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Product Highlights

  • Integrated kayak boarding ramps
  • Built in anchor points for tie down straps
  • Rubber padding protects hull and prevents slipping
  • Universal clamp system fit round, square, and oval bars
  • Lifetime warranty!
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Universal Kayak Roof Rack | Malone AutoLoader

Retail Price: $159.95
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Product Highlights

  • Integrated kayak boarding ramps
  • Built in anchor points for tie down straps
  • Rubber padding protects hull and prevents slipping
  • Universal clamp system fit round, square, and oval bars
  • Lifetime warranty!
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Product Description

The Malone AutoLoader is result of years of extreme testing, technical upgrades, and Malone's commitment to providing only the best. The AutoLoader is the classic J-style kayak rack but with a twist. The rack almost more of a c-shape and the back is designed to flex a little to help conform to your boat's hull. Built into the rack are two holes that allow you to very easily anchor your tie down straps. 

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. Each rack arm comes well padded with two long strips of rubber synthetic rubber. These not only protect your hull, but also help grip it and prevent it from moving around in the rack. Another great feature about the AutoLoader 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 32" wide
  • Supports up to 70 lbs
  • 14" long x 6" wide x 16" high
  • (2) J-style cradles
  • (2) 12ft cam buckle load straps
  • (2) Bow and stern safety tie downs
  • (2) Jawz universal fit mounting blocks
  • (4) 50mm and 60mm attachment bolts with t-knobs
  • Detailed instructions

Car rack accessories should make kayaking easier and more enjoyable by allowing you to maximize your time on the water. At Malone, we strive to give the consumer the best value in the market with every product we make, providing simple-to-use innovative solutions to your transports needs through state-of-the-art engineering and design. The Malone AutoLoader was the first J-style kayak carrier in the market and the first carrier in the industry to feature a built-in boarding ramp and corrosion-resistant composite construction. Installation of the AutoLoader is quick and easy on any type of cross rail – round, square, or factory oval – with our universal Jawz adapter. Simply use the bolts and T-knobs provided to attach the carriers to the cross rail.

Before loading your kayak, you should pre-dress the straps on the carriers. Loop the straps through the top slot on both carriers until they’re even and place the straps over the front and rear of the vehicle. Loading your kayak is much easier with the AutoLoader and its built-in boarding ramps. Lift and place the kayak on the boarding ramps. Change your grip on the kayak, so that you can push it up the boarding ramps until it drops securely in the carrier. The deep draft and rubber padding of the AutoLoader holds the boat securely in place. At this point, you are free to tie down and secure the kayak whenever you’re ready. Simply bring the front and rear straps over the kayak. Thread the free end of each strap through the inside bottom slot. Wrap the free end down under the cross bar and up through the slot on the boarding ramp. Thread the free end through the buckle and tighten. The AutoLoader will gently flex to fit the kayak for superior hold and protection. Remember to always secure your kayak with bow and stern lines for added security. It’s really that easy and that affordable. If you found some free time to get out on the water, you don’t want to waste any of it struggling with loading and unloading your kayak. Malone’s AutoLoader is another revolution in the paddle sports market that’s changing the way you get there.

Q:
Will this work work with a 2011 Chevy Equinox LT with factory roof racks?
 
A:
This AutoLoader Kayak Rack fits a Chevy Equinox 2011, according to the manufacturer's fit guide. It attaches with the standard hardware included in the kit when you order it, so should be fine out of the box.
 
Q:
Does this fit all types of kayaks - flat water as well?
 
A:
Our Autoloader roof rack can fit most types of boats. However, its cradles are more of a C shape than a J shape - and the steel J-shaped cradles, such as the ones seen here or here, may fit your boat better, so you might want to take a look at those as alternatives.
 
Q:
Can I mount two sets of the racks on my BMW X3 so I can carry two kayaks?
 
A:
These kayak roof racks have a universal clamp system fit round, square, and oval bars, so if you have a factory roof rack on that model BMW, they should fit it - and you should be able to mount two sets to transport two kayaks, since they hold the kayaks on their sides in the J-cradles.
 
Q:
Would these work to transport 2 SUPs? I need to carry 4 SUPs total (2@ 9.5' x 33" & 2@ 11' x 31") on a Subaru Outback.
 
A:
This kayak J-rack will nothold your SUPs. There really aren't any roof racks that will hold your SUPs on their sides on top of your car, so you will need to stack your SUPs ontop of a rack that can support the load. Most hard racks, like this Thule Taxior Thule Shuttlewill only support 2 SUPs up to about 34" wide each (which would work for 2 of your boards). So for transporting all 4 SUPs,you may need to consider tie-downs and padsinstead.
 
Q:
Is it possible to use these without tie downs on the front and back of the car? We would like a rack that will clamp down the kayak and doesn't need tie downs.
 
A:
The Auto-Loader Kayak rack includes load straps that will secure your kayak in place on top of your roof, but for added security it is highly recommended to always use the bow & stern lines as well (which are included). The manufacturer includes this safety recommendation in the instructions, which you can find posted with our listing for viewing online or downloading, as well as in their instructional video, also posted. Most kayak transportation racks recommend or require using bow & stern tie-downs, for safety.
 
Q:
Will this fit on a 2017 Kia Sorento?
 
A:
Yes, according to the manufacturer's fit guide, theMalone Autoloader Kayak Roof Rackfits the 2017 Kia Sorento, and attaches with standard mounting hardware included in the kit.
 
Q:
Will this kit mount on the Colorado Chevy Truck with extended cab? I have ordered the Chevy factory rail mounts for the roof.
 
A:
From the manufacturer's fit guide, it is looking like this kayak rack won't work for your Chevy Colorado, esp. not with an extended cab - but let us know what year it is, as that would give a better idea to confirm whether it is compatible or not.
 
Q:
Will this product work with my 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with Aero Bars?
 
A:
According to the manufacturer's fit guide, this kayak roof rack fits the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek's factory roof racks, with the hardware included with the kayak rack. It does not mention aero bars though - it stresses everywhere it fits round, square or oval. So that might be a concern if the aero shape is not considered factory standard for your roof rack. If it was the standard roof rack, you should be fine.
 
Q:
When it says 70# capacity is that for each J or for the pair? 35# ea?
 
A:
Our Autoloader Kayak Roof Rack supports one kayak up to 70 lbs in weight (and up to 32" wide) - that is for the pair together, as one set of these racks consists of 2 j-shaped racks that are used together to hold one kayak. If you need to transport two kayaks, you would need an additional set of these for the other side of your roof.
 
Q:
Does this come with loaders?
 
A:
This AutoLoader Kayak Roof Rack has loading ramps built-in to it, so that part is included. You just place your kayak against the loading ramps, and then slide the kayak into place using them. You will need to lift your kayak up to that starting position, but at that point, it helps load the kayak into place without you having to continue to lift it.
 

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