(156 customer reviews)

PAKMULE is a fully TIG welded beast of a hitch 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.)

$1,095.00

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Description

PAKMULE’s hitch cargo carrier 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:  

We ship Mon/Wed/Fri and include freight shipping FREE to your house. This generally requires scheduling with the freight company to make the delivery, since they deliver with an 18-wheeler. 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, 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.

156 reviews for PAKMULE Original

  1. William B.

    This product is awesome. Shipped quick and came in plenty of time for our vacation with our new daughter. Tested fitted all the items and it worked as advertised. And I am still able to open the lift gate – this is the best there is!

  2. Pete S (verified owner)

    Ordering was fast and easy via telephone. Young lady was pleasant, kind and a pleasure to do business with. Will primarily go on 5th wheel factory receiver. Added the rear brake light. Nice touch!! I enjoy the craftsmanship after inspection. On a side note…… The rack should have MADE IN USA / Texas water jetted on your logo or some type of heavy duty sticker. The Texans that welded this thing together should be proud of themselves. Please commend them for me. Those tig welds could hold the hammers of Hell together. If in the event you add them on future racks please send me one. This is no Chinese crap and should be labeled likewise. Might even purchase another for my front monted reciever……Pete, NJ

  3. Kyle J.

    I absolutely love it. As a metal fabricator/maintenance tech, I fully appreciate the build quality and look forward to plenty of years of use. Thank you!

  4. Matt J.

    Got the rack today, looks amazing and can’t wait to test it out!

  5. Cristol G.

    Love it! Thanks for helping get it to me in time for my trip!

  6. Michael P.

    I have been searching for years and never purchased a cargo carrier because none were up to my standards. Finally I found what I was looking for, PAKMULE!

  7. Bruce D.

    After years of using cheap cargo racks, I finally found the one. Pakmule is an all aluminum (6005A) rack that has a beautiful finish and the 6000 series aluminum is a beast in strength. With the patented Pakmule-secure-no-rock receiver technology, there are no worries about losing your cargo or wobbling down the road. The Pakmule doesn’t wobble and doesn’t lean and looks great.
    Low profile – zero rust – lightweight – great looking – superior strength. Can’t go wrong with this pick. Pakmule gets a USAMetalWorx 5-star rating!

  8. Robert D.

    Very happy with my purchase. As an engineer, nothing meets my standards but this does. Well designed and tough as nails. This Pakmule will be well used and well loved for many years to come. Thanks for making something good.

  9. Stefan C. (verified owner)

    I CAME UP ON A FARM. FARMERS ARE THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE MEN. WE CAN AND DO EVERYTHING AT 200%
    YOUR CARGO CARRIER IS DOPE. WELL MADE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. AND IT DOESN’T WEIGH MORE THAN MY BIKE RACK.
    AND I SPOKE TO TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE EXPLORING AND BUYING AND THEY WERE TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL. THAT SAYS A LOT TO ME.
    I COULD AND WILL RECOMMEND YOUR PRODUCT. BEING ON MY TRUCK OR RV SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHOEVER SEES IT.
    THANKS AND KEEP IT UP!

  10. Reza G. (verified owner)

    Great service thank you! Love my Pakmule!

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