(15 customer reviews)

Got a Jeep?  Then you need some cargo space!  PAKMULE Sway-Back can add nearly 12 square feet of cargo space to your vehicle in less than a minute!  Featuring the same burly TIG welded quality and huge size as the original, but with a lower rail height to accommodate 35″ spare tires, swing open doors, and other space restrictions above your receiver hitch without needing a hitch extension!  Like the original, the Sway-Back is 100% aluminum, and features our locking, anti-wobble connection to keep your gear secure no matter where you ramble.  And it looks badass too! Got a 200 series Landcruiser? Yup, you can drop the tailgate with no interference. This model is for you.

PAKMULE installs into a 2″ square receiver opening

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




PAKMULE’s hitch basket was developed for the outdoorsman who obsesses over high quality, functional gear .  Other carriers on the market were clumsy, heavy, and difficult to use, so we made our own.  And its aluminum construction makes it lightweight and easy to carry.

100% welded, PAKMULE doesn’t go together with a bucket of bolts when it arrives. Nope, it arrives fully TIG welded and ready to travel, while remaining resistant to every environment you’ll encounter.  Winter slopes of Silverton for some back country runs?  No Problem.  Coast of baja chasing rooster fish in the surf? Bring it on!  PAKMULE can take it all, and still look great doing it!  Once installed, the innovative locking, anti-wobble connection takes over to keep your PAKMULE stable and secure for the long haul.

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.

Product Details

Round Pipe Construction

Pipe construction makes securing your equipment simple, especially when used in conjunction with our MULEstraps. Also makes it easy to carry!

100% Aluminum

100% Aluminum Construction means no paint to chip and no rust to destroy… for a lifetime of low maintenance!

Wobble-Free Design

Threaded shaft and a stainless bolt prevents your basket from dancing while you’re driving. Includes a keyed lock.

Designed for Jeeps

Got a Jeep? Then you need cargo space! PAKMULE Sway-Back was designed specifically for you! The low-rail allows you to install the PAKMULE under your spare tire, and still have enough space to load a couple 65 quart coolers across the back!
Need to swing open your rear gate? Take your coolers off, and swing it open. No need to remove your PAKMULE!

*If you have an aftermarket 2" receiver, or a spare tire 35" or larger, double check your clearance dimension. To fit, the PAKMULE Sway-Back needs 3 3/4" from the upper inside wall of the 2" receiver, to the bottom of your spare tire. If you have any questions about fit or access, please contact PAKMULE before ordering.

Made in America

Fully welded in the U.S.A. No bag of bolts for assembly. No child labor. Done right, because it matters.


Weight: 40 pounds
Capacity: 500 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 69" x 28" x 4"
Interior Dimensions: 67" x 26" x 2.75"


Because PAKMULE is HUGE, and ships fully assembled, it is classified as an oversized item. We ship using UPS freight, however if you are in Houston you can make arrangements to pick it up at will call. UPS freight is not as fast as ground, and there are some limitations to where they will deliver. If you live in a rural area and have any questions, please contact PAKMULE first.

15 reviews for PAKMULE Sway-Back

  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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