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Which Parts From Other Brands Of Weight Distribution Systems Be Interchanged Between Each Other?

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Hi, I have a draw tite 03242 load distributing hitch and I would like to order a replacement head and a 750 lb load rated spring bar. The head I have was bent driving out of a steep driveway and the load bars are a little soft for my current trailer. 1. Are there replacement parts available? The shank is still good and I have a lighter trailer that could use the 550 lb bars. 2. If no parts are available, would any of the newer kits allow me to reuse my old shank and 550 lb draw tite bars? I’m not sure if any of there parts are interchangeable between brands. If no, it looks like there are some other branded products available for about 300 for all new stuff. This seems to be the best option but wanted to see if I can salvage the parts I already have. Thanks for your time

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Expert Reply:

I went ahead and checked out the Draw-Tite WDS you mentioned, and it doesn't appear that it is produced anymore, and I wasn't able to find any replacement parts for it.

As far as other bars being interchangeable with your Draw-Tite system, that isn't going to be an option either as the heads and spring bars are going to be brand specific.

With that being said, I recommend updating your system to a newer system. I recommend the Blue-Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW0756. This system has a tongue weight range of 550-lbs to 750-lbs, and has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500-lbs.

The shank on this system will fit 2" hitches, and offers up to 13" of rise, 7" of drop, and features a clamp-on bracket that requires no drilling.

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