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Old 01-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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2009 HR Navigator Fuel Door lock question

As the title says I am curious if anyone has any idea why the bay door that house the fuel tank does not lock, but the small access door does lock. Please see the pictures below. Besides no lock cylinder, there is no electrical wiring around the latch area indicating an electric latch or anything else. Any idea why these 2 doors (both sides are the same) don't lock?
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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We have the same situation and always thought it is strange.
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I have the same situation on both sides since I have dual fuel fills and access doors. In my case the Propane tank is mounted next to the fuel tank.

On my Class C that just had the propane tank in the compartment it wasn't lockable either.

In a situation like this I believe it has to do with safety for easy access to that compartment possible so the propane can be shut off quickly in case an emergency.
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That is odd ! Mine has electric locks on both sides of the fuel tank bay.
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Better hope if you cross paths with fuel thieves, their really stupid ones !!
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As the title says I am curious if anyone has any idea why the bay door that house the fuel tank does not lock, but the small access door does lock. Please see the pictures below. Besides no lock cylinder, there is no electrical wiring around the latch area indicating an electric latch or anything else. Any idea why these 2 doors (both sides are the same) don't lock?

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Is the LP tank is in the same compartment? It's against regs to lock a compartment with the LP tank.


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Thanks Steve,

Yes, the propane tank is located in the same compartment.

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Is the LP tank is in the same compartment? It's against regs to lock a compartment with the LP tank.
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Yes the propane tank is in the same compartment, but like another responder said...I hope if the fuel thieves come along they will have already been sniffing something much stronger and not realize all they have to do is open the big door.
Does anyone have any knowledge of fuel being siphoned while in RV Parks? Would it be wise to install some sort of cylinder lock?
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If your propane cylinder is in there, you really cant. Mabe look for locking fuel caps.
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