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Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount

Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount

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The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount part number MPG1001 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers - MPG1001

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Malone
  • Saddle-Style
  • Ladder Rack
  • Track Mount
  • No Load Assist
  • Rear Loading
  • Non-Locking

The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.


Features:

  • Saddle-style cradles let you carry 1 kayak hull side down on your truck bed ladder rack
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • 4 Adjustable, high-grip saddles provide maximum support for your kayak
    • Flexible pads grip your kayak and conform to the shape of the hull
  • 2 Fabric saddle covers help kayak slide into position while loading from the rear of vehicle
    • Secure around 2 rear saddles with hook and loop fasteners - protect hull from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your ladder rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your truck
  • Quick and easy installation in your ladder rack's top channels
  • Molded nylon saddles are durable and corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: Truck bed ladder racks with top channels
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 90 lbs
  • Overall dimensions: 9" tall x 5" wide x 5" long
  • Saddle pad dimensions: 8-3/4" long x 3-1/4" wide
  • Strap length: 11' long
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


MPG1001 Malone Saddle Up Pro Kayak Carrier for Truck Rack Aero Crossbars with T-Slots - Saddle Style - Tie-Downs

Installation Details MPG1001 Installation instructions


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Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount - MPG1001

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

The SaddleUp Pro lets you carry 1 kayak on your truck bed ladder rack. Fabric covers on rear saddles make loading from the back of the vehicle easy. High-grip saddles securely hold your kayak. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.

- MPG1001
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Excellent kayak carriers !! Strong and sturdy , they grab and hold extremely firm. You could easily get away with just strapping kayaks down at the crossbars and have absolutely no problems , esp. for short trips, although they supply and recommend the bow and stern tie downs also. The channel mount hardware fits the thule xsporter pro cross bars like a glove, and I imagine it would fit other crossbar T-track systems as well. Easily adjustable to fit different types of kayaks. Liked them so much that I ordered a second set after using them . A bit on the pricey side, but the "wow factor" of sheer functionality, performance and piece of mind that comes with using these makes it worth it. highly recommend these carriers. 845854



- MPG1001
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I have two of these on my ladder rack. Makes loading the Kayaks really easy! Because of this, we've gone kayaking more frequently! 826078



- MPG1001
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The kayak saddle works amazingly well with my set up. I would definitely purchase again or recommend to a friend. I use it often, and it works well even with our strong beach winds. 824547



- MPG1001
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Good Product, works well BUT...... Instead of a felt like product that both Yakima and Thule use on the rear saddles. This Malone has a "sleeve" you slip on over rear saddle that after less than one year is already showing signs of developing a hole in the sleeve from wear. Of Note: this product is removed in the winter so only used about 6 to 7 months so far. I could probably come up with another solution for the sleeves but having the felt attached so they slide on nice would be helpful and practical- the rubber front saddles would hold well. 803873


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Ask the Experts about this Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Ladder Rack Compatibility of Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier MPG1001
    Yes, the crossbars in a ladder rack like the Thule TracRac TracONE # TH27000XT do have T-slots for accessory carriers like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001. The SaddleUp's slot mount can be seen in the linked photo. These items will work fine together.
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  • Mounting the Malone Saddle-Up Pro Channel Mounts to Factory Crossbars
    I have a solution for you, but, you can't attach the Malone Saddle Up Pro Channel Mount, part # MPG1001 to roof racks that don't have a "C-Channel" in the middle of the top of their bar. Instead, you'll want the Clamp-on variant of the Saddle Up Pro, part # MPG110MD, which will use a universal clamp to go around the bar rather than into the bar. I've included a video review of this carrier so you can get more familiar with its features.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for Two Kayaks on 2019 Subaru Legacy
    While we do have a roof rack and kayak carrier that will work for both of your Perception Tribe 11.5 kayaks the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001 is only designed for a single kayak and also would not fit a Malone Versa roof rack. For a roof rack I highly recommend the Yakima CoreBar system because it offers a combination of superior functionality, durability and looks. This roof rack is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Legacy so long as it is the Sedan model and is made...
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  • How to Carry Two Kayaks with the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack
    The 65" long crossbar you are referring to wouldn't happen to be the ones on the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack part # TH37005XT would it? If so these crossbars are a bit larger (4" wide x 1-1/2" tall) than a standard aero crossbar which means the list of compatible kayak carriers will be diminished greatly. The issue is that the crossbars are too wide for most wraparound style kayak carriers and you will need to use one that mounts in the track like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed...
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  • Recommended Saddle Style Kayak Carrier for Adarac Aluminum Series Ladder Rack
    The Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier part # MPG1001 or Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier part # RR581 are what I recommend for a Adarac Aluminum Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack like part # A4001219. The Malone SaddleUp and Rhino-Rack Nautic both have channel mounts which will match the channels on the Adarac Aluminum Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack. The Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # TH896 dosn't have channels so would not mount to the Adarac...
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  • Kayak Carrier to Fit on Thule ProBar Roof Rack
    I do have a kayak carrier solution for you to use with the Thule ProBars but the clamps for the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04083-04082 won't fit. Instead we have the Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG1001 which mount in the tracks if you are really wanting the saddle style carrier. This is the only saddle style carrier that is compatible. I personally like the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX instead because it mounts in the T-Slots...
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  • Why Does Thule TracRac SR Ladder Rack for 2007 Toyota Tundra Require Removal of Deck Rail System
    That's a good question so I did some digging into the installation of the Deck Rail System in your 2007 Toyota Tundra and compared it to the installation of the Thule TracRac Ladder Rack. What I found was that the hardware keeping the Deck Rail System in place is going to be at the same spot under the stake pockets where a rubber expansion block needs to go to install the ladder rack. I cut out a diagram from the instructions of the TracRac which hopefully helps explain this. If you...
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  • Compatibility of Adarac Pro Aluminum with Weathertech Alloy Tri Fold on 2017 Chevy Colorado 6 Bed
    The WeatherTech AlloyCover Hard Tri-Fold Pickup Truck Bed Cover mounts inside the truck bed so you can use it with a ladder rack. That said, in order to be able to fold the panels on the tonneau cover back you will need to a ladder rack with vertical uprights. For this, we have the Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # A4000951 which is a confirmed fit for a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with 6' bed. The Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack will then allow you to...
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  • Comparing Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier MPG1001 and MPG110MD
    Correct, the only difference between the Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier part # MPG1001 and the Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier part # MPG110MD is hardware. The former comes with t-bolts to mount in a channel and the latter comes with wrap around style clamps.
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  • Is the Thule Compass Kayak Holder Compatible with the Thule TracRac?
    I have a solution for your Thule TracRac, but the Thule Compass # TH890000 will not fit on the 4" wide bars on the TracRac. To carry your kayaks with the TracRac I recommend the Thule Dock Glide # TH896 which provides an easy to install carrier that will allow you to load your kayaks from the rear of your vehicle. If you're carrying 2 kayaks, you are able to add a 2nd Dock Glide system to your TracRac system. If you wanted to utilize the T-slots on your TracRac bars, the Malone Saddle...
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  • How Much Clearance Does the Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier Require
    The Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # 59913 will require a minimum of 1-1/4" between the top of the roof and bottom of the crossbar. If you do not have this much clearance then you will want to use a track mounted kayak carrier like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001. Chances are if you have low profile crossbars then they more than likely have channels but if not please let me know the year, make, and model of your tow vehicle that way we can get...
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  • Recommended Ladder Rack and Kayak Carrier Compatible with 2000 Chevy Long Bed Truck
    For your 2000 Chevy Extended you can use the Rola Haul-Your-Might Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 400 lbs # 59742. This rack will give you 63 inch long aero bars that are compatible with roof rack accessories that either fit 4 inch wide bars or fit in the T-slots. The Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles for Roof-Rack Crossbars # Y04052 you asked from will not fit these crossbar widths, so for a similar style carrier that is compatible I recommend the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed...
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  • Saddle Style Kayak Carrier for MaxxTow Ladder Rack
    The Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak Carrier # RR570 will fit on almost all shapes of rack cross bars, including aero/elliptical shapes like the ones in the MaxxTow Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70423, but these specific bars (that measure 3-3/8 x 1-5/8) are just too big for the mounting hardware on the Nautic. But I do have an alternative. The Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001, which is similar to the Nautic, can install in the channel-mount slots in the tops of the MaxxTow...
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  • Best Way To Haul Kayaks With Thule TracRac Ladder Rack
    In order for the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading Item # Y04074 to fit, the crossbars you are securing them to must be no wider than 3-1/2" and no taller than 1-11/16". The Thule TracRac # TH27000XT rails are 4" wide and 1-1/2" tall so they will not fit the SweetRoll. Instead I recommend grabbing (4) of the Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks - 14" Long Item # MPG159. These will slide right over your bars, giving it a great mix of simplicity...
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  • Kayak Carriers and Paddleboard Carriers that Can Attach to Top Channels of Crossbars
    Thule has their Hullaport Aero part # TH849000 that fits directly to the top channels of the Thule Evo WingBar crossbars.
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  • Truck Rack for Kayaks on 2018 GMC 2500 6.6 Foot Bed
    The Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack for Tonneau Cover - 78" Crossbars # Y01151-5955 is not compatible with a folding tonneau cover. If you have a tonneau that utilizes rails that fit inside your bed and leave the side rails of your bed exposed, then you can use the Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 500 lbs # A46FR or a sliding rack like the Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack - 1,250 lbs # TH43002XT-781. If you use the TracRac...
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  • Recommended High Value Aero Roof Rack for 2017 Mazda 5 for Transporting Kayaks
    The roof rack that offers a great mix of quality and features along with excellent value for the dollar is Rhino-Rack's Vortex Aero system. We have one of these excellent roof racks for each of the two types of roof that can be found on the 2017 Mazda 5. These roof styles are either a bare roof with fixed mounting points or a roof with raised side rails that run front-to-back. If your Mazda 5 has the bare roof you'll want to order parts # RRVA118B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK285. If instead...
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  • Camper Shell Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2002 Chevy Silverado
    Best option would be the TracRac CapRac part # TH29200XT. This has more than enough capacity and would easily carry a 12 foot long camper. Going with a truck cab roof rack would be to a bit overkill and would honestly not work as easily as you'd think since the crossbar height would most likely be different. The Malone Kayak Carrier part # MPG1001 would then be a great solution as it is a kayak carrier that is designed to fit channels like what the CapRac has.
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  • Roof Rack Options for 2010 Nissan Murano with Bare Roof
    You are correct that the roof racks made for your 2010 Nissan Murano that has a bare roof do use door-jamb-clamp installation. This applies to square bar racks like the Rhino-Rack system made of parts # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK205. This also applies to the Inno square and aero rack options. All are shown on the linked page. These Aero bars will be quieter than any other shape and they allow use of two kinds of rack-mount accessories, ones that mounts around the bars, like a...
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  • Recommended Ladder Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2019 GMC 2500 Denali HD Crew Cab
    For your 2019 GMC 2500 Denali HD Crew Cab with OEM tonneau, you can use the Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 500 lbs # A24FR. This will let you fold the tonneau. The kayak carrier I recommend for the ladder rack is the Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs for Truck Racks - Saddle Style - Channel Mount # MPG1001.
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