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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Kingpins for Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes
  • The replacement axle assemblies and kingpins for the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes # RM-2000-1 can be found as part # RM-9210071-91 for the driver's side and part # RM-9210072-92 for the passenger's side. When you replace the kingpin assemblies you have to replace the axle part as well which you can see in the attached cutout from the instructions and why these part numbers are labeled as such.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can 2018 Chevy Equinox All Wheel Driver Model Be Flat or Dolly Towed
  • According to the owner's manual, only Diesel AWD models are capable of being flat towed, and AWD equipped vehicles are not capable of being dolly towed. Otherwise, the only way to tow the vehicle without damage is on a trailer. I've done some research, and haven't been able to locate any references that indicate that shutting off the AWD system would enable the vehicle to be dolly towed, I'm sorry to say. If the vehicle is a Diesel, to flat tow it you'd need a tow bar, base plates,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Compatible with Blue Sky Angler 360 and Highway Speeds?
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 66" # Y08106 is compatible with any posted speed limit so you will be able to travel at 75 mph without issue. The Rack and Roll trailer is one of the best lightweight trailers I've seen. It has a quality craftsmanship and tracking that make it popular with customers. It is rated for up to 250 lbs, so you won't have any issue carrying your boat. I recommend also getting two sets of the Swagman Coronado Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs -...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Could Malone XtraLight Trailer Fit Hobie and Paddleboard
  • The Malone XtraLight Trailer for 2 Wide Kayaks # MPG526G-V would easily work for what you are wanting and could be switched up to better suit the your needs. The crossbars are more than long enough to fit what you would need them to do! I attached a review video for this as well.
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  • Can 2016 Hyundai Sonata be Towed Behind Motorhome
  • I did some research on your 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the only way it can be towed behind an motorhome is with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2000-1 so there isn't a base plate kit made for the vehicle. The advantage to a tow dolly is it's about the same price as a flat towing setup, takes much less install time, and easily transferred to future vehicles as well.
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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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  • Can 2017 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed Facing Backwards
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2017 Chevy Colorado and it looks like you can safely tow your vehicle by putting the rear wheels on a tow dolly. I do recommend verifying this in your copy of the owner's manual under the "Recreational Towing" section as well. If you don't already have a tow dolly then we can help you out with that here at etrailer. If you only plan on towing every once in a while (like once or twice a year) then a cost-effective option is the Roadmaster...
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  • Will Thule or Yakima Accessories Fit on the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer
  • While you can fit some Thule and Yakima accessories, like the Thule Circuit XT # TH526XT or Yakima # Raptor # Y02093, around the crossbars of the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB, the closest you will be able to get those crossbars is 44" which is well over the max crossbar spread length of the majority of accessories. An alternative option that would allow you to fit practically any accessory is the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107. This has 78" long crossbars which...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Overall Width of CE Smith Multi Sport Trailer # CE48870
  • The listed 54" overall width that you mentioned for the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer # CE48870 is taken from the outside of one fender to the outside of the other. The fenders represent the widest point on the trailer when the bunk boards are mounted front to back. I have attached a video demonstration that you can check out as well.
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  • Recommended Replacement Tires and Wheels for Malone XtraLight Trailer
  • I recommend replacing the tires on your Malone XtraLight Trailer # MPG526G-S with the Taskmaster 4.80/4.00-8 Bias Trailer Tire w/ 8" Solid Center Wheel # AS4808B45WS. This has a speed rating of 81 mph (the only option with this high of a speed rating in this tire size), a load range of B (585 lbs at 60 psi), and has the same 5 bolt pattern as your current wheels do. Attached is a review video that you can reference.
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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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  • What is Overall Length of CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870
  • The overall length of the CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks # CE48870 is 13 feet. The width is 54 inches and the capacity is 800 lbs. I attached a review video for more info on the trailer as well!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Comparing the Demco Kar Kaddy SS, 3, and X Tow Dollies for a 2020 Buick Enclave
  • The tow dolly I recommend for a 2020 Buick Enclave is the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM9713045 which is the best option on the market. In comparison to the Demco Kar Kaddy X part # DM9713093 and Demco Kar Kaddy 3 part # DM9713046, the Kar Kaddy SS has a folding design so you can store the tow dolly in a nice compact package while not in use. This will be most useful while at the campgrounds where space can be limited. The Kar Kaddy SS also has nicer chrome wheels and a wheeled...
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  • Are There Torque Specs for Assembling the CE Smith Boat Trailer
  • I do have some advice for you but CE Smith does not provide any torque values for the CE Smith Boat Trailer part # CE48810 save for the lug nuts as you mentioned. The torque sequence as laid out in the attached instructions will be far more important than a specific value. That said, most of the hardware included with the trailer consists of nyloc nuts. The correct process to tighten a nyloc nut will be to turn the bolt until you will see the end of it come through the nut. I really wish...
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  • Coupler Lock for the Yakima Lock n Roll Trailers
  • For the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers like part # Y08107 I really like the etrailer Trailer Coupler Lock part # e98884. It is a very easy to use and reliable in operation. I like this design for it's design the most it is very compact and will tighten down close to the coupler so it won't rattle around like some others will. I have attached the video I made on it for you to check out.
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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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  • Can Malone MicroSport Trailer Be Used to Transport 40" Wide Canoe and Kayak
  • The Malone MicroSport Trailer # MPG460G that you referenced is perfect for transporting both your 40" wide canoe and an additional kayak. This trailer can support up to 500 pounds of weight with the integrated crossbars and offers plenty of width for both your watercrafts. To secure the canoe to the crossbars I recommend the Malone BigFoot Pro Canoe Carrier # MPG112MD, and for the kayak the Malone J-Pro # MPG117MD will work perfectly. Both carriers include the needed tie-down straps...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Spare Wheel/Tire for the Malone XtraLight Trailer
  • The correct spare wheel/tire combo for the Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG525G is the Spare Tire for Malone XtraLight Trailer part # MPG565 which is actually the exact same wheel/tire that would have came with the trailer and it comes with a mounting bracket as well.
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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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  • 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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  • Keel Roller Assembly that Fits Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB
  • Since the Malone MicroSport LowBed Trailer # MPG464-LB has a 2 inch wide trailer tongue the correct keel roller is the part # CE32005G which is for 2 inch wide frames. The # CE32003G would be too wide as it's for 3 inch wide frames.
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  • Compatibility of CVT Transmission Vehicles with Towing Behind Motorhome
  • The answer is no. The CVT transmissions do not allow for towing 4 wheels down. Depending on the vehicle, you may be able to use a tow dolly instead of a trailer. With both of the models you listed, they can use a tow dolly like # RM-2050-1. I've linked the page to all the tow dolly options we carry. You can always look at online owners manuals for information like this to confirm function prior to purchasing a vehicle or taking a salesman's word for it.
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  • Best and Safest Way to Transport 2018 Chevy Bolt EV behind RV
  • I did some checking and the only way to safely transport a 2018 Chevy Bolt EV behind a motorhome is going to be with a tow dolly as you'd damage it if all four wheels were on the ground. The Demco Kar Kaddy 3 part # DM9713046 is a kit that comes with everything needed including a self-contained braking system and a steering axle.
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  • Solution for Towing 2017 Toyota Prius Behind Motorhome
  • You are correct, the 2017 Toyota Prius that you have can only be towed on a dolly behind a motorhome. Good news is it won't put miles on the vehicle since the drive wheels will be on the dolly. I like dolly setups over tow bar setups for a number of reasons. The install time is considerably less, you can easily transfer the towing setup to a different vehicle unlike base plate kits that are vehicle specific, and you don't put miles on the vehicle. The price isn't that different either when...
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly for a 2019 Kia Soul
  • It sounds like you are looking for a tow dolly with surge brakes and built-in lights to tow your 2019 Kia Soul. If that is the case then we have the perfect option for you in the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM9713045. The Kar Kaddy SS is the best all in one tow dolly we offer. It has surge disc brakes for maximum stopping power/reliability, a folding tongue for easy storage, and a wheeled jack to maneuver the dolly around while not in use. The Kar Kaddy SS is also made here in...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • What To Do If Using the Demco Kar Kaddy SS On a Vehicle With Steering Wheel That Does Not Lock
  • Correct, the Demco Kar Kaddy SS Tow Dolly part # DM9713045 does indeed call for the toad vehicle's steering wheel to be locked while in tow. If the toad vehicle's steering wheel does not lock then you will need to find a way to tie this off in a fixed potion, some use the seat belt. That said, I don't have any devices for this but there are some available. If you like you can reference the owner's manual which I have attached for you that further explains the steering wheel lock requirements.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Use with the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer
  • I recommend using the Yakima HighRoad Roof Bike Rack # Y02114 with the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 because it is a wheel mount version so you don't have to find a place to store the spare tire, plus it can be mounted to the HD crossbars if you use the SmarT-slot Kit # Y02122 . This rack also comes with the ability to add locks with the Kit # Y07202 and is compatible with disc brakes as well. I have attached a review video for you to reference as well.
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  • Availability of Flat Floor on Watersport Trailer for a 12.5 Flycraft Fly Fishing Raft
  • While there aren't any parts designed specifically to keep road debris from flying up under the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT (or any of our watersport trailers for that matter), this is a pretty bare-bones trailer so it wouldn't be difficult to add something like that at home. In regards to the 10" hitch height of your Winnebago Travato Class B camper van, that actually isn't a big deal. All you need is a ball mount with a 5" rise to match the 15" coupler height of this Malone...
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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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  • Best Way to Carry Feel Free Durado 125 Kayak with 2019 Honda Accord Sport
  • Because of the weight of your kayak, I wouldn't recommend carrying it on your roof with a roof rack, as the weight of the kayak combined with the weight of the roof rack kit are likely going to be pushing the safe limits of the roof on your 2019 Honda Accord Sport. For that reason, I recommend using a lightweight trailer like the Malone XtraLight # MPG526G-V, which comes with kayak carriers integrated and will give you the ability to carry 2 kayaks and cargo weighing up to 400-lbs (confirmed...
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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 # BX7380. This comes with the safety chains needed. For your tow...
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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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  • Will CE Smiths Boat Trailer Handle Salt Water Environments
  • The CE Smith Boat Trailer, Item # CE48810, is made of rust-resistant galvanized steel construction and is designed to withstand brackish and saltwater situations. It is a tough boat trailer that is built to last and is ideal for all kinds of outdoor use. I have attached a video that gives a great overview for you to checkout.
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  • Can the Tongue Length of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 Be Reduced
  • My contact at Yakima advised that they do not recommend modifying their Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106. Also, please note that if you did shorten the tongue length it will be somewhat tougher to back up the trailer since every steering change in the tow vehicle will have a larger effect on the trailer's motion. I do understand your intention though, to shorten the tongue length without permanently altering the trailer, however I cannot recommend anything contradictory to what Yakima advised. Although...
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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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  • 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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  • Will the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer part # MPG460XT Transport Two 34" Kayaks
  • The Malone MicroSportXT Trailer part # MPG460XT has 78" crossbars. With two kayaks at 34" kayaks sitting side by side that totals 68". So take 78 minus 68 and we get 10" of additional space. Depending on how you secure you kayaks you will have no problem. Using carriers like the Swagman Coronado Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs part # S65149 which sit under the hull rather than out side of it will ensure you have the space you need.
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