Video: Titan Fuel Tanks Showcases Trail Trekker II At Jump Champs

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Jump Champs is the highlight SoCal off-road event every May. Folks far and wide come out to the Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino. They’re there to see trucks, Jeeps, buggies, and UTVs get wild and crazy on the short-course track, and cap it all off with a huck-fest for the history books. It’s also a great chance for the aftermarket to come out and showcase its latest and greatest.

Our good friends at Titan Fuel Tanks were there, and they brought along the Trail Trekker II II fuel tank and Shaker Siphon to demonstrate the virtues of extra fuel in a compact and sturdy package, while also facilitating easy transferring from the auxiliary to main fuel tank.

Offered in three different bolt pattern variations – those being five-, six-, and eight-lug – the Trail Trekker II is able to work on Jeeps, Toyotas, Fords, Chevys, and even vehicles that have higher-grade, one-ton axles.

The vision behind the Trail Trekker II fuel tank, as Titan’s Mike DeFord explained, was based on customer feedback. “People are tired of five-gallon cans, and the BLM is getting stricter with people refueling on OHV lands,” he said. The end result is this convenient spare tank, which is safer and easier to use than any other solution before it.

The Trail Trekker II is better than okay for off-roading. Due to its cross-linked polymer construction, it can withstand long-term abuse, and that's backed up by real-world testing in the form of Ultra4 racing teams and other high-demand applications.

Safety comes in the form of a grounding mounted to the Trail Trekker II. “We’ve all seen the videos of the fires starting at gas stations, and sometimes that’s due to a static charge,” explained DeFord. “Our grounding prevents static from discharging and causing an accident.”

But how is refueling done without a big hassle? It’s thanks to Titan’s own design, the Shaker Siphon. “The open side of the siphon is fed into the tank, while the pump side is placed into the Trail Trekker II, and then shaken to produce a vacuum inside the valve,” said DeFord. “This starts pumping the fuel at a rate of about two gallons per minute.”

Along with the Trail Trekker II is the Shaker Siphon from Titan, which comes standard with every Trail Trekker II. With enough length to feed into both the factory tank and Trail Trekker II tank, all that's required to transfer the fuel is some shaking, which starts the vacuum pump. The pump flows up to two gallons per minute, making the transfer quick and getting you back out on the trail in no time.

Summing it all up, DeFord said, “The Trail Trekker II is ideal for anyone that’s going out and wants to carry more fuel. We want the customer to think about how much further 12 more gallons is going to take him.” We invite you check out more about the Trail Trekker II on the Titan Fuel Tanks website and Facebook page.

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David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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