(48 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: 2023 Jeep Wranglers may not offer enough clearance to sit under the tire. You need 3.5″ between the upper inside wall of the hitch and bottom of the spare*

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.

*If you drive a 2023 Toyota Sequoia, a 2023 Lexus LX600, or a 2022 or later Toyota Tundra: 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!*

*Rivian R1S drivers will need to purchase our 3″ pin*

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

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to high demand, orders will ship approximately  7-10 days from order placement




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.


We are able to ship the SCOUT UPS Ground (or expedited). It’s an easy and quick ship method and we ship Mon/Wed/Fri.

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

Carrier Only, Lock w/ Key (+$50), Ratchet and Socket (+$45), Both (+$95)

Assembly Instructions

48 reviews for PAKMULE SCOUT

  1. Justin S. (verified owner)

    Super solid build quality and clean construction – fits Yeti 75, two Pelican Cases, and a 26 Gal Tote perfectly. Great ramp for Bernese Mountain dog with a bum knee. Works great with the wall hanging kit and secures nicely so my toddlers don’t pull it down. 5’3” wife can handle the carrier by herself, so good weight to strength ratio. Really saves cargo space in vehicles with three kids.

  2. Nathan C. (verified owner)

    Build quality looks awesome!! Always happy to buy American made products, and you can definitely see the higher quality build.

  3. Christian M. (verified owner)

    Love the Scout! It is strong and does not wobble!!

  4. Zach M. (verified owner)

    The product is amazing, 10/10

  5. Russell B. (verified owner)

    I was skeptical about the anti wobble claim to start. Cue foot in mouth. There is actually no wobble. Trailer hitch companies should take note!

  6. Kyle C. (verified owner)

    Fit and finish is great. I love the threaded receiver to lock everything down tightly. The hitching post is a must for storage, and I love how it all marries up. Great buy for our family of six looking forward to getting years of use out of it.

  7. Victor T.

    Only took 15 minutes to put it together from the moment I unboxed it. Definitely read the Pakmule instructions regarding the threaded bolt and lock. Perform the sequence exactly as instructed and the carrier will mount up all snug without any wobble. Again, read the instructions on this to ensure nothing gets cross-threaded and the assembly doesn’t wobble on the hitch.
    The only thing I would change regarding the lock is to offer the option of a rubber sleeve to slide over the main cylinder. My GX 460 hitch has a flange that extends to the point that the cylinder makes direct contact. Hitting bumps or any kind of vibration is going to mar up the finish of the flange and swiveling lock cylinder.
    Overall, the carrier looks great and feels snug on the hitch.

  8. Jimmy M.

    Have used multiple brands of cargo carriers and finally got the best!!

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