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Malone Foam Block Style Kayak Carrier Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Install the Malone Foam Block Style Kayak Carrier on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today, we'll be test fitting the Malone Kayak Carrier with tie downs, foam block style, part number MPG152.The Malone Kayak Carrier enables you to carry up to one kayak on either your roof rack or on your naked roof, depending on what situation you have. It comes with all the tie downs necessary to attach it to your vehicle, from the kayak straps, to our pad straps, as well as the inaudible 00:00:26 stern tie downs.How this works is while it rests on these pads here, we have these straps that connect the kayak to the pad to make sure it doesn't move around. And then we have these green straps that wrap all the way around the kayak, as well as inside the vehicle to attach the kayak and the pads, to make sure they don't move to your vehicle.And the straps have this buckle with a protectant material around it to make sure it doesn't scratch up the inside of your vehicle once you install these as well.With the kayak taken off, here's the foam blocks that they're gonna be sitting on. Right now, we have them wrapped around aero bars, but these will also wrap around elliptical, square, round, and most factory roof racks. When they're not attached to our bars, when it sits on a naked roof for example, it does have this padded material to protect the roof of your vehicle from scratches and abrasions as well.And there you have it for the Malone Kayak Carrier with tie downs on our 2012 Toyota Four Runner.

Shelly K.


I keep coming back to this system, when searching for a way to carry my Hobie Outback on a 2011 Toyota Corolla S bare roof. However, the Outback weighs 88lbs, which is over the 55 lb weight limit capacity for this system. Would purchasing another foam block increase the weight capacity?

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Jon G.


If you had 4 crossbars on your Corolla so that the pads could sit in-line with each other then I'd probably say yes. Since you just have a 2-bar setup on your Corolla I recommend going with something else that is better suited for your heavier Hobie Outback, like the Rhino-Rack J-Style Carrier # S510 . If you were just planning on using this for a naked roof setup then you could probably get away with using 4 of the blocks but I would only use it for a short trip. Foam blocks are just a quick and easy way to get a kayak on the roof. If you plan on hauling your kayak around frequently then you'll want to use the crossbar system with the Rhino-Rack setup.

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