Anyone Ever Use the Titan Trekker Rear Mount Fuel Can?

YukonCornelius

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So I take trips from Southern TX to Utah... and there are several legs of the trip that I always fretted gas levels, always filling up at the last stop before going into one of the long legs. My JKs with the 5 speed always pushed it, and one trip I did find myself using the can that I started bungee 'ing to the spare. I thought the JLs with the 8 speed would be better, but not really. Maybe by a small margin if any, but at least I never ran out. Still, pretty sure I sucked fumes sputtering into the next town.

Anyways, I was pretty much convinced that the Pak Rax with RotoPak was the right solution, but I still fear cracking the rain gutters is possible, especially driving 2500 miles in a week.

So, I came across the Titan Trekker II and like the idea, but I don't know anyone who has actually used it. Have a couople of guys that ran the AEV spare tire tank, but that setup is from the bumper, not the swing gate. Even with the XR reinforced hinges, I have my concern with the weight.
 
Also - Titan says weight is 100lbs. I'm "assuming" that that is the weight full? There's no way that ABS is 100lbs on its own...
 
This is a very interesting solution. I may go this route myself.

As for the weight, It's got to be with a full load of gas.

It holds 12 gallons so that's 72.876 lbs of fuel alone. It seems very reasonable that the metal brackets and thick walled ABS add up to 27.124lbs.
 
Agreed. You think the reinforced hinges could handle it? It does list that it can be used with factory hinges, so the XR package adds the reinforced bump in strength. I think if it's roughly 30 lbs empty, then running around with it daily shouldn't be an issue. Only fill it on road trips.

The inconvenience is that it's not as easily removed as the Rak Pax... Wish that product had wider, rubber coated clips that hang off the rain gutter. Small surface area+heavy laden weight=recipe for cracked fiberglass.
 
Agreed. You think the reinforced hinges could handle it? It does list that it can be used with factory hinges, so the XR package adds the reinforced bump in strength. I think if it's roughly 30 lbs empty, then running around with it daily shouldn't be an issue. Only fill it on road trips.

The inconvenience is that it's not as easily removed as the Rak Pax... Wish that product had wider, rubber coated clips that hang off the rain gutter. Small surface area+heavy laden weight=recipe for cracked fiberglass.
My tailgate is sagging with my 37 on it with the Mopar tailgate reinforce brackets. It does nothing for the hinges. I have the Teraflex hinge reinforce brackets in my garage to install soon.
 
My tailgate is sagging with my 37 on it with the Mopar tailgate reinforce brackets
Well shoot. Doesn't really scream "reinforced" as called, does it? Let us know how the Teraflex work for you.
 
My tailgate is sagging with my 37 on it with the Mopar tailgate reinforce brackets. It does nothing for the hinges. I have the Teraflex hinge reinforce brackets in my garage to install soon.
@YukonCornelius , I'm not sure about even the reinforced MOPAR brackets even for static load. Your tailgate will be wrecked if you roll off a ledge offroad.

392 Beadlock wheels: 41 lbs
35" KO2s: 66 lbs
Titan Trekker: 100 lbs
Total: 207 lbs

This is starting to get expensive, but I think I'd have to get the Teraflex brackets like @BenLandry. Having said that, I'm not sure there's a better way to carry 12 gallons of fuel. I'm not sure where I'd even mount four 3 gallon RotoPax Containers.
 
Well shoot. Doesn't really scream "reinforced" as called, does it? Let us know how the Teraflex work for you.
I’ll send some pics showing the sag. The tailgate is rubbing paint off on the inside of the door frame at the bottom on the handle side. That being said…it’s a 37x13.5 Nitto MT on a 20x10 rim, very heavy needless to say. But I’m mostly on the road/highway.
 
I am still trying to find a good solution for removing the rear spare tire and wheel and putting nice looking, lockable storage in its place. So far nothing but the Bak pak which can be 2 gallons of water or fuel for each of 2 tanks or an opening compartment for storage.
 
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