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Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long

Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long

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Replacement foam block for Malone rooftop kayak carrier makes it easy to transport a kayak on most truck rack crossbars. Foam blocks provide a safe surface between your truck ladder rack and your boat. Straps and tie-downs not included. Call 800-298-1624 to order Malone accessories and parts part number MPG159 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Malone products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Malone Accessories and Parts - MPG159

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Roof Mount Carrier Parts
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Replacement foam block for Malone rooftop kayak carrier makes it easy to transport a kayak on most truck rack crossbars. Foam blocks provide a safe surface between your truck ladder rack and your boat. Straps and tie-downs not included.


Features:

  • 14" Replacement foam block for Malone kayak truck rack that fits your truck ladder rack
    • 2 blocks are suggested to safely transport a kayak
  • Durable, closed-cell foam block wont tear and holds the kayak steady
  • Large cut-out fits most after-market truck racks
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: Most crossbars on truck ladder racks
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 55 lbs
  • Foam block dimensions:
    • Overall dimensions: 14" long x 5-1/2" wide
    • Height at ends of block: 4"
    • Height at center of block: 3"
  • Cut-out dimension: 4" wide x 1-5/8" tall
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


MPG159 Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long - Qty 1




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Video Transcript for Malone Watersport Carriers MPG159 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Malone foam kayak block for truck racks. This unit can be used to replace a damaged block. You could also get multiple of these foam blocks to create your own set up. We do recommend that at least two blocks are used to safely haul one kayak. You'll notice that it has the oversize cut out that fits most extruded aluminum crossbars on truck bed ladder racks. Edge to edge going this direction, that cut out or that opening is going to measure around four inches. Going this direction it's going to measure about one and five eighths of an inch. It's a really nice design.

It's got the slit in the bottom so that way you can easily fit this over the truck bed ladder rack. When it comes to the construction, it's an EVA closed cell foam construction. And it features a nice contoured design that's going to fit the shape of your kayak. When it comes to the overall dimensions, starting with the overall length measuring edge to edge, that's going to give us a measurement of around 14 inches long. When it comes to the width, edge to edge in this direction, that's going to give us a measurement of about five and a half inched wide. Here at the end it's going to measure about four inches tall. And then at the center, at the lowest point of that contoured design, it's going to be about three and one quarter inches tall. You're going to get one block with this part number, and it is made in the USA. That's going to do it for today's look at the Malone foam kayak block for truck racks..


Customer Reviews

Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long - MPG159

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (133 Customer Reviews)

Replacement foam block for Malone rooftop kayak carrier makes it easy to transport a kayak on most truck rack crossbars. Foam blocks provide a safe surface between your truck ladder rack and your boat. Straps and tie-downs not included.

- MPG159
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I purchased the closed cell foam kayak pads from Malone to fit my Trac Rack ladder rack. It was not easy to locate a pad to fit the wide bars of this rack but, searching etrailers website I was able to do just that. The pads are good solid foam that is quite sturdy. On our first trip with them on I couldn't have been happier with their performance, 1,000 miles round trip and the pads didn't move at all. I would recommend these to anyone with wide bars on a rack that needs to carry kayaks.


Comments
After a year of use with my Malone kayak pads for my Trac Rack, I must sat they have held up beyond my expectations. For the price I paid I dont fell I could have found a better deal anywhere.
Scott - 07/05/2020


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Thank you etrailer for supplying me with a way to haul kayaks on top of my tracrac one. I have two 12ft Old Town Kayaks the blocks fit them very very well. They are Malone



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I searched for kayak mounts for the TracRac that I just purchased and my search lead me to etrailer. I never ordered from etrailer before. I love the email updates and communication. The foam pads are perfect for the universal TracRac TracONE model 27001- 01 that I have. Now I can strap my kayaks down without worrying about scratches or damage to either the kayak or the rack itself.


Comments
Update 71521 The foam blocks are holding up well. They fit the trac rack tight and make securing the kayaks to the rack incredibly easy. I store them in my garage when not in use, but if if they ever wear out, I would definitely buy again.
Dennis L - 07/15/2021


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These foam racks arrived quickly and were in perfect condition. I used them immediately to transport a kayak on my truck racks, rather than taking hours to install the J racks I've been using. The foam fit nicely over the existing racks and cushioned the kayak approximately. I secured them with velcro straps to hold them in place as a security issue and tied the boat to the rack as always. I dont know of the foam pads would stay on at highway speeds by themselves. These are so quick and easy to convert the truck track bar to a kayak carrier. My only question is how many times I can put them over the racks before the foam breaks.


Comments
A year later, these comments are still valid. The foam racks have held up.
Steve K - 06/29/2021


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The blocks work as expected. I have three sets that fit perfectly on my TracRac. Great value item.



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Was looking for something to use with my kayaks on my truck rack. These foam blocks are ideal and fit the rack perfectly. I would get a longer one if I was buying it again (to fit my kayaks even better) but these work OK for me, so no complaints.


Comments
Still working well and in great condition after one year of use.
Thomas - 07/20/2021


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Perfect option for hauling kayaks on a ladder rack and may be secured inside a vehicle when not in use. Used with a set of etrailer straps and this worked very well. I would recommend both products to anyone looking for an inexpensive, yet safe/secure kayak hauling method.


Comments
Perfect! Even used to haul a ladder to properly secure and eliminate shiting and vibration.
David - 06/07/2021


- MPG159
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I built a cart for my Kayak and needed something for it to sit on. I was going to use PVC pipes as many of the ones I saw on an online video did but wanted something shaped more like the bottom of the kayak for better support. I bought two of them and put them on. they fit well so I bought two more for more support. I have a 14 1/2' kayak. I really like how it turned out. The process for ordering and time for delivery of the products was great. Good company.



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I could give it 5 stars but it is too loose on my bars (the crossbars that go with Yakimas Overhaul rack). I tried to modify I found that a table saw does not work well with foam (at least using the kind of blade I used)



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Thank you once again etrailer for the fast service. You have a great selection of products at very fair prices. Thanks!! John


Comments
I am very happy with how well these foam blocks have held up - especially in the harsh Florida sun. I have several sets and still have the first set that is two years old and they still look and work great.
John E - 08/27/2021


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Awesome product - perfect fit for Thule TracRac



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These foam pads worked great on my 1000 mile trip down into Baja. I bought 4 pads to secure two ocean kayaks. The pads are mounted on a TracRac TracONE Universal Truck Rack that is on my 2003 Toyota Tundra.



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Good solid foam and perfect fit on over my Thule TracRac. I just wish they were a little bit wider.



- MPG159
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These blocks have a wider cutout than other blocks and fit perfect on the wider crossbars of a Thule Xsporter rack.



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These blocks are awesome! They fit my Thule Xsporter Pro truck racks perfectly and the material has some stick to it so my kayak didn't move around on them. The blocks themselves do move a tad on the bars but not enough to be of any concern. I may get a second pair for my other kayak that I currently carry on Thule's bar pads as these blocks from etrailer provide more stability and cushion.



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I am giving the racks a five, although have to say I have not carried anything of substance on them yet. I got primarily to carry two kayaks at same time. But I am happy with how they installed, and how they look and the general apparent integrity of the product. I had a bit of a delay for delivery due to factory, which necessitated the customer service team of eTrailer to hold back the shipment until I was back at my residence. They did an excellent job with this special request, and communication was always prompt and to the point. These racks also sold for about half of the price of what I suspect is their major competition; so that was a major decision point for me. I do not at this time feel I sold myself short by not going with the more expensive brand.



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Exactly as described and fit the cross bars of my Thule Xsporter pro rack for Kayaks. Perfect.



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Great product. Fits my TracRac perfectly no need to velcro foam on the cross rails anymore.



- MPG159
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Fit my thick and wide Nissan Xterra crossbars perfect!!!



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Should be sold in pairs, especially at this price. Ok for a temporary fix



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Fit my Thule rack as advertised and worked well for transporting kayaks across Canada! Great product!



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I have a Tacoma with very wide TracRac truck rack crossbars. Was looking for a way to transport my kayaks on those crossbars without damaging them. Kyle S at etrailer was the only one who provided me with accurate info regarding what would fit those crossbars - I received totally wrong info from some major kayak rack suppliers. I ordered from etrailer and in the process realized that their customer service is outstanding. I received the kayak blocks a few days after ordering them. They fit perfectly and are a quality product. etrailer should be your first choice when shopping for kayak racks and for whatever other products they carry.


Comments
Great product George - thanks for asking.
Gary S - 08/23/2018



- MPG159
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The blocks fit easily over the rack crossbars, using ratchet straps not overly tightened the kayak is very secure and does not move over journeys. Also, the width of the pad gives good support.



- MPG159
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I ordered the canoe foam racks on November 14 and they were delivered November 16th. I live in Hawaii so I didn't expect the racks to ship and arrive so quickly. Thank you so much for a great job!


Comments
Very happy with the product. Easy to slip on to my truck racks and a wonderful cushion for my 1-man outrigger canoe.
Suzi - 11/20/2020


- MPG159
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Thanks for the professional support and excellent service. Product was exactly as described and the shipping/communication process was flawless.


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