(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. Nate G.

    The pakmule is expensive, but the quality is fantastic. I’m really excited about getting to use it for hunting season and thank you so much for the excellent customer service. You get what you pay for! 🙂

  2. Jason S.

    This is the 5th elk hunt for my pakmule and it is holding up great . Saves us from towing a trailer . Thank you for making a great product.

  3. Scott M.

    Just received today. Haven’t had a chance to use it yet but I have test fit it and inspected the quality and I have to say it looks amazing. I was hesitant to purchase initially due to the cost but you get what you pay for and y’all certainly delivered! Can’t wait to use it for our upcoming trip and on the UTV during hunting season. I’ll probably be purchasing the floor planks before long. Thank you for building a quality USA made product that will probably still be around long after I’m gone.

  4. Katherine B.

    We have so enjoyed our pakmule! We originally decided to get one to replace our 20 year old hitch tray because we wanted to be able to put the tailgate down and pull out our bed slide without having to take off our cooler every time we needed to get into the bed. We purchased a few new smaller coolers in addition to some NRS straps so we didn’t have to worry about straggling straps that could easily come undone without us knowing it and cause an issue. My husband loves the way that the pakmule attaches to the hitch with the locking anchor and how secure it is when tightened. The amount of things that we’re able to put onto the tray exceeded our expectations while allowing us more room inside the vehicle.

  5. Teague P.

    I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service. I spoke to someone earlier last week asking about my lock not functioning correctly and that we had an upcoming trip. The replacement lock was received two days later, and we were able to use the PakMule for our trip to Breckenridge, CO. This has been a great addition to our Highlander, as we now have two huge bird dogs, which we would not be able to take with us without the PakMule. Our initial trip was to Ouray for an extended camping trip, and again, I don’t think we would be able to squeeze everything into our Highlander with two kids and two dogs. We are extremely happy with the quality of the product and the responses we receive when contacting the company.

  6. Joe G.

    Very happy with purchase. Have used on three camping trips, all with different gear loaded on it!

  7. David S.

    I had a crappy amazon bolt-together that was a POS. Yours is much better size and absolutely rock solid. It’s primary use will be to carry my rolled up 11ft dingy, motor, and an SUP when we’re going to the shore.

  8. Stephen M.

    Excited to use on our annual trip from Charlotte to Maine! Feels great to support your product and the environment! Now we are already Ready for you guys to come out with a high quality cargo bag! Thank you.

  9. Jeff J.

    PAKMULE is awesome… trashed my old rattling rack a long time ago – this design is great and worth the $$! Got rear ended pretty hard in a drive through line right after we got it – smashed the bumper of the mini van that ran into us and the Mule barely had a scratch…

  10. Brian H.

    With four kids under seven I got a little sidetracked today, and left a 5 gallon bucket full of tools on my Pakmule. Literally drove 80 miles an hour on the freeway with it, made at least 15 right and left-hand turns, and even crossed some train tracks at prob 35 MPH all the while completely forgetting that I had it on the back of the decking. Long story short… My bucket full of tools didn’t move half an inch, let alone fall off. Love my Pakmule and the decking! Literally haven’t taken it off my old 4Runner since the 1st day it arrived in Jax, Fl. Thank you and your team for producing quality gear!

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