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PAKMULE Pro – Original


PAKMULE Pro – Original


(194 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.)

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     

100% Aluminum Construction means no paint to chip and no rust to destroy… for a lifetime of low maintenance!


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.


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.


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″

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.

WARNING: Do NOT load items on the product in front of your vehicle’s tailpipe, due to possible damage or health hazards. Do NOT exceed your vehicle hitch’s maximum tongue weight. Refer to the product installation video available at the QR code [note: include the QR code on the sticker]. It is your responsibility to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual to ensure safe product use based on your specific vehicle.

194 reviews for PAKMULE Pro – Original

  1. Dirk W.

    Amazing product. Sleek and build to last. Love thats its a local Texas brand.

  2. Calvin M. (verified owner)

    This is far and away the most high quality carrier you can buy. We had it loaded up with two coolers, camping chairs, and two 27-gallon storage bins and it handled the trip incredibly well. Looked at other carriers but glad we ended up with a Pakmule. It will last us for years to come.

  3. Justin C.

    So far so good, little disappointed dealer didn’t have the sequoia lock so had to order separate. First world problems though. Solid product and love buying USA and Texan made!

  4. Chris S. (verified owner)

    Amazing so far. Great service and great workmanship

  5. Ryan Z. (verified owner)

    Just installed it and am about to take the first family trip with the carrier! Super stoked and looking forward to see how it perform! At first glance, it’s ideal for what we were looking for. And what sold me is that it’s a product of the USA!

  6. Keith C. (verified owner)

    This rack is a tame beast. Solid construction as advertised, yet light enough to move around easily with one person. Looking forward to hauling my large rotomoulded cooler on hunting trips this fall.
    Should have ordered the wrench to go with… as most socket sets fall just short of 7/8” and by the time you find sockets and a wrench, I would have been better off just getting it here.

  7. Scott F. (verified owner)

    Excited to use. Looks great! Absolutely massive and sturdy. Love the anti-wobble mechanism.

  8. Charles C. (verified owner)

    I have been interested in a PAKMULE for over a year, but due to the high prices I was hesitant…then we went on a 2 week truck camper trip on the blue ridge Parkway, carrying 2 BOTE brand inflatable sups using the folding carrier I’d bought 2 years ago for $250 from…by the time we returned to Florida this carrier was at a 45 degree angle to the ground! From the bouncing the hole where the pivot pin went had actually enlarged! What a piece of garbage…wish I’d put that $ towards a PAKMULE from the beginning.

  9. Brian B. (verified owner)

    I haven’t used it yet, but it is built solid and should last a few generations.

  10. Scott R. (verified owner)

    Haven’t put it to use yet, but looks great mounted up. Kinda like the Yeti of cargo racks. Plan on using it with truck camper setup to expand storage capacity during the summer on trips to the Rockies, maybe on the old Jeep when cruising the backroads, and on the Tahoe during pheasant season and road trips to grandparents’ house.
    Storage for cargo is hard to come by as our young family grows with new babies and pups. But dammit, I refuse to get a minivan, so this will help!

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