(21 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.

21 reviews for PAKMULE Pro – 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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