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Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers

Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers

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  • Retractable tongue kit for Malone MicroSport trailer
    • Upgrades the tongue on your MicroSport trailer (MPG460G)
    • Replaces a damaged tongue on your MicroSportXT trailer (MPG460XT)
  • Quickly retract tongue back into MicroSport trailer frame to help eliminate storage issues
    • Allows trailer to be stored vertically
    • Decreases trailer length by 61"
  • Includes rear rubber bumpers and hitch pins
  • 5-Year warranty
  • Made in the USA

Note: The tongue must be fully extended while driving. It should only be retracted for storage.



MPG494 Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers

Item # MPG494

Installation Details MPG494 Installation instructions


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Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers - MPG494

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)


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This is a one year follow up rating for the Malone retractable tongue kit. It has performed as advertised and I would highly recommend it. It is a huge space saver and functioned without problems on our many excursions. Thank You etrailer for for stocking this excellent accessory.



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I purchased this item to make it easier to store my trailer in winter. I received it quickly and installation was simple. Shopping at etrailer.com is very easy and the website has an amazing amount of technical and video information on all of their items.

Hayim

5/15/2023

I used the retractable tongue kit to store my trailer for the winter. It worked great. I was able to store my trailer vertically and fit my car in the garage. I didnt have a way to fasten the rear end of the tongue to the back of the trailer, so I had to get a nut and bolt that would fit.



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Well worth the extra cost to add the sliding tongue option; allows me to fold it in and store the trailer vertically in my garage with ease.



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I added this to my trailer because of storage, great product



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This saved the day with regards to being able to keep the trailer in my garage with my two vehicles.



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It fits, no problems



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  • Will the Tongue Mounted Crossbar Work on Malone Trailer with Retractable Tongue Kit
    The Tongue Mounted Crossbar for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG4002 isn't compatible with trailers using the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG494. The reason for this as you mentioned is the crossbar height due to the drop design of the tongue kit. That said, if you can find a way to make a spacer and extend the bolts on the mounting bracket it would then be compatible as the tongues are the same.
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  • Length, Width, and Height of Malone MicroSport Trailer Using Retractable Tongue Kit
    On the Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G the overall width side to side is 65 inches because the crossbars are the widest part of it. The trailer itself is about 55 inches wide if the bars were taking off. The overall length without an extension is 14 feet but that can be adjusted to be shorter using the retractable tongue kit you mentioned # MPG494. The overall height to the top of a crossbar is 30-1/2 inches. The tongue by itself is 8 feet long. The use of the retractable kit reduces...
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  • Does Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Extra Heavy Boats Come with Two Sets of Bunks
    The Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Extra Heavy Boats - 13foot Long - 800 lbs # MPG461B2 that you referenced does come with 2 sets of bunks for carrying two kayaks. You can use the retractable tongue kit part # MPG494 with this as well. The size and weights of your kayaks would easily work well on this as it has an 800 lb capacity.
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  • Retractable Tongue Kit that Fits Malone Lowbed Microsport Trailer
    The retractable tongue kit part # MPG494 that you referenced works perfectly fine with the Malone Microsport Lowbed part # MAL25FR that you also referenced.
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Retractable Tongue and Kickstand for Malone MicroSport Trailer
    The correct spare wheel/tire and carrier for the Malone MicroSport trailer part # MPG464-LB is the part # MPG465 which is designed to attach to the tongue of the trailer. The retactable tongue kit that fits this trailer is the # MPG494 which decreases the length of the trailer by 61 inches. And then for the "kickstand" we also have the Trailer Tongue Kickstand for Malone Trailers # MPG467 which is basically just a swivel trailer jack. All of these can be installed at the same time as well.
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  • Will The Malone Trailer Tongue Kickstand Work With The Retractable Tongue Kit?
    The Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers # MPG494 is designed to replace a damaged tongue on a MicroSportXT # MPG460XT, or to upgrade the tongue on a Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G. Both of these trailers have an overall length of 13' 3" long, but when # MPG494 is installed, reduces the length to 8' 2". The 20' you're referring to, has to do with the maximum boat length that'll fit on the trailer. Also, the Trailer Tongue Kickstand for Malone Trailers # MPG467 will...
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  • Can Malone # MPG494 Retractable Tongue Kit Be Added to Malone # MAL53FR EcoLight Sport Trailer?
    The Malone # MPG494 Retractable Tongue Kit cannot be added to a Malone # MAL53FR EcoLight Sport Trailer. It only fits the Malone # MPG460G Microsport Trailer.
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  • Will the Malone Retractable Tongue Kit Fit A CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer
    The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer part # CE48870 and the Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G which is what the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG494 is designed for both have a 2" x 3" trailer tongue so the Retractable Tongue Kit should in theory work as well but we have not tested this. The other option you have is a fold-away tongue kit, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 which we do know will work.
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  • Retractable Tongue Kit That Will Work With Malone MicroSport Trailers
    The Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers # MPG494 that you mention will unfortunately not work with the Malone MicroSport Trailer with J-Style Carriers for 4 Kayaks # MPG462G2. This kit is designed to upgrade the Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G, or replace a damaged tongue on the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT.
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  • Is There A Longer Tongue Kit Available for the Malone MicroSport Trailer?
    The tongue on the Malone Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G is 8' by itself and can be shortened using the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers # MPG494, which will reduce the overall length of the trailer from 13' to 9', however there is not an option to make the tongue longer. The only trailer that I was able to find that offers a tongue extension kit is the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 in which you could use the Tongue Extension Kit for Yakima Rack and Roll...
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  • How to Install the Fulton Fold-Away Hinge on a Malone Ecolight Trailer
    Yes, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 could be installed on the tongue of the Malone EcoLight Trailer part # MAL53FR in place of the union plate that joins the two pieces of the tongue together which is pictured below. I spoke with Malone and they said this was perfectly fine and would avoid cutting into the frame.
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  • Will the Retractable Tongue Kit Work On a Malone EcoLight Trailer
    The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 is what I recommend for a Malone EcoLight Trailer part # MAL53FR. The Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG494 will fit on the tongue but the MicroSport has a one piece tongue and the EcoLight has a two piece tongue so the connection point between the two tongue pieces on the EcoLight could create issues. The Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit could be installed on the tongue of the Malone EcoLight in...
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  • Can Malone Kayak Carrier Trailers Speed Rating Increase
    Since you are looking for a trailer that has a retractable tongue for easier storage the best trailer is the Malone Trailer part # MPG460XT. You can use the retractable tongue kit part # MPG494 to convert the part # MPG460G to basically the part # MPG460XT but that's not really the best route. Thule kayak carriers like the TH848 can install on the square bars of this trailer. The tires of the trailer are limited to 65 mph, but you could could add different tires with a higher speed rating...
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  • Choosing The Best Malone Trailer Setup To Use Given Limited Storage Space
    I can definitely help and point you in the right direction. I recommend going with the Malone EcoLight # MAL63FR since it will have the smallest footprint out of the other Malone trailers you mentioned. The trailer itself is about 10' 9" long x 58" wide and 31" tall. This will be advantageous if you are limited on storage space. The EcoLight can hold four kayaks and carry up to 400 lbs which generally is more than enough for most kayaks. We can also set you up with the retractable tongue...
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  • Spare Tire for Malone EcoLight Trailer Compatibility With Retractable Tongue Kit
    The Spare Tire for Malone EcoLight Trailer # MAL33FR is compatible with # MAL53FR, # MAL73FR, # MAL93FR, # MAL63FR and # MAL43FR but the trailer tongues are the same as the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers # MPG494 so it will fit.
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