FUEL THEFT, IS THERE A BETTER LOCKING FUEL CAP?

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  1. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    A pair of bolt cutters would take that lock out
     
  2. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Best way is not to have too much in it if you're gonna park for a few days.
     
  3. rabbiporkchop

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    Too bad it doesn't protect the tank from having a hole drilled in it. It only takes a couple seconds to cut a hole with one of these, and the soft aluminum cuts like butter. An electric fuel transfer pump would have that tank emptied in minutes.

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  4. Ffx95

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    Theif always prefers to strike the same target. Good chance to catch the ####er hit him right on the tailbone with a 5lbs hammer bet you he won’t do that again!
     
  5. there's actually an easier way to do it directly right next to your fuel filler cap you see for little cap with four little hex screws that canbe taken out with a simple metric socket set...
    I had feel stolen last year and realize that's how they did it the cap was intact but for some reason that little tiny thing that sits on top of it looks more like a relief valve or something all four screws were loose
     
  6. RustyBolt

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    I read somewhere on the internet ( has to be true) that Infrared cameras can be easily spotted at night by use of a cellphone camera. Never tried to confirm it though.
     
  7. AModelCat

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    This happened in the area I grew up when fuel prices were sky high. If they want the fuel I'd rather they just siphon it instead of wrecking a tank.
     
  8. ast26909

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    Thanks for all replies, this happened in west Houston the armpit of Texas. I had noticed a couple weeks back my curb side fuel cap was disturbed because I always put the cap in the same position after fueling, so I got 2 locking caps at $70 a piece then this happened. There were anti-siphon restrictors inside my filler necks, the thieves knocked them inside the tanks now they are still at the bottom.

    This was professional they must have had a pump and a big tank because I was full over 200 gallons and no spills on the ground. It's a sad time we live in when hard working people have to run from thieves, it would be so easy to catch these thieves if it were legal to hang them from the nearest traffic light pole.
     
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  9. sealevel

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    Scum bag sea can haulers running out of Savannah will get you too. Had one steal 70 gallons from me in a rest area in South Carolina one night while I was sleeping in the truck. Yes they use pumps.
     
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  10. rabbiporkchop

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    Fiberglass works wonders for patching those holes. It's a quick 5-minute fix but it's kind of ugly looking when you're done with it.
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