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Product Highlights

  • Easy folding design with a simple pull pin
  • Integrated kayak boarding ramps
  • Three layers of corrosion resistance
  • Oversized padding with Nylon sleeves
  • Lifetime warranty!
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J-Style Kayak Roof Rack | Malone DownLoader

Retail Price: $189.95
Our Price: $159.95
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Product Highlights

  • Easy folding design with a simple pull pin
  • Integrated kayak boarding ramps
  • Three layers of corrosion resistance
  • Oversized padding with Nylon sleeves
  • Lifetime warranty!
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The Malone DownLoader is Malone's premium J-style roof rack for kayaks. It is designed with every feature possible to provide low clearance, ease of loading, boat protection, and universal fit. This rack includes everything you need to have a complete kayak transportation system including tie down straps, bow and stern straps, mounting hardware, etc. The installation of the Malone DownLoader is super easy with their Jawz universal mounting adapter. This adapter allows for tool-free installation on round, square, and factory oval load crossbars. 

The rack can fold down with a quick pull on the rack's release pins. This allows the rack to fold down nearly flat which is perfect for low clearances like garages and will also improve fuel economy. Each rack arm comes well padded with an adjustable padding that comes wrapped in a tough Nylon sleeve to protect your boat's finish. Another great feature about the DownLoader are the built-in boarding ramps. These eliminate the need to lift the kayak up and into the carriers. Instead, you can just set you boat up against the rack and slide your boat into place!

  • Fits kayaks up to 36" wide
  • Supports up to 75 lbs
  • 17" long x 6" wide x 19.5" high (raised) or 6" high (folded down)
  • Weigh 8lb each
  • (2) J-style fold down cradles
  • (2) 12ft cam buckle load straps
  • (2) Bow and stern safety tie downs
  • (2) Jawz universal fit mounting blocks
  • (4) 60mm and 70mm attachment bolts with t-knobs
  • Detailed instructions
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Posted: July 29, 2016
Written by: Lawrence S.
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Q:
Will this rack fit on a 2007 Dodge Nitro?
 
A:
Our folding Kayak J-Rack for transportation requires that your vehicle have cross bars. In the manufacturer's fit guide for your Dodge Nitro, it said there was no factory cross bars made for that model - so I am not certain if you have any on it or not. If you do have crossbars already, then this rack will fit most shapes of crossbars (round and square, and factory oval crossbars). If you don't have any crossbars, there is this VersaRail Bare Roof Crossbar System, that will work with many different types of racks, such as this Folding Kayak Rack, as well as give you other tie-down options for various gear and items you wish to transport. The VersaRail System is compatible with your Dodge Nitro 2007.
 
Q:
Will this fit on a Nissan Murano roof rail system?
 
 
 
A:
Our folding J-Rack for kayaks has a universal fit for factory crossbars that are round, square or oval. If your Nissan's crossbars were factory installed, and in a standard shape (round, square or oval) this system should work with them.
 
Q:
Does your folding kayak J rack have adjustable spots, or does it only have up and down?
 
A:
Our J roof kayak racks fold up and down, with a quick release pin, so it can lay almost flat on top of your vehicle, when not in use. This helps for fuel efficiency when not in use, and for when you need to enter low clearance areas without your kayak on top. That is the only real movement for the folding part of the rack, for when it is not in use. Otherwise, it is set up to hold your kayak on its side on your rooftop, and includes built-in boarding ramps, to help slide your kayak into place.
 
Q:
Will this style fit a 2000 Jeep Cherokee limited??
 
A:
According to the manufacturer's fit guide, this rack will work for your 2000 Jeep Cherokee. However, this is assuming that your Jeep has factory cross rails already installed on it. If that is the case, this rack will work for your car and attach using the standard hardware included with the rack.
 
Q:
Can the nylon sleeves be removed from the arms? What material is the covering of the arms made of?
 
A:
The nylon sleeves are removable and the covering on the arms is closed cell foam!
 
Q:
How far apart do you need to but these racks?
 
A:
This J-Style Roof Rack requires that you have crossbars installed on your rooftop already, that it will attach to. The manufacturer's installation manual, which we have available for viewing on our listing, does not specify that the crossbars must be a certain distance apart; so it should fit standard, factory crossbars on your vehicle, with one cradle placed on the front crossbar & one placed on the rear. The only other things to note is it works for kayaks that are up to 36" wide, and up to 75 lbs.
 

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