(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. Karl S. (verified owner)

    Killer product! Just bought a gwagon and needed it for an upcoming trip. Shipping was immediate and was ready for the trip. Very secure and strong… I used it to stand on to load my roof items as well.. not sure if that voids my warranty but I’m pretty sure, based on how it’s built I won’t be needing the warranty.

  2. David N. (verified owner)

    So far so good! If went together really easy and fits awesome on my Jeep! I’m so psyched that I chose to go with Pakmule!

  3. Doug B. (verified owner)


  4. Marc N.

    My upcoming vacation is a week away at the time I write this review. However, the fact that I had to assemble very little in connection to the carrier already is an upside for me. Also, the product looks stunning. I feel like it’s worth the money. I am hopping that I have no issues when I take off next week. Installation was easy; it looks like a quality product; great size for all the gears we plan to take to our 1 week trip; and it’s made in the US (goes perfectly well with my Jeep, haha).

  5. Robert A. (verified owner)

    Nicely built, quality product. Excited to put it to use.

  6. M T K (verified owner)

    What a great product. Even the packaging was streamlined and easy to unpack. Very easy to assemble (although it’s a little piece of hell if you try to do it with the provided wrenches-get two socket wrenches and counter-rotate). Feels very sturdy and well-constructed. I need to go out and get a 7/8″ socket to complete the installation, which is a little bit of a bummer. This is the first thing I’ve ever put in a tow hitch receiver, and it has been generally unintimidating. Also, quite the looker. Worth the premium price for the made in the USA quality and environmental responsibility.

  7. Larry F. (verified owner)

    Haven’t used yet – but love the quality, weight and size. looking forward to Oct trip when I can put to use!

  8. Nico S.

    Quality and craftsmanship speak for themselves.

  9. Will J. (verified owner)

    The product fit and finish are fantastic. Although I was warned by customer service that there is a clearance issue with my 2020 Porsche Cayenne, I ordered anyway to see if it would fit and if not, use on my other vehicle. If you unscrew the trailer electronics coupler from its mount you have enough room to install the bolt and lock correctly. I will have to zip tie the connector while using the rack, but that’s all. No trimming required. Perhaps you could add a small offset plate for the connector?

  10. Philip P. (verified owner)

    Incredibly sturdy construction. Impressed with the build quality.

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