(116 customer reviews)

PAKMULE is a fully TIG welded beast of a cargo carrier, boasting nearly 12 square feet of cargo space (that’s half the size of a full size pickup bed)!  100% aluminum, PAKMULE will never rust, weighs a mere 42lbs, and yet is burly enough to handle 500lbs of cargo!  Designed to easily secure and access all your gear, our system is made to improve every aspect of your adventure, no matter how rowdy!

Access your coolers contents without unstrapping them? Yep!  Raise the hatch of your SUV so you can kennel your dog?  Uh huh, that too… WHILE LOADED!*

And our locking, anti-wobble connection keeps everything secure, whether you’re crossing a continent or rambling down some backroad.

PAKMULE installs into a 2″ square receiver opening

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 vehicles. Larger sizes may not open.)

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!

 

$945.00

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Description

PAKMULE’s hitch basket was developed for the outdoorsman who obsesses over high quality, functional gear .  Other carriers on the market were clumsy, heavy, and difficult to use, so we made our own.  And its aluminum construction makes it lightweight and easy to carry. And the patented design makes it easy to load and access all your gear, and still raise your liftgate while loaded in most configuration (see video below).

100% welded, PAKMULE doesn’t go together with a bucket of bolts when it arrives. Nope, it arrives fully TIG welded and ready to travel, while remaining resistant to every environment you’ll encounter.  Winter slopes of Silverton for some back country runs?  No Problem.  Coast of baja chasing rooster fish in the surf? Bring it on!  PAKMULE can take it all, and still look great doing it!  Once installed, the innovative locking, anti-wobble connection takes over to keep your PAKMULE stable and secure for the long haul.

Hitch lower than 14″ off the ground? You should consider our Ridgeline model, that includes a built-in 7″ riser!

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.

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL PAKMULE’s within the lower 48!

SHIPPING:  Due to high volume of orders, it is currently taking us 3-5 days to build your PAKMULE and get it ready to ship. 

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 bolt prevents your basket from dancing while you’re driving. Includes a keyed lock.

Designed for Cargo Doors

Strap down your cooler, load it with ice and choice beverages, and then leave it… all weekend! With PAKMULE you can access your secured cooler and still raise your SUV's rear hatch to let Hank out to hunt!
*not all coolers have clearance. PAKMULE is designed for a 65 quart cooler and a rear lifting cargo door. Larger/taller coolers will interfere with cargo doors. Each vehicle is different, and its hitch location will determine which cooler sizes work. PAKMULE does not guarantee this access or functionality. Vehicles with swing cargo doors have greater interference (FJ Cruiser, Mercedes G Wagon, Jeep Wranglers, etc). If you have a rear mounted spare tire, such as a jeep wrangler, PAKMULE "The Original" will not fit. PAKMULE Sway-Back was designed specifically for this application. Check it out!If you have any questions about fit or access, please contact PAKMULE.

Made in America

Fully welded in the U.S.A. No bag of bolts for assembly. No child labor. Done right, because it matters.

Specifications

Weight: 42 pounds
Capacity: 500 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 69" x 28" x 8.25"
Interior Dimensions: 67" x 26" x 7.25"

Shipping

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.

116 reviews for PAKMULE Original

  1. Danny B.

    I’ve put this equipment to use every weekend so far.

  2. Joshua M. (verified owner)

    This thing is everything I needed and more! Worth every penny!

  3. Brent B. (verified owner)

    Love my mule!

  4. Jeff B.

    I wanted to say how impressed I am! I hesitated over the carrier in the beginning because of the price. From being in the fabrication industry years ago and put together some figures and talked myself into it, and man am I ever glad I did! I want you to know, I am more that pleased with not just the rack but the overall quality.

  5. Todd S.

    We haul our gear 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 We’ll Done.

  6. Evan S. (verified owner)

    Fantastic product. It’s so nice to see quality American made craftsmanship making a comeback. The cargo carrier is sturdy, well made and light. What more could you ask for? There are obviously cheaper similar products out there but you get what you pay for, and pakmules’ cargo carrier is hands down the best in its class and provides the best value as it will probably last a lifetime.

  7. Ryan B.

    Fits great, gives me a rugged carrier for the back of this otherwise family car!

  8. Matt D (verified owner)

    Quality stuff

  9. Terrance S. (verified owner)

    Better than expected quality!

  10. Mike L. (verified owner)

    It arrived faster than expected. Attaching to the vehicle was a breeze. The Pakmule itself is very nice with clean welds and large enough to carry my hunting gear and upland training birds outside the vehicle.

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