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Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak

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Malone Accessories and Parts - MPG561

  • Trailers
  • Watersport Carriers
  • Roof Rack on Wheels Parts
  • Watersport Trailer Parts
  • Bunk Kit
  • Malone


  • Bunk kit for Malone trailers fits nearly any hull design
  • Marine-grade, weather-resistant bunk covering
  • Includes:
    • 2 Padded bunks
    • 2 Load straps
    • Installation hardware
  • Made in the USA


  • Bunk dimensions: 84" long x 4" wide x 2" tall
  • Load strap length: 15'
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty

MPG561 Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak

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Video Transcript for Malone MegaSport Trailer 1 Kayak Bunk Kit Review

Adam: Hi, everyone. Adam with 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak - MPG561

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)


The rails are just what I needed for my kayak on the Malone trailer I own. Thanks!


My package arrived damaged and the hardware kit was missing. The customer service was excellent and I was very happy in the end.


Perfect for my Native Watercraft Kayak on Malone LowMax trailer


works as expected, but what do you expect for a carpeted 2X4.


First of all I loved the wonderful shipment tracking that was provided and the extremely fast shipping. The product came packaged very well and was of very good quality. I look forward to doing future business with Thank you


Order processed quickly and received my shipment quickly as well. Love etrailer!


Very easy to install and directions are very understandable. Fast delivery. Very pleased with my purchase


To me having great customer service is the first key part of me doing business with them. Danielle H. has been remarkable making sure I get the correct product and following Malone for me through this COVOD mess. Malone took 2 months longer than promised to get etrailer the product.
Second key thing is great products at a fair price. etralier has deliver through all three of my boats over 10+ years. The bunk kit is no exception. It was easy to install with etrailer videos. I have field tested the product numerous times. It makes loading and unloading a breeze. Thanks etrailer and Malone.


Priced reasonable, shipped out fast. Product arrived as advertised no complaints, will be using etrailer in the future for sure.


The kit works as intended. I three of these and about 1/3 have boards that have warped. I use these for FeelFree Lure kayaks on trailers. It makes loading much easier than previous methods


I ordered 2 sets of the Bunk kits to replace 2 sets of Mega Wings on my Malone Micro Mini Trailer for two 2021 Hobie Outback’s that did not fit the new Outback’s. Very fast delivery from etrailer as always - Received them on Saturday 9/18 went to put them on Sunday - everything was going good till I got to the part where I attach the boards to the bracket and bam NO WOOD SCREWS :( - so I went to the 2nd box and that parts bag had the wood screws.


Looks good. Will get them installed this weekend. That will finish out the 2nd tier and the trailer will be ready to go. So it’s go time!


Incredible product and service from etrailer. I ordered this product last minute after I finally found a trailer in stock. I wanted to take the trailer out for the weekend but didn't think I'd get these bunks in time to do so.

Etrailer got my order shipped literally 3 hours after I placed it and I got it 3 days later. Just in time to install and take it to the lake.

Bunks do exactly what I need them to and showed up in great condition.

This was my first time ordering from etrailer and won't be my last. 5/5.


Good product. Easy to assemble.


Great product


Look good on the trailer


Very versatile, and well constructed.









Good support and fast shipping

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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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  • Is Mounting Hardware Available for Malone Bunk Kit # MPG561
    Malone doesn't offer just the hardware of the # MPG561 that you referenced. You can only order it with the bunks which would certainly be easier than making them yourself!
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  • Will Malone Bunk Kit MPG561 Fit XtraLight Trailer MPG525G
    Yes, the Malone Bunk Kit part # MPG561 that you referenced will work on the Malone XtraLight MPG525G trailer that you have now. It is also compatible with a 14 foot long boat that weighs 120 lbs as well.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weight Capacity of Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers
    The Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers # MPG561 has a 500 lb weight capacity so it won't have any issues with your 130 lbs Gheenoe boat! The Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG461B2 is rated for 800 lbs so I would just be sure to stay under that weight capacity for your MicroSport.
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  • Galvanized Two Tier Kayak Trailer With Bunks And Storage
    Great question, I have a couple solutions for you, I linked them below: **Malone 2 Tier LowBed MegaSport Trailer - 86" Crossbars - 1,000 lbs # MPG550-LB. *Malone 2 Tier MegaSport Trailer for 2 Heavy Kayaks - 7' Bunks - Storage Containers - 1,000 lbs # MPG550-TH. *Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak # MPG561. I recommend the Malone 2 Tier # MPG550-LB. The lower crossbars can hold 500 pounds and the top crossbars can hold 150 pounds. It is made from galvanized steel that will resist...
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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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  • 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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  • Does Malone Bunk Kit MPG561 Fit Malone Xtralight LowMax
    Yes the bunk kit part # MPG561 does fit the Malone Xtralight LowMax trailer part # MAL83FR that you referenced.
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  • Can the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer Carry Two 12 Foot Kayaks Weighing 105 Pounds
    The Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with J-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks # MAL93FR can carry kayaks up to 14' long. It also has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. The J-style carriers only have a capacity of 75 lbs so in order to use your 105 lb kayaks you will need to add the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak # MPG561
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  • Recommended Boat Trailer for a 16' Canoe
    I have another option for you, but you are correct that the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870 can only handle boats up to 14' long. You instead would need to use the Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MPG464-LB with the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers # MPG561 which would allow you to carry a boat up to 20' long. Which is plenty of length for your 16' canoe.
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  • Malone EcoLight Trailer Conversion To Use Malone Bunk Board Kit
    The Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers # MPG561 is designed to fit the 1-1/4" Crossbars # MPG4001 currently used on Malone trailers. You can still use them with your crossbars but will need to account for the difference in size with some flat steel/aluminum to prevent the mounts from slipping around. I recommend getting the updated crossbars and mounting them using the Malone MicroSport to LowBed Trailer Conversion Support Tubes # MAL33TR as this will lower the mounts on the trailer making it...
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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 will...
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  • Bottom Crossbar Width For Malone 2 Tier LowBed MicroSport Trailer For Hauling Kayaks On Bunk Boards
    Yes, to carry your 2 kayaks you will need to add 2 of the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers # MPG561 to the Malone 2 Tier LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MPG464-LBT. The bottom cross bars are 78" long and are the widest points for the trailer. From the center upright out you will have roughly 38" of crossbar if you choose to mount them perfectly centered on the trailer. This would have your 41" kayak sticking out approximately 3" past the edge of the bottom cross bar which is acceptable. Your Kayak...
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  • Adapting a Malone MicroSport Trailer With Bunk Boards For Hauling and Launching a Bote Rover SUP
    To convert your Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG461GU to carry your Bote Rover SUP/Micro skiff you will need a couple parts to use it with launching at the boat ramp. First you will need the Malone MicroSport to LowBed Trailer Conversion Support Tubes # MAL33TR so you will be able to lower the height of the Bunk Kit # MPG561. This will allow you to mount the bunks as low on the trailer as possible so you will be able to more easily launch the Rover. The bunk kit is rated for up to 500lbs...
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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 Thule DockGrip # TH895.
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  • Will Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier Fit Malone MicroSport Crossbars
    The Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH896 will fit crossbars up to 4" wide x 1-1/2" tall so it will install just fine on your 1-1/4" square crossbars for your Malone MicroSport trailer. These have a weight capacity of 75 lbs per kayak. For something with a higher weight rating I recommend checking out the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # Y04091 instead. These will fit your crossbars just fine and they have a weight rating of 150 lbs per kayak so they can handle...
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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 crossbars...
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  • Are Malone 2 Tier LowBed MicroSport Trailer Rear Crossbars Below Fender
    That's an excellent question, and you've got a good eye because the crossbars are about an inch lower than the fenders on the Malone 2 Tier LowBed MicroSport Trailer - 78" Crossbars # MPG464-LBT. So if you wanted to lay lumber completely flat you would not be able to, but for things like kayaks it wouldn't be an issue because you could mount them with the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak # MPG561 and they would have plenty of height to go over the fenders. If you really did want...
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  • Weight Capacity of J-Style Cradles on Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer
    The weight capacity of the J-style cradles on the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with J-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs # MAL93FR is 75 lbs. If your kayaks will exceed the capacity of the cradles then you would need to add the Bunk Kit for Malone Trailers - 1 Kayak # MPG561. The bunk kit has a 500 lb capacity so it would be able to handle any kayak you have as long as you aren't exceeding the capacity of the trailer. You could also use the Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Heavy Kayaks...
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  • Does The Malone MicroSport Trailer Come With Load Straps?
    Sure thing! 1. As far as the wiring connections go, the Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Heavy Kayaks # MPG461B2, this trailer will feature a similar connection style as the LowBed, but features a more secure, durable, sheathed connector. 2. This trailer does also include 2 bunk kits # MPG561 for a total of 4 load straps. 3. To be able to tow this trailer, all you'll need is a ball mount, and a 2" ball # DT49MR. In order to get the correct ball mount, you're going to need to measure the...
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  • Can The Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MAL25FR Be Used For Stand Up Paddle Boards?
    Yes, the bunk boards on the Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MAL25FR can be adjusted to match the very slight curve on the bottom of your paddle boards. The Bunk Kit # MPG561 uses a mounting system that also allows you to position the boards on the crossbars where they can best support your paddle boards. The Yakima RipCord Multipurpose Locking Straps w/ Rubber-Coated Buckles # Y04048 are a great way to secure the paddle boards to the trailer in transit as they give you locking capabilities...
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