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Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak - 7' Bunks - 400 lbs

Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak - 7' Bunks - 400 lbs

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Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling a heavy kayak or canoe. Padded bunks protect your boat's finish and hold it securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak - 7' Bunks - 400 lbs. Read our customer reviews of Malone kayak trailer. Call 800-298-1624 for expert service or order your kayak trailer part number MAL73FR by Malone online at etrailer.com.
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Malone Kayak Trailer - MAL73FR

  • Galvanized Steel
  • Bunk Boards
  • 1 Kayak
  • Extra Long Tongue
  • 4-1/2W x 11L Foot
  • 14 Feet Long
  • 400 lbs
  • Malone

Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling a heavy kayak or canoe. Padded bunks protect your boat's finish and hold it securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.


Features:

  • Lightweight and versatile trailer is great for hauling a heavy kayak or canoe
  • Durable 7' bunks stabilize your boats during transport
    • Soft padding protects your boats from scratches and scuffs
  • Submersible LED tail lights and side markers are DOT-approved
  • Galvanized steel construction resists corrosion - great for fresh and saltwater environments
  • Trigger-latch-style coupler attaches to your vehicle's 2" hitch ball
    • Included safety chains act as an emergency measure if coupler disconnects
  • Leaf spring suspension absorbs road shock
  • Assembly required - includes hardware, brackets, and wiring with 4-flat plug
  • Licensing and registration paperwork included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Maximum boat weight capacity: 225 lbs
    • Maximum boat length: 14'
  • Crossbar dimensions: 58" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
    • Crossbar spread: 38-1/2"
  • Trailer dimensions: 10' 9" long x 58" wide x 31" tall
    • Trailer tongue dimensions: 81-1/2" x 3" x 2"
  • Trailer weight: 145 lbs
  • 5-Year warranty


Coupler Specs:

  • Ball size: 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 1/2"
  • Height (from ground to bottom of coupler): 14"

Tire and Wheel Specs:

  • Wheel diameter: 8"
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Tire size: 4.80/4.00-8"
    • Section width: 4.7"
    • Outer diameter (when inflated): 16"
  • Tire capacity:
    • Load range: B
    • Ply rating: 4
  • Speed Rating: 70 mph


Lightweight Trailer is Perfect for Hauling a Heavy Kayak or Canoe

MPG586XB In Use

This lightweight and versatile trailer comes with padded bunks so you can transport your favorite kayak or canoe. With a 6-3/4' long tongue, this trailer offers exceptional clearance during tight turns. The extended tongue also makes it easier to back up the trailer and prevent binding than trailers with shorter tongues.


MPG561 underside bunk

Heavy-duty bunks stabilize your boat and prevent movement while traveling on uneven or rough terrain. They can be adjusted to one side to install other clamp-on accessories (sold separately) and haul more gear. The bunks' durable padding prevents scuffs, scratches, or damage to your boat during transport. To prevent mold or mildew, the bunks have weather-resistant covers to repel moisture and water.


Submersible LED Trailer Lights

MPG535 LED tail lights

The DOT-approved tail lights on this trailer are fully submersible, so you don't have to worry about damaging the lights when loading and unloading your boat in water. Each tail light has brake, running light, and turn signal functions, as well as side marker lights and reflectors. In addition, these LED lights last longer, burn brighter, and require less power than incandescent bulbs.


CE48870 main harness to 4-way

The wiring for this trailer has a simple design, so it requires very little cutting or splicing to install. As you assemble the trailer, route the main wiring harness through the trailer tongue and down towards the body of the trailer. Then plug the 4-wire end of the tail light harness into the main harness.


Run the wires of the tail light harness along the sides of the trailer frame and attach the individual wires into the matching wires on the side marker lights and the tail lights using wire connectors. The wires are color-coded so that you can easily match them up - no circuit tester is required. Once all of the wires are secure, use the included clips to secure the harness to the frame.


CE48870 4-way plug

When you're ready to connect the trailer to your vehicle, simply plug the trailer end of the main harness into the 4-way flat connector on your vehicle.


Leaf Spring Suspension

MPG535 leaf spring suspension

This trailer includes a leaf spring suspension system to limit road shock while you tow. A sturdy steel axle runs beneath the trailer frame. The 2 slipper springs that support the axle flex to absorb the rough motion that can occur when driving over bumpy terrain. Also, the axle, spring hangers, and tie plate are galvanized to resist rust and corrosion.


Quick and Easy Trailer Hookup

MPG535 trigger style coupler

Hooking this trailer to your vehicle is quick and easy. The trailer's coupler connects to a 2" hitch ball, and the included safety chains act as an emergency measure if the coupler accidentally disconnects from your hitch ball. A rubber coated lift handle is mounted to the coupler to provide a solid grip for lifting or maneuvering the trailer. Finally, the skid plate on the underside of the trailer tongue keeps the coupler from touching the ground.



MPG585XB Malone EcoLight Sport Kayak Trailer - 7' Bunks - 400 lbs

Installation Details MAL73FR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions MAL73FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak - 7' Bunks - 400 lbs - MAL73FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

Lightweight and versatile trailer is perfect for hauling a heavy kayak or canoe. Padded bunks protect your boat's finish and hold it securely in place. 11' Long marine-grade trailer with 8" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.

- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Overall, I'm very pleased with this trailer. I can store my kayaks on the it in my garage and have it hooked up to my car, ready to go to the lake, in five minutes. Putting it together was not difficult. The quality is very good with one exception. The wiring harness that came with the kit seemed flimsy and fragile, with the insulation easily nicked. When I plugged it into my vehicle it blew a fuse in my car. I decided to scrap their wiring and went to the hardware store and purchased a new wiring harness that seemed sturdier. I also purchased heat shrink butt connectors for all the connections. The new harness has worked fine, with no further problems. The only other modification I made was additional padding on the J-style carriers to better cushion the boats and around the cross bars where they meet the vertical support to protect the tie down straps from sharp edges. The 8-inch wheels make me a little nervous, but I repacked them with a high-quality grease (Triax Atlas 600 synthetic) at the end of summer and will replace the bearings at the end of this summer, probably with Timken bearings. I have also purchased a spare hub assembly with prepacked bearings to take with me on the road in case of a failure.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


The Ecolight has proven to be an excellent base frame for hauling two Hobie fishing kayaks. I’ve modified it by adding higher risers, a plywood floor and wire sides to haul more of the stuff that needs to go out with the kayaks. Even with the extra additions, kayaks, and stuff, it’s still light enough to easily move around by hand. (60+woman here) Pulls behind my little Chevy Trailblazer with no fuss.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


I’m very pleased with this trailer. The quality far exceeded my expectations. I will use it to transport my two 14 foot kayaks as I don’t feel like hoisting them to the roof of my car anymore. I am not mechanically inclined and was a bit intimidated when it arrived in three boxes. However the step by step instructions guided me through the assembly process and I put it all together over the course of a long afternoon.



- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


It's a great trailer that exceeded my e xpectations.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Trailer was as advertised ...went together well .. all the parts were there and fit



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Exactly what I was looking for! Great quality and fairly easy to assemble! Fits perfect in our garage and holds out two kayaks, but could transport more! Great product :)



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


'You get what you pay for'. The quality of the materials and fabrication made the assembling enjoyable without having to force pieces to 'make then fit'. Studying the instructions first, then going slow, made my trailer go together without issue. If I had it to do over again I would buy a Malone trailer without hesitation. Thank you for making such a quality product!



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Great trailer, easy assembly. Good directions, bad pictures. Use the etrailer assembly video! Solid, well made piece of road hardware. One note: I bought this to use my Yakima JayLow racks on, specifically because it says it will work with them. It will not. Although the rack can clamp on the 1 1/2" square bar, it is not stable and they will fall right off. I replaced the square bar with a 1" ID galvanized steel pipe cut to the correct length and it works great. Yakima says that rack is not really designed to clamp on square tubing.



- MAL43FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


We received the trailer, it was easy to assemble after watching the video. The item was on back order and came directly from Malone. etrailer was more than helpful with guidance on when to expect delivery. Thanks for your help and great product!! Would recommend.



- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


The trailer works great! Very easy to u se.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


We have used the trailer for a few weeks now and we are generally satisfied with it. The trailer can be loaded easily and moved by hand even with two kayaks on it. It seems to ride Ok when towing at normal road speeds. Reversing it takes some practice, probably because it has a narrower track than the utility trailers that I've towed in the past. Assembly was Ok, although I agree with a another reviewer that you need to be comfortable using a torque wrench and wire strippers. The instructions need to be updated and clarified. It took me a while to figure out how the wire clips worked. I wish the wiring was heavier gauge for overall robustness.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


The trailer is outstanding. The customer service and sells staff are easy to contact and are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The only thing that needs improvement are the assembly instructions. The images are blurry and confusing (not a deal breaker). I highly recommend doing business with this company.



- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Straight forward instructions, went together easily and pleased with the final product. Exactly what I expected to tow a kayak and mountain bike.



- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer


Great trailer so far! Putting it together was easy with the video and instructions. Can't wait to get out and use it!



- MAL93FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer




- MAL93FR
by: 02/26/2021

Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer




- MAL53FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer




- MAL43FR
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Review from a similar EcoLight in Kayak Trailer




- MAL53FR
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Ask the Experts about this Malone Kayak Trailer



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    The Malone single kayak trailer # MAL73FR that you referenced would be a really great choice for a single kayak trailer. This would easily fit the length of your kayak as well as the weight of it.
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  • Small Trailer Recommendation for Transporting Hobie Pro Angler 14
    Yes the Malone EcoLight Sport Single Kayak Trailer # MAL73FR would work great for transporting your Hobie Pro Angler 14. It has over twice the weight capacity you'd need, has carpeted bunks you could angle to match the hull shape of your boat, and also has a higher speed rating than most similar trailers at 70 mph.
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  • Is Certificate of Origin Included with Malone MAL73FR EcoLight Sport Trailer
    They certainly do. The Malone # MAL73FR EcoLight Sport Trailer will include a certificate of origin which you can present to your local DMV for licensing/registration purposes. I've linked to a product demonstration video for the Malone # MAL73FR EcoLight trailer.
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  • Where is VIN Sticker for Malone MPG585XB EcoLight Trailer
    The VIN sticker for the Malone MPG585XB EcoLight trailer which we offer as # MAL73FR should have been included along with the registration paperwork. The VIN sticker is placed on the same sheet that has the tire load information sticker that looks like what's seen in the photo I provided. If you didn't receive either sticker, please give us a call and we'll have Malone send one out for you.
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    Your Native Watercraft fits on this trailer part # MAL73FR and the bunks are fully adjustable to fit your kayak. I would suggest to pick up a spare tire as well part # MAL33FR.
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  • Kayak Trailer Recommendation for NuCanoe Unlimited Fishing Kayak
    I recommend using the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer # MAL73FR to transport your NuCanoe Unlimited fishing kayak because it can handle up to 400 lbs and it one of the more cost-effective watercraft trailers we carry since it doesn't have any extra provisions like a higher rack system for other equipment. I also recommend picking up the Malone NomadTRX Standard Kayak Cart # MAL88FR to make moving your heavier kayak around much easier. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
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  • Light Duty Trailer for Honda Accord to Carry 100 lb Kayak
    The Malone EcoLight Sport Boat Trailer part # MAL73FR would be a great option because it's lighter weight which will be easier on your tow vehicle, has the weight capacity for your kayak, and also is easy to load and unload. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this as well.
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  • How to Carry a Canoe on a 2017 Ram 1500 with a Tyger Tonneau Cover
    I have a possible solution for you. First, though, since the Tyger tonneau covers for a 2017 Ram 1500 cover the rails, there is not a ladder rack available. They need the rails unobstructed to install. However, there is another option for carrying your canoe, and that is to use a roof rack on wheels. I recommend the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer, part # MAL73FR. This trailer has 7' bunks that can handle canoes and kayaks up to 225 pounds. The boats can be up to 14' long, the coupler works...
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  • Boat Trailer Recommendation for 14 Foot Row Boat
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    We do offer the bunks of the Malone trailer part # MAL73FR separately with the part # MPG561.
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    Because the cross bars on the Malone # MAL73FR EcoSport trailer are further apart than cross bars on a vehicle, you will need to use the Rhino-Rack # RRRBC050 Roof Bike Rack. You will have determine if you have space for two bikes. The width of the cross bars is 54" and you will have to subtract the width of your kayak. From that result determine if you have room room for your additional bikes. I bet you will.
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    Yes, the Kenda 4.80/4.00-8 Bias Trailer Tire with 8" Galvanized Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 # AM30030 is a substitute for the Spare Tire for Malone EcoLight Trailer # MAL33FR. Both tires are capable of being used on the Malone EcoLight Trailers # MAL53FR, # MAL73FR, # MAL93FR, # MAL63FR and # MAL43FR.
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    The Spare Tire for Malone EcoLight Trailer # MAL33FR is compatible with # MAL53FR, # MAL73FR, # MAL93FR, # MAL63FR and # MAL43FR but the trailer tongues are the same as the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers # MPG494 so it will fit.
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  • Trailer Options for Transporting a Small Sailboat
    We definitely have a trailer kit with the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak # MAL73FR that would work well to transport your CLC Northeaster Dory but there isn't a way to add another upper layer to a Malone trailer that will also allow you to carry your Northeaster Dory. A potential option is the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129 where you could load the Northeaster Dory on that lower crossbar system and then mount a rooftop tent to the top set of crossbars...
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  • How to Transport a Heavy Kayak with a 2012 Toyota Camry
    I have a solution for you. First, though, a roof rack coupled with a kayak carrier is not a viable option. It looks like a fully-assembled Old Town Sportsman Bigwater PDL 132 weighs 117 pounds, which is more weight than even our best kayak carrier can handle. Instead, I suggest going with a watersport trailer. I recommend the Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer for a Heavy Kayak, part # MAL73FR. It can handle up to 400 pounds and is much safer way of transporting and loading your heavy kayak....
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  • How to Transport a Canoe with a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
    To carry a canoe with your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan we are going to need to add a trailer hitch and tow the canoe. Thule used to have a roof rack fit but then a few years ago they upgraded their roof rack system and since then have failed to release a roof rack for the Caravan/Grand Caravan unfortunately. The bright side is that by using a trailer you won't have to lift the canoe nearly as high. I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98854 since it has a matte black finish...
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