The PAKMULE Original is the rack that started it all. A fully T.I.G. welded beast of a hitch rack, boasting over 12 square feet of cargo space (yes, half the size of a pickup bed)! Made from 100% aluminum, PAKMULE will never rust, weighs a mere 42lbs, and yet is burly enough to handle 650lbs of cargo!
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. 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.
All PAKMULE Hitch Racks feature a patented design that make it easy to raise SUV lift gates, and drop truck tailgates 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.
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*
(*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.)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, orders will ship approximately 7-10 days from order placement
100% Aluminum Construction means no paint to chip and no rust to destroy… for a lifetime of low maintenance!
MADE FOR TOMORROW
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.
MADE IN AMERICA
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.
ROUND PIPE CONSTRUCTION
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: 650 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 69″ x 28″ x 8.25″
Interior Dimensions: 67″ x 26″ x 7.25″
Hitch lower than 14″ off the ground? You should consider our Ridgeline model, that includes a built-in 7″ riser! 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.
The Original ships fully welded and assembled, and therefore ships in a HUGE box. We ship the Original 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 shipping costs will be deducted from any returns or refunds.
Blake C. (verified owner) –
I’ve only had my new Pro Original for a few hours, but it is already miles better than anything I’ve had in the past. Rock solid and looking forward to abusing it.
Bryce R. –
Love it! Got some mule straps, decking for the center, and the taillight. I do HVAC work and load tools and equipment in it for work and gear/firewood/bikes, etc for fun. I have three kids and a dog, so the extra space is awesome. Rack is lightweight so I can take it off my truck and throw it on the LandRover when it’s time for family fun. Y’all rock! Thank you for a great product. Keep up the good work!
Steve Z. (verified owner) –
I have not officially used it yet but everything seems to be of very high quality. I will be using it this weekend to go 400 miles up north Wisconsin. When get back from my trip after using it I will post another review. The Hauler came well package and showed up undamaged. Haley from PakMule was Fantastic to deal with and made sure I received my PakMule in perfect condition. For that and because of Haley I rate this company 5 stars out of 5 stars. I’m sure after my trip by the looks of the products quality, my rating will still be 5 stars out of 5 stars. Thank you PakMule for the excellent product and thank you Haley for making it an easy purchase.***** 5 stars
Ryan W. (verified owner) –
So far so good. Seems high quality and it doesn’t wobble… which is legit. The 4 and 7 yo love it too. So I guess that’s a bonus!
Alexander A. –
I liked how it was made. I made one out of 2” 1/4 plate angle steel and the time I was done you needed 2 people just to move it. Over all construction of yours is top notch. Out to door price was 1,006.99. Worth it since it will last for my son to use, for the rest of his life. He is only 15 years old now.
Robert B. (verified owner) –
I love that you are making this in America!! Keep up the good work.