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Old 09-11-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Winnebago Locking Gas Cap

I've got a 2005 Winnebago Voyage 35 with the Workhorse W22 chassis.
All I'm trying to do is get a locking gas cap, and it's driving me crazy finding one. I've pretty much worn out my welcome at the various shops and dealers around here. I know I can order one from Workhorse for $56 plus, but pardon me if I think that's rip.
Hopefully, someone can help

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:22 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd leave it unlocked. That way a potential thief will have easy access. Make it difficult and they'll likely punch a hole in the tank and get the gas anyway. Lock caps can be popped off in seconds too.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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I use a locking gas cap at the very least it lets me know if the fuel has been tampered with

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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I just bought this locking cap from Rock Auto. Perfect fit on my 2002 W22 chassis. I'm not sure of the 2005 is the same. Here is a great parts reference. The fuel tank cap is in the misc. section of the list.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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I took the 1/4 turn thumb lock out of my r/v and bought it to Lowes, matched the length and diameter I needed ith a 1/4 turn keyed cam lock. The only thing is that they did not have one with a 1 1/2 inch "bar".....and if they did, the hole was not going to match. I took the "bar" from my old one, and with a small file, I filed the hole in the "bar" to match the new keyed cam lock...with a little adjustment, it fits and looks like it was original.
Since the gas door on the r/v is fiberglass, the door can be easily be pryed open.....but the apperance looks good.....sometimes that is enough to discourage a thief. I agree, having nothing would save you a lot of damage, but this is a little bit better than having nothing....with a locking gas.....they can pry that off doing damage also.
The cost of the whole project was less than 4 bucks....and I did it while at a campground waiting for the beer I bought to get chilled.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Take the cap off, put some tape over the opening and head down to a couple of auto parts stores. They should be able to match it.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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Problem is that the thieves will cut the hose to the tank or punch a hole in the tank itself. And you won't know by just looking at the untouched cap!
They cut the hose to our company bus TWICE! Still lost the gas and the cost of repairs was more than the gas each time anyway.

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