We are happy to offer the Malone MicroSport XT Kayak Trailer because we feel it is one of the best, if not the best, kayak trailer system available. The XT version of the Malone MicroSport is the upgraded version of the standard Malone kayak trailer. The MicroSport XT includes three of the best accessory add-ons from the standard trailer - Aluminum 12" 5-spoke rims, diamond plated fenders, and a retractable tongue and hitch assembly. These three upgrades have been bundled together to provide a premium kayak trailer at a reduced price.
High quality, versatile, modular, and easy to use are just some of the many ways you can describe this kayak trailer. With the ability to hold 1 to 4 kayaks plus additional gear, you'll be hard pressed to find a more competent kayak trailer - especially at such an affordable price. Part of what makes the MicroSport trailer so great is its versatility. There are two square 65" cross bars that form the foundation of the trailer system. These two cross bars are just like the cross bars you would find on a vehicle roof rack. Why this is great is that you can use virtually any rack accessory designed for a roof rack on the trailer! The MicroSport XT trailer can be used to hold cargo boxes, bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc, and is compatible with all types of gear carriers from Malone, Yakima, and Thule!
Upgrades and options really allow you to customize your trailer to do exactly what you need it to. The XT version is already upgraded from the standard MicroSport, but if you're really looking to take your kayak transporting to the next level we offer additional upgrades. In particular, we think the hard cargo box is a huge benefit at a reasonable price.
We want to make it clear that this product is just the trailer and that any cargo or rack attachements are not included. This trailer has everything you need for a complete kayak transportation system MINUS the kayak racks that attach to the crossbars. To reiterate, this trailer has tires, rims, frame, tongue, etc (see "What's in the box?" for more details), but it doesn't have the rack portion to hold your kayaks. As mentioned above, the MicroSport XT trailer can be used to hold cargo boxes, bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc and is compatible with all types of gear carriers from Malone, Yakima, and Thule! See below for more info about packages that do include kayak and gear racks.
MicroSport vs MicroSport XT vs MicroSport Packages
As mentioned above, the XT is the upgraded version of the standard version of the MicroSport that includes aluminum 5-spoke wheels, diamond plate fenders, and retractable tongue. If you're not interested in these upgrades, check out the standard Malone MicroSport and customize to your needs. If you want a complete kayak transportation system that includes the kayak trailer plus kayak or gear racks, then we offer additional bundled packages.
78" Cross bar - upgrade from the standard 65" long crossbars to the 78" cross bars. This upgrade will help you carry more gear.
Spare Tire - DOT approved 4.80 x 12 ply trailer tire. Rated to 780lbs capacity. Don't get stranded with a flat tire - have a spare!
Storage Trunk - This is an integrated cargo box! Perfect way to carry other gear along with your kayaks. Includes 9' tie down strap and two galvanized mounting brackets.
Benefits of a Kayak Trailer
A kayak trailer is the easiest and most convenient way to transport your kayaks. Whether it is just to and from your local watering hole, or a cross country kayaking trip, a kayak trailer will offer you unparalleled kayak transporting capabilities. If you're used to transporting your kayaks on your roof rack or in your truck bed, then you'll appreciate how much a trailer has to offer. With a kayak trailer you no longer need to fuss with lifting heavy kayaks overhead, straps running through the car, or your kayaks taking up precious cargo space for other gear. A kayak trailer frees up your roof rack for other equipment and even has some additional gear storage capability itself!
Another huge benefit of a kayak trailer is you can actually "launch" your boats at a pier like you would with a boat. No longer do you need to carry your kayak across the parking lot to drop it in - that is tiresome and sometimes impossible for some people. If you have access to a boat launch, you can drop off and pick up your boats without once every having to do any heavy lifting. As a bonus, the trailer itself can act as a storage unit for your kayaks when they are not in use. Whether its in the garage, shed, or even outdoors (its rust-proof), you can leave the trailer with the kayaks in it so they're ready for the next session! We even offer locking tie down straps in case you feel security is an issue. If you don't like the idea of leaving you kayaks in the trailer, we also offer a wide range of home kayak racks.
Check with your state's DMV to determine whether a license plate is required for use of this trailer, as this varies by state.
Base Trailer System
I ordered this trailer on a Sunday night and received confirmation the next morning. Impressive. The trailer arrive exactly when I was told it would arrive. Impressive again. The trailer was not difficult to assemble, it took me 3 hours. Instructions could be a little clearier, but that always seems to be the case. I would have liked a big picture of the assemble at different steps. I was and am very happy with the trailer. I track my milage on my Tacoma 4 cylinder truck, I did not see much of a deviation, this was the main reason I picked this trailer because it seemed light and well made. It is well made and sturdy. I did have some trouble with the delivery, I was missing the extra storage trunk and the title to the trailer. I was a little worried because this is usually a hassle. I was shocked and pleasently surprised when I wrote to StoreYourBoard to report the problem and Carli responded within hours. First she acknowedged the problem and told me it was being worked on. One day later she reported both the trunk and trailer were being shipped. They arrived in 3 days. This is a model for other on-line companies to follow. Everyone is capable of a mistake, it is how you handle the mistake and make it right that makes you a great company and worthy of my loyalty. Please let Carli know she is amazing. I love my new trailer and all my friends and family are jealous.
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