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Old 09-07-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Locking Gas Caps?

We have to keep our 91 Class C stored in an outdoor storage yard. It's fenced and has a locked gate at the entrance but I still feel like I should buy a locking gas cap for it, even though it's 25 years old and no previous owner had changed the standard issue cap. I like to store it with a full gas tank so IF someone got me, it would be muich more expensive than a cap. DW thinks it's a waste of money and that I need to trust people a little more. What's your thoughts?
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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This will be another topic with mixed replies. I am more concerned about what some jackass might put INTO the tank than what they might syphon out. But... we don't have a locking cap.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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A locking gas cap is usually is about the very first thing I purchase for my vehicles. I think it would be great for just peace of mind alone. My theory is that I hardly trust anyone anymore. I remember once when my Dad stored a car in some leased storage from a guy out in the country; when I went to pick up his car I noticed the front license plate was missing (very unusual for my Dad not to have it on his car). Well here comes the guy that he leased the storage place from and my Dad's license plate was on his car and he had been driving his car on my Dad's plates. I should have called the Sheriff's dept. but this was out in the boonies and just wanted to get out of there.
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Cheap peace of mind. Cost of fuel is down right now so not as much incentive to steal fuel but there are a number of folks out there who already have a siphon gas card and have become proficient with its use. Can't see them going to a regular station just because the price is down a little bit.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:10 PM   #5
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I installed a locking gas cap for a completely different reason. The plastic strap that holds the cap while fueling is broken, and during our first extended trip I forgot to replace the cap after fueling and left it sitting on the rear bumper. Needless to say, the next time I fueled I was surprised to find the cap missing. I stopped at a nearby auto parts store and purchased a locking cap, so that now I leave the keys in the cap while it is sitting on the rear bumper, and I can't leave the station until I have the keys in my hand.

I tried to find another standard cap with the plastic strap, but apparently that is not an after-market option.

As long as I leave the key in the cap while fueling, I dare say I'll never lose another cap.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:09 PM   #6
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Just picked one up at AutoZone for $16.00. I'm thinking that's quite a bargain for some peace of mind.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:21 PM   #7
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I have a locking cap on mine. 75 gals of fuel might be hard for some to resist. I also worry about what some jackazz might dump in the tank.
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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 09-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #9
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We have an 11 passenger bus where I work. Twice someone has crawled under and cut the rubber/fabric hose and siphoned the fuel out. Damage is more costly to fix than to replace the fuel which you still have to do.
I wouldn't bother.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:35 PM   #10
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Had always wanted to put these on after buying our coach, but just never made it to the top of the research list. Latest Tiffin mag had the part number, which ended up being standard Stant part available at Walmart. Next day I had them installed. Concerned more about any possible vandalism than stealing diesel. Seems like a very low cost no-brainer.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:52 PM   #11
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Locking gas cap is a waste, most fuel tanks have a roll over valve in the neck near the tank making it impossible to siphon the fuel out, most thieves know this so they will just punch a hole in the tank.
As far as someone putting something in the tank honestly I haven't had a vehicle towed in my shop for that in 20 years.
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I secured my gas filler a little different.

I installed a lock on my non-locking gas filler door. I removed the non-locking mechanism and replaced it with a locking mechanism. The same as all new cars use.

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Tom N, that would have been my preferred method too. But the old gal didn't have a door for the fuel fill.
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Here's a photo of my gas filer door with the lock installed.

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