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Old 05-21-2022, 01:37 PM   #1
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Leaving your fuel cap at the pump.

Well I did it again, left my fuel cap on top of the diesel pump. Didn't realize it till I stopped to fill up again. This is probably the 3rd time I've done that. Have thought about how I could keep from doing that when I left the 1st one and nothing came to mind. Well this time the DW suggested a magnet on the cap. When I got home I took one of my 1/2 inch earth magnets to see if it would work on the fuel door and it did. Went out and bought another cap and a couple of earth magnets. Came home and glued the magnet to the top of the cap using epoxy. Put them back on. Won't be leaving them on the pump anymore. If I don't put them back on after fueling at least they'll be there for me to put on when I stop for fuel the next time !
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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been there done that! good solution
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:43 PM   #3
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Just last month and over 300,000 miles of driving, I left my first one. I live 25 miles from the station but it was cheaper to hit the local NAPA store for another one instead of retrieving it
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:49 PM   #4
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My ignition key and fuel door key are together .

Ignition key in hand to open fuel door , fuel fill cap and ignition key are laid down beside each other on the top of the pump .

Now if I somehow manage to pick up the ignition key ring to lock the fuel door and don't notice I didn't pick up and install the filler cap ... well my DW takes the cost of the replacement cap out of my beer allowance and I have a dry Happy Hour as a reminder not to forget again .
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:51 PM   #5
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I have locking fuel caps with the fuel keys on my ignition keys. I always leave my keys in the cap when I place it on the pump. I will always notice the absence of the keys before I drive awayl
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:06 AM   #6
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The last thing I do is trust my memory. Even if I fuel up on the passenger side, I put my fuel cap on the steps into the coach.

But I like the magnet thing. Happy fueling!!
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:11 AM   #7
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Fuel cap

I left mine at a fuel pump in Oregon a few years ago and when I stopped again, had fuel all over the side of the coach.
Got a new cap and put a tether on it from the coach to cap. Never lost another one as it just hangs down by the fuel door as I am fueling.
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I guess I'm just lucky. I took the Class C I used to have for a trip downstate for a weekend. I stopped on the way down for gas. On the way home I stopped at the same station to gas up again. When I opened the fuel fill door I saw the gas cap was missing. After filling the tank I went inside and told the lady behind the counter I had left my fuel cap there a couple days ago. She pulled a box with several caps in it out from under the counter and asked me if one of the caps was mine. My cap sat right on the top of the others. I double checked it to be sure the key fit which it did.
After that I always left my key along with the ignition key right in the cap when refueling.
On my Class A I use the gas cap to hold the spring loaded door open. When I'm done gassing up I have to remove the cap from the door to close it.
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Old 05-25-2022, 10:25 PM   #9
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If my gas cap doesn't have a tether, what I do is replace the fuel nozzle with the gas cap and vice versa. What I mean is: I remove the fuel cap with one hand and the other hand removes the fuel nozzle, then I place the cap in the fuel nozzle holder and the fuel nozzle into the tank. After the fueling, I replace the fuel nozzle back onto the pump, and since the cap is blocking the holder, I have to remove the cap from the pump. And since the cap is now in my hand, I reinstall the cap. In 50 years of doing this procedure I haven't left a cap. Prior to doing this, I did.
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:48 AM   #10
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Get a piece of paper and write “I will not forget my Fuel Cap” 150 times and then tape it to your window.
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Old 05-26-2022, 04:48 PM   #11
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Brass chain and two sheet metal screws might solve that problem also
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