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Old 12-17-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Have any of you tried the Shocker Hitch? I occasionally haul a trailer with my pickup and the jarring gets old on some of these less traveled roads. Seems like a lot of $ but maybe worth it.

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Have any of you tried the Shocker Hitch? I occasionally haul a trailer with my pickup and the jarring gets old on some of these less traveled roads. Seems like a lot of $ but maybe worth it.

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Old 12-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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I haven't seen this particular model of hitch on a bumper pull trailer, but there is a lot of similarities with the air ride or cushion fifth wheel hitches that they make for 5vers.

While I never needed one on my fiver, there were several folks around that had them. The ones that used them swore by them. The concept makes sense, so if getting jarred around is an issue for you, then go for it. Being comfortable while towing is very important.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:01 AM   #4
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There are also full "air bag" hitches and farmers use a back and forth load hitch. This allows for cushioning with grain wagons and implements.

Personally, I use a "Mountain Mater" air hitch for the 5'er that allows back and forth (1 1/2" each) and air bag for up and down. Shocks for the Holland Head to tilt.

But then, I had to rebuild the front frame of the 5'er hitch that the truck tore up.

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Old 01-21-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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Air lift airbag system on the back axle of my truck took all of the jarring away. I installed it myself in an afternoon. I can adjust everything from the drivers seat. Sweet.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:17 AM   #6
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We are currently in the marking for something to smooth out the ride in our fifth wheel. I googled Mountain Mater but found nothing obvious. Would you happen to have a website for yours?
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mich_Camper:
There are also full "air bag" hitches and farmers use a back and forth load hitch. This allows for cushioning with grain wagons and implements.

Personally, I use a "Mountain Mater" air hitch for the 5'er that allows back and forth (1 1/2" each) and air bag for up and down. Shocks for the Holland Head to tilt.

But then, I had to rebuild the front frame of the 5'er hitch that the truck tore up.

JMHO </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Island - So sorry, It was a typo. It was supposed to be
Mountain Master . Net

One of the things that I liked about the Mountain Master hitch was the fore and aft movement.

Up and down is cushioned with an air bag and shock absorbers. Side to side "rocking" is dampened by the shocks, and for and aft has rubber snubbers. It is a little unusual the first couple of times that you pull with this hitch, the fore and aft. After pulling with it for 2 years, it is a good solid hitch that does well on smoothing the ride.
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