(165 customer reviews)

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.

(*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.)

$995.00

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Description

100% ALUMINUM     

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.

WOBBLE-FREE DESIGN  

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.

SPECIFICATIONS  

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.

SHIPPING:  

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 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.

165 reviews for PAKMULE Pro – 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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