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Old 03-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Can't believe I did that.

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.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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Now that you have confessed your sins your mind will forget about what you did, te-hee. At least it wasn't your wallet you forgot on the pump..........
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Welcome to the "I Wish I Wouldn't Have Done That Club"!

I've been a returning member for about 3 years. I think there are about a billion members!

I'm also a member of the "I Should Have known That Was Going To Happen Club" , the "I didn't See It Club" as well as about a dozen others.
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Welcome to the "I Wish I Wouldn't Have Done That Club"!

I've been a returning member for about 3 years. I think there are about a billion members!

I'm also a member of the "I Should Have known That Was Going To Happen Club" , the "I didn't See It Club" as well as about a dozen others.


You think we'd at least get patches or something.
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My fuel cap has a wire on it that keeps it attached. Just got to remember to screw it back on. So far so good.
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Ford has had capless fuel tanks for a couple years now, on most all their vehicles. Very handy and easy to fuel. No cap to remove or replace. But this great improvement hasn't made it to the F53 chassis for some reason.
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Ford has had capless fuel tanks for a couple years now, on most all their vehicles. Very handy and easy to fuel. No cap to remove or replace. But this great improvement hasn't made it to the F53 chassis for some reason.
I have a 2012 Taurus and I'm blaming my mistake on that fact. Other than sheer stupidity, that's all I got.
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I thought that cable on the fuel cap was there so I didn't lose the coach.
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Welcome to the 'Head Slap' Club! We've all joined for one thing or another. Just be sure you've reviewed how to drain the water separator on your fuel filter. Who knows how much moisture got into the fill neck since December.
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Lucky you did not leave DW at the pump!!!!!!
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Hi

I got fuel yesterday, undid the cap and thought If
I set this down I will surely forget it, So I just held
On to it, the truck stop pumps are fast and it doesn't take to long. Hmmm now you have me thinking, I put the cap back on, I think I did.

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I always put my cap on the pump handle rack so I have to remove it from there before I can hang up the nozzel..........works for me so far.........
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You think we'd at least get patches or something.
Send your dues check $50, to ....
And we'll mail you your patch/decal, Honest
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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.
Yup ... did that around day 2 of owning the coach. Day 3 bought a new cap and day 4 screwed steel fishing leaders on both caps looped around hinge. Now if I could remember where the key to the diesel fill door is ....
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