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Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs

Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs

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Lightweight trailer is perfect for hauling canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. 78" Crossbars offer plenty of space to carry cargo boxes and other accessories. Detachable tongue offers compact storage. 11' Long trailer hauls boats up to 17' long. Lowest Prices for the best trailers from Malone. Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs part number MAL83FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Malone Trailers - MAL83FR

  • Roof Rack on Wheels
  • 600 lbs
  • Malone
  • Detachable Tongue
  • Galvanized Steel
  • 6-1/2W x 11L Foot
  • Crossbar Style
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler

Lightweight trailer is perfect for hauling canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. 78" Crossbars offer plenty of space to carry cargo boxes and other accessories. Detachable tongue offers compact storage. 11' Long trailer hauls boats up to 17' long.


  • Lightweight trailer lets you haul canoes, kayaks, SUPS, or other gear
  • 78" Square crossbars accommodate most clamp-on accessories
    • Perfect for transporting watersport carriers, bike racks, and cargo carriers
  • Detachable tongue reduces the trailer's size so it can be stored in your garage
    • Stores vertically using rubber bumpers on the rear cross member
  • 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


  • Weight capacity: 600 lbs
  • Maximum boat length: 17'
  • Crossbar dimensions: 78" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
    • Crossbar spread: 36"- 49"
  • Trailer dimensions: 11' 3" long x 78" wide x 23-3/8" tall
    • Trailer tongue dimensions: 82-1/4" x 3" x 2"
  • Trailer weight: 206 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty

Coupler Specs:

  • Ball size: 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 1/2"
  • Height (from ground to bottom of coupler): 16"

Tire and Wheel Specs:

  • Wheel dimensions: 10" diameter x 8" wide
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Tire size: 8" x 10"
    • Section width: 8"
    • Outer diameter (when inflated): 20.5"
  • Tire capacity:
    • Load range: E
    • Ply rating: 4
  • Speed Rating: 70 mph

Lightweight and Versatile Trailer Hauls Different Types of Boats and Cargo

MPG535 In Use

This heavy-duty trailer with 78" crossbars has extensive space to mount accessories like watersport carriers, bike racks, a fishing rod carrier, or a cargo box (sold separately). Because of the trailer's low-profile design, the crossbars sit only 24" off the ground. The lower crossbars provide a safe height to load heavy kayaks and help avoid unnecessary overhead lifting.

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.

Compact, Vertical Storage

MPG595 detachable tongue

This LowMax trailer has a detachable tongue and rubber bumpers, allowing you to store the trailer vertically in your garage.

mpg595 pin removal

To detach the tongue, remove the metal pin and clips holding the tongue in place.

mpg595 tongue unpinned

Then, swing the tongue towards the side of the trailer until it rests on the frame. Finally, hook the safety chains around the trailer frame to secure the tongue in place.

mpg460xt rubber bumper

With a smaller footprint, you can stand the trailer upright, using the rubber bumpers attached to the rear cross member to support the trailer's weight.

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.

Plug-and-Play Trailer Wiring

CE48870 main harness to 4-way

The wiring for this trailer has a simple plug-and-play design, so it doesn't require any 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.

CE48870 4-way plug

Run the wires of the tail light harness along the sides of the trailer frame and plug the individual wires into the matching wires on the side marker lights and the tail lights. The wires are color-coded so that you can easily match them up - no circuit tester is required. Once all of the wires are plugged in, 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.

MPG595 Malone LowMax Trailer - Detachable Tongue - Galvanized Steel - 11' Long - 78" Crossbars - 600 lbs Capacity

Installation Details MAL83FR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs - MAL83FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Lightweight trailer is perfect for hauling canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. 78" Crossbars offer plenty of space to carry cargo boxes and other accessories. Detachable tongue offers compact storage. 11' Long trailer hauls boats up to 17' long.


So far, no issues with the trailer. Only complaint is that for an "American Made" trailer, much of its components are foreign. The bolts are from Taiwan, wheels are from China along with the leaf springs and lights. May want to consider a less expensive, quality built important option. Also, assembly instructions were vague, increasing assembly time.


I bought this trailer for my wife and I to carry our Kayaks. So much easier than trying to lift them on top of our SUV. Trailer goes together fairly easy. Directions can be very vague. I suggest watching the video etrailer provides.


Amazing to get an entire trailer by mail. All parts there, found a video more helpful than instuctions




Ask the Experts about this Malone Trailers

  • Length of Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer When Tongue is Detached
    I verified with Malone that the length (or height when it is stood up for storage) of the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer - Detachable Tongue # MAL83FR when the tongue is detached is 7 feet 4 inches. When the tongue is attached it measures 11 feet 3 inches, so it saves you just about 4 feet of space, which is going to make it much easier to store than other trailers. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer -...
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  • What is the Difference Between Crossbar Length and Spread
    I can see why this might be confusing. The crossbar length is the length of the actual crossbars and thus the usable space that you have to mount carriers on the bars. The crossbar spread is the distance the crossbars are apart on the trailer; this is important since some accessories require a maximum or minimum crossbar spread for the distance the mounts are apart or for weight distribution purposes. The Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs...
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  • Does the Malone XtraLight Trailer Come with VIN Stickers
    Yes. The Malone XtraLight # MAL83FR does come with a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, with VIN numbers and VIN stickers so that you'll be able to register the trailer where required by law.
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  • Kenda Tire Upgrade for Malone LowMax Trailer
    The Kenda 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10" White Wheel # AM3H350 is larger than the one that comes on the Malone LowMax Trailer # MAL83FR. You will get a speed rating M of 81mph over the 70mph rating. The 10" wheel and tire is 8.3" wide and 20.8" tall. This is 0.3" wider and 0.8" taller than the stock wheel and tire that is included on the trailer. You should not run into any clearance issues with the larger wheel and tire combination. For the Malone LowMax Trailer we would not...
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  • Recommended Tire Upgrade To Increase 70 MPH Speed Rating Of Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer
    I have another option for you, but we do not offer 10" diameter tires that will work on the 8" wide wheels found on the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL83FR you mentioned. Instead using two of the Kenda 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10" Galvanized Wheel # AM3H490 which has the same 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern but a speed rating of 87 MPH would be your best option. The # AM3H490 has a 5-Year warranty on the tire, and a 2-Year limited...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer To Transport 12 Fishing Kayak And Two Mountain Bikes
    I have a great option for you. I recommend the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer # MAL83FR which will accommodate kayaks or canoes up to 17' long, and the 78" crossbars will allow you enough space for your two mountain bikes and your 12' fishing kayak. I recommend two of the Malone Pilot TC ST Bike Rack for Trailers # MPG2100 which is designed for the larger crossbar spread found on trailers, and Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier # LR54FR for carrying your kayak. Your vehicle...
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  • Do Bearings Need to be Repacked Before Using Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer
    Thank you for your purchase of the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer # MAL83FR! And the good news is you do not have to repack the wheel bearings of this trailer before use, it is ready to go after you assemble it.
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  • How Easy is it to Detach Tongue of Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer part # MAL83FR
    To remove the detachable tongue of the Malone LowMax XtraLight trailer part # MAL83FR is really pretty simple as it's just the removal of two pins. The wiring that runs down the channel is long enough to fold the tongue back when not in use as well.
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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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  • Can I Load an 8-foot Long Dinghy onto the Malone MicroSport Trailer
    You could use something like the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer - 78" Crossbars - 800 lbs # MPG464-LB as long as the boat weighs under 800-lbs. I would recommend adding the Bunk Kit for Malone MegaSport Trailer to help keep the boat up off the crossbars and easily secure the boat with the load straps that are included with the bunk kit. You could also use the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks - 12" Wheels - 14' Boat - 800 lbs # CE48870, which even has a winch...
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  • Will the Yakima Big Catch Mount to the Cross Bars on the Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer
    The Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier # Y04091 will work great with the Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer # MAL83FR.
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  • Will 2 Kayaks and 2 Bikes Mount on Malone Trailer?
    The first issue we have is the bike racks for the cross bars have a maximum rating of 45lbs. You may be able to use the Swagman Enforcer Roof Bike Rack # S64704 if your weight drops below 45lbs with the front wheel removed. I believe that you will be able to fit both kayaks with the 2 bikes on the Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer # MAL83FR. You will need to center the bike mounts on the trailer and alternate the bikes front and rear to get them to mount as tightly together as possible....
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  • How to Determine Correct Ball Mount For Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer
    I can tell you exactly how to determine the ball mount with the correct rise or drop for your 2018 Toyota 4Runner so you can tow the Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer # MAL83FR. Since we know the measurement from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the LowMax is 16 inches, the only thing you need to do is measure the distance from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver. If the measurement to the top of your receiver is more than 16 inches, you will need a ball mount with drop;...
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  • What Hitch Do I Need to Tow the Yakima 78 Rack and Roll with My 2017 Volkswagen Passat?
    For a trailer hitch that is compatible with your 2017 Volkswagen Passat, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11234. With this receiver, you have a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds and a gross trailer tow capacity of 2,000 pounds. The Curt hitch has a ground clearance of about 12 inches. However, the specs for the Yakima 78 Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 state that in order to have optimum performance, the hitch ball should be installed 22 inches above the ground....
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  • Can I Use Yakima Kayak Carriers on the Square Bars of the Malone LowMax
    Yes. You'll be able to use all of your Yakima carriers on the Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL83FR, since they will fit on standard square crossbars like the ones on the LowMax.
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  • Malone Lowmax Trailer Crossbar Compatability
    Two Thule UpRide Roof Bike Rack # TH599000 will fit onto the the Malone LowMax Trailer's # MAL83FR 1-1/4 thick round bars with the crossbar dimensions of 36-49 inches. As far as the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X, it will attach on the LowMax Trailer's round bars as well. This setup will give you plenty of weight capacity you need in all of the components to transport your kayaks and e-bikes. One of the things you need to consider is the width of the two kayaks...
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  • Could Kayaks be Left Stored on Malone LowMax Trailer MAL83FR
    Yes if you wanted to keep your kayaks on the Malone LowMax Trailer part # MAL83FR during storage you certainly could. There's no reason that would be an issue.
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  • Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier Compatibility With Malone LowMax CrossBars Trailer
    Yes, the Malone LowMax Trailer # MAL83FR will allow for the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier MPG123 to be mounted on it. The Malone trailer uses 1-1/4" square crossbars which your Kayak carriers are designed to fit. Your Malone carrier is very similar is design and mounting hardware as the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs # TH834
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  • Best Combination of Malone Trailers for 2 Kayaks and 2 Bikes
    It looks like we're looking at the following three models: Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer - part # MAL53FR Malone LowMax XtraLight Trailer for 2 Fat Bikes and 2 Kayaks - part # MAL75FR Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Fat Bikes and 2 Kayaks - part # MPG461KB You are correct that the EcoLight does not have an option for two kayaks and two bikes. There's not enough space to accommodate that, so this one is out for your application. As for the MicroSport, this one does have everything...
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  • Lighterweight Roof Rack on Wheels Style Trailer
    We have lighter weight trailer similar to the Malone you referenced with the part # MAL83FR which is the Malone Xtralight trailer that weighs 206 lbs. This is still a steel trailer though as we don't offer an aluminum option.
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  • How to Transport a Canoe or Kayak with a 2021 Airstream Interstate Nineteen Motorhome
    If you're looking to transport a canoe or kayak with your 2021 Airstream Interstate Nineteen Motorhome, then you have two options. The first is to use a roof rack system. Unfortunately, your motorhome does not have a custom fit roof rack, so there are a few pieces needed in order to mount one to your roof. First, you need a track, part # THTP42. These will be what mount to the roof. Then, you need a fit kit. For this setup, I recommend part # THKIT3101 for the Thule Podium Feet. Next...
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  • Will the Lockrack XL Watersport Carrier Fit on the Square Crossbars on a Malone Kayak Trailer
    Yes. The Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier - Canoe, Kayak, or 3 SUPs - Side Loading - Universal Mount # LR54FR is designed to fit on a variety of different crossbar styles including round, square and aero style bars. A trailer like the Malone LowMax Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Detachable Tongue - 600 lbs # MAL83FR has square crossbars that are 1-1/4" x 1-1/4", which are fairly standard dimensions for square bars, so the Lockrack # LR54FR will fit without issues. I've linked...
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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...
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  • Correct Replacement Hub for Malone LowMax Trailer
    The correct replacement hub for the Malone LowMax Trailer part # MAL83FR is the Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles part # 34822545BX. This hub is pre-greased so it will be easy to install in a pinch on the side of the road if needed.
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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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  • Carrying a Spare Tire and Canoe with a 2010 Chevrolet Express Van
    While there aren't any front mount hitches for a 2010 Chevrolet Express Van, there are plenty of options for attaching a hitch to the rear of your Van. I recommend the etrailer Class IV, part # e98861. It has a 2" receiver with 1000 pounds of tongue weight and 10,000 pounds of towing weight capacity. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch. As for your spare tire carrier, I recommend the Curt Hitch Mounted Carrier, part # c31006. It fits a 2" receiver, so it will work with...
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