(22 customer reviews)

The Ridgeline was designed for folks that need extra cargo space AND ground clearance. Featuring a 7″ riser to improve your vehicles departure angle, the Ridgeline is the perfect rack for off-pavement SUV’s, UTV’s and Crossover’s where departure angle is a necessity. But also a great fit for sedans or van’s where the hitch is really low to the ground.

The Ridgeline features the same rail height as our Original model, and features the same burly T.I.G. welded quality as our Pro models. This 100% aluminum, wobble-free Ridgeline will never rust, and is designed to haul your gear into the most remote arduous terrain you can find. Or just up your driveway!

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.  The Ridgelines’ 7″ riser is triple gusseted at each riser joint to handle serious off-road loads.  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.

The Ridgeline is 12″ narrower than our Original and SwayBack models, so it tucks in behind your vehicle for tight trail work. Weighs just 42lbs but boasts a 450lb capacity.

All PAKMULE Hitch Racks feature a patented design that make it easy to raise SUV lift gates 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.

(*in many configurations. Coolers sizes tested up to a Yeti 65 along outer rail for most SUV’s. Yeti 45’s for truck tailgates. Larger sizes may not open, although some vehicles may  accommodate larger coolers+gear due to lift gate design of the vehicle, like the Subaru Outback.)

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.

Ridgeline will not accommodate dropping a tailgate. If you are buying for a Jeep, please call to confirm fit with your spare tire.

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.

Ridgelines will ship approximately 7-10 days after order placement.




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: 42 pounds
Capacity: 450 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 57″ x 28″ x 8.25″
Interior Dimensions: 55″ x 26″ x 7.25″

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.

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

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


Ridgelines will ship approximately 7-10 days after order placement.

The Ridgeline ships fully welded and assembled, and therefore ships in a HUGE box.  We ship the Ridgeline via Freight Carrier; This is not the UPS Ground or FEDex trucks your normal orders come in – Freight requires an 18-Wheeler for delivery, like when you order a sofa, therefore the freight carrier will call you to coordinate and schedule delivery. Current transit time, once it leaves our dock, is about 5 business days depending on location (weekends don’t count). Rural areas may take longer. Please call us with your address for specific details if needed.

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.

22 reviews for PAKMULE Pro – Ridgeline

  1. Justin F. (verified owner)

    Excellent quality. Far exceeds expectations. should last a lifetime!

  2. John B. (verified owner)

    Quality is amazing and so is the customer support.

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