The Malone Micro Sport Kayak Trailer Kit is a perfect combination of affordability, quality and design reliability. The MicroSport features pre-assembled hubs for simple and clean installation as well as a heavy duty 11 gauge steel frame for years of service. The Malone Micro Sport Kayak Trailer Package 461U includes 2 Saddle Up Pro kayak carriers and a spare tire with lock.
|Length:||13 ft 3 in / 4.04 m|
|Width:||65 in / 165.1 cm|
|Weight:||198 lb / 89.81 kg|
|Capacity:||355 lb / 161.03 kg|
Love the malone sport trailer got the spare tire and the kick stand on the tongue, also got the storage trunk. The only complaint I have is I had missing parts . The missing parts were shipped out with no problems, but I had to wait a week for each part that was missing. Once all the parts were there it went together very well. I have not had it out much since it has gotten cold here in Kansas. Late October.
I ordered this package from ACK and included the retractable tongue, the spare tire, and the kickstand. Alas, ACK didn’t ship the retractable tongue so I had to wait for final assembly. Putting it together was pretty straightforward, a socket wrench set with some deep sockets will be your friend. It’s pretty sturdy, I like the sealed bearings, the kickstand makes it easy to wheel around, and it stands up in the garage for storage and still leaves room for my truck. The online instructions and illustrations don’t match what’s in the boxes and Malone should update those. An example is the protective rubber caps that top some big U-bolts. I thought they were missing because the photos at Malone’s web site shows them, but Malone discontinued using them. I didn’t care for the twist-on wire connectors or quick splices, so I soldered all the electrical connections. I also didn’t like just having the wires exposed and running through holes with sharp edges, so I enclosed them in wire conduit. The wiring instructions for the trailer should include instructions for wiring if you have the retractable tongue kit or plan to add it. I knew the wiring would change with the retractable tongue, so I ran the wires in a way that seemed more sensible. Malone recommended their SaddleUp Pro carriers, but those did not fit the shape of my Native Ultimates, so I returned them and went with foam blocks for cushioning. I had to buy the 78” wide cross bars to fit my two kayaks on the trailer nicely. It is a hassle having to wait to get the paperwork for a title from ACK. Fortunately, my state doesn’t require a title so I could start using the trailer right away. The trailer tows very nicely, it weighs enough that it doesn’t bounce around but it’s light enough to push upright for storage.