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Old 09-18-2015, 06:50 PM   #15
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Back in the 70's gas "shortage" the thieves just put a bucket under the tank and ice-picked a hole in it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:05 PM   #16
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My tank is made of welded plate steel. An ice pick would not touch it.
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Before you lock up all that fuel.... ADD FUEL STABILIZER....
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:39 PM   #18
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We had a locking gas cap on our previous class "C", I got in it one day just before we were leaving for a trip, fired it up, and the gas tank was darn near dry after being full the week prior. The locking cap looked good, but when I put my key in all it did was turn 360 degrees...nice..... The replacement locking cap from the local parts store seemed cheesy, but worked. Our current coach has a locking door to get to the filler nozzle and gas cap, I'm not yet paranoid enough to put a locking gas cap behind a locking filler door!
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I replaced the gas caps on my 05 Essex for a different reason. The original caps were leaking, letting the diesel out after each fill up, and hard to clean diesel stain. Replacing both with locking caps did the trick and it wasn't that expensive either.
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Yeh, I'm sure the locking cap won't stop anyone that is determined to steal gas from ME. However, I'm betting that if a gas thief gets busy in the storage lot I park in, they'll go for the easy marks first. And yes, stabilizer will be part of the winterizing regime.
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So the RV has a locking gas cap and a rubber filller tube and a plastic tank.

NO PROBLEM.. Just cut a little hole and....
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So the RV has a locking gas cap and a rubber filller tube and a plastic tank.

NO PROBLEM.. Just cut a little hole and....
OR just steal gas from any one of the other (30 or so parked in the lot) that doesn't have a lock. I guess there might be someone stupid enough to climb under my rig and jackass around cutting a hole and .... But my guess is they'll go for the easy score.
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Most locking gas caps only require a twist or pry with a slipjoint pliers to remove.Locking doors a pry with a screw driver both doing damage. This from the fuel crunch in the 70s
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Geeze, I wish I had never brought this up. Lesson learned.
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