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  • Roof Rack for 2018 Nissan Rogue With Raised Roof Rails
  • We can help you with an aftermarket roof rack that can be fitted to your 2018 Nissan Rogue that has raised roof rails. All compatible rack systems for your Rogue are shown on the page I linked for you but I can offer some specific recommendations too. Among the most popular options is the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack # TH7502B-TH7502B. The reason this rack is so popular is that is offers an appearance much like a very expensive OEM roof rack from the dealerships, but at a fraction...
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  • Kayak Carrier That Works With TracRac Ladder Rack
  • There is a solution which is going to help save your kayaks from any further damage. To mount them on your TracRac TA27000-01 I recommend using the Malone Foam Kayak Block # MPG159. These are going to fit directly over the four-inch bars on your Trac-Rac, and you would need two of them per kayak. For tie-downs you would want to use the Malone Bow and Stern Tie-Down Kit # MPG306. I've added links to review videos on both of these products for you.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Raised Roof Rails
  • Yes, as long as your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has raised rails that run front to back the Malone roof rack part number # MPG215 is a confirmed fit and will work well. I attached a review video for this roof rack that shows it installed on a similar Jeep Cherokee as yours as well.
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  • Recommended Crossbars for Standard 5x8 Utility Trailer to Carry 2 Kayaks
  • The Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Standard Utility Trailer # MPG475 may work well on your utility trailer, but it is designed to attach to the frame and not the side rails, so you'd need to install through the floor mesh on your Tractor Supply 5x8 foot utility trailer. To have a crossbar system that attaches to the raised side frame, I recommend the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs # MPG493 which is high as you mentioned but can have the supports cut...
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  • Solution for Wind Noise with the Malone Roof Rack part # MPG201
  • Roof racks can add some wind noise. Luckily there is a solution for that. If you install a wind fairing you'll direct the air over the bars and the noise will go away. For a fairing to use with the Malone roof rack part # MPG201 the part # Y05017 would be what you need. You can also try moving the bars further back on your rack to see if that helps too.
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  • Transporting 2 Kayaks on a 2017 Prius C
  • The most economical way to haul two kayaks on a 2017 Toyota Prius C consists of a few parts. A roof rack, and a kayak solution. The most bang for your buck in terms of roof racks is the Rhino-Rack 2500 kit, consisting of the following parts: - 2500 Square Crossbars, part # RREB106B - 2500 Series Legs, part # RRRLKVA - Euro Bar Adapter, part # RREB-FK1 - DK Fit Kit for 2500 Roof Racks, part # DK351 As far as for the kayak carrier itself, there are two options that will fit your...
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  • How to Use a Thule Hullavator on a 2015 Toyota RAV4
  • In order to use the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 on your 2015 Toyota RAV4, I recommend using the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack part # MPG216. These crossbars will attach to the factory side rails on your RAV4 and allow you to use your Hullavator without issue. The crossbars have an aero shape which will work to reduce wind noise and drag. They also come with locks to prevent theft. I have attached a review video of these crossbars installed on a similar RAV4 for you as well. This will give...
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  • 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Kayak Racks for Factory Roof Rack Systems
  • For the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend the Malone DownLoader, part # MPG114MD. This is a flexible, J-Style rack that installs quickly onto your crossbars, and folds flat for when you don't have time to pull it off immediately. The carrier also includes small load-assist ramps on both J's of the carrier, helping support at least a little weight of the kayak as you get it onto the roof of your vehicle. Additionally, the DownLoader can support kayaks up to 36 inches wide, so you...
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  • Appropriate Size of Roof Bars for a 2013 Cadillac SRX
  • Malone tends to recommend their bars a little longer than normal, primarily because Malone deals a lot in watercraft carriers and they often require additional crossbar spread to use correctly and clear the sides. The 58 inch long Malone AirFlow2, part # MPG216 is sized the way it is so that it properly fits your roof rack spread. The installation instructions and recommended locations tend to put them well out of the way of anyone's heads while getting out of the vehicle. I've included...
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  • Differences between Malone MegaWing and SeaWing Kayak Carriers
  • The Malone MegaWing, part # MPG207 and the SeaWing, part # MPG107MD are extremely similar and come in Malone's distinctive red styling, but have different applications. Its not the wrong picture, just not a great one to notice the differences. I contacted Malone directly for more information. They are made with the same mold but different plastics. The MegaWing has roughly double the weight capacity of the SeaWing, coming in with 150lbs of capacity and designed for use in larger applications,...
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  • Is It Safe to Invert the Malone Dual Receiver Adapter for Towing?
  • It is not recommended to invert the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 for towing purposes. The extended receiver is only intended for accessory use not for a ball mount and trailer connection. Your trailer hitch's tongue weight will also be reduced by 50% when you use your bike rack in this adapter, so you will want to account for that as well. My recommendation is to use a longer ball mount like the # D-26 to give you that extra length you desire.
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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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  • Recommended Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for RV Bike Carrier and Tow Bar for Towing Small Car
  • To attach a hitch mounted bike rack while flat towing a vehicle behind your motorhome, you will need a dual hitch receiver like the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544. This will allow the top raised portion of the adapter to accept an RV compatible bike rack and the lower portion will accept your tow bar. This adapter will reduce your hitch receiver's tongue weight capacity by 50% but that won't be an issue with what you are looking to do as long as you are flat towing instead...
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  • What is a Waterproof Storage Solution for a Roof Cargo Basket?
  • It is absolutely fine to leave a roof cargo basket on when it is not in use. This adds a rugged style to the vehicle and means that you will not need to find space inside your home or garage to store the rack between trips. A recommended setup for a cargo basket on a 2016 Jeep Renegade is the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack, part # MPG216 combined with the Curt Roof Mounted Basket, part # C18115. This provides additional cargo space and is expandable with the Cargo Basket Extender, part #...
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  • Best Trailer for a Native Watercraft Titan Propel 13.5 Kayak
  • The best trailer we have for your Native Watercraft Titan Propel 13.5 kayak is the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer part # MPG460XT. This trailer comes with everything you need to hit the road with your 2013 BMW 5 Series assuming you already have a wiring harness, ball mount, and hitch ball. If you need any of those items please let me know and I would be happy to recommend them. The trailer has a 375 lb weight capacity, retractable tongue for easy storage, and a five year warranty. Unfortunately,...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For Nissan Rogue With Factory Side Raised Rails
  • If you have factory side raised rails that run front to back the 2013 Nissan Rogue Roof Rack by Malone # MPG215 will fit. This system will fit side rails that are between 1" and 2-1/4" wide and have a max height of 1-1/2". The feet on this unit are going to allow the unit to easily attach to your factory raised side rails on the Rogue. They're going to feature cam assist bolts that ensure a tight fit on smaller side rails, and they are padded. So where they grip around the side rails they...
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  • Kayak Carrier for a Hobie Pro Angler 14 on a Yakima Rack and Roll
  • I recommend the Malone MegaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG207 to carry your Hobie Pro Angler 14. The Malone fits onto the Yakima round bars and has a maximum weight capacity of 150 pounds. From my research the kayak weighs between 110 to 140 pounds so this is a great option for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2017 Mazda CX-5
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack # 59767 referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2017 Mazda CX-5. If the roof on your CX-5 has factory installed rails that run front to back, I recommend looking at the Malone Roof Rack # MPG215. This is a nice roof rack system with an aerodynamic profile to reduce wind noise and a weight capacity of 165 pounds. The kit will include the two 50 inch long crossbars, 2 towers with keyed locks, 4 end...
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  • Best Ways to Add a 2 Kayak Carrier to a 2017 Ford Escape Roof
  • Primarily, this depends on how you plan to carry the weight of the kayaks. The 2014 Ford Escape is rated for a maximum recommended load of 100lbs on the vehicle if it does not have a moon roof, and 40lbs if it does. This puts quite a cap on the amount of weight that the vehicle can carry, as this limit includes any carrier and crossbar solution that you are planning on using, plus the weight of the kayaks. A simple solution you can use is the SportRack Kayak Carrier, part # SR5531....
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  • Will Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack Work on 2017 Hyundai Tucson
  • The Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack # MPG2127 referenced in your question will work great on your 2017 Hyundai Tucson. On the bike rack, there is a distance of 8-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on the shank to the upright mast. When we installed the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13240 on your Tucson, we measured a length of 4-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the rear bumper. This means the Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack will install...
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  • How To Haul Two 10' Kayaks In The Bed Of A Truck
  • In order to haul two kayaks in your 2016 Toyota Tacoma without placing them on the roof of your vehicle, you will need to use a load extender such as the Malone Axis Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender part # MPG907 if the bed of your truck is empty. The extender can be positioned for both vertical and horizontal load extensions. In your case, you will want to place the kayaks flat in the bed. This will not interfere with your tri-fold tonneau cover and will safely allow you to haul the...
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  • What Size Kayaks Can the Malone XtraLight Trailer Carry
  • The Malone XtraLight Trailer with the V-style kayak carriers, part # MPG526G-V, has a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds. As long as both of your 13 foot kayaks add up to less than this it'll work for you. Malone Doesn't name a maximum length of kayak the trailer can handle.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack With Locking Cores For 2009 Mini Clubman
  • The Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars - Raised, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - 50" Long # MPG215 are a confirmed fit for your 2009 Mini Clubman. They come with the integrated locks for security. You may also want to consider a fairing to reduce wind noise. For this application, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Fairing for Roof Racks - 32" Long # RRRF1.
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  • Malone Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • We can help you figure out a workable roof rack/canoe carrier option for transporting your Old Town Saranac 146. This boat is 14-feet 6-inches long, 36-inches wide and weighs 79-lbs. The Malone Steel Top roof rack # MPG201 uses square crossbars and is a confirmed fit on the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with factory installed roof side rails that run front to back. It offers a 165-lb weight capacity so it will be fine for the weight of your Saranac 146. If you want to maximize your rooftop...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendations for a 2014 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • There are several types of kayak carriers that you can use on the factory roof rack on your 2014 Subaru Outback. The J-Style carriers such as the Malone DownLoader # MPG114MD with the Telos load assist # MPG351XL is a great option. This combination will also provide a load assist feature for loading/unloading the kayak. It is rated for 75 pounds.
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  • Is There A Roof Rack Compatible With A 2016 Kia Soul With Panoramic Sunroof?
  • For your 2016 Kia Soul with panoramic sunroof, I looked at every option and there is not a roof rack compatible due to the design of the roof. To carry a kayak, you will need to use a foam block style carrier like the Malone Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam Block Style - 12" Long - 1 Kayak # MPG154. Even using a foam block, you will want to be careful with the placement to support a kayak.
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  • How is the Storage Trunk for Malone Trailers # MPG481 Different from a Standard Storage Trunk
  • I couldn't find too much information regarding the part numbers that you referenced besides that those storage containers have wheels, their storage capacity, and that they came with straps to secure the containers. What sets the Storage Trunk for Malone Trailers # MPG481 apart from other storage trunks like it is that it is customized to fit directly in a Malone trailer's framework like part # MPG460G and it is made in the USA. It also comes with a 5-year warranty, a 9 foot tie-down...
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  • Availability of Roof Rack Crossbars To Carry Kayaks on 2006 Pontiac Vibe With Factory Side Rails
  • The Malone SteelTop Roof Rack, part # MPG201, is a correct fit for your 2006 Pontiac Vibe with the factory installed raised side rails. To carry two 45-lb kayaks on the roof of your Pontiac Vibe you will want to first check the weight capacity of the roof on your vehicle. If it is lower than the 165 lb weight capacity of the Malone rack then you will need to go by the lower weight capacity as your guideline. I have done some research and cannot verify the weight capacity of the roof...
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  • What is the Best Rack to Transport 4 Womens Bikes on a 2015 Volkswagen Touareg?
  • The Malone Pilot 4 Bike Rack, part # MPG-2112-2115, is an extremely versatile platform mount that will work well with the women's bikes. The adjustable frame lock has 90 degrees of range, being able to adapt to a number of frame types and positions. Frame locks on most platforms actually attach to the front wheel or front of the frame, avoiding the need for an adapter bar. I recommend putting the frame lock against the downshaft of the bike to avoid damaging the frame. I also recommend...
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  • What Crossbar Pads Will Work With the TracRac Ladder Rack Crossbars
  • I do have a crossbar pad that will work with the the TracRack crossbars but the Malone SUP 30 Rack Pad Kit with Tie-Downs part # MPG312 will not as the crossbars themselves are wider than the actual pad. For a set of crossbar pads that will work with the TracRack crossbars I recommend using the Thule Surf Pad part # TH804. You will also want to use the Thule Express Surf Strap part # TH531 to secure the cargo onto the pads.
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