Cushioned gooseneck hitch

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Seven Gables

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Bought a new double tandem gooseneck trailer bout a year ago and the dealer talked me into buying a shocker air hitch for it. Use the trailer to pull my mini excavator (13,000lbs) and cherry tanks full of cherries (20,000lbs ) seems to really work well to remove the fore and aft jerk both at start and stop of pull and while rolling down the road hitting any imperfections in road way. Also I believe it must help with the whole driveline to minimize shock load. If your having any jerkiness issues you might consider one. Think they also make one for regular straight pull trailer hitches also. Any body else out there used one? I'm pretty impressed.
 
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terryknight

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xman on here uses one. i've thought about one for my GN, but i use it so infrequently that i haven't bothered
 
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Seven Gables

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Yeah to justify the cost you would have to use more than a very little. To be honest when I bought trailer the dealer thru it in at a bargain I couldn't refuse so I bought it. After using it though I'm glad to have it.
 
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lucky llama

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I have never used an air hitch. Have a Star Performance Hitch on my 30' goose neck and love the thing.
 
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Xfaxman

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Mine is a Cushion Coupler from PopUp Hitch. It is the first style, using Timbren Springs:

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Bought it several years ago for a horse trailer. Later sold the trailer and moved the hitch to the deckover.
 
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Seven Gables

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Looked up star performance hitch, they make the two different styles. Both look like they would do about the same thing as the shocker hitch. Really any kind of strong safe cushion between truck and trailer has got to be a good thing. Few different ways to get er accomplished. B
 
 
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