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TT Hitch qutestions

Mfrause
Explorer
Explorer
I have a 2022 ketstone springdale 242rkwe, i currently haul it with a basic fastway e2 hitch which does ok. I have a some concerns with the amount of stress it puts on the frame on the trailer. I have a friend who tows with a shocker hitch and swears its a game changer. I was curious if anyone had any experience with a shocker hitch and some pros and cons/general comparison, if they're worth the money or not. Any input would be greatly appreciated. If this topic is posted elsewhere and i just didnt find it i apologize in advance.
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ktmrfs
Explorer
Explorer
I don't have the shocker htich but I do have a Air safe Air hitch for my truck.

Updside: it is a game changer when traveling on roads with frost heaves, etc. it really does dampen the interaction between the TV and trailer, And it easily works with a WD hitch, I use a Reece dual cam.

Downside: It's heavy pushing 100lbs, It's expensive.

We travel enough miles/year, that for us it was worth the investment,
2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!

goducks10
Explorer
Explorer
Shocker hitches work as advertised. But aren't really necessary. Most frame failures from Lippert frames are with 5th wheels. Very few ever from TT frames.
What does fail with TT's that have Lippert frame components are the spring hangers, springs, and axles.

naturist
Nomad
Nomad
Mfrause wrote:
I suppose I could find complaints about anything if I looked hard enough lol


For sure. Given 100 problems and 100 "fantastic products" you'll see 99 complaints online but maybe just one rave.

I know nothing about the original question, however.

Mfrause
Explorer
Explorer
I'm not actively looking to go drop money on a new hitch just wanted to hear some thoughts other than my own on the matter. As far as the broken frame topic goes, I have read horror stories about lippert trailer frames breaking but I suppose I could find complaints about anything if I looked hard enough lol

nickthehunter
Nomad II
Nomad II
If you want to switch hitches, go for it; if you’re looking for a reason to switch, “frame stress” doesn’t hold any water. If you’re trying to convince your wife - it should work.

Samsonsworld
Explorer
Explorer
I think you'd be wasting your money buying another hitch. The Shocker looks like a gimmick to me.

Tvov
Explorer
Explorer
Is a "shocker" weight distributing?
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2021 F150 2.7
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor

valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
Walk around a campground and you will find it's the default to use a WDH on pretty much any trailer over 20ft long.

Assuming you don't do something completely dumb...if you manage to break the A-frame with a WDH, there was a defect in the A-frame.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
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deltabravo
Nomad
Nomad
I've never heard of a weight distribution hitch damaging a trailer A-Frame.
2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2018 Arctic Fox 992 with an Onan 2500i "quiet" model generator