(71 customer reviews)

The SwayBack features a lower rail height to fit Jeeps, Broncos, Land Cruisers, and Vans.

*PLEASE NOTE: 2023 Jeep Wranglers may not offer enough clearance to sit under the tire. You need 3.75″ between the upper inside wall of the hitch and bottom of the spare*

Featuring the same burly T.I.G. welded quality and huge cargo space as the PAKMULE Pro-Original, but with a lower rail height to accommodate 35″ spare tires, swing open rear doors, and the tailgate on Land Cruisers.  Made from 100% aluminum, the PAKMULE SwayBack will never rust, weighs a mere 40lbs, and yet is burly enough to handle 650lbs of cargo!

Our Pro series racks feature a solid aluminum tongue (yes a burly, 2″x2″ solid piece of structural grade aluminum right into the hitch) to handle the toughest loads and the knarliest roads.  All Pro series racks are hand welded, and then heat-treated for extra strength right here in Texas.

Everything you need, and nothing you don’t.  The pipe frame design of our Pro series units are made for big gear and large loads.  They self clean, resist holding dirt or mud, and provide unlimited spots to wrap your MULEstraps around, to ensure your gear doesn’t go anywhere.

Includes our patented anti-wobble connection that bolts your PAKMULE directly to your hitch, keeping everything secure, whether you’re crossing a continent or rambling down some backroad.  Pro Series racks also include our Stainless Steel lock for added hitch security.

All PAKMULE Hitch Racks feature a patented design that make it easy to raise SUV lift gates, and drop truck tailgates while loaded down with gear to make accessing all your gear easy.*  Otherwise, what’s the point?

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

PAKMULE installs into a 2″ square receiver opening. With reducers, the PAKMULE will fit in a 2.5″ receiver hitch. If you have a 3″ hitch, be sure to purchase a 3″ hitch pin.

(*in many configurations. Coolers sizes tested up to a Yeti 65 along outer rail for most SUV’s and Land Cruiser Tailgates. Yeti 45’s for truck tailgates. Larger sizes may not open.)

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.


Fully welded in the U.S.A., with U.S.A. material. 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! Boasting a threaded solid aluminum tongue, and a stainless steel threaded pin to prevent your basket from dancing while you’re driving. Includes a stainless steel, automotive grade lock to keep it safe in your hitch.


Weight: 40 pounds
Capacity: 650 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 69″ x 28″ x 4.75″
Interior Dimensions: 67″ x 26″ x 2.75″

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.


Due to its size, we are able to ship our Sway-Back 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.  Because of the high cost of shipping, delivery and return costs will be deducted from any returns or refunds.

Product Details

Weight 100 lbs
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 6 in

71 reviews for PAKMULE PRO – SwayBack

  1. Craig M.

    What a beast! Should hold more weigh than my jeep can carry. Price is eye opening, but there’s not one better on the market. Should last a long time

  2. Nick L. (verified owner)

    Truly awesome product. Absolutely no sway, incredibly easy into install, and easy to pack. I purchased the swayback for my Wrangler, but have also used it on my 2500 to carry coolers, chairs, tents, firewood, and anything else needed from the mountains to coast of NC. After several thousands of miles and a few months (and exposure to salt air and water) it shows absolutely no signs of rust or wear. Highly recommend.

  3. Eric Fogleboch (verified owner)

    This is by far the best built, most durable carrier I have ever owned. This is built to last forever. It fits in the receiver solid, and best of all, it’s made in the USA. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.

  4. Eric F. (verified owner)

    This is by far the best there is. Hands down the best material, construction and craftsmanship you can find. I wouldn’t pack my gear on anything else!

  5. C Butler (verified owner)

    I can’t imagine life without with Pakmule Swayback! It’s a perfect fit for my Rubicon and affords me so much extra cargo space — I put my large cooler and gear on there almost every weekend. It also gives me an comfy, low to the ground place to sit down and put my boots on, rig my rod or ready my gear when out in the field. It’s easy to put on and take off and the light weight allows me to hang it on the garage wall when I’m not using it. Customer service is outstanding as well when I emailed with some questions. Highly recommend.

  6. Lynn in Colorado

    The swayback is the perfect choice for the new mercedes sprinter.I store our Coleman road trip grille in a 48 gallon Actionpacker and carry it along with a 55 quart bear proof cooler and still have room for camp chairs that store in their own cargo bag.I will be adding more MULEstraps, they also are the toughest I’ve found.

  7. Damon B.

    I’ve used the Swayback now on a few adventures and couldn’t be happier. It’s low profile enough so it doesn’t interfere with the spare tire on my Jeep JLU Rubicon, or is at home on the back of my RAM truck. I’ve loaded it up with multiple Orion Coolers in a few sizes — a couple Orion 65’s side by side, or you can line up 4 Orion 45’s turned sideways. It’s light and easy to remove and install by one person. Highly recommend.

  8. John G

    After selling my F150 for a Land Cruiser, I need extra storage for hunting trips. I have owned my Pakmule for almost a year and love it!

  9. Weston B.

    Love the Pakmule Swayback. Fit was perfect on 2018 Wrangler JL with 35″ spare tire. Holds my YETI 160 with plenty of room to spare or cargo carrier with YETI 55. Light weight and sturdy design. Don’t have to worry about using hitch extension anymore with fully loaded YETI 160. Great customer service too! Couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase. Looks great too!

  10. Brian R.

    The Pakmule Swayback exceeded my expectations for design and production quality. I transformed my Sprinter into a pickup with this creation of welders’ art. It was a pleasure doing business with them. Sincerely,Brian in Colorado

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