The Malone Micro Sport Kayak Trailer Kit is a perfect combination of affordability, quality and design reliability. The Micro Sport Trailer features pre-assembled hubs for simple and clean installation as well as a heavy duty 11 gauge steel frame for years of service.
|Length:||13 ft 3 in / 4.04 m|
|Width:||65 in / 165.1 cm|
|Weight:||197 lb / 89.36 kg|
|Capacity:||355 lb / 161.03 kg|
|Material:||Galvanized Steel, Cross Bars - Aluminum|
I am very happy with the trailer. Took a little longer than 2-4 hours to put together, but had fun doing it. This is a much better way to transport kayaks and canoes. Took it out for the first time this weekend and it worked great. Transported a 17' Coleman Ram-X and a 14' Pungo 140 on it. The boat ramp was flooded so instead of risking getting my truck stuck I just detached the trailer from my truck with the boats still on them and rolled it next to the water. The trailer arrived fast and was undamaged. I will be ordering from ACK again.
I haven't taken it for a trip yet but I had a couple of issues during installation: Not all parts arrived in the initial shipment but ACK customer service corrected that quickly. The parts are very heavy for the boxes which caused them to arrive opened and scratched with the parts sticking out. ACK offered a $50 gift certificate for that. The plastic cover ends on the loading bars are all very bad material. they get broken if you try to snap them all the way in. And if you didn't snap them all the way in then they'll most probably fall on the road. So the loading bars don't look that good without them but they don't affect functionality. The tongue is too long - yes there is an upgraded one that looks like it can divide to 2 - but the base tongue needs to be redesigned to divide to 2 with that length. Other than that, not bad.
Great price, fast shipping, easy to assemble. Trailer appears well designed.
You must read, understand, and follow the directions explicitly!! Very well made and structurally sound trailer. After consulting with Malone & Austin Kayak, I was assured that I could set this up for two kayaks even though I would have only one rather large - Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game 2; 12'9" 70 pound kayak on one side. This gives me the option of hauling a friends kayak if needed. Did I mention that you must read, understand, and follow the directions explicitly? Registering the trailer is, in my opinion, an unnecessarily convoluted process. When the trailer kit arrives, you must search for a tiny printed number located on the axle assembly; call AK and give them the number. AK sends this to Malone. Malone sends the paperwork to AK. AK then sends the paperwork necessary to register the trailer with the state to you. Great trailer.