(55 customer reviews)

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

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.)




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″

Hitch lower than 14″ off the ground? You should consider our Ridgeline model, that includes a built-in 7″ riser!  Got a rear spare-tire? Check out our low rail SwayBack or The Scout.

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 3-5 days, 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.  Because of the high cost of freight shipping, delivery and return freight costs will be deducted from any returns or refunds.

Product Details

Weight 150 lbs
Dimensions 70 × 39 × 6 in

55 reviews for PAKMULE PRO – SwayBack

  1. Lucas M.

    I love the PakMule SwayBack!

  2. hosstile (verified owner)

    I recently purchased the Sway-back for my 2020 Subaru Ascent and used it this weekend for a 1.5 hour drive to the camp site. It will hold a Yeti 65 cooler (placed parallel with pakmule) and two 24 gallon Rubbermaid Action Packers (placed perpendicular with Pakmule). For the Yeti I use a the 4′ straps and the Action Packers I use 12′ straps. Used to the Rubbermaids we in the back of the SUV and now since they are on the Pakmule I don’t have to use my Yakima door cargo carrier. When installing, put the pakmule in then insert the locking cylinder followed by the bolt. I find it easier to align so the locking cylinder can fit in all the way. I will probably buy another set of straps incase I want to throw anything else behind the yeti, it looks like small camping tables or even pop up chairs could fit. I highly recommend it and makes low in/out much easier when going camping. Also, due to the size, I’d recommend getting reflective stickers or trailer hitch lights. I bought a Curt hitch light (break & turn signal lights) set that worked really well and allowed me to place the lights near the corners of the tray. Also the customer service crew were super helpful and responsive to my questions.

  3. Jackson C (verified owner)

    The build quality is outstanding. Strong, light, and looks incredibly durable. Love the Sway-Back design, so I can open the tailgate of the Jeep. The no-wobble design is a legit no-wobble, not like these other designs online. Thanks again for a quality built product, made right here in the USA. Love to see it, and there’s a lot of people out there willing to pay the price for a high-quality American-built item so I hope it stays this way!

  4. Lisa S.

    Finally got to use it and it works great.

  5. Jay S.

    Really delighted with the Pakmule, using it to carry two efoils which are pretty unwieldy when assembled and they fit in there great behind my Sprinter

  6. Charles C. (verified owner)

    Purchased Sway Back – seems to be incredible well built and light. Also purchased the taillight and 6 slates – all really well made. Very expensive product, but seems to be high quality. Worth the price.

  7. James M. (verified owner)

    Love your product! Well made in the USA and the wobble free is amazing

  8. Thomas F. (verified owner)

    Key evaluation was needing it to be well-built, and able to clear the spare tire on our Wrangler High Altitude. Just got it and it’s fantastic!

  9. Phillip G. (verified owner)

    Much lighter than I expected

  10. Louis B. (verified owner)

    Love my swayback, subsequently ordered the straps, loving those as well.

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