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Old 01-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Gas Cap Question

I am taking delivery tomorrow of a Itasca SunStar 35F 2013. it is built on a ford F53 chassis. I would like to put a locking gas cap on my motorhome . But can't find anybody that has one.
Ford tell me they don't make one But their non-locking one is a part
# AC2Z9030A .. all the local parts store say they don't have any cross over cap listed.
one store says you can't use an aftermarket because it will mess with the on board fuel system.

Looking for any and all ideas.

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Congrats on the new MH. There have been a few threads on this subject. A search will give you all the pros and cons and advice where to get it. The con that I liked best is that if you lock it and someone wants your gas , they may puncture a whole in the tank to get it. I've personally not heard of any siphoning. This info is important if that's why you were looking for one. If not , never mind.
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I would have the lock installed in the door. Most locksmiths could do it.I dont know if locking cap is possible .
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I am taking delivery tomorrow of a Itasca SunStar 35F 2013. it is built on a ford F53 chassis. I would like to put a locking gas cap on my motorhome . But can't find anybody that has one.
Ford tell me they don't make one But their non-locking one is a part
# AC2Z9030A .. all the local parts store say they don't have any cross over cap listed.
one store says you can't use an aftermarket because it will mess with the on board fuel system.

Looking for any and all ideas.

Thank you
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F35
If it is like most MH it will have 5 turns in the fill pipe and impossible to siphon fuel out of it
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I got the same story until I brought one of the non-locking caps in to my local NAPA store. Surprise!! Not only did they have a locking cap, but they had a matching pair with the same key needed for each. You might try that approach.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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I got the same story until I brought one of the non-locking caps in to my local NAPA store. Surprise!! Not only did they have a locking cap, but they had a matching pair with the same key needed for each. You might try that approach.
Ours is a DP and I did the same thing.

Problem is: Newmar uses a non-vented cap, replacing them with locking ones was the same as using vented caps and allowed the fuel to leak so I had to go back to the non-locking ones.

However, ours is a completely different setup so probably not any help to the OP.
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Hi seadragonfla,
Go to Locking Fuel Caps
Contact them with your requirements. They have been in this business for many years. I have non-vented locking caps for my Newmar coach.
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I got the same story until I brought one of the non-locking caps in to my local NAPA store. Surprise!! Not only did they have a locking cap, but they had a matching pair with the same key needed for each. You might try that approach.
I did the same with the gas cap for our '06 Windsport on the F53 chassis, except went to a local Carquest store that is known for having nearly anything. Very helpful and spent half hour checking caps till finding a locking replacement for me. This is after loosing a 5 gallon can full to someone hitting the neighborhood cars.
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I would have the lock installed in the door. Most locksmiths could do it.I dont know if locking cap is possible .


I tried hard to find a locking cap. Got a lock that replaces the twist-latch on the fuel door
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #10
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IMHO locking gas caps are pointless, a flat head screwdriver can open most all locking gas caps

This gas bandit is really you best bet if you are worried about it, theifs just think its a bend in the pipe and move on ...... Not sure if it will work on a Motorhome with the long fuel neck

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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Try this... If the gas cap is "recessed" in a little pocket like the gas cap on my Damon is.. You can get a metal "Fuel door' that goes over it, These come in two types, locking and non locking.

Now if you put a lockign one on and do not use what are called "Clutch head" or some other special screw, a theif can easily unscrew it.. If you do use the special screws then should you ever have to remove it it could be a problem.

This is a "Universal" device, you do not replace the cap, in fact you use the oem cap. You just put a locking door over it, Most of these doors are chrome, they actually improve both the looks and aerodynamics of your RV so it's a win all the way around.. Most larger Rv stores should have such a door.

There are other doors (plastic) you could bolt on over it too, Again these are locking and most Rv stores will have them, though you may have to trim some stuff off of them first. Like the door on my water gravity fill.
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If it.s not one thing it's another.

My M.H. has a locking door over the gas inlet.
My water in let was behind my sewer door, so I rerouted the line and picked up a door with a lock on it from Camping World, the only other thing I had to do was cut an opening in the side of my M.H. to install the door.
Other then that it worked out O.K.
Just a thought.
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I have the same 2013 Itasca Sunstar 35F and found a locking gas cap at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Just take the original cap into the store, and they can match it up. Ours works fine.
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Hi seadragonfla,
Stant is the leader in the locking gas cap industry. Go to Home - Stant at the bottom of the page are places that sell Stant locking fuel caps. Here is the trick to get your locking gas cap(s). Take a cap to the store with you. Ask if they sell Stant. Tell them you need a locking cap to replace the one in your hand. If they ask what the vehicle is, just tell them it is a custom made vehicle. The Stant caps may be out on the consumer shelves and you can look for yourself. I just matched mine up, bought a pack with two caps keyed alike and have been very happy with the purchase.

As to the poster who continues to malign the use of locking gas caps on Newmar coaches, your information is old, old, old. I purchased my non-venting Stant locking fuel caps in 2005. The Stant caps are non-venting and work just like the OEM caps. It's time to get current with the information.
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