(20 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.

*If you drive a 2023 Toyota Sequoia, a 2023 Lexus LX600, or a 2022 or later Toyota Tundra: please say so in the notes section of your order – the lock WILL NOT fit on your wide hitch but we have another solution*

Ridgeline will not accommodate dropping a tailgate.

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


PLEASE NOTE:  Due to high demand, orders will ship approximately  7-10 days from 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

Please Note: The PAKMULE Tail Light will not work on the Ridgeline without a wire harness extension

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


The Ridgeline ships fully welded and assembled, and therefore ships in a HUGE box.  We ship the Ridgeline Mon/Wed/Fri 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 3-5 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.

20 reviews for PAKMULE Pro – Ridgeline

  1. Austin H.

    First trip was a success! The riser on the Ridgeline was just enough to clear our steep driveway entrance, absolutely zero road noise, and exactly the storage space we needed to ride with our Great Dane on the inside!!

  2. Ryan B. (verified owner)

    The Ridgeline fit perfectly on my Tiguan. Allows enough ground clearance to not be concerned and still allows the rear hatch to open with out issue. Quality is flawless. Fits my RTIC 52qt cooler perfectly on one side, while giving plenty of room for more gear.

  3. Eric P. (verified owner)

    I’m so excited about this purchase. We are big campers and this will enable us to free up more space in our car which the dog appreciates. On top of all of that, it’s made in the USA.

  4. David P.

    I’m excited I found you and your product, looking forward to putting it to use next week on my camping trip in Montauk LI NY

  5. Andrew B. (verified owner)

    I haven’t hooked it up to the car yet. But I have a feeling once I do, I won’t want to take it off. Can’t wait to load this bad boy up! It’s beastly, and very well made. The lock is hardcore and much higher-quality than the Thule hitch bike rack I got a couple of years back. Come to think of it, I will probably sell that Thule…

  6. Debra W. (verified owner)

    If you ever go public with the sale of stock, please let me know!

  7. Jeffrey M. (verified owner)

    Awesome stuff, thanks for making my mini van turn into a super hero family rig!

  8. Sean C.

    We use Pakmule religiously and customers, normally out of state, ask where in the hell we get them. We use Pakmule on our Kawasaki Mules, Rvs, and jeeps. Whether we are chasing Aoudad and Mule Deer in West Texas, shark fishing Matagorda Island, RV trips to Mount Rushmore, or just hangin’ on the Pecos River…We have a Pakmule.

  9. David C. (verified owner)

    Best receiver cargo rack out there. Pricey but glad to support American business. Love it

  10. Myron J.

    Today I received my Ridgeline, and this week I will order the LED center light. But, thumbs up, what state of the art welding you use to finish these racks. I feel very proud to be able to purchase a MADE IN USA, good and well-finished product. Thanks guys for this – I paid for it but with the great satisfaction and trust that I have THE BEST.

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