(68 customer reviews)

We designed the PAKMULE SCOUT for the anyone needing extra space, whether it’s hauling gear to the ball fields, a day trip to the beach, or a quick weekend getaway.

Weighing in at only 37lbs, the SCOUT makes light work of quick trips and big loads alike, with a design that makes loading and accessing your gear easy.

The Pipe rail is not only easy to interact with, but it makes securing gear with our MULEstraps a cinch, and is compatible with our BikeBits, Rod Holders, and Cinch Locks too!*

A built-in floor transforms The SCOUT into a workstation for sorting gear, while our universal design allows it to fit any vehicle with a 2″ receiver hitch, including Jeeps, Trucks, Vans, & Land Cruisers.

Featuring our patented anti-wobble hitch connection to keep your load stable and secure.

The PAKMULE Scout hitch rack — and all of our hitch baskets — are 100% MADE IN THE USA from 70% recycled aluminum content. When you purchase a PAKMULE, you support American workers, their families and the environment. Requires some assembly. Expedited UPS Ground shipping available.

It’s not just a hitch rack, it’s a PAKMULE.

SCOUT is compatible with the following accessories ONLY: Bike Bit, Rod Holders, MULEstraps, Cinch Lock, Scout Hitchin Post

INCLUDED IN BOX: Assembly instructions, hardware, two 9/16″ wrenches, threaded hitch pin.

*PLEASE NOTE: 2023-2024 Jeep Wranglers may not offer enough clearance to sit under the tire. To be sure, you need 3.5″ between the upper inside wall of the hitch and bottom of the spare*

*If you drive a 2023-2024 Toyota Sequoia or a 2023-2024 Lexus LX600, you will need to purchase the Sequoia pin from our pin & lock replacements product page as the standard pin WILL NOT fit on your wide hitch!*

*If you drive a Porsche Cayenne, the pin/lock may not fit on your hitch due to the trailer light outlet*

Be aware of proximity to exhaust. Heat from vehicle exhaust can damage paint and can melt cargo products loaded. This is primarily a concern on rear-facing exhaust.




100% ALUMINUM     

100% Aluminum Construction means no paint to chip and no rust to destroy… for a lifetime of low maintenance!


Made from 70% recycled aluminum material, and shipped with minimal plastic packaging for a better tomorrow.  Every cut and every shaving during our process, is recycled to remove waste during the manufacturing process.


Built in the U.S.A., with U.S.A. materials. We build our products in safe environment, follow EPA guidelines and ensure that our people go home safe. No child labor here. And less carbon emissions than if shipped from the other side of the world. It’s all one Earth, and if you’ve ever experienced an African Dust storm in your hometown, you know that we all share the same air.  That’s why it’s important to do it right, for everyone.  No cut corners. Just good products built right, because it matters.


Pipe construction makes securing your equipment simple, especially when used in conjunction with our MULEstraps. Also makes it easy to carry!  Rounded edges ensure you won’t tear your pants, or bruise your legs.


Our patented anti-wobble design is so good, it’s patented! The SCOUT features a hollow tongue, with a solid 1.5″ threaded insert, and a stainless steel threaded pin that bolt it to your hitch to prevent your rack from dancing while you’re driving. An automotive grade lock is not included with the SCOUT, but is available for purchase to keep the SCOUT safe in your hitch.


Weight: 37 pounds
Capacity: 500 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 56″ x 29″ x 6″
Interior Dimensions: 54″ x 27″ x 3.5″

100% Made in U.S.A. by craftsmen who take pride in every detail. When you buy PAKMULE, you know you are supporting American jobs, and American families.


No Decking necessary on this model. Strategic hole placement for easy handling plus a drilled floor to expel water, snow and sand.


Due to its size, we are able to ship our Scout model UPS Ground. It’s an easy and quick ship method. Current transit time, once it leaves our dock, is 2-4 days, and we offer expedited options at checkout as well.

Every Industry is suffering labor shortages right now, including freight and shipping companies. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee timing of shipping, and are not responsible for freight arriving “on time;” we cannot provide full refunds for freight issues or freight that arrives a day after your trip. Delivery and return shipping costs will be deducted from any returns or refunds.

Product Details

Weight 37 lbs
Dimensions 35 × 30 × 6 in
Add Ons

Pin Only, Pin and Lock w/ Key (+$50)

Assembly Instructions

68 reviews for PAKMULE SCOUT

  1. Ben S.

    The PakMule Scout cargo carrier is rugged, thoughtfully designed, and well built. I’m looking forward to using it while camping and on family road trips.

  2. David G. (verified owner)

    So far so good, set up went smoothly. Although I have all the necessary tools for assembly good on you for providing the wrenches and phillips bit.

  3. Ross M. (verified owner)

    Built well and looks great, I originally wanted the black colored Scout, but now I think the original aluminum finish is better as I don’t have to worry about chipped paint. It arrived today, I had it put together and installed in less than 30 minutes (thanks to the YouTube videos). I’m glad it’s made in Texas and had great customer service throughout the purchase process, even talked to Kansas via Facebook. I am about to go get some firewood for its first use. Thanks for making this, it’s perfect for SUV parents who miss being able to lug around stuff they would only use a truck for (mulch, sod, firewood, etc). Looking forward to the release (hopefully) of a brake/turn signal light set for the Scout.

  4. Patrick M.

    Already put 500 miles on it driving from Alabama to North Carolina – worked perfectly. We drive a 200 series and love that the tailgate and trunk are still operable and accessible when the Scout is attached. I would highly recommend to anyone.

  5. Chad S.

    Best vehicle accessory purchase I’ve ever made! Rock solid, versatile, and American made. Looking forward to lots of adventures with this bad boy!

  6. William K.

    I’ve yet to load it down with gear, but I’m sure it’ll take the stress out of playing jenga/tetris with my gear every time I go on a hunting. A 4Runner can only hold so much. I’m a big believer in “buy once cry once”, and plan to have this for a very long time.

  7. Leonel G. (verified owner)

    All Good. Built as indicated and no problems putting together.

  8. David W. (verified owner)

    It’s awesome. I’ve only tested it in my driveway so far but the fit and finish is excellent, and the locking pin keeps things very tight. Its larger than I had pictured so we’ll be able to carry all sorts of things including dog crate, mountain bikes, coolers, Skis, etc. And made in USA so this is 5 Stars!!!

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