Have 1 kayak? Have 2 kayaks? Well here is the undisputed top 5 list of the best kayak trailers for 2017. Through over 20 hours of research we have come up with the top 5 list to try and help make your purchase decision quick and easy.

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Top 5 One To Two Spot Trailers

Name 2-Yak SeaWings Kayak Trailer Package J-Pro 2 Carriers Kayak Trailer PackageT-2000 Kayak Trailer Personal Watercraft Trailer KitUtility Trailer Kit 
ManufacturerMaloneMalonePortage PalIrontonIronton
Warranty5 Years5 year1 year 1 year Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty
Kayaks # 22222
Measurements 164" x 65" 164" x 65" 140"60" 126" 52 " x 16 " 78" x 52" x 16"
Load Capacity (lbs)3553502756101,200
Ship Weight240197125215151
Vehicle Rated Weight (lbs)N/AN/AN/A8001,060
Deck Size N/AN/AN/A77" x 40" 4 x 3 1/3 ft
Wheel Size12"12"8"12"12"
Coupler Size2"2"1"1 7/8"1 7/8"
Deck MaterialSteelSteelSteelSteelSteel
Frame MaterialSteelSteelSteelSteelSteel
Bed TiltNoNoNoNoNo
Read GaveNoNoNoNoNo
Side RailsNoNoNoNoNo
Jack TypeNoNoNoNoNo
Assembly Req.Yes 2-3 hrs Yes 2-3 hrs YesYesYes
Misc. FeaturesIncludes lights, protective fenders and 1 7/8in. coupler Includes spare wheel and kayak saddles N/AIncludes lights, protective fenders and 1 7/8in. coupler N/A

Kayak Trailer Selection Overview:

This years lists shows two Malone kayak trailers as the standouts. They are both generally the same kayak trailer except they come in two different packages. The first provides seawings (for the beginner these are a system of kayak locking on your trailer) and the second comes with J-Pro carriers. Now for a larger review on the difference between seawings and J-pro carriers you’ll have to wait a bit as were developing it, but each has its advantages. I’m not sure If I could legitimately recommend one over the other but you may have a preference.

Another standout kayak trailer or rather utility trailer was the t-2000. This is a great one from a company called portage pal, its cheaper then the trailers made specifically for kayaks and thats because youll have to do some adjustments to get your kayak on this one. Whether you want to use rope or some other contraption the kayak trailer can be user and may save you some money.

Number tree and four on the kayak trailer list both come from Ironton. These two are great options if you was to save a bit of money and create your own harnesses and holders. These do great but keep in mind their not directly made for kayaks so you will have to do some adjustments to these non kayak trailers.