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Old 05-27-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Matching locking fuel caps

Anyone on here located a source for matching locking fuel caps for our rigs? I checked with parts stores and it is hit an miss to get one to fit and then you have to go to other parts stores with the key number to try to find a match as each store doesn't get them keyed alike...
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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Looking for fuel cap that works would be fun. As the parts stores go by year make & model of vehicle that leaves our fuel stations out in the dark.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:06 AM   #3
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There's nothing special or propietary about the gas caps. The filler tubes are just normal filler tubes as well.
Most automotive gas caps will fit as they are mostly all the same size and thread type.
I have matching caps procured from CarQuest. Tell 'em you want a gas cap that doesn't have an application, a good counterman will pull what you need off the shelf without consulting the computer.
Getting keyed alike caps might be difficult but they can be ordered.

CarQuest 35097 is the part number.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:12 AM   #4
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Posted about this before. Search= Locking Fuel Caps
Mine where matching from autozone
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:29 AM   #5
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here's what i use on current 2 tanks on tow vehicle and 1 on trailer tank... nice distinguishing look, no complaints after couple years use. all on same key... which is the norm.

Amazon.com: Stant 17589 Keyed Alike Fuel Cap Pack of 1: Automotive
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Thanks for all the feedback. Will probably go the Amazon route as Autozone keeps asking for year, make and model for the cap to go onto.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Will probably go the Amazon route as Autozone keeps asking for year, make and model for the cap to go onto.
That's why I said a GOOD counterman
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here's what i use on current 2 tanks on tow vehicle and 1 on trailer tank... nice distinguishing look, no complaints after couple years use. all on same key... which is the norm.

Amazon.com: Stant 17589 Keyed Alike Fuel Cap Pack of 1: Automotive
Got these yesterday in the mail - they work great, just larger and cannot use the factory tether with them.

Thanks for the info, Splash!
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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Why locking caps? Are you experiencing fuel theft when parked at home or in storage or while on the road? I've never had any issue home or away. I know crime rates are different in different locations around the country. But theft in campgrounds?
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:47 AM   #10
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DR Buck - no fuel theft, yet... I have had coolers and other things stolen in campgrounds - people are getting pretty pathetic. We also camp at NASCAR tracks where we need the fuel the most as we are dry camping - the folks there get a little lit and do stupid things all the time.

Besides, a $40 investment in locking gas caps is well worth it to me when it costs, $200 to $300 to tank up...
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Got these yesterday in the mail - they work great, just larger and cannot use the factory tether with them.

Thanks for the info, Splash!
Don,

I drilled a hole one size smaller than the nob on the tether in the plastic on my locking cap, then installed the tether. The tether is not centered but it still works fine for me.
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I drilled a hole one size smaller than the nob on the tether in the plastic on my locking cap, then installed the tether. The tether is not centered but it still works fine for me.
The cap end of my tethers go all the wat around the cap with a large "ring". I am thinking a 6-8" piece of stainless cable with loops on each end to attach the OEM way on the coach side and the way you describe for the cap end.

Even though we may have the same P/N for the caps I didn't see a placed to attach a tether on the cap, but will take a closer look tonight.
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The cap end of my tethers go all the wat around the cap with a large "ring". I am thinking a 6-8" piece of stainless cable with loops on each end to attach the OEM way on the coach side and the way you describe for the cap end.

Even though we may have the same P/N for the caps I didn't see a placed to attach a tether on the cap, but will take a closer look tonight.
Should have said that was the cap on my truck and I was dealing with a plastic tether. I'm sure you will find a work around.
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