(10 customer reviews)

Need cargo space and ground clearance? The Ridgeline UTV hitch rack features an 8″ rise to improve your vehicles departure angle. Perfect for UTV’s and Trail Running Jeeps where departure angle is a necessity. But also a great fit for sedans or SUV’s where the hitch is really low to the ground.

The Ridgeline UTV hitch rack has the same rail height as our Original model, and features the same burly TIG welded quality as our other models. It is 12″ narrower however, than our Original and SwayBack, and has a 350lb capacity.  This 100% aluminum, wobble-free Ridgeline will haul your gear into the most remote arduous terrain you can find. Or up your driveway!

PAKMULE installs into a 2″ square receiver opening

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

If you are buying for a Jeep, please call to confirm fit with your spare tire.


SHIPPING:  Because they ship fully welded, and are HUGE, we have to ship each PAKMULE by Freight (and it is not quick like UPS Ground Parcel).  We ship Mon/Wed/Fri and current transit times are 5-7 business days (weekends don’t count).  Unfortunately we cannot guarantee timing of shipping, and are not responsible for freight not arriving on time.  UPS Freight will call you to arrange delivery once your PAKMULE reaches your destination terminal.  Because of the high cost of freight shipping, there is a 20% restocking fee on all returns or exchanges.


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Need better departure angle? Have a really low hitch? The Ridgeline is our High Ground Clearance model of our Pakmule hitch basket.  Originally designed for our UTV customers, this unit has become really popular for trail riding folks in SUV’s and Jeeps, along with the vehicle owners that have a low hitch height.  The 7″ riser on the Ridgeline gets the PAKMULE up off the ground, and increases departure angle for all vehicles.

Same rail height as our Original model hitch rack, but 12″ narrower to fit snugly behind your vehicle.  Featuring the same burly TIG welds as our other models, this 100% aluminum, wobble-free Ridgeline will haul your gear into the most remote arduous terrain you can find. Or down the highway behind your Subaru, Tesla, Prius or Minivan!

Designed to fit two 45 quart coolers side by side and still drop your UTV’s tailgate! Or raise the liftgate of your sedan or SUV.

*Very popular on Subaru’s and Tesla’s, along with other vehicles that have lower hitch heights

*Jeep swing gates WILL NOT open with this unit installed.  We recommend accessing your gear from the cabin area. Fit with the spare tire can be tricky. Please call to confirm fit or check out our Sway-Back jeep hitch rack.

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


We ship Mon/Wed/Fri and current transit time, once it leaves our dock, is 5-7 business days (weekends don’t count).  If you need an expedited 3 day option, we can arrange that with XPO for $100. Please call us for more details.

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.

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: 350 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 57" x 28" x 8.25"
Interior Dimensions: 55" x 26" x 7.25"


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.

10 reviews for PAKMULE Ridgeline

  1. David B.

    It’s awesome! Works perfect behind my Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT and my F250 when I need the extra space!

  2. Joshua P. (verified owner)

    Purchased in preparation for a road trip to Oklahoma with a new kid, dog and wife in a car that is too small to haul them all. The Ridgeline doubles the cargo capacity so everyone’s gear will easily fit in our Volvo XC60!

  3. Jonathan C.

    Good looking product that feels rock solid. Very nice first impression.

  4. Mady B.

    Hitched to my Grand Cherokee. It’s been great – the carrier continues to be an absolute day saver!

  5. Todd S. (verified owner)

    We haul our Honda pioneer to the gulf beaches of Indian Pass/ Port St.Joe / area with our children and our 1st grandchild with #2 on the way! Now we can carry all the “stuff” in one trip to the beach. I’m the guy who doesn’t have or want much, but what I have I try to make it last a lifetime. Or, I buy the good stuff. Quality is something you must pay for and shouldn’t mind! It’s a pleasure to find quality products made with quality material in the USA! Thanks, Well Done.

  6. Kristen S. (verified owner)

    We originally planned to get a similar hitch mounted cargo carrier from another company, but after a phone call and email went unreturned, I was hesitant to have a future of working with their customer service. Not only are we happier with the greater flexibility that we will have our PAKMULE, it also was approximately $1000 less than the original tire and cooler carrier we were looking at. We are so glad that we found a pakmule for our Volvo V60!

  7. Drake G. (verified owner)

    Amazing quality and attention to detail. I am extremely happy and satisfied with my purchase. I look forward to taking my Ridgeline (mounted to my Jeep TrailHawk) on adventures for many years to come!

  8. Zach A. (verified owner)

    Thanks for helping select the best PAKMULE for my Subaru Forester. It was perfect for our 5 day trip to Dixie National Forest. My family of soon to be 4 had all the room we needed as it basically doubles the cargo space from the Fozzie. It was also awesome that you don’t even know it’s there because it doesn’t block your rear or side view mirrors and you can’t hear it since it isn’t blocking airflow like a roof box. We had additional storage space for the our expanding family. Finally, I have a sleeping platform in the back for camping and the space between the PAKMULE and my rear bumper allows for totally unhindered access.

    Zach A.

  9. David S.

    We bought our Pakmule about a year ago for a few road trips we had planned and we are so glad we did. The additional space it added to our SUV made the trips that much more enjoyable. We love the quality and weight of this product. It is very well made and has become a fixture on our trips both short and long. We also particularly love it at the ranch on hunting trips!

  10. Ryan G.

    My family purchased the Pakmule Ridgeline about 1 year ago. The quality and craftsmanship is exceptional. The Pakmule has enabled us to take the more comfortable and roomy SUV to the beach and leave the truck at home. When installed, the Pakmule is solid as a rock and doesn’t have a sloppy fit that you would expect from a cheaper Chinese made product. It’s nice to see a family owned company building solid American made products that are built to last. Way to go!

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