The Malone MicroSport XT Kayak Trailer further enhances the base model of the MicroSport Trailer by adding a removable/retractable tongue for easy storage, aluminum spoke wheels and diamond plate aluminum fenders for a great custom look. The 8 ft. tongue can be removed in less than 10 seconds which allows the MicroSport XT to be stored vertically against a wall taking up less than 20 sq. ft. of space. Made in the USA
|Length:||13 ft 3 in / 4.04 m|
|Width:||65 in / 165.1 cm|
|Weight:||231 lb / 104.78 kg|
|Capacity:||355 lb / 161.03 kg|
Fantastic trailer! Since purchase, I pulled it with two kayaks to North Carolina and Missouri from northern Illinois - - a total of 3,000+ miles. Be sure to check lug nut torque (80 ft.lbs.) after the first 50 miles; and occasionally, thereafter. I modified the build instructions to encase all wiring; and after viewing the experience of others on U- tube, I added one inch square aluminum support posts beneath each of the two weight-bearing cross bars. Also added quick disconnect wiring at side marker lights, rather than splicing the "brown" wire.
I had been looking for an alternative to car topping my kayak for a while. I am getting older and have various shoulder issues. I drive a small vehicle for better gas mileage, and while a 14 foot fishing kayak can be safely transported on the roof rack, the loading and unloading takes its toll. I researched various trailers and what sold me on Malone was the support. I tend to reach out to the company and ask questions on big ticket items like this and a Malone rep was quick to respond and answer all my questions over multiple exchanges. The product itself is fantastic. The trailer is well designed and sturdy. It was easy enough to assemble though I took my time (my 5 year old son helped with that). Cons for me were the price and that I had to modify the plug for my application. It would be nice to see LED lighting on a trailer with this type of price tag but they can be added later when the stock ones fail. As with all my orders, ACK was easy to deal with and the shipping was very quick for such a large item.