(48 customer reviews)

Got a Jeep?  Then you need some cargo space!  PAKMULE Sway-Back Jeep Hitch Rack 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 on Vans, Tailgate on 200 series Land Cruisers 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.




We designed our Sway-Back jeep hitch rack for the ultimate outdoorsman. Strap coolers, duffles, and other supplies to this low-profile hitch basket with a lower rail than our other models for easy accessibility. Not only is it super lightweight due to its aluminum construction, it arrives 100% welded, with little-to-no assembly required and ready-to-travel. Hitch it to the back of your Jeep, Land Cruiser, Crosstrek, or other adventure vehicle and rest easy due to its innovative locking and anti-wobbling features for added stability.

The PAKMULE jeep hitch rack — and all of our hitch baskets — are 100% MADE IN THE USA. When you purchase a Pakmule, you support American workers and their families.

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL PAKMULE’s within the lower 48!


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, there is a 20% restocking fee on all returns or exchanges.

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 steel bolt prevents your basket from dancing while you’re driving. Includes a stainless steel, automotive grade 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 fully assembled, it is classified as an oversized item. 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. Due to the nature of freight shipping, we cannot guarantee delivery timing. Due to the high costs associated with freight shipping, there is a 20% restocking fee on all returns and exchanges

48 reviews for PAKMULE Sway-Back

  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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