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  • Are Roller Bunks or Keel Rollers Needed on the CE Smith Boat Trailer Part # CE48810
  • The CE Smith Boat Trailer part # CE48810 comes with guide ons which help to center your boat during loading and to hold the boat during transport so I don't really recommend adding anything additional in regards to this aspect because of the size of the boat. However, if you will be launching your boat at night or in the early mornings I recommend using the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights part # CE27740 which will provide visual targets. What I do recommend using is a two...
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  • What is the Best Way to Tow a 2012 Fiat 500 Behind a Motorhome
  • According to the owner's manual for a 2012 Fiat 500 with a manual transmission (excluding 500c and 500 Abarth), the vehicle can be flat towed with all four wheels down and dolly towed with either the front two or rear two wheels off of the ground. In regards to which is better between flat-tow and dolly tow, they both have their benefits. If you have a leased vehicle or don't want to make any modifications as you plan to exchange it, dolly tow would be your best option but if you plan to...
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  • Is Malone XtraLight Trailer Easy to Assemble, Good on Highway, Easy to Move, Comparable to Yakima
  • Most of the assembly of the Malone roof rack on wheels # MPG525G is just turning wrenches which is to say simple and straight forward. The instructions are some of the best I have seen with easy to understand explanations and color pictures. I have included a link to them for you. I have no doubt that you would be able to assemble the trailer without any problems. Small trailers like this are fine on the highway when loaded. What can make a trailer, any trailer, bounce or sway is the...
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  • Trailer Recommendation to Carry 3 Heavy Kayaks
  • I looked up the kayaks that you have and estimated that at the most the kayaks together could weigh as much as 328 pounds. This is within the capacity of many trailers we have including the Malone MicroSport # MPG460G. The capacity does not include the weight of the trailer itself since the trailer is supporting itself at the wheels. But the crossbars on the MicroSport are only 65 inches long which seems like a lot but when you start to load kayaks on it you will soon realize that it...
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  • Solution for Transporting a 14 Foot Kayak, Two Bikes, and a Vespa Behind Winnebago
  • The best option we have available to transport your mentioned cargo is the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129. This is a lightweight aluminum trailer with enormous versatility due to its two storage levels, heavy-duty crossbars, and built-in tie down points. You could secure your 14 foot kayak on the bottom level and your two bikes on the top level using a couple of the excellent Yakima FrontLoader Carriers # Y02103. With these items loaded you would still have room for additional...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2017 Chevrolet Volt
  • It sounds like you're trying to carry four bikes on a 2017 Chevrolet Volt. I have a solution for you, but the Volt is limited to only 2 bikes on a hitch mount carrier and we do not have any fits for roof racks to carry bikes. The only option we have to carry all 4 bikes is to install a hitch receiver on the Volt and tow the Yakima Rack and Roll # Y08106 behind it carrying the bikes. The Rack and Roll is basically Yakima roof rack on wheels so it can be used to carry a variety of things...
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  • Can a 2014 Kia Sorento GDI be Towed with a Tow Dolly
  • I took a look at the online version of your owner's manual and it looks like you can use a tow dolly for your 2014 Kia Sorento GDI as long as it is 2WD. If you have a 4WD then it needs to be towed with all 4 wheels off of the ground. I do recommend checking with your owner's manual or your nearest Kia dealer to confirm this. For tow dolly applications we have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1 and # RM-2000-1. The major differences between these 2 options is that the former has a weight...
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  • How To Secure A Kayak On the Lower Level Of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • I spoke with Yakima and they informed me that the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # Y04091 will fit on the lower level of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer part # Y08129 and will then allow you to secure your Hobie Tandem Mirage Kayak. The BigCatch has a 150 lb weight capacity and works with very larger crossbars so you will not have any issues. I will however say that most customers just use ratchet straps and pads to secure a kayak to the crossbars on the lower...
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  • Small Trailer to Carry 2 Kayaks and 2 Bikes with a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • There is a version of the Malone trailers that comes with 2 kayaks and 2 bikes. It is # MPG461KB and it is the ideal solution for you. The other option is to carry the bikes in the bed of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and keep the kayaks on the roof. You may have already seen these but a great solution is to carry the bikes in the bed of your 2017 Honda Ridgeline and keep the kayaks on the roof by using a tailgate pad such as # Y07410. These pads actually work quite well. I was pleasantly...
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  • How to Install the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons on a Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • I have two options that will allow you to install the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons for Boat Trailers part # CE27620 on your Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G. The first option would be to install the guide posts in front of the wheels just before the a-frame of the trailer comes together. You can see this location in the attached photo. The other option I have for you would be to relocate the taillights. Once the taillights are removed (2 bolts), you can then install the guide...
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  • How to Dinghy Tow a 2017 Nissan Versa
  • According to page 10-17 in the online version of the owner's manual for your 2017 Nissan Versa, if the vehicle has a manual transmission then it can be flat-towed with four wheels down but if it has an automatic or continuous variable transmission (CVT), it must be towed using a tow dolly under the drive wheels. If you have the automatic or CVT transmission then I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1. This dolly has self-steering wheels to improve maneuvering and electric...
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  • Tow Dolly and Scooter Carrier for 2014 Chevy Volt and Vespa Scooter
  • I took a look at the owner's manual of a 2014 Chevy Volt and it is able to be towed via dolly so what I highly recommend for a dolly is the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes - Tilt Bed Frame # DM9713046 or Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes - Foldable # DM9713045 because of how much easier they are to use than other dollies. The Kar Kaddy 3 tilts down and the Kar Kaddy SS has a ramp so you can simply drive up the dolly and secure your car on it. These dollies also have a...
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  • What Makes the Yakima Rack and Roll Different From the Malone MicroSport Trailers
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 is designed primarily for lighter loads such as watersport accessories and cargo. These lighter loads require a more sophisticated suspension i.e. coilovers in order to ride smoothly. If you just need to carry more weight and don't mind a rougher ride then you can go with the Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G which has an 800 lbs weight capacity and utilizes a less sophisticated leaf spring suspension system that can carry more yes but...
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  • Can 2012 Mini Cooper Be Towed With Roadmaster Tow Dolly
  • I checked the owner's manual for towing your 2012 Mini Cooper with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly, Item # RM-2050-1, should be fine. The details were somewhat vague in the owner's manual so check yours for particular instructions because each Cooper model has slightly different features and instructions. This tow dolly includes electric brakes so you will need a brake controller. If you do not have a electric brake controller, I recommend the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Brake Controller, Item...
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  • What is the Coupler Height of the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT
  • I spoke with my contact at Malone who said that the coupler height of the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT is 15". When we installed the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76138 on a 2017 Mazda CX-5 the coupler height (from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver) measured 13". If this is the case with your 2018 model then that means you will need a ball mount with a 2" rise. The Curt Fusion Ball Mount # C45155 is a great option as it has a 2-1/4" rise (the...
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  • Which Bearing Buddy Fits the Detail K2 Mighty Multi A-Frame Utility Trailer # K2MMT5X7
  • I had the Detail K2 Mighty Multi A-Frame Utility Trailer # K2MMT5X7 pulled from our warehouse and used the Digital Caliper # 301-17068 to find that the hub bore measured 2.041". Although it is slightly larger than the hub bore, I was able to find that the Bearing Buddy that fits a 2.047" hub bore will fit perfectly on the trailer. This size Bearing Buddy comes in Chrome Plated # BB2047 or Stainless Steel # BB2047SS. I have attached some review videos of the Bearing Buddy options for...
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  • Best Malone Trailer To Tow Heavy Kayaks
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG461GS has a capacity of 150 lbs per kayak or boat cradle and the kayak or boat cannot be longer than 20 ft long. The Malone Crossbars part # MPG4001 are 78" crossbars for Malone MicroSport trailers that originally came with shorter crossbars. The Malone MicroSport part # MPG461GS already comes with the 78" bars. For heavier kayaks I recommend Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G without the boat cradles and use Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier with...
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  • Recommended Theft Deterring Kayak Saddles and Straps for the Malone Microsport XT trailer
  • The Malone MicroSportXT Trailer - Aluminum Wheels - Retractable Tongue - 13' Long - 375 lbs # MPG460XT is a great option for the storage reasons you stated. The Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Side Loading - Clamp On # RR570 will work well on those crossbars and do have the theft deterring security tool and hardware you stated than many alternative options do not offer. I think these will be a great fit for you. If you want additional security with the kayaks loaded...
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  • Tire and Axle Differences Between The Yakima Rack and Roll and Easy Rider Trailers
  • I checked with Yakima who confirmed the tires on the Easy Rider Trailer # Y08129 are tubeless and do not require inner tubes like the Rack and Roll # Y08107. Both the Rack and Roll and Easy Rider trailer axles should be greased before installation as part of maintenance but have sealed bearings so would not be a fit for the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980A. A third option worth considering is the Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G that also has tubeless tires like the...
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  • Does Malone XtraLight LowBed Trailer Come with Paperwork to Register
  • Yes, the Malone XtraLight LowBed Traile # MPG527-LB that you referenced does come with all needed paperwork to register in any state including New Jersey.
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  • Bunk Boards Needed to Carry Kayaks on Boat Trailer
  • You can actually purchase the carpeted bunk boards and the brackets that hold them, like what is on the CE Boat Trailer # CE48810, separately. This way you can add more to your trailer if you have the room for it. The Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10000G-4 can be installed on your boat trailer using the CE Smith U-Bolts # CE15283GA-4. These U-Bolts are 3-13/16" long, 3-1/16" wide, and have a 1/2" diameter. For bunk boards we have a couple of different length options for...
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  • How To Tell If the Steering Stabilizer Shock Is Bad On a Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly
  • If the steering stabilizer shock on your Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM9713045 has gone bad then the wheels on the tow dolly may shimmy a bit while driving down the road or you will see oil around where the shock mounts as this would point to signs of the seal being blown. The other option is just to remove the shock and make sure it rebounds correctly. If you do need to replace this then we have the Replacement Steering Stabilizer Shock for Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dolly part # DM01729-30....
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  • SMI DUO Supplemental Braking Kit Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The supplemental braking system you'd want to install on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the SMI DUO part # SM99251. Our installers prefer this kit over the other options we offer because of how easy it is to install and how well it works. It works great with motorhomes like yours that do not have air brakes too. I attached an install video that covers installing this kit on a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for you to check out as well. It covers the portion that goes in the motorhome...
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  • Recommended Upgrades to CE Smith Boat Trailer Model 48810
  • Upgrading the carpeted bunks on your CE Smith Boat Trailer to roller bunks like the CE Smith # CE27710 is a great way to upgrade the trailer. These will allow for much easier loading and launching of your boat and reduce the stress put on your hand winch during operation. These are 5 foot long bunks that will work perfectly to replace the 5 foot bunk boards on the trailer. You can use the Bunk Brackets # CE10003G-4 to mount them to the trailer. It looks like the trailer is equipped with...
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  • How to Install the Fulton Fold-Away Hinge on a Malone Xtralight Trailer
  • Yes, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 could be installed on the tongue of the Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG525G in place of the union plate that joins the two pieces of the tongue together which is pictured below. I spoke with Malone and they said this was perfectly fine and would avoid cutting into the frame.
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  • How to Secure Kayak to Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG525G When Using a Hobie Style Carrier
  • The best way to secure your kayak to your Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG525G when utilizing the Hobie Style Carriers and Hardware # MPG5576-6 is to use a ratchet strap that has loops on both ends (see attached picture). We do have some available on our site like the Malone # 297-7RSBB for one, # 297-9RSDB for two, or # 297-7RSBB-M for four. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Best Trailer and Attachments To Carry Two Kayaks and Two SUPs
  • Yes, you can use a Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G to transfer two kayaks and two SUP's. In order to attach the kayaks, the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # MPG116MD (one set for each kayak) would be an excellent option. In order to attach the SUP's, I recommend the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier part # INA446 but you could get away with stacking them one on top of the other with the Malone SUP30 Surfboard and SUP Pads part # MPG312. I have attached a photo of...
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  • Potential Causes for Uneven Tire Wear on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Y08107
  • Uneven tire wear on a trailer, whether the Yakima Rack and Roll # Y08107 or an RV camper trailer, can occur for several reasons. The nature of the wear helps point to the cause. For instance, if a trailer is overloaded beyond its weight capacity there will often be excess tire wear on the inside edges of the treads. This happens from the load on the trailer pushing down on the axle/spindles which exposes the inside edges of the tires to more road contact. If only one tire shows the...
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  • Does the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer MPG460XT Comes With Heavy Duty Crossbars
  • Yes, if you order the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer part # MPG460XT from us, it will come with the new galvanized heavy duty crossbars but I cannot guarantee others will not have old stock. The photo has not yet been updated to show the bar change but rest assured you will receive these new bars with your purchase of the trailer. In regards to the retractable tongue, if you choose to omit this you can absolutely install the Tongue Mounted Crossbar part # MPG4002 in its place. I confirmed...
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  • Replacement Left Side Fender For Kar Kaddy SS
  • Yes, the replacement left side fender assembly that you need for the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes part # DM9713045 with Replacement Fender Assembly for Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM5982. It is will still have the LED brake, tail and turn signals for your Kar Kaddy SS.
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  • Malone MicroSport Kayak Carrier Trailer for Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Kayaks
  • For wider kayaks like your Vibe Sea Ghost 130 j-style kayak carriers are the way to go like with the Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG461G2 instead. The boats will be much easier to load and will fit much better. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Spare Tire and Tire Mount for Detail K2 Mighty Multi A-Frame Utility Trailer
  • You can get a tire and wheel combo to use as a spare for the Detail K2 Mighty Multi A-Frame Utility Trailer - 7-1/2' Long - 1,640 lbs Item # K2MMT5X7. The trailer uses 5.30-12 load range C tires and a wheel with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. So for a spare you can use # AM30850, # AM30820, or # TTWAS53012WS45HP. To mount the spare I recommend attaching Fulton Hi-Mount Spare Tire Carrier - Fits 4- and 5-Lug Wheels Item # FSTC1000301 to the frame at the front of the trailer.
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  • Should 2005 Mini Cooper with Manual Transmission be in Gear or Neutral for Towing Behind Motorhome
  • According to page 137 of the owner's manual it looks like you can only use a tow dolly to tow your 2005 Mini Cooper if it has an automatic transmission. Since you have a manual transmission you need to flat tow it otherwise you will damage the transmission. The manual doesn't say anything about what gear to put your vehicle in but I would imagine it is neutral. You will want to confirm this with your local Mini dealer. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit,...
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  • Diagram for How Malone MegaSport 3 Tier Trailer Assembles
  • Only the top two crossbars of the Malone MegaSport 3 Tier Outfitter Trailer # MPG550-O that you referenced actually have holes in them. I attached a diagram that shows how it all bolts together.
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  • Will the Malone Retractable Tongue Kit Fit A CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer
  • The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer part # CE48870 and the Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G which is what the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG494 is designed for both have a 2" x 3" trailer tongue so the Retractable Tongue Kit should in theory work as well but we have not tested this. The other option you have is a fold-away tongue kit, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 which we do know will work.
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  • 2017 Ford Explorer Towing Options Tow Dolly vs Flat Towing
  • The Demco Kar Kaddy # DM9713045 has a maximum tread width for the vehicles it will carry of 76" wide; this is fairly common, and is the case with most of our tow dollies.Your 2017 Explorer is 78.9" wide and it is also close to the weight limit- possibly over, depending on what trim package you have on it. Your best bet if you can't use the Kar Kaddy, if you have an RV with a hitch on the back of it, is to flat tow the 2017 Ford Explorer behind that. According to the owner's manual,...
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  • CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Trailer with Bunks # CE48870 Overall Width
  • The overall width of the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Trailer with Bunks # CE48870 is 54 inches wide.
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  • Can I Flat Tow A 2018 Equinox AWD?
  • According to my research if your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 2.0L 9-Speed Automatic 6T50 is a 2018 you can only tow your Equinox on a trailer. I recommend checking your owners manual to confirm. If your owners manual confirms that the Equinox is able to be flat towed, I have the following recommendations to get your towing started. You will need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1689 along with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365. This comes with the safety chains needed. For your tow...
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  • Can 2005 Mini Cooper with Automatic Transmission be Towed on Tow Dolly
  • Yes, I did some checking and the 2005 Mini Coopers with automatic transmissions can be towed on tow dollies like the Roadmaster part # RM-2050-1 that you referenced. This is actually the only way it's recommended to tow them aside from on a trailer. To use the brakes of this kit you'll need to add a 7-way to it with the # ET7WK.
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  • Correct Ball Mount Recommendation to Tow Malone XtraLight Trailer with PT Cruiser and Curt Hitch
  • You asked a great question about picking out the correct rise/drop ball mount for towing the Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG525G. Basically you want to go with the ball mount that has the correct rise/drop to allow the trailer to sit as level as possible. So when the Curt hitch part # C11132 is installed on your 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser it's going to have a distance of 11-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground and the Malone trailer has a distance of 15 inches...
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  • Malone Kayak Trailer to Carry Two 12 Foot Long Hobie Kayaks
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer that includes the SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier, part # MPG461SU, is only designed to carry 1 kayak. Instead, I recommend using the MicroSport, part # MPG460G, which is the same trailer without the SaddleUp Pro, and adding 2 of the J-Pro, part # MPG116MD, to carry the kayaks. I've attached videos of both of them. If you need any equipment for your vehicle to be able to tow a trailer let me know the year, make, and model and I can make some recommendations...
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  • Replacement Tires for Malone XtraLight Trailer MPG525G to Provide Higher Speed Rating
  • The Malone XtraLight Galvanized Steel Trailer # MPG525G does have a speed rating of 65-mph. This speed limit is a function of the specific tires supplied which are size 4.80/4.00-8. We offer wheels/tires in the same size and bolt pattern that have higher speed ratings, such as the Taskmaster # AS4808B45WS which has a speed rating of 81-mph. A pair of these to replace the standard wheels/tires supplied on the trailer will let you travel at faster highway speeds.
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  • What is Speed Rating for CE Smith Multi Sport Boat/Kayak Trailer CE48870 and Can it Be Increased
  • The speed rating of the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870 is 65 mph due to the tires that are on it. If you needed to go faster than that you can swap the tires out to the part # TT48012C which is the same size but rated for 81 mph instead. I attached review videos for the trailer and the tire for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Carpeted Bunks on Malone XtraLight LowBed Trailer be Adjusted
  • The Malone XtraLight LowBed Trailer # MPG527-LB that you referenced uses swivel brackets to attach the included carpeted bunks so during installation you can absolutely adjust them to match the flat hull shape on your Hobie Pro Angler 14. I have attached an image from the assembly instructions that shows the bracket up close. This particular trailer will work great to transport your Hobie Pro and I do recommend it over the crossbar style trailer as it's just going to provide a more secure...
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  • Bike Carriers for Recumbent Bike and Recumbent Trike Carried on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The total weight capacity of the Yakima 66-Inch Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 is 250-lbs and this is enough for the combined weight of your various bikes and carriers. The I.C.E. VTX recumbent trike has a base weight of 29-lbs and up, depending on options. The Bacchetta Strada weighs 28-lbs without pedals. The Burley Tail Wagon pet trailer weighs 23-1/2-lbs. So in all, the three "vehicles" weigh about 80-lbs total, well within the trailer capacity. For the Strada I suggest the Yakima...
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  • Can Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer be Jacked Up for Tire Change
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll trailer part # Y08106 doesn't have any safe jacking points on it so if you were in need of changing the spare you'd have to remove the kayak and raise the trailer by hand.
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  • How to Use 255/75-15 Tires on the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes Part # RM-2050-1
  • Yes, the Replacement Wheel Net for Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2150 will be correct in order to secure your 255/75-15 tires onto the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes part # RM-2050-1. This wheel net works with tires up to 30" diameter and your tires are 30.1" diameter which means you will need to let a bit of air out of the tires but nonetheless will still work for you. These wheel nets are currently the largest option they have for this tow dolly. Please keep in mind that the...
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  • Sport Trailer With 15 Inch Hitch Ball Height
  • I have a great option that is going to work for you, though I checked with Yakima, and to use the Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 the top of the hitch ball must be 22" off the ground. An inch or two in either direction would work, but the seven inch difference you have would make the trailer susceptible to fishtailing due to the uneven tongue height. With that said, there is a similar trailer that is going to work very well for you, the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT, which requires...
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  • How Far Can Malone Xtralight Bunks be Set Apart While Folded Flat
  • I spoke with my contact at Malone and they told me that if you had the bunks of the Malone XtraLight LowBed Trailer # MPG527-LB as far apart as they'd go and folded flat you'd have a distance of 40 inches from the outside of one bunk to the outside of the other. For a Bearing Buddy the correct one you'd need is the part # BB1980A or for a stainless steel option # BB1980A-SS.
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  • Can 2016 Ford Flex be Towed On Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1
  • Yes, your wheel and tire size is perfectly fine to use with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 that you referenced. At one point Roadmaster listed this as only fitting up to 16 inch wheels but we've found that's not true currently. The vehicle in the review video I attached has much bigger wheels than that.
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  • Does Malone MegaSport Trailer for 2 Hobie Kayaks # MPG550-H Have Distance Limitation
  • The Malone MegaSport Trailer for 2 Hobie Kayaks # MPG550-H that you referenced does not have any distance limitations at all. It has a speed rating of up to 70 mph so as long as you stay under that 800 miles wouldn't be a problem at all!
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  • Speed Rating of the Malone XtraLight Trailer
  • The Load Star tires that come with the Malone XtraLight Trailer with SaddleUp Kayak Carrier # MPG526G-S you referenced have a speed rating of 65 mph which I confirmed with my contact at Kenda. Since tires are typically the limiting factor when it comes to speed you will need to keep from exceeding 65 mph on the highway to avoid damage to the trailer (caused by a blowout). If you would like to have a higher speed rating then you will need to swap out the tires that come with the XtraLight...
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  • How Much Space Between Top and Bottom Crossbars on Malone MicroSport LowBed 2 Tier Trailer?
  • The Malone MicroSport LowBed 2 # MPG464-LBT has 36" between the top and bottom crossbars. This trailer is the perfect solution for carrying kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, cargo carriers and any other outdoor gear that can be mounted on roof rack style crossbars, all on one trailer. This trailer comes equipped with anchor points on both sets of bars to allow you to secure your gear. With that being said, you may encounter 2 issues that could be prohibitive in carrying your bikes on the bottom...
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  • Can Larger Tires Be Put on CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Trailer
  • The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Trailer # CE48870 referenced in your question includes 12 inch wheels and tires. You could certainly replace these with larger tires but you will need to make sure you maintain adequate clearance between the fenders and frame rails. We recommend at least 4 inches between the fender and the top of the tire for suspension travel and at least 2 inches between the tire's side wall and frame. The hubs on the trailer feature a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern...
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  • Can Malone Kayak Carrier Trailers Speed Rating Increase
  • Since you are looking for a trailer that has a retractable tongue for easier storage the best trailer is the Malone Trailer part # MPG460XT. You can use the retractable tongue kit part # MPG494 to convert the part # MPG460G to basically the part # MPG460XT but that's not really the best route. Thule kayak carriers like the part # TH848 can install on the square bars of this trailer. The tires of the trailer are limited to 65 mph, but you could could add different tires with a higher...
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  • Speed Rating for the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT
  • The speed rating for the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT is based on the rating of the tires on the trailer. The tire's speed rating is 65 mph.
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  • Is Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer Suited for Off-Road Use
  • The Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 is pretty well setup for off-road situations like you mentioned. It comes with shocks and decently aggressive tread tires so that it would handle moderate off-road scenarios like what most find themselves in on fishing and camping trips. I attached a picture of it from Yakima used at a pretty rocky beach for example. That said there aren't any heavier duty shocks or tires available for it. I can't attach the picture you submitted for the...
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  • Upgrading Tires on Malone MegaSport Trailer
  • Changing a trailer's tire size does not necessarily equal an upgrade. The most useful way to add safety margin to a trailer is to change the Load Range rating of the existing tire size. I will explain why. Heat is a trailer tire's worst enemy. Heat is what causes most tire failures apart from outright punctures from road debris. The causes for excess heat in a tire are driving it too fast, overloading it beyond its weight rating or by incorrect inflation pressure, either too low or too...
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  • How to Move Boat From CE Smith Boat Trailer Without Boat Ramp
  • The CE Smith Boat Trailer # CE48810 is a great choice to transport your Sun Dolphin Pro and using a trailer dolly will absolutely work for you. You could use the MaxxTow # MT70881 if you wanted as the tongue weight of your trailer will keep it on the smaller hitch ball of that dolly. However, I do think there is another option that would be better for you. I recommend the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211. It will act as a jack so you can unhook your CE Smith...
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  • Assembly Time for the Demco Kar Kaddy SS
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco and he said that the Kar Kaddy SS # DM9713045 can be assembled by 1 person and that it typically takes about 3-4 hours. If you are a retired auto mechanic then it will likely be on the lower end as you have experience with this kind of stuff. I have attached the installation details for you to check out. It does come with all of the parts you need (aside from tools) but you will need to purchase brake fluid separately. The tires come mounted on...
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  • Spare Tire Carrier Retractable Tongue and Kickstand for Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • The correct spare wheel/tire and carrier for the Malone MicroSport trailer part # MPG464-LB is the part # MPG465 which is designed to attach to the tongue of the trailer. The retactable tongue kit that fits this trailer is the # MPG494 which decreases the length of the trailer by 61 inches. And then for the "kickstand" we also have the Trailer Tongue Kickstand for Malone Trailers # MPG467 which is basically just a swivel trailer jack. All of these can be installed at the same time as well.
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  • Ball Mount for 2013 Ford Escape to Use Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • You can definitely use the Malone MicroSport Trailer with J-Pro Kayak Carriers and Pilot Bike Racks # MPG461KB with your 2013 Ford Escape, you simply need a ball mount with the right amount of rise. Assuming you have a 2" trailer hitch on your '13 Escape such as the Draw-Tite # 75758, all you need is a ball mount with the correct amount of rise, and the most economical option to get that 5" of rise is the Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls # FA42-00-2400; you will...
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  • Can I Tow a Malone MicroSport Trailer with a Nissan Altima
  • What that means is that the Malone MicroSport trailer, part # MPG460G, is level when the bottom of the coupler is 18 inches off the ground. To tow the trailer level you need a ball mount with a rise. Park your Nissan Altima on level ground and measure from the ground the inner top of the receiver hitch. When we installed the Draw-Tite hitch on an Altima we measured 10-1/4 inches. You'll likely be close to this but measure your car so you're sure. Then subtract your measurement from...
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  • Recommended Tongue Extension For Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer For 16-1/2 Ft Canoe
  • To be on the safe side I recommend the Tongue Extension Kit for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, part # Y08109. This is designed to allow you to be able to carry longer boats on the Ranck and Roll Trailer without having to shift the canoe one way or the other. Using this extension will allow you to be able to carry a boat up to 22 feet long. The crossbars on the Rack and Roll trailer can be spread a maximum distance of 48 inches, and the distance from the center of the coupler to the center...
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  • Adapter to go From 6-Way Round Connector to 4-Way Flat
  • We have an adapter to go from a 6-way round to a 4-flat like you have with the Hopkins Flex Adapter part # HM47320. This will plug into the round socket you have at the back of your tow vehicle and convert it to the 4-way flat you have on the other side and you'd be set!
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly with Hydraulic Brakes for 2019 GMC Acadia
  • For the least intrusive way to dolly tow your 2019 GMC Acadia Denali you will want a tow dolly with surge brakes, like you mentioned, as opposed to electric brakes that would require wiring and a brake controller in your motor home. The tow dolly I highly recommend is the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly # DM9713046 because it uses hydraulic disc brakes with what is called an eZ-Latch surge brake coupler so you don't need any type of wiring into your motor home. The Kar Kaddy will work...
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  • What is Speed Rating of Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-L and Can It be Increased
  • The tires that come with the Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-L you referenced have a speed rating of 65 mph but we do have a way to go faster than this if needed. If you would like to have a higher speed rating then you will need to swap out the tires. I recommend going with the Taskmaster 4.80/4.00-8 Bias Trailer Tire w/ 8" Solid Center Wheel # AS4808B45WS which is a Load Range B tire like the Load Star but has a max speed rating of 81 mph. I attached a review video for this wheel...
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  • Can 2 Kayaks and 2 SUPs Fit on the Malone XtraLight Trailer MPG525G
  • On the Malone trailer # MPG525G the crossbars are 58 inches long. If you were to place the kayaks side by side and on their sides using a carrier such as the Nautic # RRS520 and then placed the SUPS stacked next to the kayaks the overall width of all those products is likely going to be greater than 58 inches. So really you just need a version of the trailer with longer bars. Trailer # MPG460G has 65 inch long bars. You can do a rough measurement ahead of time by putting the kayaks on...
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  • Tire Weight Rating Questions
  • A tire's weight rating is per tire. For example Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1, uses # RM-200330-80 tires which has a maximum load capacity of 1,570 lbs each. With 2 tires used, the load capacity of the tires doubles to 3,140 lbs. Since the # RM-2050-1 has an overall load capacity of 4,250, if you subtract the load capacity of the tires, 1110 lbs is the left over towing capacity of the tow dolly itself. Overall, the dolly's capacity is not equal to...
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  • What Size Kayaks Can the Malone XtraLight Trailer Carry
  • The Malone XtraLight Trailer with the V-style kayak carriers, part # MPG526G-V, has a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds. As long as both of your 13 foot kayaks add up to less than this it'll work for you. Malone Doesn't name a maximum length of kayak the trailer can handle.
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  • Transporting 4 Bikes on 2018 Subaru Forester While Towing Malone MegaSport 2 Tier Trailer MPG550-TH
  • On the Malone MegaSport 2 Tier Trailer # MPG550-TH the second tier crossbar assembly # MPG545 has a weight capacity of 150-lbs. Since the average bike weighs about 35-lbs four bikes could have a total weight close to this limit. By the time you add the weight of the bike carriers you'd probably be over the limit. The two bars on the upper tier will also be too far apart for most bike carriers, plus you'd have to lift the bikes up pretty high! A better option for transporting bikes while...
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  • Tire and Fender Upgrade on CE Smith Trailer for Boats and PWCs # CE48810
  • According to my contact at CE Smith their Trailer for Boats and PWCs # CE48810 can indeed take 12-inch wheels, with only new fenders required as you noted. I have linked our main page for tire/wheel combinations in the 12-inch size and with the 5-on-4-1/2-inch bolt pattern used for the CE Smith trailer. For a galvanized wheel-with-tire in Load Range B you can use part # AM30590. Please note that all trailer tires in this size are rated to speeds up to 65-mph maximum. We do not offer...
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  • Can Malone MicroSport Trailer Use Thule Accessories
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G can absolutely utilize your Thule accessories because it uses standard square crossbars which are the same as those you would find on a roof rack. So using the MicroSport trailer is a lot like utilizing a roof rack that you are towing behind your vehicle. The biggest difference is this trailer is a whole lot easier to access than the top of most roofs. If you are looking for the easiest way to haul a kayak, this is it. I have added a photo...
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  • Tow Dolly Recommendation for Towing 2019 Toyota Rav4 With 2019 Holiday Rambler
  • We have everything you'll need to tow your 2019 Toyota RAV4 FWD with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1. This dolly will work great too as it has more capacity than needed, brakes, and can steer. To convert the 4-way to a 7-way to operate the brakes you'll want the 7-Way Upgrade Kit part # ET7WK. This comes with a 7-way and a junction box to make the conversion as easy and clean as possible. The brake controller I recommend is the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 because this brake controller...
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  • Solution for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer with Bad Bearings
  • The bearings on the Yakima Rack and Roll trailers such as # Y08106 are sealed. The bearings are not available as a replacement part. You would have to replace the whole wheel, # Y08121.
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  • Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Tire and Rim Size
  • The tire size on the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer is 3.25-16. The rims are 5 spoke and measure 2.15x16.
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  • Malone Microsport XT Trailer Compatibility with Spare Tire Holder
  • The Spare Tire for Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG465 will fit on the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer with Retractable Tongue # MPG460XT. You may also be interested in a padlock like # ML1KA for that application. For your Subaru OEM ball mount, the Curt 2" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank # C40018 is the correct fit.
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  • Tow Dolly for 2016 Chevy Traverse
  • Based on my research it looks like your 2016 Chevy Traverse can weigh between 4,713 to 4,956 pounds depending on the exact model. The highest rated tow dolly we have available is the Demco Kar Kaddy # DM9713045 that can handle a vehicle that weighs up to 4,800 pounds. If you find that your Traverse weighs less than 4,800 pounds this will work very well otherwise a heavier-rated unit will need to be obtained locally. The Kar Kaddy features a hydraulic braking system, a foldable ramp...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Two Different Vehicles on a Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes
  • Neither of the tow dollies we carry are going to fit both of your vehicles completely. The closest is the Roadmaster # RM-2050-1. It has size ST205/75 R14 radial tires and electric brakes. However, it will only accommodate vehicles up to 77 inches wide at the wheels and wheels that are 12 to 16 inches in diameter. We do carry larger wheel nets like the Erickson # EM58518 which will fit between 14 to 29 inch wheels. The tow dolly has electric brakes but only has a 4-way trailer connector....
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  • Max Speed Rating for the CE Smith Boat Trailer CE48810
  • Since you are looking for a way to transport a kayak a much better solution for you would be a Yakima Rack and Roll trailer like part # Y08106 as this is rated for highway speeds. As always, exceeding posted speed limits is not recommended, especially when towing. The CE Smith Boat Trailer for Boats and PWCs # CE48810 that you referenced uses 4.80/4.00-8 sized tires that are rated for 65 miles per hour like most trailer tires.
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  • Maximum Speed When Using a 66 Inch Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106
  • The Rack and Roll trailers, like the 66 inch long model # Y08106, are rated to tow at normal highway speeds. As always, exceeding posted speed limits is not recommended, especially when towing. You may want to consider a spare tire # Y08121 for the trailer, which includes a mounting kit to attach it to the frame. We also offer a kickstand, part # Y08115, for easier storage of the trailer. It may be a good idea to change out the factory shocks with a set of the Yakima replacement...
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  • Do You Keep Steering Wheel Locked Or Unlocked When Flat-Towing Front Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • Many front-wheel drive vehicles can not be flat-towed so always check the owner's manual for special instructions or suggestions. I looked in the Owner's Manual of your 2016 Ford Transit Connect and it can not be flat-towed because the transmission can be damaged. Instead, your Ford Transit is to be towed with the front wheels off of the ground with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly, Item # RM-2000-1. Whatever dolly you choose, make sure it has the weight capacity needed to tow...
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  • Can a 2014 Volkswagen with a 6 Speed Manual Transmission be Flat Towed
  • I checked and it looks like all of the 6 speed manual vehicles made by VW in 2014 require a tow dolly like the Roadmaster tow dolly part # RM-2000-1.
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  • Dimensions of Load Bars on Malone MPG535 MegaSport Kayak Trailer
  • You called it, the crossbars are indeed 1-1/4 inches square by 86 inches long.
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  • Which Bearing Buddy Fits CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870
  • The dust cap of the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870 would be just as waterproof as a Bearing Buddy since they both install press-in to install. That said, the correct Bearing Buddy for this trailer would be the part # BB1980A.
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  • What is the Difference Between the 78 and 66 Inch Yakima Rack n Roll Trailers
  • The 78 inch Yakima Rack n Roll trailer # Y08107 is actually wider overall than its 66 inch counterpart, # Y08106. So it is not just the crossbars. Because the price difference between the 2 is minimal it would be more beneficial to just go with the 78 inch model. We actually have couple of other options. I have included a link to all of the roof rack on wheels that we carry.
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  • Finding a Ball Mount with the Right Rise to Tow a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Level
  • When towing any trailer, you will want to tow it level. To do this all you need is a ball mount that offers the correct rise or drop (rise in your case). To determine the correct amount of rise you will need, park the SX-4 on level ground and measure from the ground up to the TOP of the receiver opening. If that measurement is the 12 inches you mentioned then you will need a ball mount with a 10 inch rise. I have included a link to an FAQ article that explains how to measure for the...
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  • Can Malone MicroSport XT Trailer Carry 17 Foot Kayak
  • Yes! You can absolutely carry a 17 foot kayak on the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT. In fact I reached out to my contact at Malone and she said this particular trailer is designed to hold a kayak that is up to 20 feet in length and it has an overall weight capacity of 375 pounds. . This is a great choice to transport your kayak along with any other adventure items you may have. It features a pre-wired electrical system with a standard 4-Way connector and is made right here in...
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly for 2014 Ford Fusion
  • Which vehicle are you asking about towing, a Fusion or the F-250?
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  • Bearing Buddy For CE Smith Boat Trailer for Boats and PWCs
  • The Bearing Buddy you would need for this trailer are part # BB1980A. These fit hub bores that measure 1.98 inches, which is the size of the hub bore on the # CE48810. I have attached a link to a product review video for the Bearing Buddy you can take a look at. The CE Smith Boat Trailer, part # CE48810, can hold a small boat or a watercraft up to 12 ft long and weighing up to 800 lbs. This trailer features 5 ft long carpeted bunks, and has galvanized wheels with 8 inch tires. I have...
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  • Can the XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-J be Used to Carry 2 Kayaks and a 33" Wide Paddleboard
  • We actually have a Malone Trailer like the XtraLight # MPG526G-J already setup so I went out and measured between the uprights that those J-Style carriers mount inside of and the distance was only about 26-1/2" which means your 33" wide paddleboard won't fit with this setup. Instead you will want to use the MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G along with J-Style kayak carriers like 2 sets of the # MPG116MD and then a crossbar pad like part # MPG315 for your paddleboard. The crossbars on this...
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  • Rack and Roll Trailer Grease Recommendation
  • Trailer bearings should always be packed with grease to reduce rolling friction and heat. Heat build-up is the biggest threat to your trailer's bearings. The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 uses white lithium grease in its hubs, such as # L10307 from UltraLube. You can refer to the linked assembly video for the trailer to see how the wheel/hub is lubricated. The linked article covering trailer maintenance may be helpful to you in keeping your Rack and Roll on the road.
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  • How Much Space Does Retractable Tongue of Malone MicroSport Trailer Save
  • I believe you were referencing the length of the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT in regards to the retractable tongue kit (though you were likely thinking height in terms of storage, which would be completely understandable). The retractable tongue kit on this trailer decreases the length by a full 61 inches; the trailer's normal length is 13 feet 3 inches but when the tongue is retracted it is 8 feet, 2 inches (98 inches). The MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT will also be...
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  • Recommended Malone MegaSport Trailer for 2 Large Kayaks
  • The Malone MegaSport Trailer with MegaWing Kayak Cradles - 14' Long - 2 Boat # MPG550-M is the ideal trailer for your 2 kayaks that are 13 foot 5 inches long. There is not a length restriction on the kayaks that can be used on this trailer. It is made for compatibility with the larger kayaks and will give you stability as well as a clean and easy loading and unloading when using this trailer. It also comes with a storage area to keep your accessories.
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  • Can a 2012 Volkswagen Eos be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual for your 2012 Volkswagen Eos to determine if it can be flat towed. But, if it can, we do not have any flat towing parts that will fit it. If the owners manual says that it can be towed using a dolly then we have dolly # RM-2000-1 you could use. Otherwise the best solution is to put the car on a small trailer and tow it that way.
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  • How to Register a Malone MicroSport Trailer Part # MPG460G
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G comes with all of the necessary related documents that will be needed to register the trailer. Once you obtain these documents you will want to take them with you to your local department of motor vehicles (DMV) to register the trailer. If you are looking for specific information on towing a trailer in NJ then you would need to contact your local Department of Transportation (DOT).
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  • Can Autowbrake Electric Brake Controller be Used on Roadmaster Tow Dolly
  • Yes, the Autowbrake Electric Brake Controller # 3430001 could be used to activate the brakes of the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1 that you referenced. I attached a chart that shows how this would get wired to the dolly. The dolly will need to have a 7-way installed on it though since it needs a 12 volt accessory circuit ran to it. For that you'd want the upgrade kit part # ET7WK which comes with everything you'd need.
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  • How Long Do the Wheel Bearings Last in the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • Since we have started carrying the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer # Y08107 I have not heard any complaints regarding the wheel bearings failing and only a few instances where people wanted to replace the wheel assembly. The bearings, since they are sealed, are meant to basically last the life of the trailer. This is of course assuming normal use and not overloading the trailer. Should a wheel ever need to be replaced it is # Y08121. The trailer has a 250 pound capacity but that can...
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  • Parts Needed to Mount Kayaks on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107
  • On the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer, # Y08107, you will want to use a compatible kayak carrier unless you do not mind the kayaks sitting directly on the bars. I recommend a couple sets of foam blocks, # SR5525, because they are cost effective and they come with bow and stern tie downs to secure the kayaks to the trailer. If your kayaks are longer than 17 feet, you will want to add the tongue extension, # Y08109, so the kayaks do not make contact with the tow vehicle. I have included...
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  • What is Recommended Trailer Tire Pressure
  • The tire manufacturers state to fill the tires to their max pressure when cold and whatever pressure increase that happens as they warm up is perfectly fine and acceptable. If you inflate them to less than the max rating the capacity of the tire is diminished and it's going to heat up due to the sidewall flexing which will cause them to fail prematurely.
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