A few weeks ago, when i got off the lake, I found that someone had wrecked my trailer. It was a modified bike-trailer but....
So rather than risk a (again) repaired modified trailer I ordered a Malone Micro-sport to be certain my boats would be safe.
Now everything I hear says that it is a great trailer with a few minor problems.
1) The taillight bulbs shake loose...
...solution: get LEDs.
2) The cross bars are flimsey...
... solution: shove a piece of #5 rebar inside them.
3) the wireing is too short....
...Solution: get an extension piece. or a longer wire on your car.
While awaiting delivery, I was wondering if anyone here has one of these, what you think of it, and what modifications you have done?
I'm planning t omount mu ammo-cans to the frame to carry my straps.
Add a box over the axle.
Sport Cases (Electronics)
Reflective Hull Decals
YakCatcher Rod Holder
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Posted by: redmond on Jan-13-14 12:07 PM (EST)
pretty good handle on it. When you get it in, consider replacing the cross bars with 3/4" steel pipe. It's the same size as the Yakima's and ought to work with the Malones. But, the rebar idea sounds good too, just think about this as an alternative.
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Jan-15-14 3:07 PM (EST)
Of those few people who own one, no one seems to be modifying their trailer save to replace the lights and bars.
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Jan-22-14 1:02 PM (EST)
Fed-Ex site never changed, said by 12:00am Monday.
tows like a dream|
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Feb-13-14 12:57 PM (EST)
Driving down I-8 in the dark at 80mph I had to keep looking back for the running lights to be certain the trailer was still there.
Pretty darn fast|
Posted by: jeffro on Feb-14-14 6:40 PM (EST)
What is the posted speed limit and what is the maximum rated speed for the trailer? Those tires are turning a lot faster than those on your car. I too pull a small trailer, but sure wouldn't want to take evasive action or conduct a panic stop from 80 mph. At that speed, an accident with sudden stop would surely send your ammo containers and your kayak through your rear window, through your head and then out the windshield... just saying. Suggest you limit your speed appropriately. Best wishes.
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Feb-20-14 10:27 AM (EST)
I've had no problems at all.
still no reply.|
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Mar-03-14 12:22 PM (EST)
Usually malone relplies the same day.
In their best interest not to say|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Mar-03-14 12:33 PM (EST)
I bet even most automotive companies would refuse to provide a figure for "maximum allowable speed" for the cars they build.
Not all 8" tires are the same|
Posted by: pikabike on Mar-03-14 1:20 PM (EST)