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Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs

Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs

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This load bar kit lets you add overhead load space to your trailer for hauling kayaks, canoes, or other similarly sized equipment. Full-length, steel crossbars maximize space for clamp-on accessories. Bolt-on installation with included hardware. Lowest Prices for the best trailer cargo organizers from Malone. Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs part number MPG493 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Malone Trailer Cargo Organizers - MPG493

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This load bar kit lets you add overhead load space to your trailer for hauling kayaks, canoes, or other similarly sized equipment. Full-length, steel crossbars maximize space for clamp-on accessories. Bolt-on installation with included hardware.


Features:

  • Load bar kit lets you add overhead load space to your trailer for hauling kayaks, canoes, ladders, or other similarly sized equipment
  • Full-length crossbars maximize space for clamp-on accessories
  • Galvanized steel uprights resist corrosion from salt water environments
  • Steel, square crossbars are strong and durable
    • Vinyl coating provides corrosion resistance
  • Plastic endcaps help keep water and debris out of bars
  • Bolt-on installation with included hardware - some drilling required
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Overall dimensions: 78" wide x 54" tall
  • Crossbar dimension: 78" long x 1-1/4" wide x 7/8" tall
  • Uprights: 53" tall
  • Carrying Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Weight: 48 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty


MPG493 Malone TopTier Utility Trailer Crossbar System - 250 lbs

Installation Details MPG493 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs - MPG493

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

This load bar kit lets you add overhead load space to your trailer for hauling kayaks, canoes, or other similarly sized equipment. Full-length, steel crossbars maximize space for clamp-on accessories. Bolt-on installation with included hardware.

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Well designed and made considering the different builds of trailers this kit is made to fit. Overall pleased with my purchase. The only criticism I can think of is that’s it’s heavier than I thought it would be (I tow with a subcompact car and therefore weight is critical). I am personally curious to know if making this product from aluminum would raise the price too much. I installed mine on a 4’x6’ Carry On (Lowe’s) utility trailer.



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Very well made and sturdy. Bought for a 5x8 trailer to carry kayaks, easy install, clear instructions. Took less than an hour to install.



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it was easy to install, and the product has exceeded my expectations



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Fairly easy to put together and seems solid. I have used it twice with no issues. It does not fit the Lowes Utility Trailer 4x6 without modding the steel plates that screw into the frame. The Lowes trailer's side rails are too short to work with the unmodified steel plates that ship with the kit.



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Easy to set up. Quality build. Adds a whole other dimension literally. Would recommend to anyone needing to increase storage on a light trailer.



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I converted my 5 X 10 utility trailer into a kayak trailer & your product worked as advertised! I am very pleased with my purchase & will continue ordering from your site in the future!



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Great product!


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Still works great!
Marc - 09/11/2020


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Ask the Experts about this Malone Trailer Cargo Organizers

  • How to Install the Malone TopTier On Utility Trailer
    You could install the Malone TopTier # MPG493 in a number of different manners; it's designed to be installed with U-bolts, but you could use the included hardware and swap out some bolts to install these into boards on the side of your utility trailer.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Load Bar For Putting Roof Top Tent On Utility Trailer
    Some roof racks have a higher static capacity, meaning it can hold more weight when vehicle is not in motion compared to when the vehicle is in motion.. This is not the case with the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493. I confirmed with Malone that the weight capacity for this system is 250lbs static and 250lbs dynamic. This would work for a roof top tent as long as the overall weight is under 250lbs. The only other solution that may be better is the MaxxHaul Truck...
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  • What Size Crossbars Does the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers Come With
    The Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers part # MPG493 comes with 78" long crossbars. I confirmed this by measuring for you. In order to secure the kayaks on the crossbars you can then use the Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # MPG117MD.
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  • Can The Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers Be Used On Trailers 5-1/2" Foot Wide
    I did contact Malone on your behalf and they confirmed you could use the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493 for a 5-1/2" foot trailer application. That said, they did have a specific note of caution that they stand behind the 4-5 foot wide capacity as that is how it has been tested and is the best positioned placement for the support tubes to fully support the load bars of the kit.
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  • Length of Crossbars of the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493
    The crossbars of the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493 that you referenced are 78 inches.
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  • Recommended Crossbars for Standard 5x8 Utility Trailer to Carry 4 Kayaks
    I recommend the Malone TopTier part # MPG493. The Malone TopTier is designed to add load bars to an open trailer. The steel uprights attach to the side rails of the utility trailer since there is not a roof to attach the hardware to. The uprights install on trailers that are 4 feet or 5 feet wide so they work with your new trailer. The setup is about 4 feet tall so you can add cargo to the trailer as well if you need to. The bars are 78 inches long, so the 4 kayaks fit the bars on their...
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  • Can I Install the Malone Top Tier Load Bar Kit MPG493 on my Square Tube Utility Trailer
    Yes you can swap out the angled U-bolts for square U-bolt to better match your trailer on the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers part # MPG493. These are 3/8" U-bolts that you will have to provide yourself as we do not offer an alternative.
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  • Can I Add More Space To Malone XtraLight Trailers To Carry More Kayaks
    The Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers part # MPG493 is designed to fit utility trailers with raised iron side rails turned outward. Trailers without a raised angle iron rail are not suitable for use with this kit so the Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG525G is not compatible. I have contacted Malone about this in the past and the Xtralight line of trailers is not compatible with longer bars. You may consider upgrading to a MicroSport Trailer part # MPG462G2 that allows...
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  • How Far Above the Trailer Floor Will the Crossbars Sit Using the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit
    The Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers part # MPG493 measures 54" tall from the bottom of the upright to the top of the crossbar. The uprights will fit on the floor of the trailer so if you measure from the floor up 54", that will then give you the height of the crossbar. That said, if needed you can trim the uprights to decrease its overall height.
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  • Recommeneded Foam Padding to Use for Kayaks on the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers
    If you want to use foam blocks to secure your kayaks to the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit # MPG493 then I recommend using the Malone Stax Pro2 Kayak Carrier # MPG115MD which comes with foam blocks plus an upright for a quick and easy way to strap your kayaks down. You should be able to cut down the uprights to a different size if you like but you need to make sure they are all the exact same height. Malone doesn't have a set install/removal time but it shouldn't take too long if you leave...
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  • Dimensions of Crossbars for Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers
    The crossbars that come with the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493 measure 78" long. It looks like there was an update sent in between the time that those pages were made so it's possible that the bars used to be 65". As of July 2020 the bars are 78" and we'll get that other page updated to reflect this. Attached is a review video that you can check out.
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  • Available Types of Ladder Racks for Utility Trailers
    We do have racks that might be more suitable for your open utility trailer. The Thule TracRac SR Sliding Ladder racks are meant for stake pocket installation and the tracks need to be spaced apart no more than approximately 64-inches on centers. Just for example, Malone makes their TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493 that provides more height than the SR. The TopTier uses 53-inch uprights as compared to the 27-inch height of the SR. If you send a photo or two of your...
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  • How Tall is the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit
    I can't speak to whether or not this is going to fit in your garage or not without knowing at what height they're installed but I can tell you that the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs # MPG493 are 54" tall. Because this means you're adding 5-1/2 feet to the height of the trailer just with the TopTier, and the J-Pro 2 # MPG117MD adding 16-1/2" I really think this would be a tight squeeze to fit into a standard garage but you'll want to take some measurements to be sure.
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  • What Gauge Steel is Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit MPG493 Made From
    I checked with Malone and the uprights of the Malone Top Tier Load Bar Kit # MPG493 are 16 gauge and the load bars are 14 gauge.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier For a 14' Fishing Kayak On a 5' X 8' Carry On Utility Trailer
    I recommend using the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers # MPG493. This will allow you to mount the kayak on the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG107MD. This will place the kayak above your trailers rear gate giving you more clearance since the kayak will be able to hang behind the loading ramp. With this setup you should not need a hitch extender as the 8' bed of the trailer will position the kayak to stick 3' beyond the bed to the front and rear of the trailer. Your...
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  • Gauge of Steel Used in Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit # MPG493
    We checked with Malone and the uprights of the Malone Top Tier Load Bar Kit # MPG493 are 16 gauge and the load bars are 14 gauge. The uprights are right at 1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch.
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  • Will the Malone TopTier Utility Trailer Cross Bar System Fit 2 1/2" Round Bars
    I spoke to Malone and the Brackets/U-Bolts can accommodate up tp 3 3/4 tubing, whether round or square. The u-bolts that come with the # MPG493 should be the ones that are used as they will center themselves when tightened down.
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  • Malone Crossbar Kit For 6'x8' Utility Trailer
    The Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers part # MPG493 fits 4' wide and 5' wide trailer decks so it would not be compatible with your 6 foot wide utility trailer. The Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Standard Utility Trailer part # MPG475 will fit the 6'x8' utility trailer if it has an open frame with square rails.
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  • Recommendation to Install Crossbars on Utility Trailer for Kayak Carrier
    I may have a solution for you, however the Inno Truck Bed Cargo Rack # INRT101-79 referenced in your question is designed specifically for certain model truck beds, so it might not be the best fit for your utility trailer. For your trailer, I recommend looking at the Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit # MPG475. This system is designed for utility trailers like yours to allow you to transport kayaks with your existing carriers. It includes two 78 inch load bars, 4 brackets and the mounting...
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  • Recommended Crossbars for Standard 5x8 Utility Trailer to Carry 2 Kayaks
    The Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Standard Utility Trailer # MPG475 may work well on your utility trailer, but it is designed to attach to the frame and not the side rails, so you'd need to install through the floor mesh on your Tractor Supply 5x8 foot utility trailer. To have a crossbar system that attaches to the raised side frame, I recommend the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs # MPG493 which is high as you mentioned but can have the supports cut...
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  • Upright Load Bars that Could Attach to Utlity Trailer
    We have uprights that can attach to utility trailers like with the part # MPG493 which could be the base you could use for your kayak racks. The bars of this are compatible with standard kayak carriers like it sounds like you have as well.
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  • Recommended Crossbars for Open Wood Framed Trailer to Carry Kayaks
    The E-Track Wood Beam Socket for Standard 2" Lumber # 59149 will most likely work with metal tubes as crossbars as long as they are screwed into place in the same way as the wood is intended to be attached. You will need to determine the correct weight capacity for your custom application. Since you are looking to add kayaks to an open wood framed trailer, I recommend the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs # MPG493. This will give you the uprights and crossbars...
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  • Recommended Ladder Rack And Load Bar Crossbar Setup For Utility Trailers
    I have a solution for you, however, the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack for Tonneau Cover - 78" Crossbars # Y01151-5955 is designed to mounted to specific tonneau bed covers and will not work for a utility trailer. For your utility trailer I recommend looking into a few other crossbar and ladder rack options that are specifically made for utility trailers. If you want a ladder rack, then you could use Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28. This fits...
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