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The PAKMULE Scout is the most versatile rack that we make, and can now fit on a variety of vehicle types with a quick swap of the hitch tongue. Run it on your SUV during summer family road trips, then easily change the tongue and run it on your UTV in the fall. Tons of versatility to support you on each specific adventure.

The PAKMULE SCOUT weighs just 37lbs, making light work of quick trips. A built-in floor transforms The SCOUT into a workstation for sorting gear. And our patented anti-wobble hitch connection keeps  your load stable and secure.

With 3 tongue height options, it’s like having 3 PAKMULES in one!

Straight Hitch Tongue

This is our standard offering, and it positions the Scout to come straight out of your hitch.  Fits 90% of vehicles on the market, including Jeeps, SUV’s and Trucks.
– Carry Capacity: 500lbs
– Vehicle Examples: Any Vehicle with at least 14 inches of clearance.  

4” Riser Hitch Tongue

This option positions the Scout 4” above your receiver hitch – great for any vehicle with rear-facing exhaust, including full size trucks and SUV’s, as well as vehicles with a lower hitch height, and vehicles looking for some extra trail clearance.
– Carry Capacity: 300lbs
– Vehicle Examples: Vehicles with Rear-Facing Exhaust, Low Clearance Trucks or SUVs, Off-Road Builds

7” Riser Hitch Tongue

This option positions the Scout 7” above your vehicle’s receiver hitch – Originally designed for the UTV market, this option provides the best departure angle for trail running vehicles. It is also our recommended option for smaller SUV’s, CUV’s, Minivans and sedans with a 2” hitch, and is popular on Tesla, Outback and the Toyota Prius. If you have a vehicle with a 2” hitch receiver that is lower than 14” off the ground, or you are running some heavy trails, this is the best choice for you.
– Carry Capacity: 300lbs
– Vehicle Examples: UTVs, Sedans, Minivans, CUV’s and smaller SUV’s (Not recommend for trucks with a tailgate – 7” height prevents dropping your tailgate fully)

Need Help Choosing the Right Riser for You? Watch This.

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. Some assembly required

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.

*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.

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

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100% ALUMINUM     

100% Aluminum Construction means it’s lightweight and will never rust… 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.

WARNING: Do NOT load items on the product in front of your vehicle’s tailpipe, due to possible damage or health hazards. Do NOT exceed your vehicle hitch’s maximum tongue weight. Refer to the product installation video available at the QR code [note: include the QR code on the sticker]. It is your responsibility to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual to ensure safe product use based on your specific vehicle.

Assembly Instructions

67 reviews for PAKMULE SCOUT

  1. Rick R. (verified owner)

    Can’t believe I finally got one! Build quality is unbelievable. Now, I just hope I don’t regret going with a scout and will need a PRO down the road. Damn good problem to have.

  2. Jon J. (verified owner)

    Nice Fit in our car. I love the customer service. Very responsive and helpful. Before i purchased, emailed pakmule before deciding which one to buy. Package came with one missing washer and the tiny bolt that came in was broken. Emailed them regarding my concerns. They replied right away and told me that they will send everything.

  3. Michael D.

    Looks like it’s going to be exactly as advertised.

  4. Rudy G. (verified owner)

    Quality is top notch and the ability to mount bikes and your gear is perfect. The Pakmule Scout will be getting rad on every fam adventure going forward.

  5. Daniel D. (verified owner)

    Great product that adds variety and much needed storage for suvs.

  6. Cameron M. (verified owner)

    Feels bulletproof. Looking forward to putting it to work up in Alaska. Looks great with my Kimbo Camper too!

  7. John M.

    Love it. The tacoma bed is small and this gives me much more ability to haul my gear in to the field.

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