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Old 07-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #1
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Another uneventful trip....almost

Just got back from putting a couple thousand miles on coach.
Had the lady in the box telling us we had low LP. We kept using it for a few days and never ran out.
Got home and took it to local truck stop to fill. While there figured I would top off with fuel. Well on my last fuel stop I filled up on my drivers side for the first time I went to fill from that side again and no fuel cap I can remember putting it on top of the fuel pump. There were only two lanes and trucks waiting and I got in a hurry.
So it looks like I'm in the market for a new fuel cap
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After replacing two or three fuel caps I took a drill and drilled a hole through the flange on top of the cap. Then I ran a cord through that hole and attached it to the MH. Haven't lost one since.

Wife was getting too much enjoyment out of me losing them.
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Fortunately my fuel access doors have a little rack for the cap. Good thing or I would have lost one long ago.
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I bought two replacement fuel caps on the road at NAPA in a small rural town after leaving one at the fuel stop.

Only needed one.

So I have been carrying the extra cap around for about 10 years.

If you do not have to worry about leaving a fuel cap, apparently you won't.
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I do his to help me remember the fuel cap. I put a plastic spring clothespin (red) on the fuel door when I open it. It's the reminder to put the cap on before taking off.
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I'm just going to put it in my pocket for now on.
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I drilled a hole in the top and ran a small Zip Tie through it. This allow the cap to hang off the fuel door lock tab.
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Embarrassed to share at my age, I use the rep close pin trick on my belt, when going to the bathroom - to help me remember to close the zipper up!

Sad thing is, didn't help me remember the zipper at all. But got lots of complements on my 'Fashion statement, of all the red close pins clipped to my belt!'... (Look for the belts with this feature, coming to a store near you!!).

And I see I'm not alone in my 'If I have a spare part, I'll never need it!'. If I don't have a spare part, I'll need it for sure! (Carrying a spare gas cap, radiator cap, heck if I dig deep enough in the basement slide out - probably have a spare ISL and QD8000 stashed away somewhere too!)

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Go to any truck stop and tell them you left your cap. They’ll have a box of many to choose from.
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I do his to help me remember the fuel cap. I put a plastic spring clothespin (red) on the fuel door when I open it. It's the reminder to put the cap on before taking off.
What happens when you lose the clothespin?
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What happens when you lose the clothespin?

Ahhh...that's were the blue clothespin comes in reminding me about the red clothespin.
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Fortunately my fuel access doors have a little rack for the cap. Good thing or I would have lost one long ago.
Mine too, and I still "lost" one.
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Go to any truck stop and tell them you left your cap. They’ll have a box of many to choose from.
Thanks for the idea. Got me a nice red cap
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"After replacing two or three fuel caps I took a drill and drilled a hole through the flange on top of the cap. Then I ran a cord through that hole and attached it to the MH. Haven't lost one since."

I'm going to add that to mine ASAP. Great idea.
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