We have a Malone Sport for our Oasis, and it is basically bullet proof with bigger tires and buddy bearings. I had to replace the 2" mount as the one that came with the trailer was a piece of junk. No big deal.
If the Thule Hullavator of today had been on the market, I would have bought one of them.
Backing a light trailer with a long tongue down a ramp can be difficult for me as I can't see the yak or trailer from my Ridgeline. Then you have to deal with the straps after you unload and then load the yak on the trailer. Then you have to have a license fee and get tax again and again in California. Then you have to insure your trailer.
Last but not least, your trailer takes up driveway space.
On our recent trip to our local river, while we were messing with the straps and getting our Oasis in the river from the launch site. A yakker drove down frontward on the ramp. He put his front tires at the last dry line on the launch. Then, he and his friend got out and unloaded a 13' Ocean Kayak on each side of the vehicle from the two Hullavotors.
They piled their gear on the dry part of the ramp, and the driver drove back to the parking lot, parked and walked back down. While he was doing that, his friend loaded both yaks with their gear. When the driver got back down, the yaks were loaded and they shoved off. Meanwhile my wife and I were still messing around with our straps. Then, I had to find a parking spot for my truck and trailer, which can be hard sometimes. The Hullavator guy just pulled into the nearest normal parking space. Some of our launch sites/ramps don't have parking spaces for vehicles with trailers. You have to find a spot on the road to park and hope everything is there when you get back. On a recent trip, someone cut off the vehicle electrical connection from the trailer.
REI is having a great sale on Hullavators. You could buy two Hullavators and the cross bars and vehicle mounts for basically what a good trailer would cost.
When you aren't using the Hullavators like in the winter, you can take the Hullavator off and the crossbars and their mounts and store them in your garage.
Current but short time REI sale on Hullavators:http://www.rei.com/product/723901/thule ... ideo-inner
I would like to find a tandem trailer for 2 side by side
kayaks. One Outback 33" and one 30" wide Ocean Kayak Scrambler
Hobie recommends that the Outback be trailered upside down
which would preclude the use of rubber cradles.
Hobie likes Trailex but I am leaning towards Malone
Does anyone have any recommendations?
2 kayaks 63" total with some room between