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Old 08-08-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Am I missing something?

I have a 2005 HR Imperial 42 DSQ. I just notice that I have a lock on the small fuel door hatch on both sides of the MH. But the fuel door is located on a bay door for the fuel tank and LP tank and does not have a lock.

The MH has a central locking system which operated off a key fob. That bay door does not even have a keyhole for a lock. What good is a lock on the fuel door if all you have to do is raise the bay door????
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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I think you are referring to the Propane Bay not having a lock. I am pretty sure this door cannot be locked for safety reasons. My DS does not have a lock on the Propane Bay either.
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I got tired of fumbling for a key for the fuel door, unlocked the dang thing and put a strip of Velcro on it. If someone want to steal the fuel out, good luck getting it to run in their gas car! LOL!!
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:44 PM   #4
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Thats to stop the Really stupid fuel thieves !!
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:46 AM   #5
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As Dennis45 said, that bay is not locked to allow access to the propane shutoff in case of a leak. Don't recall if that's per code, or just good practice.

I suppose it could allow someone to siphon off the propane too, but not many thieves have the requisite fittings. Besides, my feeling is that our bay doors don't offer 100% protection - if they want in, they'll do it.
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It is per code. Propane leaks can be explosive if conditions are right and immediate access to the shut off is needed by emergency services and propane service personnel to prevent a minor incident from becoming a major one.
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Makes sense I guess. Funny thing is I broke a key off in the gas door lock when I went to refuel. Started to get worried that I wouldn't be able to fuel up. Got the keys and started hitting the cargo unlock. Didn't realize that door didn't even lock.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:06 AM   #8
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those key holes are so easy to open without a key anyone that knows how to steal fuel it is no problem and only takes 3 secounds...


i will not tell how its done on here for someone to google up and find out from me..
...by the way---i am no fuel thief,,just know locks,,,,lol
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