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post #1 of 4 Old Apr 25th, 2006, 11:18 am Thread Starter
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Unhappy Locking gas caps, again

If there are stocks to buy with companies that make locking gas caps, now would be the time.

I was parked at the grocery store after work yesterday and when I returned the fuel door was open and the threaded gas cap just hanging. It appeared that someone may have topped off their car.

I don't remember buying any vehicle with a locking gas cap the last decade. I bet that it will be a mandatory option now and in the future.

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post #2 of 4 Old Apr 25th, 2006, 11:35 am
 
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how did they get the fuel hatch open? did they just pry it open?

bummer. definitely a trend. 15 gallons of regular gas in california is worth nearly 50 bucks.
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I was driving my '05 Chevy full size van. It does not have a locking door or a locking gas cap which is probably an option on these type of vehicles. Easy as pie access, for sure. I haven't even thought about someone steeling my fuel since, I don't know, a decade I think. Guess I may have to rethink my generosity to the thieves. It doesn't bother me much to have to unlock my LT. Guess I can get used to using a key for the vans fuel door again. You people with all the fancy locking gas cap door devices have got it made.

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I was driving my '05 Chevy full size van. It does not have a locking door or a locking gas cap which is probably an option on these type of vehicles. Easy as pie access, for sure. I haven't even thought about someone steeling my fuel since, I don't know, a decade I think. Guess I may have to rethink my generosity to the thieves. It doesn't bother me much to have to unlock my LT. Guess I can get used to using a key for the vans fuel door again. You people with all the fancy locking gas cap door devices have got it made.
In the 70's I opted for a springy thing that inserts in the fuel neck. It prevents the hose from inserting. I don't know if that would work now-a-days with the new pump shut-offs and such...Guess a locking cap might be worth the money.

I doubt that anyone would steal from cycle being that the amount of fuel is so small and the there's nowhere to hide, like behind or the side of car (not that I've ever done that when I was a kid).

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