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Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Side Loading

Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Side Loading

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Lightweight kayak carrier with load assist lets you quickly load and transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Ratcheting cradles help you raise kayak from waist level up to the roof. Tie-downs included. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Malone. Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Side Loading part number MPG114MD-351XL can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Malone
  • J-Style
  • Folding
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • Load Assist
  • Non-Locking

Lightweight kayak carrier with load assist lets you quickly load and transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Ratcheting cradles help you raise kayak from waist level up to the roof. Tie-downs included. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars.


Features:

  • J-style carrier with lift assist lets you easily load and carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on roof rack for additional gear
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • Side loading lift assist helps you load kayak onto the carrier from waist level
    • Ratcheting cradles keep boat from sliding down as you raise it vertically along tracks
    • Adjustable legs extend or retract to fit the height of your vehicle
  • 2 Folding cradles with upright arms stabilize your kayak during transport
    • Built-in boarding ramps help guide kayak onto the carrier while loading
    • Padded bases and arms cushion kayak and protect the hull from scuffs and scratches
  • Integrated load strap anchor points help secure kayak
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles - no tools required
    • Universal Jawz brackets secure carrier to crossbars with integrated hand knobs
    • Lift assist arms attach to the carrier's loading ramps
    • T-slot hardware kit available for aerobars (MPG6604 - sold separately) and truck racks (MPG8287 - sold separately)
  • Lightweight, aluminum frame resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Carrier dimensions:
    • Upright: 19-1/2" tall x 17" long x 6" wide
    • Folded: 20-1/2" long x 6" wide x 5" tall
  • Load assist dimensions:
    • Retracted: 58-3/4" long x 12" deep x 6" wide
    • Extended: 98-1/4" long x 12" deep x 6" wide
  • Strap length: 11' long
  • Carrier weight: 12.2 lbs
  • Load assist weight: 19 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


MPG114MD Malone Down Loader Kayak Rack - J-Style - Roof Mount - Universal Clamp On

MPG351XL Malone TelosXL Load Assist Module for J-Style Kayak Carrier

Item # MPG114MD-351XL

Installation Details MPG114MD-351XL Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions MPG114MD-351XL Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Side Loading - MPG114MD-351XL

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Lightweight kayak carrier with load assist lets you quickly load and transport 1 kayak on your roof rack. Ratcheting cradles help you raise kayak from waist level up to the roof. Tie-downs included. Clamp-on installation to most crossbars.

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Malone Telos-XL with J racks has opened a new chapter in our retirement. Loading and unloading kayaks was becoming more difficult with larger vehicles. We researched other products but were immediately impressed with the design, quality, and price. Ease of use is best feature. A great product! 861970



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These so far are excellent, I won't actually load my kayak until tomorrow, but so far so good. I found the poles fit better now that I know the bottom foot telescopes as well. 828292



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Malone Telos Load Assist is an amazing solution to lifting a kayak onto rooftop when one of you is Vertically challenged and the other has no upper body strength. Will be great for when we are 75 or 80 years old and still kayaking. We looked at Thule Hullavator and putting aside its big price, you simply cannot fit a second kayak in a standard cradle on most cars if you have a Thule Hullavator on the other side, the square crossbars you would need would extend way too far out. The Malone Telos is well made and ratcheting System is easy. I give the Telos 5 Stars however, Since I bought the Telos and the Malone Downloader as a package, I have to take off a star for the Malone Downloader because the knobs to tighten the rubber coated mount brackets to cars cross bars loosen with each trip and you have to check and tighten them regularly. I bought some longer malone bolts and added lock washers which helps some but you still need to inspect and tighten. Also, the rubber coating on the Malone attachment brackets cracks after tightening. etrailer’s Service by email and phone is outstanding though and I will certainly buy other products through etrailer again. 737726



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Videos are what sold me the first time, and what brought me back the second. Prices are in line with other retailers. Will do business again in the future 670025



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Second order from etrailer, first was for a hitch on the rav4 this one was for a kayak rack and lift assist. One reason for the initial and revisit are the videos. They are well thought out , provide enough info without being boring, and prices that are in line with any other retailer. I will do business with them again. 670024


Comments
Great, a few things I would change though I would have the loops the straps go through without an opening they tend to pop off halfway through the loading procedure. The lifts are a real life and back savior. Had several people ask where I got them. I do suggest giving them a bit of a wipe with paste wax they can bind a bit otherwise
Brian - 07/14/2020

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Mounted two malone downloaders on am aftermarket rack on my ram 3500. The cross bars are 3.5 inches wide but the rack hardware accomidates this no problem. I had to purchase longer bolts as the cross bars are thick amd the bolts that came with the racks were not long enough. Used the rack this weekend and theey are amazing. Loadinf amd unloading our 17ft seawards was a breeze and they were very secure during transport. Great rack great price great service!!!!! 436149



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I'm very pleased with the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier. Installation was a breeze, much quicker than I anticipated. Our tandem kayak (13.5' long), easily slid into place, fit well and secure in the carrier, and the tie-downs made securing the bow & stern a cinch - and there was plenty of room for our paddleboard! The best feature is the ability to fold the carriers down when not in use - so much better than having to take the rack off after each use. The only disappointment I have with the product is the "universal fit mounting blocks". They are designed to fit a Malone roof rack with the rectangular cut out for the roof rack but my factory roof rack has oval shaped bars. The carriers do mount but they lean to one side. Overall, I'm very pleased and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a kayak carrier! 517109



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The Malone AirFlow 2 Roof Rack is the most ridiculous bargain I've come across in a long while. I'd been preparing myself to spend $4-$500 on a Thule. A product I was familiar with and had used in the past with great success with Volkswagen's. After some simple research, Malone kept coming up as a affordable, comparable alternative . These days when you see something that is literally less than half of what your planning to spend, your first thought is "too good to be true" or "you get what you pay for". After calling and consulting with Stacey at etrailer.com I purchased the system and COULD NOT be HAPPIER !! It took me less than 20 minutes to have it completely installed on my 2013 Tucson. The construction of the racks and hardware is top quality. My main use of the system will be hauling kayaks and canoes which this will far exceed. Other than the fact that I saved about $300, etrailer prides itself on customer service and that I can, and will attest to their claim. I called and had a bunch of questions before ordering, Stacey was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and most of all courteous !! There is no doubt that etrailer.com has become my new source for any towing or recreational needs for my vehicle. 690018



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Installation instructions need improvement. They have black and white photographs. It would help if they were in color. Also, it would help if there were multiple views for each step, not just a single view. Some of the written instructions were vague and unclear. Two different length mounting bolts were provided but instructions did not specify which to use. I installed my DownLoader with the AirFlow 2 cross bars. Even the longer 70 mm bolts provided I feel are too short. I would prefer more thread engagement. While these do fit the AirFlow 2, it seems a little bit of an awkward match. The carrier brackets have a square notched cutout which appear designed for square bars instead. These worked for me, but I’m not in love with this system. 658848



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These Malone kayak carriers really do the job. Paired with the Malone Telos Load Assist, getting our sea kayaks onto the topper of our Toyota Tundra is easy for this 70 year old. No more major lifting causing aggravation for my back. Tying down each kayak is quick and easy. 636101



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Used the product for the first time last weekend. My kayak is heavy and wide. The straps that came with this are not long enough if you load via product instructions. Otherwise they worked great. Take note that when putting them on a truck, they get very high in the air to load your kayak easily if it has any weight - mine is 100lbs. You will need a load assist of some type or 2-3 people and some step ladders. Quality product! 514450



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These things are awesome 863559



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Malone DownLoader Kayak Carriers are a perfect design. Fold down locking mechanism when not in use is a great feature as well as adjustable upright angles for transporting kayaks. Easy to follow instructions along with sturdy tie downs. Highly recommended! 861961



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Great racks, Noah was so helpful with everything, he was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. ordering was so easy. 2 sets of racks will fit Xsmall crossovers Like my 2019 Hyundai Kona. You will not be disappointed with these racks or company. 860312



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After one year of use they still seem new. I took them off for winter though. Happy with my choice and would buy them again. Etrailer has an extensive selection and fast shipping. 828702



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The rack itself seems great, BUT neither 60mm or 70 mm mounting bolts work for the VA style 2500 series rack. I now have to go to lowes and buy AT LEAST 80mm if not longer so the T Knob can screw in tightly to Jaws adapter and that tightens to the cross bar. The T Knobs have about an inch before you get to the teeth and connect in order to tighten. The thick Jaws are almost too think and takes up room for screw length. The pictures I took you can tell it wont work on a series 2500 VA. I set the T Knob at the least I could before they fell off the screw. I'm surprised no one has complained until now. The other picture shows the parts with the 1 inch space inside the one T Knob 828228



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Not just is the product awesome the service and speed in which I got the item was amazing as well. This is now my goto spot for trailer and towing needs. 812217



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Order was received quickly and in good shape. Pleasure to do business with. 5 Stars 773944



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Once again, etrailer did a great job getting their products into my hands. Delivery was on time and the correct products showed up. I like doing business with this place. 764159



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We are very glad we purchased Malone downloaders . It makes it so easy to load our kayaks on our Subaru Forester. After the kayaks are taken offt you just fold down each rack and drive in garage 676818



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received product in timely manner, all materials were in package. took only 10 minutes to install, is very sturdy and seems very well built, glad we purchased this product to haul our kayak. 670752



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I used these on Toyota Sienna with the Malone aero cross bars. Like others have said, you will need longer bolts than provided to mount on the aero bars. I also used ratchet tie straps since I didn’t feel confident with the tie downs provided. (I had a 100+ mile trip coming up.) Overall great quality, price, and service from etrailer. The short bolts are the only thing stopping it from a 5 star rating. 667508



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easy to install. holds well! 644639


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