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Malone MicroSport Trailer Review and Assembly

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Review and Assembly of the Malone MicroSport Trailer


Colin: Hey everyone, it's Colin here at Etrailer. Today we're going to take a look at the Malone Microsport trailer and this trailer is very versatile. It allows you to get your bigger equipment like our kayaks or even our paddleboard or even got things like canoes or even cargo boxes. You can get those mounted to the trailer. That's going to create more space on the inside and on top of your vehicle for more cargo or accessories.With the 78 inch long square cross bars, you're going to be able to get a lot of different accessories mounted. You can see we have two kayak carriers and even a paddleboard carrier mounted with still gaps in between them.

And it has an 800 pound weight capacity, which we aren't even close to maxing out on with our current load.Now something I really like about this trailer is that it gives me the option to mount my heavier and larger equipment onto the trailer rather than having to get it above my head and on the roof rack of my vehicle. And it's also just going to make sure that you don't need that extra set of hands when trying to get your stuff loaded. It's literally just at hip and shoulder level. You can get it on the carrier, get it off with ease. And we also have that added benefit of not adding any extra height to the top of our vehicle.

So any low clearance situations, we're not going to need to worry about those.Now the length of the trailer is going to be 13 feet and three inches. Just keep that in mind when towing that you have that much length added to your vehicle. The trailer's also going to be very easy to operate. When we're ready to unhook, safety chains just come right off. Usually I like to wrap those around the tongue.

Our wiring comes out. Then all we have to do to get the ball mount unlocked, put that latch up. We have a nice handle right here with a rubber grip, then pull it right off. And the trailer is light enough to where when you get your cargo loaded back on the trailer, you can just roll it into your garage and it's going to be ready to go for next time.And that's going to be way easier than having to unload all of your gear from the top of your roof just to fit in your garage. We're also going to have this nice bump stop right here.

Just to set the trailer down and it'll hold itself up.Now we've brought the trailer inside and unloaded, so we can have a closer look at it. It is going to have a marine grade galvanized steel construction. That's going to be very durable and resist rust and corrosion. Your trailer tires are going to be able to handle speeds up to 75 miles per hour. So this is going to do just fine on the highway. We're also going to have steel fenders above each tire. That's going to prevent the tire from throwing up dirt and other debris onto the gear you have loaded to your trailer. Now there is also a spare tire option, which you can pick up separately here at Etrailer to bolt it and have it with you on the frame of your trailer.Your trailer is going to have two leaf springs, which will absorb a lot of impacts that you might encounter on the road. And it's also going to protect your gear from road vibrations that you might experience at highway speeds. Now if you don't have any type of carrier holding your gear down and you just set it on top of the cross bars. You'll have four of these D ring tiedown points that you can use to secure your cargo.Our LED lighting system is going to be very bright. That's going to make it easily visible even when the sun is shining very bright. We're also going to be able to fully submerge this trailer. That's going to make it a lot easier. So we could just back down the boat ramp and release our kayaks or canoes into the water, rather than having to carry them down there. It's going to put a lot less strain on your body. Now we're also going to have a light under our left taillight. That's going to help make sure that our license plate is visible at night. We're also going to have two amber side marker lights, which will work as auxiliary safety lights for your trailer.One thing that Malone included that's a great feature for the lighting system is that they're just plug and play. All we have to do to get them connected, once you have your wiring run through at the frame of your trailer. We'll use the bullet connectors, which is going to be great waterproof connections. Once you plug it in, it's going to be ready to go.What I really like about this trailer is that it's a completely galvanized steel construction. Some other trailers out on the market that I've seen have a lot of plastic components to them. Which could break a lot easier than the steel or even wear down faster, which means you're going to have to replace them a lot sooner. The steel of this is going to be very durable. And like I said, the galvanized part of is going to help it resist rust and corrosion.And I also really liked how easy it was to put together. Personally I thought the wiring was a breeze. All I had to do was run it through the frame of the trailer, just clip it up with the included clips. And then the bullet connectors just plug right up and then you're ready to use your lights. There's no splicing or anything like that involved.Now as far as the frame of the trailer goes. It may take you a little while. You might want to set aside an hour and a half to two hours to get it put together. But don't get overwhelmed. There is going to be a lot of different parts and a lot of different hardware. Just keep that all separate and use it when the instructions call for it. It's not going to be too difficult. Now that we've gone over all that, let's show you guys how to put this trailer together.Now the first thing we did was we set up the frame how it's going to be put together. You might notice that we do have it upside down. We're going to put it together that way, so that it's a little bit easier to get the spring and axle assembly installed.Now the first thing we're going to do is get the brackets for our spring and axle assembly installed. The C shaped ones are going to go on the back of our trailer. While the U shaped ones go on the front. They're all going to bolt together the same way. You can see right here, just the two holes on the frame of the trailer. The bracket sits right on top. Then we just drop a couple bolts through the bracket and the frame of the trailer. Take a couple of lock nuts and thread them on. You want to make sure you're installing the nut lock nuts on the inside of the frame of the trailer. And now we'll just grab our wrench and socket and tighten it down.Now at the front end of the tongue of our trailer, we're going to feed our wiring that's going to go all the way through the tongue and towards the frame of the trailer. How we know that we have the front end is one, there's a sticker right here. The warning sticker's going to towards the front of the tongue. We also have that triangle set of holes right there. That also let's us know it's the front. So we're just going to let gravity do the work and just feed the wire all the way through.Now we have it out the other end. Just going to feed it through the connecting bracket right here. Just leave it right there. Now we're going to take the bolt included on our kit. This is going to be the longest bolt of your assembly. We're just going to pull the frame, line it up inside that bracket. And because our trailer is upside down right now, we're going to pick it up and then feed it through the bottom. Just like that. Now we'll get a flat washer and a lock nut and all we're going to do is hand tighten it for now.Now we have the bracket slid in. We're just going to get the carriage bolts installed on the bracket. On the inside, go flat washer and a lock nut. Just like the bracket bolt, we're just going to hand tighten for now. And then repeat this for the other side. And now we'll just apply a flat washer to our bolts and feed them through the two slots, connecting the tongue of our trailer to the frame. Go flat washer on both sides again. And then hand tighten our lock nuts. With our carriage bolts, we're now going to get the center beams installed on the frame with the lock nuts on the inside. Just hand tightened, make sure you go around and get the other six hand tightened as well.Now we're going to go around and get all of the bolts tightened down. We're going to start here at the back with the carriage bolts on the center beams in our frame. And then make our way up towards the tongue of the trailer. Now we can go ahead and assemble our spring and axle assembly. There's going to be a bolt right here, goes into the hole on our axle. Then we put the U bolt plate on that knob. We'll bring our U bolts up through the bottom and then put two lock nuts on. Do our second U bolt. And now we'll just tighten everything down. And now we'll repeat this process for other side, making sure we set the spring in the exact same formation.Now we'll set our assembly in place, making sure to get the flat part of the springs into the C brackets. And then the eye holes of our springs into the U brackets. Now we'll feed the bolts through the eyes of our springs. Put a lock nut on, hand tighten on both sides.Now we're ready to get our wheels installed while the frame is still upside down. I'm going to take our hub cap first and slide it through the back of the wheel like so. That'll catch on the sides. We'll put it on the axle of our trailer. And now we can get our lug nuts hand tightened. Now in a star pattern, we'll go around and tighten down all of our lug nuts. Then repeat this process for the other side.Now we're going to get the lights and brackets assembled. The brackets right here are going to go on the side of our trailer. Then you see the big hole right there is where our light is going to go. So just put it on the side, stick a couple bolts in there. Then we'll put some lock nuts on and tighten them down.On the driver's side of your trailer, don't forget once you get the bolts through the slots to put your license plate holder on there as well. And now we'll plug in the wiring from the tongue of our trailer to the wiring that's going to go back to our lights. From there, just make sure you run the appropriate wires to the appropriate lights. And then don't forget to clip your wiring to the sides to make sure it stays out of the way.Now you will have a little bit left over right by the bracket, which is connecting both the sides. However, make sure you don't get the two heads right here inside the tongue of the trailer. That bolt right there is to prevent them from being pulled by the other side and disconnecting your wires. But if you want, you could just grab a zip tie, put it right there and then zip tie it up to clean it up a little bit.Now when installing the brackets on your fenders, we're just going to set it from the bottom. Apply our bolts through the top. Hold them there and then apply our lock nuts. Then repeat this for the other side. Now with a flathead screwdriver, we're going to hold the other side of the bolt in place, and then tighten down all four bolts. Now with a flat washer and a bolt, we're just going to feed it through that center hole right there. And then apply another flat washer and a lock nut. And do that for both sides. Now we'll just tighten up all the bolts.Now on our coupler and safety chains, we'll get the safety chains installed first. We have a flat washer on the ends of our two chains on there. We'll push it up through that bracket and hold it there. Then we'll just apply a flat washer and a lock nut. Just get that threaded on there and tightened down. And now we'll tighten it down all the way.Now with our coupler, we'll just set that down and line it up with the holes. Before we install the bolts, you want to pick which side the handle goes on. Doesn't necessarily matter too much, just whatever you feel more comfortable with. We'll apply the bolt through the handle and then through the coupler. Get it all the way through and then the other bolt. Then apply lock nuts to the other side. Now we'll tighten everything down.Now we're going to start assembling our upper deck with the cross bars. The support bar's going to go one on the back end of the trailer. The other one's going to go about 48 inches up towards the front. Now we just drop our U bolts on top. Bring the plate and then we'll put two lock nuts on. Once you have it set where you want it, we'll tighten everything down.Now we have one of our cross bars just sitting on top of the support bar right here. We're going to take these brackets. It's going to go over top like so. Make sure you line up the bottom holes with the bolt all the way through. Then we'll put a lock nut on there. And now with the cross bar, what we're going to do is that's going to come straight up. And the second bolt's going to sit right under it. And do this for both sides. Then we'll go around and tighten all four bolts.Now on both of your cross bars, be sure that the one hole on the outside of each side of the bar is facing towards the inside of the trailer. Now our final step is going to be to get our D rings installed in those holes. I'm just going to apply a flat washer and then put the bolt through there. Now I'm going to slide my finger in and line it up with that hole and then start to thread it on there. Once you've gone as far as you can with your hands, what I'm going to do is a nice little trick. Take a pair of needle nose pliers. We're going to feed the pliers in and clamp down on that lock nut. Get a good grip. Now we'll tighten it down. Doesn't have to be super tight. You can see it's pretty snug. Now just repeat this step for all the other sides and then put your end caps on.Well thank you all for watching. That's going to do it for our look at the Malone Microsport trailer.


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