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Old 09-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Can't believe it!

I had to park my coach in front of my house for a couple of days while the sealant on my pad dried.

I moved it back to the pad and see that the fuel gauge is down to 3/4 tank. I KNOW - that it was full (to the brim) when I moved it to the street.

This tells me that someone siphoned diesel. The doors to the fuel port was secured, but, the lock could have been opened with just about any kind of small key.

I am resistant to replacing the fuel caps with locks, because they would then have no option but to puncture the fuel tank.

I had to make a trip to the station where I put in another 39.00 worth of diesel.

Thieves just cheese me off!!!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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Can't believe it!

I had to park my coach in front of my house for a couple of days while the sealant on my pad dried.

I moved it back to the pad and see that the fuel gauge is down to 3/4 tank. I KNOW - that it was full (to the brim) when I moved it to the street.

This tells me that someone siphoned diesel. The doors to the fuel port was secured, but, the lock could have been opened with just about any kind of small key.

I am resistant to replacing the fuel caps with locks, because they would then have no option but to puncture the fuel tank.

I had to make a trip to the station where I put in another 39.00 worth of diesel.

Thieves just cheese me off!!!
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Maybe they needed some gas and got a big surprise.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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The Oregon State Parks Department put locking gas caps on their trucks, I'd wager for just that sort of reason. Time to get a nice locking gas cap for you.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #5
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Lock or loose or lock and load....they will be back I would bet on that....Bushman
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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Too bad they didn't get confused and try to siphon on the black tanks.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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Hey CharlieZ maybe you have something there. I think I'll place a "FUEL" sticker on my black water tank
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #8
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Dang!! That's a FINE idea!!!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:45 PM   #9
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I put locking caps on both of the toy hauler tanks. We were sitting at a micky Ds eating in the truck, it was dark and i saw a young man walking towards my trailer carring a gas can as he got close Iopend the door and he almost died trying to get away.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #10
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Yeah. I like the idea of locking gas caps. Anyone seen them for the Monaco/Holiday Rambler, or have any ideas where they can be found?

I will evaluate this and decide if the risk of a punctured fuel tank is worth the locks.
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If yer worried about your tank getting punctured, have a shield made for it and mounted over the tank. It'll double as a good rock guard. Unless they're dumb enough to try and drill through it (Imagine what a hot drill bit and gasoline would do), you wouldn't have to worry about puncturing.

Does your monaco use standard sized caps like an auto's or specially sized? If it uses a standard-sized gas cap, you could probably find a match for it in just about any autoparts store or walmart.
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I bought mine at Wal-Mart.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:12 AM   #13
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"I think I'll place a "FUEL" sticker on my black water tank "


Maybe you shouldn't. While it might give a thief a hefty surprise, 1-you most likely won't be there to see it and this would be something you'd want to see and 2- I'd bet the would be confused thief would not stick around to mop things up.
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I was told that those big pushers cost $20.00 every time you start them up.. the math works..

Sure it wasn't just poor fuel mileage??

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