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 have a 2023+ Sequoia, you will need to purchase our custom Sequoia pin to fit your extra wide hitch receiver.
(*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.)
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.
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 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 shipping costs will be deducted from any returns or refunds.