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Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak

Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak

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  • Bunk kit for Malone trailers
    • Fits nearly any hull design
  • Marine-grade, weather-resistant bunk covering
  • Includes:
    • (2) 84" Long x 4" wide x 2" tall padded bunks
    • Installation hardware
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • 5-Year warranty
  • Made in the USA

MPG561 Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak

Item # MPG561




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Video Transcript for Malone MegaSport Trailer 1 Kayak Bunk Kit Review

Adam: Hi, everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the bunk kit for your MegaSport trailers. What makes this something that I would probably want for my Malone trailer is just the fact that it is a nice weatherproof pad that's going to protect the underneath of my kayak. The smoother it is, the smoother you'll go through that water whenever you're kayaking around. Also, if you are possibly going on a little bit rougher terrain, having them directly on these bars, it's going to have a lot of rattling.

Some of your straps might come undone. This way, we have two different points of contact, it keeps it nice and centered, and it's not going to wiggle its way out if you're going on the more rougher terrain.When comparing this bunk kit to a J-style carrier, I would say there's pros and cons. This way, it's going to be a little bit more safe, a lot more secure, but we aren't going to be able to fit two on this side of our center mast. With those J-style carriers, we are going to have an angle and it's going to take up less room, so if you have a bunch of kayaks, J-style carrier might be your best bet. But if you have a high-end kayak and you plan on just putting a couple on your trailer, I definitely think the bunk kit's going to protect your investment and just do the job, get your kayaks from point A to point B.One thing that I noticed with this bunk kit, it's actually fairly easy to load and unload our kayaks.

We can either load it or unload it from the side. If we have it hooked up, we can obviously unload it from the back. But right now we don't have anything hooked up. It actually helps keep it nice and level because, as you know, the kayaks are a little bit bowed like this, so if it's sitting on a flat surface, it's wanting to tilt right or left. With this, just pull it right off like so and you can be ready to go.Our bunks here are going to be 84" long.

They're basically just 2x4s. We're going to have a width of four and it's going to be about 2" thick. They are going to be pre-covered with a marine-grade padding which is going to not absorb all of that water and moisture over time. And it's going to look nice and dark black because it will resist and not fade over time.These are going to have about 500 pounds of weight capacity, so if we do plan on putting a different kayak on this bunk kit, we can adjust it pretty easily. You just got to loosen four bolts.

Gonna be these two here and of course the ones on the other side. As you can see, that loosens that up so we can actually just rotate it in if we want to contour to the right shape of that other kayak you may be carrying. If you have multiple bunk kits on your trailer and you usually have maybe a different crew that you usually go kayaking with, it's going to be a quick and easy thing to just adjust it so they can reap the benefits of this bunk kit too. Because sometimes I know a couple of my friends have extremely nice kayaks compared to mine, so whenever they decide to come out, it's always nice to be prepared to protect their equipment, so then they'll be more prone to actually coming back and going yaking again.And of course, it is super easy to adjust, which pretty much makes it really easy just to take off. If you just remove these four on each side and then the other four for the other two, if you're not using it, you can take it off really quickly as well. We will be able to adjust the tilt as well to accommodate for different kayaks. Also, all these different holes here we can use. By just removing this U-bolt, sliding it down a little bit, we can even go from the top one to the third one here just to lower this a little bit, get that center of gravity lower, if you have maybe even just a taller kayak. A lot of adjustability for this, which is awesome, because there's a lot of different kayaks out there.When utilizing this bottom hole, that's going to be the maximum amount of height we can get with our kit. It's going to be about 7" from the top of this bar to the top of our bunks. But we can actually go ahead and utilize this hole up here, and that's going to bring it down to about four from the top of this bar to the top of the bunk.We are installing this bunk kit on the MegaSport trailer. We didn't have to buy anything special. Everything that came with the kit mounts on this MegaSport trailer and all of this MegaSports trailers. So once you buy the kit, you do have to worry about anything else. All the hardware is included and it's pretty easy to install. If you do have a older MicroSport trailer, there might be a couple of adapters you have to grab here at etrailer.com. So go ahead and grab those, but it should be just about the same installation as what we're about to show you now.All right, the first thing that we want to do is find the first spot that we want to mount our first bracket. What we're going to do is take this plate with all these holes in it, and the thicker part is where we're going to put our U-bolt here. We do want it to be on the inside of the frame so we can wrap it around like so. We will have nylon lock nuts that come with our kit. I will be using a 14mm socket to tighten these down. Want to make sure to get it nice and upright. Remember, we are going to install another one over there, so be sure to leave yourself enough room. Try to oscillate between the two just to make sure that that's U-bolt as close to even on each side as possible.Now, on our top, we're going to take our smaller curved bracket here, a little bit thicker bolt, and our bigger lock nut that comes with our kit. We're going to take this single hole here, feed that bolt through, put that nylon lock nut on. We'll be using a 16mm socket to tighten this down. I'm going to tighten this down not all the way, just enough to where it's flush with it but I could still move it, because we want to make sure to get the right angle for my kayak.Now we want to go ahead and do the same exact thing for our back bar, but we want to do is measure from our U-bolt here to the very end just to make sure that's going to be the same for this one and the one back there just so it is nice and even. Now we can go ahead and install our bunks. I grabbed Jonathan here to help me out. You might need an extra set of hands to get these screwed into place. These screws are included with the kit.We do want to make sure that we have an equal distance on both sides from our bracket to the end here. There are a couple visual cues that you could possibly use, but a tape measure's always going to be the most accurate, to be sure to line it up and make sure it's nice and even. Now we can go ahead and complete the other side. All we really need to pay attention to is what kayak we plan on putting this on and spreading them out accordingly.Now I just went ahead and put on my kayak. As I set it down, I get that angle that I was wanting for this specific kayak. So with it on there, I'm actually going to go ahead and tighten all these down just to keep that angle for next time. Now we can go ahead and just tie down our kayak so it's safe when we're going down the road. These do come with the kit. It's a little cam buckle type strap, and it's a nice color green. Going to be plenty of length. What I'm actually going to do is go through our loop on our trailer here, go up and over and around here. I'm actually going to put it through this little protective pad here just so it's not going to scratch my kayak. Going to rotate it around and give it a good tug. We can do that same exact thing for the other side. Well everyone, that's just about it for our look at the bunk kit for your MegaSport trailers.


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Ask the Experts about this Malone Accessories and Parts

  • Will Bunk Kit # MPG561 Fit Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer
    Yes, the Bunk Kit # MPG561 that you referenced will fit and work perfectly on the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB. I verified this with Malone. This kit includes the two 84" x 4" padded bunks and all the needed mounting hardware.
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  • Kayak Carrier For Large Kayak on Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer
    While the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers # MPG561 will certainly work for your large kayak, there are better options to carry it with the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer # MAL53FR. I recommend going with a more traditional kayak carrier for ease of use with their included tie-downs integrated into the carrier itself, rather than having to rig up tie-downs for a bunk kit, which is generally for slightly larger boats. I verified with Malone that there are two kayak racks that will fit the...
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  • Dimensions of U-Bolts Included with Malone MPG561 Kayak Trailer Bunk Kit
    I can certainly help with the dimensions of the U-bolts included with the # MPG561 Trailer Bunk Kit. The inside height of the leg is 3-5/8 inches measured from the end of the bolt to the inside of the top and the span measured inside leg to inside leg is 1-5/8 inches. I've provided a photo showing these dimensions.
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  • Length of Bunks Included with Malone Bunk Kit # MPG561
    The Malone Bunk Kit # MPG561 referenced in your question does include two 7 foot long padded bunks. I verified this with Malone. Along with the two bunk boards the kit comes with the necessary mounting hardware and two load straps.
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  • Compatibility of Malone Megasport Large Bunk Kit with Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    The Bunk Kit for Malone MegaSport Trailer - 1 Kayak # MPG561 is not a fit for your Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" # Y08107. It may be able to be adapted to fit, but It would take some work and wouldn't be supported by the manufacturer. My recommendation is to use the Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Side Loading - Clamp On # RR570 or the Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles for Roof-Rack Crossbars - Qty 4 # Y04052.
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  • Availability of Bunks for Malone EcoLight Sport Single Kayak Trailer
    We do offer the bunks of the Malone trailer part # MAL73FR separately with the part # MPG561.
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  • Malone Microsport LowBed with Single Kayak Bunk and Spare Carrier
    We can piece together a Malone Lowbed trailer by first starting with the part # MPG464-LB and then a single bunk kit part # MPG561 and then the spare kit part # MPG465 and you'd be set. There isn't a kit with just the parts you are looking for available at this time.
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  • Recommended Folding Tongue Kayak Carrier Trailer
    I'll start off by saying that the only trailer with a folding tongue other than the Malone # MAL83FR is the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer - 14-1/2' Long - 78" HD Crossbars - 500 lbs # Y08129, which is 14 feet long and has a capacity of 500-lbs. The issue you are likely going to have going with either of these two trailers is that neither one of them will allow you to mount the Plastic Storage Box # MPG536, which is only designed to be mounted on trailers with A-frames; it can also...
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  • Trailer for 16 Foot Flat-Bottom Boat
    We do have an option similar to the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer with Bunks # CE48870 that will accept a 16 foot flat bottom boat. What you will need is the Malone MegaSport Kayak Trailer # MPG535 with the Bunk Kit for Malone MegaSport Trailer # MPG561. This is the only trailer that will work for a boat that long, as it is designed for boats up to 20 feet in length. I have added links below to video reviews of both the trailer and bunk kit for you to take a look at.
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  • Is There a Way to Raise Crossbars on Malone Kayak Trailers
    I may have a solution for you, but there are not extensions for the cross bars available for the Malone # MAL53FR. However, you can add the Bunk Kit for Malone MegaSport Trailer - 1 Kayak # MPG561 to raise your boats higher up off the crossbars and provide you with an additional 3-5/8 inches clearance. I've linked a review video of this kit for you to check out and see if it meets your needs.
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  • Recommended Trailer And Carrier For 100lb 17.5 Foot Metal Canoe
    The Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL83FR has a max boat length capacity of 17 feet. Since your canoe is 17.5 feet it is close and may work, but it is technically over 17 feet and I recommend just going with the Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer - 78" Crossbars - 800 lbs # MPG464-LB. This will not only give you the 20 foot boat capacity but also increase the weight capacity by 200lbs, giving you an 800lb weight capacity. For a spare tire...
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  • Best Malone Trailer For Making Hauling 4 Kayaks EASY!
    That's a great plan! I am happy to help and my first suggestion would be to just stick with the MicroSport Trailer with J-Style Kayak Carriers # MPG462G2 just because it can already hold 4 kayaks. Piecing these trailers together I have found to be a little more work with not the best possible result. If you guys are set on the two tier idea than I would highly recommend getting the Malone MegaSport 2 Tier Trailer for Heavy Boats - 2 Storage Containers # MPG550-TH for many different...
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  • Recommended Trailer For a 18' Tandem Kayak
    I'm going to give you 2 recommendations for you to consider. First the Malone Ultimate Angler MegaSport Trailer # MPG550-AH. With this you will be able to haul 2 kayaks or canoes up to 20' long. This is more of the ultimate kayak trailer that will give you storage for your fishing gear in the tubes. And you also have cargo box and basket below the kayak for storing your gear. If you are wanting more basic the Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G can mount a Bunk Kit # MPG561 that...
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