The DownLoader is a premium J-style fold-down kayak carrier with features for low clearance, ease of loading and universal fit for most load bars. These carriers include aluminum corrosion proof frames, molded strap bales and replaceable padding for the base and frame. For increased satisfaction, the MPG351-XL Telos Kayak Load Assist can be integrated to this system (sold separately).
Note: The base of the carrier has a rectangular "cutout" that has been included for square cross bar fit. This "cutout" does not effect the fit or function of the carriers when installed to round or oval shaped cross bars.
Note: All Malone carriers come with two lengths of installation hardware (hex bolts). Cross bars can vary in thickness and having two lengths to choose from allows the consumer to select the best fit for their application. They recommend that the unused set of hardware be retained for future use with a different vehicle or cross bars.
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Corrosion resistant aluminum construction
After trying many carriers I came accross the downloader. Nothing comes close to a set of these. They hold my sea kayaks nice and secure and with the ramps it dies help loading. Spare parts are the only issue though as its not easy to get them in the UK
Perfect rack for transporting your kayak. Easily clamp to any style cross rails. Love that they fold down for easy access to the garage. My wife loves them as it makes her car easy to see in any parking lot! I use mine for twin Hurricane Tampico's. 14 foot kayaks are securely held with your cam style straps. Always use bow and stern lines for any high speed distance!
Malone Customer Service is Excellent!!! I bought 1 set originally from Amazon, the second set I bought later from a dealer. Both sets came with all hardware plus tie down straps and bow and stern tie lines. However, the dealer set (a newer model) came with nice strap bales on the j rack which really helps keep the straps in the right position while loading until you tie everything down. I called Malone thinking maybe I could buy the bales and put on my original set and they sent them out for free and talked me through how to install them. I am a Malone customer for life!!