weight is 1,200 pounds. It is shot blasted and powder coated to prevent rust. The mount here is shot blasted and powder-coated, but the ball is zinc plated to prevent that rust. Again, this is going to fit, 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. The hitch pin hole diameter is 5/8 of an inch. This does not have a pin and clip to secure it to your hitch receiver on the back of your vehicle. So that would be a separate purchase if you don't have that kind of pin and clip. However, I would recommend taking a look at the infinite rule locking pins for shocker hitch ball mounts for 2 inch and 2 1/2 inch hitches. You will get three of those locking pins. One pin will lock and secure your shocker hitch to your hitch receiver on the back of your vehicle. And then the other two locking pins will replace these pins to lock and secure your attachment to your shocker hitch. It's a great way to secure your investment. You can find those pins on our website using item number IR39FR. Speaking of these hitch pin holes, the distance from the first hitch pin hole to the center of our ball, is going to be 9 1/2 inches. And from the second hitch pin hole to the center of our ball is gonna be 10 1/2 inches. The distance below our receiver tube is 5 inches from the bottom of that receiver tube. And just some additional installation tips, this requires a minimum of 7 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear-most portion of your tow vehicle. The receiver opening should be flush with the bumper or protruding from the rear of the vehicle for best fit. And finally, a 2 inch shocker air receiver will not fit a 2 1/2 inch hitch, even with a reducer sleeve as trucks with a 2 1/2 inch hitch have deeper frames. A 2 1/2 inch shocker air receiver as we have here, will fit a 3 inch hitch with a reducer sleeve. Well, that's gonna conclude our look today. I hope it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me..


See what our Experts say about this Shocker Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

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    The Shocker Hitch Air Cushioned Ball Mount # SHK29VR is going to provide you with the best ride quality. It has a shock absorbing cushion like both the Shocker Hitch XRC # SHK34RR and Curt Rebellion XD # C83WR. But you also get the added benefit of the air shock that will allow you to adjust the air pressure. By adjusting the air pressure it allows you to dial in your ride quality for your specific weight range. If you truck has a 2-1/2" receiver you will need the Shocker # SHK77VR.
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