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Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

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Malone Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • J-Style
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Oval Bars
  • Malone
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist


The FoldAway-J is exclusively designed to safely carry a single recreational or touring kayak on its side. These carriers feature quick-release fold-down frames for low clearance and improved gas mileage when not in use. Built with corrosion resistant coated steel, over-sized padding, heavy duty molded parts and a unique mounting design.


This universal mounting system fits a large cross section of aftermarket load bars (round, square and oval) as well as most factory systems. The dual mount locations ensure the carriers are firmly in place and eliminate side to side movement. Also includes mounting bolts to achieve the best rack installation. Comes with cam-style load straps and safety tie-downs. Product workmanship and material performance is guaranteed with a lifetime limited warranty.


Features:

  • Quick release fold-down frames for low clearance
  • Universal mounting adapters fit most load bar designs
  • Mounting bolts for improved bar fit
  • Includes 12' load straps and tie-downs for a single kayak

Specs:

  • Load capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Folded: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
    • Deployed: 19-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 14"
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

MPG132 Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Item # MAL98FR

Installation Details MAL98FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading - MAL98FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)


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Kayak season won't start here until early June since all the lakes are frozen, so I won't know how the racks work until then. Thank you for your prompt shipping.


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The carrier was easy enough to install. As my wife and I are in our 70s, even with a 2 step ladder it was difficult to get the kayaks onto the crossover SUV top. Even with both of us holding up the kayak we had trouble with the straps falling out of place while we were attempting to hold the kayak in place.
Roger - 01/15/2022

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Omg what great service! Customer service person I talked with was excellent and shipping was really fast.



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Very nice, haven’t used it yet but I’m sure it will exceed my expectations!



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Just put them together and am ready to go. They are great quality at a great price



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Installed easily and works well.



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I've had these kayak racks on my 2017 dodge journey for 1 year now and they work great. They're super easy to adjust and stable. When I'm not using the rack I just lay them flat. They don't whistle at all when driving at high speeds. The furthest trip I've done with two kayaks was about 10 hours and the racks had no issue, and a good portion of the trip had a lot of sharp turns.
I would recommend these to anyone looking for a 2 kayak system.



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


I really like the Malone Foldaway Kayak and Canoe carrier. It looks to be a real good product and can’t wait to try it this weekend. Super fast shipping was a plus !



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


I ordered this Malone MAL38FR multirack kayak carrier to connect to the Rhino-Rack ROC25 roof-rack on my 2019 Ford F150 supercrew.I will be heading out on a long camping trip and will be carrying two kayaks. I’ll post a follow up review post trip. So far after mounting it seems really secure. The kit had one wingnut missing the nut but etrailer is sending me a couple wingnuts to have one as a spare.



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Malone racks showed up quickly and undamaged. Haven’t mounted them yet but appear to be well made


Comments
Had these racks for a year now and theyve been great
Michael E - 12/12/2021

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This rack is super easy to install. It's very convenient that they fold flat when not in use, but the teeth in the locking mechanism can pinch you if you're not extra careful. I wish the clip for the strap was a little more sturdy - the strap can slide out of the clamp and get twisted behind the kayak. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase.



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Great quality, amazing shipment tracking system! 100% recommend etrailer.com!



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Solid, well made and flexible carrying options. This works great for both kayak styles I use them to carry.



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Easy to install, secure, and doing it’s job to carry our two kayaks.



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Review from a similar FoldAway in Watersport Carriers


Don't know it didn't show up before I went on Vacation so I didn't get to try it out.


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The free shipping option can not guarantee a certain delivery date. In the future, I would choose an express shipping option if you are on a time crunch.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/06/2021

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Have not used yet but looks of good qua lity



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Perfect for the kayaks and canoe.
Linda - 03/21/2022

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  • Measurement Between Mounting Holes of Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier
    I reached out to the manufacturer, Malone, and was able to get the measurement you were looking for on the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs # MAL98FR. According to Malone, the distance between the mounting holes on the photo you sent is 2-3/4 inches center to center. Another thing you'll want to keep in mind is that the FoldAway-J is designed to fit crossbars that are up to 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well...
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  • Can I Fit 2 Sets of Malone FoldAway 5 Kayak Carriers on My 58-Inch Crossbars?
    Yes. Since the Malone FoldAway 5 # MAL38FR takes up only 19-1/2 inches of crossbars space when deployed or folded, you will be able to use 2 of these carriers on your 58-inch Malone AirFlow 2 # MPG216 crossbars. However, since you are only looking to transport 3 kayaks, I recommend using a single FoldAway 5 # MAL38FR with the FoldAway # MAL98FR. This will ultimately save crossbar space and is the more economical setup.
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  • Can I Carry Three Kayaks On My 2012 Kia Sorento With 54" Cross Bars
    Yes, you should be able to carry 3 kayaks on the roof of your 2012 Kia Sorento, provided you do not exceed the weight limit of the roof. The Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading, part # MAL98FR, and the Malone FoldAway-5 Kayak, SUP, and Canoe Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading, part # MAL38FR, both have a 19-1/2" footprint. This will leave you with 15" of usable space on your roof. I have included product description links,...
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  • Does The Malone FoldAway J Kayak Carrier Fit Inno Aero Crossbars?
    The Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR will fit onto the Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB130-2 just fine. The Malone carrier fits crossbars up to 3-1/2" wide and up to 1-1/2" tall; since the Inno bars measure 3-1/8" tall and 1-1/8" wide, you will not have an issue with this setup. I attached a demonstration video for you.
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  • Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer MPG464-LB Ability To Carry Curvy Kayak On Their Side
    The fenders on the Malone LowBed MicroSport Trailer # MPG464-LB are going to sit almost flush with crossbars. Do remember that the height of the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR will give you over the top of the crossbars and the fact that the rear crossbar is so close to the fender will reduce the chance of your kayak hitting the fenders. The crossbar spread is also adjustable from 44" to 63" allowing you to be more on the center of the kayak so it will not sit as low on the trailer.
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  • Can a Malone J-Style Carrier Mount Past the Feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 # MPG215?
    If you are trying to mount the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier # MAL98FR or the Malone J-Pro2 Kayak Carrier # MPG117MD past the feet of the Malone AirFlow 2 - 50" # MPG215, you will need at least about 4 inches of crossbar space after the feet in order to accommodate the bottom bracket of the carriers. Since the FoltAway and the J-Pro2 attach using those tightening brackets, they need access under the crossbars. The AirFlow 2 feet will interfere with those attachments if there is not...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommended for Old Town Heron Kayaks on Yakima Y08107 Rack and Roll Trailer
    For a fairly economical way to transport your three kayaks on the # Y08107 Rack and Roll trailer, I'd recommend going with the Malone FoldAway # MAL38FR for two kayaks and the # MAL98FR for the third. I looked up your kayaks, and found that Old Town lists the weight of the solo as being about 40 lbs with a length of 9-1/2 feet and the tandems as being 60 lbs each with a length of 13-1/2 feet. The kayaks sizes and weights would be compatible with both the Rack and Roll trailer and the...
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  • Can I Use J-Style Carriers in Conjunction with the Rhino-Rack # RTL002 on My 2016 Subaru Outback?
    Technically, this setup might work. However, there are some caveats. Firstly, the Malone FoldAway-J Kayak Carrier with Tie Downs - J-Style # MAL98FR is not confirmed to be large enough to clamp around the crossbars of the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar for 2" Hitches # RTL002. For this reason, I recommend using one of the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding # S512-S512X instead. This j-style carrier is confirmed to fit larger crossbars...
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