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.
OMG! This trailer is awesome! As two 68-year-olds, it was getting next to impossible to hoist our heavy kayaks up onto the rooftop carrier, mainly for me, the female of the couple. As a result, we stopped paddling almost completely (had to wait for strong, young, 6-foot-plus "children" to come home to visit and help us). Now, we are going out every week. It is such a joy! The trailer is sturdy, easy to hook up, and fits next to my car in the garage. It holds all four of our kayaks and tracks perfectly behind my Volvo station wagon. It can be easily rolled into and out of the garage by hand-- no backing up required. We timed ourselves, and it took only about 10 minutes to hook up the trailer and load the kayaks. It used to take us at least an hour to put the cradles onto roof rack and struggle to load. What a joy! The trailer arrived in four boxes, in perfect condition. My very handy significant other put it together in about 4 hours over 2 days, no problem. I just sat nearby, mainly for moral support, and had to hold something once and hand him a few screws. We keep saying stupid things like, "This trailer is the cat's meow." But seriously, it has brought great joy to our lives. It's worth every cent. ACK was wonderful. They called us to say that they were shipping the next day instead of the day we ordered! Everything arrived with shocking speed. We had a question about registration and a real person answered the phone right away. You should buy this trailer, now, from ACK. 😎
Nice trailer. Superfast shipping, a pleasant surprise. Packaged very well without any broken or missing parts. I laid the boxes out in the garage and read the instructions first. Then I positioned everything according to the group and order to construct it in. I didn't even try to assemble it in four fours. Instead I asked my five year old grandson to help me. So through one evening and part of the following day I with my assistant put the trailer together. No issues in assembly, no missing parts. It tows nicely. I did see that backing could be an issue with an FJ Cruiser, so I ordered a safety pole from ACK to affix to the cross rail. I also ordered a spare and spare tire carrier in the event one is needed. ACK has is in the top two for customer service I have ever experienced. It may be a tie for first place really.