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  • Can Spare Be Carried on Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT
  • I attached a picture that shows where the spare part # MPG465 would mount on the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT that has a retractable tongue. The crossbar spread for this is between 44 and 63 inches normally which might get slightly reduced when carrying the spare, but in most cases there's no need for that much of a spread.
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  • Can I Carry 4 Kayaks on Malone MicroSport Trailer?
  • I'll start off by saying that it isn't recommended that you add longer crossbars to the Malone MicroSport XT Trailer # MPG460XT because adding too much weight outside of the wheels will effect the stability of the trailer when cornering. With that being said, the crossbars that are included on the trailer will allow you to use your Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 spread out to acommodate the 4 kayaks you're wanting to carry without any issue. However, I believe I have a better solution...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Two 30 Inch Wide Kayaks Fit on Lower Deck of Yakima EasyRider Trailer
  • I don't believe your two 30 inch wide kayaks will fit on the bottom deck of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 . I confirmed through my contact at Yakima that the width of the bottom deck is 54 inches inside to inside of the 2 inch diameter tubing that make up the frame. Because the bottom deck has a height of 21 inches, you would not be able to fit your 30 inch wide kayaks on their side, as you mentioned. You could, however, fit one on the bottom and a second or third...
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  • Comparing Yakima Rack and Roll vs Malone Microsport XT for Carrying Two Kayaks
  • Both the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 and Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT will work for you to carry your two Hobie kayaks, but I recommend the MicroSport XT because it is the better value of the two trailers. The biggest difference between the two trailers is that the Rack and Roll has independent suspension, while the MicroSportXT has a leaf spring suspension. This is going to give the Rack and Roll a bit of a better ride, but that alone doesn't make up for the gap...
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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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  • Anti-Theft Lock Recommendations for Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129
  • I can definitely help come up with a way to make the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 as theft resistant as possible but I can't safely recommend you replace the hardware that secures the coupler or hinge to the trailer tongue with hitch locks of any kind. You have to use the included hardware otherwise the warranty of the trailer would be voided and you'd be potentially unsafe to yourself and other motorists. So for the latch of the coupler you could use a trigger latch...
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  • Lighterweight Roof Rack on Wheels Style Trailer
  • We have lighter weight trailer similar to the Malone you referenced with the part # MAL83FR which is the Malone Xtralight trailer that weighs 206 lbs. This is still a steel trailer though as we don't offer an aluminum option.
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  • 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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  • Best Cargo Basket For Lower Level On Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • The best cargo basket we have to use on the lower level of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer part # Y08129 is the Yakima MegaWarrior Extra Large Roof Rack Cargo Basket part # Y07080-82. This is the largest cargo basket that Yakima offers and will fit perfectly as you can see in the attached photo.
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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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  • Spare Tire Mount for Demco Kar Kaddy SS
  • The Spare Tire Mount for Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dollies # DMRKSTM will work well with your tow dolly and the spare tire is ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 14" White Mod Wheel for Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dolly # DM5965. If you want the replacement wheel and tire, use # DM11574 with # AM10234.
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  • Should Yakima Rock and Roll Trailer Upgrade to Heavy Duty Shocks
  • While there isn't a life expectancy, per se, of the shocks on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 66" # Y08106 and 78" # Y08107, upgrading to the HD shocks is absolutely a good idea if your gear weighs around 200 llbs and certainly anything above that. The Heavy Duty Shocks for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08110 do increase the capacity of your trailer from 250 lbs to 350 lbs so if you need that extra capacity, the HD shocks are what you'll need. That said, if you are just in the...
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  • Is There a Retractable Tongue Kit for the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer
  • I am not aware of any sort of detachable tongue kit but we do have a retractable tongue kit for the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer part # MAL53FR using the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone Trailers part # MPG494. The MicroSport and EcoLight have the same size tongue so it will work great on either.
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  • Can You Haul two 12-Foot Fishing Kayaks on the Malone # MAL95FR XtraLight Trailer?
  • You won't have any problem setting out for adventure with your fishing kayaks on the Malone # MAL95FR XtraLight Trailer! Your two kayaks weigh 179 pounds total and the XtraLight has a 600 pound capacity so you can pack on even more. Each of your kayaks are 33.75" which will both fit easily on the 78" wide crossbars. Also, the XtraLight supports boats up to 17' and since yours are less than 13', this too will be no problem. You will be able to tie down your kayaks to the crossbars. I...
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  • Best Demco Tow Dolly for a 2013 Honda Fit
  • We have a dolly that will work for you but the DM9713046 will not. Instead you want to use the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly w/ Disc Brakes - Tilt Bed Frame - 4,800 lbs - Wide Tread part # DM9713093 this one have a slightly lower clearance angle to deal with and based on your measurements it will leave you with 1.6" of clearance when loading and unloading. The other available option do not allow for enough room to safely load and unload without damage.
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  • How Does Malone Installation Hardware for Hobie Style Carriers Work
  • You can use your Hobie carriers on your Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB with the Malone Installation Hardware for Hobie Style Carriers # MPG5576-6. I have added a cut out of the instructions and linked them below but you just need to fasten the brackets to the Hobie cradles and then attach them to the crossbars with the plates so it's pretty simple. In regards to the 7 foot ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Strap with Shock Absorber # 297-7RSBB (Qty 1) or # 297-7RSDB (Qty...
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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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  • Recommended Setup for Towing 2016 Kia Soul Behind a Class A Motorhome
  • The parts you'll need to tow your 2016 Kia Soul behind your Class A motorhome depend on whether you have a manual or automatic transmission. If you have an automatic transmission, you will need to use a tow dolly as models with an automatic transmission cannot be flat towed. I recommend the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly # DM9713045. This is one of the best tow dollies on the market, with tons of great features like disc brakes and a folding design for easy storage. If you have a manual...
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  • What PSI Should the CE Smith Boat Trailer Tires Be Set To
  • The tires that come with the CE Smith Boat Trailer part # CE48810 will need to be filled to 60 psi. I would also recommend you look into a TPMS, the TireMinder TPMS for Single Axle Trailers part # TPMS-TRL-2 as this will let you know when you are at risk of a blowout.
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  • Trailer with a Winch for Loading a 14 Inflatable Boat
  • We have a great trailer for your 14' boat! It's the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer, part # CE48870. This 14' long trailer can support up to 800 pounds and has submersible LED tail lights, just like the Malone MicroSport, part # MPG460G, that you mentioned. In fact, every plus that the MicroSport, the CE Smith Multi Sport has as well, including a galvanized steel frame and leaf spring suspension. Unlike the MicroSport, though, this trailer has a built-in hand-crank...
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies and Master Cylinder for 2002 Demco Kar Kaddy KK360SB Tow Dolly
  • The replacement brake assemblies are # DMSB24429M for the left side and # DMSB24428M for the right. The replacement master cylinder is part # 5650.
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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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  • Recommended Trailer for Bass Pro Pond Prowler 10 Foot Fishing Boat
  • We have a really great option for a trailer for your 10 foot Bass Pro Pond Prowler boat, although the Malone trailer you mentioned has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available. Instead, which I highly recommend is an option from CE Smith: - CE Smith Multi Sport Boat and Kayak Trailer with Bunks # CE48810 When I looked up your boat it was just 130 lbs and 48 inches wide so it is going to be a perfect fit for this trailer and something you'll be able to easily...
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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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  • 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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  • Coupler Height of Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • From the ground to the bottom of the coupler for the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 it measures 16". To ensure that you tow the trailer level you just need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver on your 2020 Jeep Gladiator and then choose a ball mount that has the correct rise/drop that matches up to the EasyRider. I have attached a link to a helpful article about choosing a ball mount that you can reference. I tried to find what the height...
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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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  • Parts Needed for Malone MegaSport Kayak Trailer to Carry 40" and 48" Wide Fishing Kayaks
  • The Malone MegaSport Kayak Trailer # MPG535 has 86" wide crossbars so you will be able to lay both kayaks side-by-side and they will stick out 1" on either side. The best kayak carrier for your application is the Malone MegaWing Fishing Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG207 because you will be able to easily load up each kayak and it has a weight capacity of 150 lbs so it should be able to handle the size of your kayaks just fine. Obviously you'll need 1 set of this carrier per kayak. We...
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  • Malone Roof Rack on Wheels with Kayak Carriers on Ends of Crossbars
  • We carry a version of the Malone trailer # MAL53FR that comes with J-style kayak carriers on the ends with part # MAL93FR which easily has room down the middle for paddleboards.
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  • Tow Dolly for 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • According to the owner's manual I looked up online, a 2018 Toyota RAV4, two-wheel drive models of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 (including the hybrid) can be towed with the front wheels on a dolly. However, all-wheel drive models cannot, though I highly recommend looking in your copy of the manual to verify. For a tow dolly, I highly recommend one of the options from Demco: - Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly # DM9713045 - Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly # DM9713093 These are by far the best option...
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  • Availability of Bunks for Malone EcoLight Sport Single Kayak Trailer
  • We do offer the bunks of the Malone trailer part # MAL73FR separately with the part # MPG561.
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  • Recommended Malone XtraLight LowMax trailer for Two Old Town Sportsman Fishing Kayaks
  • Your Old Town Sportsman 136 kayak is 158 lbs, so for two of them I recommend the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer for 2 Kayaks - 2 Storage Containers - 11' Long - 600 lbs # MAL95FR. This comes with the kayak bunks for 2 kayaks and has the crossbars with integrated d-rings. This doesn't restrict the per boat weight where the similar Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Heavy Kayaks - 13' Long - 800 lbs # MPG461GS as a per boat restriction of 150 lbs based on the capacity of the kayak carriers. This...
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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 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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  • Replacement Drivers Side Fender for Demco Kar Kaddy SS
  • We do have the correct replacement fender for your Demco Kar Kaddy SS, though it is different than the part you mentioned, which is for a Kar Kaddy 3. Instead, the correct replacement fenders for your tow dolly are the following: - Driver Side: Replacement Fender Assembly for Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly # DM5982 - Passenger Side: Replacement Fender Assembly for Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly # DR74FR
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  • Can Malone MegaSport LowBed 2 Tier Trailer with MegaWing Cradles # MAL82FR Carry 17 ft Boat
  • Yes the Malone MegaSport LowBed 2 Tier Trailer with MegaWing Cradles and Cargo Box # MAL82FR that you referenced would easily carry your 17 foot kayak as it has a max boat length of 20 feet. If you were looking for something similar that can still carry up to a 17 foot long boat the Malone XtraLight part # MAL95FR would work great as well.
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  • Malone XtraLight Trailer to Carry Kayaks and Bikes at Same Time or Just Bikes
  • There is a Malone XtraLight trailer that will allow you to carry up to two kayaks and two bikes at the same time, though the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer for 4 Kayaks # MAL45FR can't carry bikes along with kayaks as its post-style carrier won't allow room for the bikes. So in order to carry a pair of kayaks as well as a pair of bikes what you will need instead is the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer for 2 Bikes and 2 Kayaks # MAL75FR. This trailer comes with two J-style kayak carriers...
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  • Converting Malone MicroSport Trailer Crossbar Conversion to Low Bed Style
  • Since you already have the Malone MicroSport Trailer - Galvanized Steel - 13' Long - 78" Crossbars - 800 lbs # MPG460G already comes with the Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Standard Utility Trailer # MPG475. It sounds like you are just looking for the lower crossbars but there isn't a conversion kit option for those bars. You can customize mounts just bolting square aluminum posts at your desired height to the frame and use the Crossbars for Malone MicroSport Trailers - 78" Long -...
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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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  • Tow Dolly Recommendation for 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
  • The Demco Kar Kaddy SS you'd looked at, part # DM9713045 would be perfect. According to my research, the FJ40 Land Cruiser has a curb weight of approximately 3300 lbs, and a track width of about 55 inches, which is compatible with what the Kar Kaddy SS can handle. The tow dolly offers great features like surge coupler actuated disc brakes for excellent stopping power. The surge coupler means that you won't need to install a brake controller, as the coupler will compress when the motorhome...
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  • Will the Malone J-Loader Kayak Carriers Work With Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer
  • Yes, the Malone J-Loader Kayak Carriers part # MPG118MD will work on the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer part # MAL83FR no problem.
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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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  • Malone Microsport LowBed with Single Kayak Bunk and Spare Carrier
  • We can piece together a Malone Lowbed trailer by first starting with the part # MPG464-LB and then a single bunk kit part # MPG561 and then the spare kit part # MPG465 and you'd be set. There isn't a kit with just the parts you are looking for available at this time.
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  • Boat Trailer for 15 foot Inflatable Boat Malone and CE Smith Comparison
  • For a 15 foot boat the best trailer option is the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat # CE48870 which is the best for your size boat due to the bunk length, is galvanized like you are wanting and could easily be loaded and unloaded like you are wanting. I like this over the Malone because it has lower bunks which means you wouldn't have to back the trailer as far into the water or lift the boat as high.
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  • Recommended Demco Tow Dolly for 2013 Chevy Sonic
  • Your 2013 Chevy Sonic has a curb weight of 2750 lbs and a track width (width from outside tire to outside tire) of 59.4 inches, which would make it perfect for the Demco # DM9713093 Kar Kaddy X. The Kar Kaddy features hydraulic disc brakes for safe, sure and reliable braking. The brakes are actuated by a surge coupler that compressed when the tow vehicle applies the brakes, so you won't need a brake controller. The tow dolly includes the safety chains and the tie down straps and winches...
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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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  • Can Malone Trailer Carry a Pair of 32" Wide Fishing Kayaks
  • We do have an option for a Malone trailer that will be able to carry your two 32" wide Pescador fishing kayaks, but the trailer you asked about does limit the kayaks to a 29" width. The option I recommend instead is: - Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Kayaks - Saddle Style # MPG461GU This trailer has long, 78" crossbars and two saddle-style kayak carriers which can be positioned at along the bars to fit kayaks that are 32" wide. According to my research your Pescador fishing kayaks...
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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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  • Dimensions and Crossbar Spread for Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer
  • The crossbars on the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB measure 1-1/4" squared and then the crossbar spread ranges from 44" - 63". I'm not quite sure what you mean by cross section, but these are the dimensions of the 78" square crossbars for the trailer. If you were asking about something else please let me know and I can see what other specs I can get you.
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  • Troubleshooting Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dolly Tail Light Not Working
  • Your Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes # DM9713045 with one light not working has some basic troubleshooting we can do. The light is not incandescent but rather LED so there isn't a bulb to check. You will want to check the wiring connections. I recommend starting with the connection point to the vehicle. Make sure the pins are working correctly on your vehicle using a circuit tester like # PTW2992. Then clean the connections on the vehicle and trailer using a little sand...
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  • How To Add License Plate Kit To 2020 Master Tow Dolly
  • Some tow dollies like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1 come with a license plate bracket. If the 2020 Master Tow Dolly did not come with a license plate bracket then you can use Trailer License Plate Mount Bracket part # LPL55CB. You will probably need to drill through the fender of the tow dolly or the frame to install it. The bracket does include a LED light to light up the license plate so you would need to splice the black wire into the running light circuit and ground the...
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  • Recommended Trailer To Transport 12' Fishing Kayak And Two Mountain Bikes
  • I have a great option for you. I recommend the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer # MAL83FR which will accommodate kayaks or canoes up to 17' long, and the 78" crossbars will allow you enough space for your two mountain bikes and your 12' fishing kayak. I recommend two of the Malone Pilot TC ST Bike Rack for Trailers # MPG2100 which is designed for the larger crossbar spread found on trailers, and V-Style Kayak Carrier for Malone XtraLight Trailers # MPG567 for carrying your kayak. Your...
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  • Could Apogee Adapt 700 Trailer Carry Vermeer Stand on Mini Track Loader
  • The Apogee Adapt-X 700 Folding Utility Trailer # AT24FR has the weight capacity and bed size to fit the Vermeer Stand On Mini Track Loader so it would work great as-is without modification. This has a weight capacity of 2,002 lbs and a bed size of 147" long x 73-1/2" wide.
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  • Best Kayak Trailer for 4 Kayaks
  • I recommend using the Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-L because it allows you to carry all 4 kayaks where the MicroSport Trailer # MPG461GU is setup for 2 kayaks. The XtraLight trailer has a 275-lbs total capacity, so as long as your kayaks don't weigh more than that combined it would be a good choice to carry all your boats. The XtraLight is designed for use with a 2" hitch ball and comes with a 4 way trailer connector. If you need the added weight capacity for all 4 boats, the MicroSport...
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  • How Many Kayak Carriers Does the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer Come With
  • The Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer part # MAL43FR comes with eight half arm brackets, everything needed to carry two kayaks. The first photo shows the complete trailer and what it will look like assembled. In order to use this trailer with a 7-way trailer connector, you can use the 7-Way to 4-Flat Adapter part # 47345.
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  • Troubleshooting Malone Microsport Trailer Left Turn Signal and Brake Light Not Working
  • If this is a new Malone Microsport trailer # MPG460G, it would lead me to believe that there's an issue with the wiring that can be simply fixed instead of completely replacing it. I would start by cleaning the vehicle wiring harness of any dirt and debris, and then testing the 4 way trailer plug on your 2012 Jeep Patriot. You'll need a circuit tester like the # PTW2993 and you'll want to engage the left turn signal on the vehicle. You'll then test the pin on the wiring harness that corresponds...
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  • Does the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly Pivot for Easier Turns
  • The Demco Kar Kaddy X, part # DM9713093, pivots on the tray to act as the vehicle's front wheels turning. The arm stays rigid. In this way, you will be able to make turns much easier.
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  • Distance From Coupler Ball Center to Axle Center of CE Smith Multi Sport Trailer # CE48870
  • The distance between the coupler ball of the CE Smith Multi Sport # CE48870 and the center of the axle 119 inches.
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  • Can the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Be Uncoupled With the Vehicle Still Attached
  • In regards to the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM9713045, the tow dolly must be securely attached to the tow vehicle via the hitch ball/coupler before the vehicle can be loaded or unloaded. Therefore, you cannot disconnect the towed vehicle from the tow dolly with the tow dolly disconnected from the tow vehicle. That said, this will be the case for most if not all tow dollies. The proper loading and unloading procedures for the Demco Kar Kaddy SS are listed on page 17 of the owner's...
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  • How To Secure Fishing Kayak On Lower Level Of Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • The lower level of the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer part # Y08129 wound be a great place to store a fishing kayak. I'm sure you could devise a way to attach some bunk boards but I really don't have any options for this so instead i'd recommend the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091 which is designed for these larger fishing kayaks. In regards to the spare wheel/tire, the Spare Tire and Carrier for Yakima EasyRider Trailer part # Y08125 is the only thing we can recommend....
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  • Single Kayak Trailer Recommendation for 14 Foot Long Kayak
  • The Malone single kayak trailer # MAL73FR that you referenced would be a really great choice for a single kayak trailer. This would easily fit the length of your kayak as well as the weight of it.
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  • Does the Malone XtraLight Trailer Come with VIN Stickers
  • Yes. The Malone XtraLight # MAL83FR does come with a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, with VIN numbers and VIN stickers so that you'll be able to register the trailer where required by law.
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  • 2012 Demco Kar-Kaddy 3 KK370SB Wiring Replacement
  • For your 2012 Demco Kar-Kaddy 3 KK370SB, we don't have the specific kit but the wiring used is just a simple 4 way wiring harness in the wishbone style. I recommend using # HM48240 as a replacement for your current harness. I've attached an article to help as well as a video.
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  • Higher Weight Capacity J Style Kayak Carrier Compatible with Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • When it comes to carrying your 88-lbs kayak carrier on the Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG462G2, it's not the trailer with that capacity but the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier # MPG117MD that has the 75-lbs capacity. You're not going to damage the trailer, but the carriers may not be able to handle the additional weight. With that said, you could swap out the Malone carrier that is included and use the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Fixed - Universal Mount # S510 and can carry up to...
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  • Do The Apogee Trailers Come With A Ramp For Loading
  • Yes, both the Apogee Adapt-X 500 Folding Utility Trailer - 10' long x 5' wide - 2,712 lbs Item # AT74FR and the Apogee Adapt-X 700 Folding Utility Trailer - 12' Long x 6' Wide - 2,712 lbs Item # AT24FR have a folding gate that double as a ramp. Both trailer have a 3500lb axle with a 4' ramp length. When the trailer is not being used it can be folded and placed against a wall to save space a typical trailer would otherwise take up.
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  • Crossbar Spread of Malone MegaSport 3 Tier Outfitter Trailer # MPG550-O
  • The crossbars of the Malone MegaSport 3 Tier Outfitter Trailer # MPG550-O that you referenced are separated by 72 inches from front to back.
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  • Will the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer Be Stable With 1 Kayak Loaded
  • Yes the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer # MAL95FR will still be stable even with just your larger fishing kayak loaded but it is still recommended to keep your load as even as possible. Most of the weight of your load will be between the tires. To be even more cautious you could adjust your bunks to be more centered even though it would be slightly time consuming.
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  • How To Carry Kayaks On the Malone MegaSport Outfitter 3 Tier Trailer
  • The Malone MegaSport Outfitter 3 Tier Trailer part # MPG550-O that you were looking at is going to be an excellent option to transport kayaks. That said, it doesn't actually come with any kayak carriers pre-installed but we have have plenty for you to choose from. The Post-Style Kayak Carrier part # MPG568 and V-Style Kayak Carrier part # MPG567 for example are some excellent options for this that attach to the pre-installed crossbars. If you are referencing the uprights on the Malone...
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  • Could Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-V be Moved Easily by Hand
  • The Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-V that you referenced is very easily movable by hand. It only weighs 164 lbs so the tongue weight would be around 16 lbs and would roll very easily. It actually has a handle built into the coupler to allow it to be grabbed and maneuvered very easily. If you check out the review video link I attached around the 1:05 mark you can see our demo guy easily move the trailer around using the handle.
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  • How Much Does the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Weigh and Is It Easy To Move
  • The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat part # CE48870 weighs around 475 lbs. That said, you will only be lifting the tongue of the trailer which will be around 40 lbs even with the kayak attached. The only thing I can say is that it is a bit awkward to move so the MaxxTow Trailer Dolly part # MT70225 would certainly help.
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  • Will the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer Work With An 18' Sea Kayak
  • The Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer part # MAL95FR is listed as being compatible with boats up to 17' long per Malone. However, if you were just slightly over this I would see no issue as you could just slide the the boat back slightly further than normal with little to no issue.
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  • Picking Out Transom Saver for CE Smith Multi Sport Plug Boat
  • We have a few transom saver options that would work well on your trailer but it really comes down to what would fit your setup the best and I don't have a way to look that up. We have the # 315-FXH which is 27-36 inches long, part # 315-FXI which is 31-40 inches long, as well as the part # 315-FXK which is 25-36 inches long. You'd need to measure your setup to see which range would fit the best.
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  • Can Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System be Installed on CE Smith Boat and Kayak Trailer
  • I reached out to my contact at Timbren and confirmed that you can install one of their Axle-Less Trailer Suspension Systems on the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer 800 lbs # CE48870, so long as a cross member is used by either welding or bolting it on. Since Timbren doesn't make an 800 lb Axle-Less System, your best option is the 1,200 lb system # ASR1200S04. I've attached a video where we used a cross member to install # ASR1200S04 as well as a link to the complete installation...
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  • Can 2011 Ford Edge be Towed With a Tow Dolly
  • According to the owner's manual I looked up online for a 2011 Ford Edge, front-wheel drive version can be towed using a tow dolly, but an all-wheel drive version cannot. The reason given in the manual for why it cannot was that doing so would damage the AWD system. To flat tow your Edge, I highly recommend the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes - Tilt Bed Frame # DM9713093 or Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes - Foldable # DM9713045 because of how much easier they are...
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  • Will 14' Hobie Pro Angler Kayak Fit on Malone MicroSport LowBed 2 Tier Trailer
  • Yes, your 14' Long Hobie Pro Angler Kayak will fit on the Malone MicroSport LowBed 2 Tier Trailer # MPG464-LBT. If you're needing a kayak carrier then I recommend the Malone MegaWing Fishing Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG207 which fits around the crossbars and has a 150 lb weight capacity. Please note that you'll want to put some weight on the other side of the trailer as well to help make sure it sits nice and level.
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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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  • Recommended Folding Tongue Kayak Carrier Trailer
  • I'll start off by saying that the only trailer with a folding tongue other than the Malone # MAL83FR is the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer - 14-1/2' Long - 78" HD Crossbars - 500 lbs # Y08129, which is 14 feet long and has a capacity of 500-lbs. The issue you are likely going to have going with either of these two trailers is that neither one of them will allow you to mount the Plastic Storage Box # MPG536, which is only designed to be mounted on trailers with A-frames; it can also...
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  • Recommended Trailer for Sun Dolphin Water Tender Dinghy
  • The least expensive option we can offer you to transport the Sun Dolphin Water Tender Dinghy is with the CE Smith Multi Sport Boat Trailer part # CE48810. This boat trailer will be perfect for you as it comes with everything you need to hit the road/water except for some ratchet straps to secure the boat to the trailer. The bunk boards are adjustable so you can float the boat right up onto the trailer and it has a hand winch so you never have to do any heavy lifting. I did some research...
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  • Does Demco Kar Kaddy Have a Reverse Lockout for the Hydraulic Brakes
  • The Kar Kaddy SS, part # DM9713045, does not have a lock out on the hydraulic brakes to keep them from engaging while in reverse. With that being said in most cases you won't need one because the dolly is only 615 pounds unloaded which won't likely put enough resistance to engage the brakes. It's not recommend to be backed up anyway and definitely don't back up with the vehicle on the dolly. Since the Kar Kaddy swivels at both the platform and the coupler it'll get pretty squirrely and...
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  • Length of Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer When Tongue is Detached
  • I verified with Malone that the length (or height when it is stood up for storage) of the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer - Detachable Tongue # MAL83FR when the tongue is detached is 7 feet 4 inches. When the tongue is attached it measures 11 feet 3 inches, so it saves you just about 4 feet of space, which is going to make it much easier to store than other trailers. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the Malone XtraLight LowMax Trailer -...
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  • Height of Crossbar of Malone MicroSportXT Trailer from Trailer Frame Tongue
  • The Malone MicroSportXT Trailer - 13' Long - 78" Crossbars - Retractable Tongue - 800 lbs # MPG460XT has crossbars that are 12 inches above the frame. I reached out to the manufacturer and they sent me the attached photo as well as stating the XT are only cosmetically enhanced versions of the attached crossbar photo.
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  • Dimension from Coupler to Axle Center on CE Smith Trailer for Boats and PWCs CE48810
  • My contact at CE Smith said that on their Trailer for Boats and PWCs # CE48810 the distance from the center of the ball coupler to the center of the axle is 120-inches. Overall length of the trailer, from front of coupler to rear of frame, is 140-inches and the distance from the ground up to the bottom of the frame is 18-inches. Please refer to the linked photo for illustration of these dimensions.
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  • Recommended Way to Tow 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport Behind RV
  • I prefer recommending a tow dolly for towing vehicles like your 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport behind and RV as the install is much less invasive, the dolly can easily be transferred to future vehicles unlike some of the flat towing components, and by the time you price everything out plus install time the dolly ends up costing less like with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1. This dolly is easy to load, has a steering axle, and comes with brakes so it's a really great option. To activate...
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  • How to Carry Spare Tire on Apogee Adapt-X 500 Folding Utility Trailer
  • The Apogee Adapt-X 500 folding utility trailer, like # AT74FR does not include a spare tire holder. You can certainly add one, but the problem lies in finding a spot to install a spare tire without interfering with the trailer's ability to fold. The best spot to mount a spare tire carrier would be the front wall of the trailer bed, above the trailer tongue as shown in the provided photo. I'd recommend using the Fulton Hi-Mount tire carrier, part # FSTC1000301. The carrier provides enough...
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  • Where Can Winch Mount and Bow Roller Mount on CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat Trailer 48870
  • The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870 that you referenced was designed to be used with boats that are up to 14 feet in length like what you have now. I attached a picture that shows the range of where the winch mount/bow roller can sit on the trailer as well. It would easily be adjustable enough to accommodate your boat that has 12 feet from transom to bow eye. The bow roller and winch are also vertically adjustable as well on the mount so you can tailor...
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  • Is Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Kayaks # MPG461G2 Safe to Carry 2 Hobie Outback Kayaks
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Kayaks # MPG461G2 that you referenced comes with straps that will securely hold kayaks to the carriers. They would definitely not fall out on the highway. Aerodynamics of the trailer are really great too as the tow vehicle basically will punch a hole in the wind as you are driving which this then follows through without creating much wind resistance. The trailer won't sway either. It's very stable actually. There isn't a specific scenario that this...
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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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  • Replacement Spare Wheel and Tire for Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly
  • The correct spare wheel and tire for the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes part # DM9713046 is the ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 14" White Mod Wheel for Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dolly part # DM5965. The Karrier ST205/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 14" White Wheel part # AM32161 won't work as the wheels need to have a specific offset for the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 and the Karrier option does not come with this offset. Unfortunately, the wheels for the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 are rather unique...
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  • Does the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer Include Registration Documents?
  • Yes, the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus # CE48870 does come will all the paperwork necessary for licensing and registration. Check out the video linked below for assembly and installation details.
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  • Best Tow Dolly for a 2012 Toyota Prius with Low Ground Clearance
  • The best tow dolly we have for vehicle's with limited ground clearance is the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 Tow Dolly with Disc Brakes part # DM9713046. In order to determine if this tow dolly will work with your 2012 Toyota Prius you will need to make a template using the attached photo and then place it under the vehicle but I don't think you will have an issue. The Demco Kar Kaddy 3 is one of the best tow dollies on the market because of its disc brakes for maximum stopping power and its low...
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  • How to Carry 3 Kayaks Weighing 190 lbs Total with a 2010 GMC Yukon XL
  • Since you're needing to transport 3 kayaks weighing a combined total of 190 lbs you're going to need to use a watersport trailer to accomplish this. All of the roof racks that fit your 2010 GMC Yukon XL have a max weight rating of 165 lbs. Even without adding the weight of the actual kayaks carriers you will be well over this. For your application I recommend using the Malone MicroSport Trailer for 4 Kayaks # MPG462G2 because it comes with everything you need to carry up to 4 kayaks...
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  • What Type of Trailer Wiring Connector Does Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer Use
  • That's a 4-way connector in your picture and what comes with the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB. The fourth pin is the ground circuit and the other three carry the signals for the circuits.
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  • What Type of Socket Should be Used to Install Wheels of Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • There is limited clearance between the wheel and the lug nuts so you'll want to use a thin walled 21 mm socket to mount the wheels that come with the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129. I wouldn't get too hung up on brand but just make sure it's a thin wall socket and you'll be totally fine. These are easily found at auto parts stores.
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  • How to Mount Yakima HullyRoller Kayak Carrier to Crossbars on Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • In order to attach your Yakima HullyRoller Kayak Carrier to the square crossbars on your Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G you can simply add the Universal MightMounts # Y03590. These will attach to the HullyRoller cradles/wheels at one end and provide mounting hardware at the other that can accommodate crossbars as wide as 4 inches or as tall as 1-1/2 inches.
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  • What is Difference Between Malone MicroSport and XtraLight Trailers
  • The big difference between the two trailers is the XtraLight trailers like part # MPG526G-V were made to be lighter weight for smaller vehicles and have lower weight capacities. This weighs 164 lbs and has a 400 lb capacity whereas the MicroSport # MPG461KB weighs 240 lbs and has an 800 lb capacity. So it comes down to what you are looking to carry and your tow vehicle which would make most sense to go with.
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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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  • Can Front Wheel Drive 2017 Toyota RAV4 be Towed with Tow Dolly
  • As long as your 2017 Toyota RAV4 is front wheel drive you can tow it behind your motorhome with a tow dolly like the Demco Kar Kaddy part # DM9713045 but if it's an all wheel drive model it cannot.
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