(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. Douglas S.

    The Pakmule Swayback is a perfect addition to my LC200. The design and build quality are immediately apparent and its big enough to substitute as an aircraft carrier deck.

  2. Brian L. (verified owner)

    Purchased the Pakmule Swayback about a year ago and the fit was perfect for my 2017 Sprinter 144 4 x 4. Solid construction! It allows me to pack additional camping equipment without giving-up space in the van. After many trips to the mountains, desert, and the PNW it still functions and looks like new. Highly recommend!!

  3. Mark Walker

    I bought mine two years ago. It’s kind of pricy but you get what you pay for. It’s we’ll worth the extra dollars for a high quality, light, and solid rack.

  4. Tim R. (verified owner)

    Just back from a trip to Venice La. fishing and the Pakmule was excellent on a f250 truck… you still need extra room for a big ice box etc.
    I own two jeeps , gx460 car and a motor home that clear the swayback…no rattle, no leaning… great product..I have racks of steel on two Polaris rangers which work great but are heavy and need wire brushing and painting yearly..Pakmule is a little too pricey but the best has never been the cheapest for a lifetime product… thanks

  5. Joe in Alice, TX

    The original Pakmule for our 2008 Ford Expedition EL is the best cargo rack on the market. We do not need to leave anything behind anymore; everything fits in the Expedition and on the Pakmule. We are enjoying our camping and hunting trips immensely; we are now real pro’s at loading and unloading at our remote destinations. Week end trips are more and more routine for us with the Pakmule!

  6. Gary in Port Aransas, TX

    My Pakmule Swayback that I ordered for our 2005 4X4 Jeep Liberty is exceptional! I used to install it and use it and then take it off. But it is so versatile, that I leave it on all of the time now! It carries everything we need for the beach and more! The quality of the product is first class and the people at Pakmule are very friendly, courteous and professional. I am a Pakmule customer for life!

  7. Hudson

    Best hitch carrier I’ve ever seen. Holds x2 24 gallon Action-Packers and a 40QT Orca cooler perfectly.

  8. AJ A.

    This thing is worth all the hype. Plenty of room and as sturdy as they come. Would suggest it to anyone who needs extra space.

  9. K Fox

    I have had previous hitch haul setups and none compare to the Pakmule Swayback. I have a Lexus LX570 and can have my Pakmule loaded down and can still access my tailgate no problem. Great product with great people behind it!

  10. Alicia L (verified owner)

    Once we opened the package we were immediately impressed on the construction of the Pakmule Swayback. It is very spacious and fits on our Toyota 4runner perfectly! We cannot wait to use it on our next road trip.

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