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Old 03-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #15
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It appears I left the fuel cap at the pump when I last fueled up at the end of December. I didn't discover the error until I took the coach out for a quick spring shakedown yesterday. Diesel fuel all over the place.

The idea of forgetting the fuel cap has played on my mind before because it isn't dummy-corded to the coach like most auto fuel caps these days. I suppose it was inevitable, but I still can't believe I actually did that.

I'm such a stupid.
I bought two tire covers last week, to keep the Florida sun off the driver side tires. Parked on the passenger side of the coach. Drove about 300 yards, before I thought I heard something and remembered!!! The front one wrapped around the axle, but didn't do any damage. The back one was still perfectly on the back outside tire!
Just added a reminder strip for tire covers to the steering wheel!
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Guess I'm in the club too. Last year when I got Harvey I put a receptacle outside my garage to kept it plugged in. Now I know what you are thinking...he pulled out with it still plugged in. Well you are wrong, I did it two times...in a row.

The first time I got away with it. The second time I ripped the cord right out of the transfer switch, destroying it in the process. :-(

Now I have a sticker just above my steering wheel. It reads "Is everything disconnected?"
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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I have done the fuel cap deal a couple of times on my pu as the plastic lanyard was broken. Fuel caps these days are not cheap! I know I am going to leave my diesel cap from the coach soon, too soon. Right now when fueling I literally stick it immediately in my front pocket. Think the fishing leader idea is a good one, I think??
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:13 PM   #18
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Pretty soon I'll be clipping a reminder on the steering wheel that says "Have you checked all the reminders?".
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #19
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Pretty soon I'll be clipping a reminder on the steering wheel that says "Have you checked all the reminders?".
Are you saying you don't have one now ??? Sometimes I think my whole life is on post it notes . Now if I can only remember to refer to them.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #20
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Today I drove off from the campground and left the welcome mat on the ground that I looked at and just wiped my boots on before climbing into the coach to leave. Two weeks ago I left both back rest pillows on the picnic table next to the coach when I drove away.

So don't feel to bad your a member of a very large club.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:11 AM   #21
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Oh yes...we're members of this club. Last year we left our expensive surge protector on the grass and drove away. Took it out of the plug, put it carefully on the grass next to the RV and off we went...a mere $400 left behind, and absolutely no logical reason for doing something so utterly silly. Thankfully our neighbors (who we had befriended) found it, called us up and fedexed it to us at our next campsite. Thank goodness for good RV neighbors!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:57 AM   #22
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I'am a member of this club. The last time i went to get fuel before going camping I pulled out of the driveway went to gas station . Coming back home I saw what I thought was two big white bags in the street by the house. Turns out it was my wheelcovers that I forgot to take off. Where is my sign.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #23
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My gas cap hangs from a permanent chain, so there it was hanging there, where it had been for the last three hundred miles.

It gets worse. I called my daughter a few days ago for her birthday, then said here talk to your mom. I spent the next five minutes looking for my phone.

"Where the hell is my phone?" My wife raised it from her ear and gave me the shush look.

I think we need a trophy and an annual meeting.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #24
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I have never left my fuel cap off. I wouldn't do anything like that. Oh by the way, if anyone finds a oil cap on HY 71 in Mo, I would appreciate it if they would send it to me. One other thing, a 16 oz plastic coke bottle and duck tape will work as a oil cap on a F53. Don't ask me how I know. LOL
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I have done the fuel cap deal a couple of times on my pu as the plastic lanyard was broken. Fuel caps these days are not cheap! I know I am going to leave my diesel cap from the coach soon, too soon. Right now when fueling I literally stick it immediately in my front pocket. Think the fishing leader idea is a good one, I think??
I have locking fuel caps on both sides of the MH. I keep the keys to the fuel caps on the same key ring as the key to start/run the MH. When I unlock the cap I leave the key in the cap and place it on top of the pump. I can't tell you how many times I've had to go back in the MH to get my key so I could remove the cap. More importantly there have been many times where I have had to go back outside to get my key and replace the fuel cap as it's impossible for me to leave without it.
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Yep, I done the oil filler cap thing before. I wonder how much dust my engine had to eat before I got another cap.

I've also taken off with a 50-foot extension cord still hooked up. Fortunately, I only drove five miles to the filling station. When I got out of the coach, I looked back and saw this long orange cord trailing me. Only then did I realize why the traffic stayed so far behind me on the way to the station.
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I have replaced the gas cap 3!! times for my toad (Jeep Wrangler). I now put it in my pocket when refueling.

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if you don't think your part of this club or maybe even a founding father, you just plain forgot, or wiped it from your fading memory
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