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Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs

Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs

Item # MAL43FR
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Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling 2 kayaks or canoes. V-style carriers with padding hold your boats securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long. Lowest Prices for the best trailers from Malone. Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs part number MAL43FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Malone Trailers - MAL43FR

  • Roof Rack on Wheels
  • Malone
  • 400 lbs
  • Extra Long Tongue
  • Galvanized Steel
  • 6-1/2W x 11L Foot
  • V-Style
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler

Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling 2 kayaks or canoes. V-style carriers with padding hold your boats securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.


Features:

  • Lightweight and versatile trailer is great for hauling 2 kayaks or canoes
  • V-style carriers cradle your boats' hull to provide secure transport
    • Soft padding prevents scratches and scuffs
  • Submersible LED tail lights and side markers are DOT-approved
  • Galvanized steel construction resists corrosion - great for fresh and saltwater environments
  • Trigger-latch-style coupler attaches to your vehicle's 2" hitch ball
    • Included safety chains act as an emergency measure if coupler disconnects
  • Leaf spring suspension absorbs road shock
  • Assembly required - includes hardware, brackets, and wiring with 4-flat plug
  • Licensing and registration paperwork included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Maximum boat length: 14'
  • Crossbar dimensions: 58" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
    • Crossbar spread: 38-1/2"
  • Trailer dimensions: 10' 9" long x 58" wide x 31" tall
    • Trailer tongue dimensions: 81-1/2" x 3" x 2"
  • Trailer weight: 145 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty


Coupler Specs:

  • Ball size: 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 1/2"
  • Height (from ground to bottom of coupler): 14"

Tire and Wheel Specs:

  • Wheel diameter: 8"
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Tire size: 4.80/4.00-8"
    • Section width: 4.7"
    • Outer diameter (when inflated): 16"
  • Tire capacity:
    • Load range: B
    • Ply rating: 4
  • Speed Rating: 70 mph


Lightweight Trailer is Perfect for Hauling Kayaks or Canoes

MPG585XV In Use

This lightweight and versatile trailer comes with V-style carriers so you can transport your favorite kayaks or canoes. The padded carriers cradle your boats hull and hold it securely in place. With a 6-3/4' long tongue, this trailer offers exceptional clearance during tight turns. The extended tongue also makes it easier to back up the trailer and prevent binding than trailers with shorter tongues.


MPG567 v-style cradle

Durable V-style kayak carriers with soft padding prevent scuffs, scratches, or damage to your boat during transport. The fixed arms stabilize your boat and prevent movement while traveling on uneven or rough terrain


Submersible LED Trailer Lights

MPG535 LED tail lights

The DOT-approved tail lights on this trailer are fully submersible, so you don't have to worry about damaging the lights when loading and unloading your boat in water. Each tail light has brake, running light, and turn signal functions, as well as side marker lights and reflectors. In addition, these LED lights last longer, burn brighter, and require less power than incandescent bulbs.


CE48870 main harness to 4-way

The wiring for this trailer has a simple design, so it requires very little cutting or splicing to install. As you assemble the trailer, route the main wiring harness through the trailer tongue and down towards the body of the trailer. Then plug the 4-wire end of the tail light harness into the main harness.


Run the wires of the tail light harness along the sides of the trailer frame and attach the individual wires into the matching wires on the side marker lights and the tail lights using wire connectors. The wires are color-coded so that you can easily match them up - no circuit tester is required. Once all of the wires are secure, use the included clips to secure the harness to the frame.


CE48870 4-way plug

When you're ready to connect the trailer to your vehicle, simply plug the trailer end of the main harness into the 4-way flat connector on your vehicle.


Leaf Spring Suspension

MPG535 leaf spring suspension

This trailer includes a leaf spring suspension system to limit road shock while you tow. A sturdy steel axle runs beneath the trailer frame. The 2 slipper springs that support the axle flex to absorb the rough motion that can occur when driving over bumpy terrain. Also, the axle, spring hangers, and tie plate are galvanized to resist rust and corrosion.


Quick and Easy Trailer Hookup

MPG535 trigger style coupler

Hooking this trailer to your vehicle is quick and easy. The trailer's coupler connects to a 2" hitch ball, and the included safety chains act as an emergency measure if the coupler accidentally disconnects from your hitch ball. A rubber coated lift handle is mounted to the coupler to provide a solid grip for lifting or maneuvering the trailer. Finally, the skid plate on the underside of the trailer tongue keeps the coupler from touching the ground.



MPG585XV Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for 2 Kayaks - V-Style - 400 lbs

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Customer Reviews

Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs - MAL43FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling 2 kayaks or canoes. V-style carriers with padding hold your boats securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.

- MAL43FR
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We received the trailer, it was easy to assemble after watching the video. The item was on back order and came directly from Malone. etrailer was more than helpful with guidance on when to expect delivery. Thanks for your help and great product!! Would recommend.



- MAL43FR
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- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


I’m very pleased with this trailer. The quality far exceeded my expectations. I will use it to transport my two 14 foot kayaks as I don’t feel like hoisting them to the roof of my car anymore. I am not mechanically inclined and was a bit intimidated when it arrived in three boxes. However the step by step instructions guided me through the assembly process and I put it all together over the course of a long afternoon.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


Great trailer, easy assembly. Good directions, bad pictures. Use the etrailer assembly video! Solid, well made piece of road hardware. One note: I bought this to use my Yakima JayLow racks on, specifically because it says it will work with them. It will not. Although the rack can clamp on the 1 1/2" square bar, it is not stable and they will fall right off. I replaced the square bar with a 1" ID galvanized steel pipe cut to the correct length and it works great. Yakima says that rack is not really designed to clamp on square tubing.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


'You get what you pay for'. The quality of the materials and fabrication made the assembling enjoyable without having to force pieces to 'make then fit'. Studying the instructions first, then going slow, made my trailer go together without issue. If I had it to do over again I would buy a Malone trailer without hesitation. Thank you for making such a quality product!



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


The trailer is outstanding. The customer service and sells staff are easy to contact and are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The only thing that needs improvement are the assembly instructions. The images are blurry and confusing (not a deal breaker). I highly recommend doing business with this company.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


Straight forward instructions, went together easily and pleased with the final product. Exactly what I expected to tow a kayak and mountain bike.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


We have used the trailer for a few weeks now and we are generally satisfied with it. The trailer can be loaded easily and moved by hand even with two kayaks on it. It seems to ride Ok when towing at normal road speeds. Reversing it takes some practice, probably because it has a narrower track than the utility trailers that I've towed in the past. Assembly was Ok, although I agree with a another reviewer that you need to be comfortable using a torque wrench and wire strippers. The instructions need to be updated and clarified. It took me a while to figure out how the wire clips worked. I wish the wiring was heavier gauge for overall robustness.



- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Trailers


Great trailer so far! Putting it together was easy with the video and instructions. Can't wait to get out and use it!



- MAL93FR
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- MAL53FR
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- MAL93FR
by: 02/26/2021

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- MAL53FR
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Ask the Experts about this Malone Trailers

  • Will The Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer Hold Two Native Titan Kayaks?
    The Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs # MAL43FR uses adjustable kayak cradles which can accommodate various widths. As long as your two kayaks can fit the 58" crossbar then you will be fine. If they are not going to fit next to each other on their back then you could look into adding J-Style Kayak Carrier for Malone XtraLight Trailers - 1 Kayak # MPG566. This replaces the V-style cradles and allows the kayak to rest on its side, thus saving space...
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  • How Many Kayak Carriers Does the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer Come With
    The Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer part # MAL43FR comes with eight half arm brackets, everything needed to carry two kayaks. The first photo shows the complete trailer and what it will look like assembled. In order to use this trailer with a 7-way trailer connector, you can use the 7-Way to 4-Flat Adapter part # 47345.
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  • How To Carry 2 Kayaks And 2-3 Bikes On A Malone Trailer
    You should be able to fit a single bike in the middle of the 2 kayak cradles on the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer # MAL43FR, but I do not see how you could mount 2 or 3 bikes onto it along with the 2 kayaks. Your best option is to go with Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer for 2 Fat Bikes and 2 Kayaks - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL75FR. This is already setup to safely hold 2 kayaks and 2 bikes. If you wanted to add a 3rd bike like you mentioned you might want to do, then you can adjust...
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  • Recommended Malone Kayak Trailer To Carry 2 Pelican Catch 100s and an SOT Kayak
    I have another option for you, but since the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs # MAL43FR you were looking at has 58" long crossbars it will likely not be able to fit 3 J-style kayak carriers and kayaks. To make sure you have enough room to carry your two Pelican Catch 100 Kayaks and the occasional SOT kayak I recommend the Malone LowMax Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL35FR which includes 78" Crossbars...
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  • Recommended Kayak Trailer W/ Swing Away Tongue For Feel Free Lure 11.5
    I have an option for you, but we do not currently sell a single kayak trailer with a swing away tongue. Instead I recommend the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs # MAL43FR which can carry two kayaks with the included V carriers, but one set can be removed and the other centered on the trailer for your Feel Free Lure 11.5, or offset so you can carry other cargo as well. This trailer has a fixed tongue but you can make it a swing away 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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  • How To Transport 2 Kayaks and 4 Bikes With Kayak Trailer
    The most cost effective way to carry your two Hobie Mirage kayaks and up to 4 bikes is to use the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer with V-Style Carriers for 2 Kayaks - 400 lbs # MAL43FR for the kayaks. This trailer only weighs 145lbs so it can be moved around by hand pretty easily. For the bikes I recommend using the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 which will allow you to tow your trailer plus carry a bike rack. If you do not already have a bike rack I recommend the Hollywood Racks...
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  • What Discreet Hitch Do You Recommend for My 2017 BMW X3?
    For a really discreet look of a trailer hitch on your 2017 BMW X3 that still allows for you to transport a trailer with 2 kayaks or a bike rack, I recommend the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH27VR. As the name implies, the Stealth hitch is the most invisible out of all of our brands. It will give your BMW X3 a stylish look along with your transport accessories. In addition, the Stealth hitch's installation involves a bolt-on process with no drilling required. If you are planning...
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