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Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

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Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading part number MAL98FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Oval Bars
  • J-Style
  • Malone
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist


The FoldAway-J is exclusively designed to safely carry a single recreational or touring kayak on its side. These carriers feature quick-release fold-down frames for low clearance and improved gas mileage when not in use. Built with corrosion resistant coated steel, over-sized padding, heavy duty molded parts and a unique mounting design.


This universal mounting system fits a large cross section of aftermarket load bars (round, square and oval) as well as most factory systems. The dual mount locations ensure the carriers are firmly in place and eliminate side to side movement. Also includes mounting bolts to achieve the best rack installation. Comes with cam-style load straps and safety tie-downs. Product workmanship and material performance is guaranteed with a lifetime limited warranty.


Features:

  • Quick release fold-down frames for low clearance
  • Universal mounting adapters fit most load bar designs
  • Mounting bolts for improved bar fit
  • Includes 12' load straps and tie-downs for a single kayak

Specs:

  • Load capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Folded: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
    • Deployed: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 14"
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

MPG132 Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Item # MAL98FR

Installation Details MAL98FR Installation instructions



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Customer Reviews

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading - MAL98FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)


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I purchased this to transport kayaks. I used them for the first time, and all went well. Since all kayaks are built differently, you will need to tweek how you load your equipment. I will have to continue to work on this. But as I said everything went well and everything returned safely. The purchase process and delivery went well as always with etrailer. Great company to work with.




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Good quality, very easy to install. just got it yesterday, so haven't tried the kayak on it yet,but do not expect any problems. I would order from trailer again!




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Kayak season won't start here until early June since all the lakes are frozen, so I won't know how the racks work until then. Thank you for your prompt shipping.


Comments
The carrier was easy enough to install. As my wife and I are in our 70s, even with a 2 step ladder it was difficult to get the kayaks onto the crossover SUV top. Even with both of us holding up the kayak we had trouble with the straps falling out of place while we were attempting to hold the kayak in place.
Roger - 01/15/2022


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Omg what great service! Customer service person I talked with was excellent and shipping was really fast.




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Just put them together and am ready to go. They are great quality at a great price




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Very nice, haven’t used it yet but I’m sure it will exceed my expectations!




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Very good quality materials for the price point. No tool
Assembly and installation is a bonus. I’ve used them for two weeks now, hailing in both two kayak and single kayak configurations. The lever that you pull
Up/down on is going to break. Period. If you have the rotating level too tight you can’t switch it up or down and if you have it too loose, it will come unscrewed and then you have a hard time longing up that no internal thread to get it back on. Also, it’s a pain to have to move the entire system to reconfigure needs. Would be nice if it had a slide and lock back in option once on the cross bars. Pulling off 16 wing nuts isn’t ideal. The video was great, appreciated that. Do wish they had shown how to tie down when using two kayaks because once you have one on the system when you place the second on the opposite side, you no longer have access to that center rack. Shipping speed was excellent. The quality of the cam straps is impressive. I have a hand injury and so getting the bolts secured was difficult. The fact that they come with two different lengths to accommodate different rack heights was really nice. Make sure you have your cross bars 24” apart as the instructions say.


Comments
In this video you can see two kayaks up on a Prius and it gives you a good idea how to attach everything:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/20/2022


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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


This carrier has worked out really well! I paired it with the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Square Crossbars, and the carrier attached to it perfectly. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic and this carrier has been able to transport two kayaks with no problems. Highly recommend, especially considering the price.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


This product is perfect for carrying one or two kayaks. It's pretty easy to load and secure as well. I also bought the Malone tire step up which is fantastic when securing my kayaks.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


The rack is easy to install and use. My husband likes the multiple options for how to mount his kayak. And he intends to get a second kayak, so that's why we wanted a rack that can hold two. Some of the reviews suggested that the hardware could break, so I cautioned my husband not to over-tighten anything, and we've had no trouble with that.


Comments
After a year, we are still using the kayak rack and still happy with it.
Kimberly - 10/05/2022


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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


The carrier itself is a decent design, but the foam padding is already coming off/shredding. I use this in the large kayak/canoe configuration for my SOT. Nylon fabric covers on the padding would help prevent this. I’m also seeing rusting on the screws and plates that go under the roof rails.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Have used on 4 outings. Worked, would have appreciated the option of a round clamp method. My lumber rack has round cross bars and am always re tightening the clamps. Otherwise two Hoo Doo kayaks fit well in the rack.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


The rack works great and was exactly what I was expecting. Fast shipping from Etrailer and great service as always.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Love these, had them on my car for a few weeks now and it works great for my paddle boards. I haven't used it for my kayaks yet but I'm sure it will be no problem. Super easy to install and fit snuggly on my outback.




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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Installed easily and works well.



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  • Measurement Between Mounting Holes of Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier
    I reached out to the manufacturer, Malone, and was able to get the measurement you were looking for on the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs # MAL98FR. According to Malone, the distance between the mounting holes on the photo you sent is 2-3/4 inches center to center. Another thing you'll want to keep in mind is that the FoldAway-J is designed to fit crossbars that are up to 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well...
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    Yes, you should be able to carry 3 kayaks on the roof of your 2012 Kia Sorento, provided you do not exceed the weight limit of the roof. The Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading, part # MAL98FR, and the Malone FoldAway-5 Kayak, SUP, and Canoe Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading, part # MAL38FR, both have a 19-1/2" footprint. This will leave you with 15" of usable space on your roof. I have included product description links,...
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  • Can I Fit 2 Sets of Malone FoldAway 5 Kayak Carriers on My 58-Inch Crossbars?
    Yes. Since the Malone FoldAway 5 # MAL38FR takes up only 19-1/2 inches of crossbars space when deployed or folded, you will be able to use 2 of these carriers on your 58-inch Malone AirFlow 2 # MPG216 crossbars. However, since you are only looking to transport 3 kayaks, I recommend using a single FoldAway 5 # MAL38FR with the FoldAway # MAL98FR. This will ultimately save crossbar space and is the more economical setup.
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  • Does The Malone FoldAway J Kayak Carrier Fit Inno Aero Crossbars?
    The Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR will fit onto the Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB130-2 just fine. The Malone carrier fits crossbars up to 3-1/2" wide and up to 1-1/2" tall; since the Inno bars measure 3-1/8" tall and 1-1/8" wide, you will not have an issue with this setup. I attached a demonstration video for you.
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  • Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer MPG464-LB Ability To Carry Curvy Kayak On Their Side
    The fenders on the Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MPG464-LB are going to sit almost flush with crossbars. Do remember that the height of the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR will give you over the top of the crossbars and the fact that the rear crossbar is so close to the fender will reduce the chance of your kayak hitting the fenders. The crossbar spread is also adjustable from 44" to 63" allowing you to be more on the center of the kayak so it will not sit as low on the trailer.
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  • Can a Malone J-Style Carrier Mount Past the Feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 # MPG215?
    If you are trying to mount the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR or the Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier # MPG117MD past the feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 - 50" # MPG215, you will need at least about 4 inches of crossbar space after the feet in order to accommodate the bottom bracket of the carriers. Since the FoltAway and the J-Pro2 attach using those tightening brackets, they need access under the crossbars. The AirFlow 2 feet will interfere with those attachments if there is not...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommended for Old Town Heron Kayaks on Yakima Y08107 Rack and Roll Trailer
    For a fairly economical way to transport your three kayaks on the # Y08107 Rack and Roll trailer, I'd recommend going with the Malone FoldAway # MAL38FR for two kayaks and the # MAL98FR for the third. I looked up your kayaks, and found that Old Town lists the weight of the solo as being about 40 lbs with a length of 9-1/2 feet and the tandems as being 60 lbs each with a length of 13-1/2 feet. The kayaks sizes and weights would be compatible with both the Rack and Roll trailer and the...
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  • Can I Use J-Style Carriers in Conjunction with the Rhino-Rack # RTL002 on My 2016 Subaru Outback?
    Technically, this setup might work. However, there are some caveats. Firstly, the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style # MAL98FR is not confirmed to be large enough to clamp around the crossbars of the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches # RTL002. For this reason, I recommend using one of the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding # S512-S512X instead. This j-style carrier is confirmed to fit larger crossbars...
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