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.
I purchased my MicroSport 'yak trailer kit two weeks ago and added the retractable tongue kit, spare tire & mount, and saddle mounts for two flat sit-on kayaks. I spent time first checking every hardware bag and component package, as suggested in the instructions, thus performing a complete inventory before doing any assembly. This step is important and worthwhile, for sure. Unlike many negative reviews, I did not find any missing parts at all, and even had a few extra electrical connectors and such that helped. The hardware fastener count (bolts, lock nuts, and washers) was exact in all cases, and each package contained a "packed by" employee number for quality control. I felt the recommended pre-read on the instructions helped too, and that they were well illustrated, thorough, and accurate. The previous reports of weak support bars seems to have been fixed by Malone, since the bars are now reinforced with an extra internal steel channel inside. Every part was well made, and all assembly used well fitted/drilled/cut holes and part lengths. The one item that I did add on my own was 3/8" flexible, longitudinally split tubing to surround and protect all exposed wiring, and attached it to the trailer frame with plastic mounting clips. This is readily available and inexpensive at any builders' supply business. All in all, the trailer went together easily (and I am a 68 year old codger), and is a product I am both proud and happy to own.
Outstanding product. Arrived in 6 boxes as I purchased an extra tire. Took about 6 hours to assemble. Instructions very clear and easy to follow. Made in America and something to be proud of.