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post #1 of 18 Old 06-04-2008, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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This article sure makes me glad I bought a locking fuel cap for my truck.

Gas Thieves Targeting Truckers - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando

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around it stealing your plates and then going to the gas station and stealing fuel

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This article sure makes me glad I bought a locking fuel cap for my truck.

Gas Thieves Targeting Truckers - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando
Mine came with one when I bought it but others have said it does way more $$$ damage if they break into it and steal your diesel then the cost of a tank of fuel.

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Mine came with one when I bought it but others have said it does way more $$$ damage if they break into it and steal your diesel then the cost of a tank of fuel.
Hmmm... What kind of damage are we talkin about?

I would also have to think that if you didn't have it locked you would fall victim more than once. I dunno though.

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Around here there have been alot people that have locking caps and the theives just pop a hole in the tank and drain it out the bottom.

I would rather loose a tank of diesel than have to replace my fuel tank.

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A screwdriver and a hammer will open a gas cap.
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Around here there have been alot people that have locking caps and the theives just pop a hole in the tank and drain it out the bottom.

I would rather loose a tank of diesel than have to replace my fuel tank.
I can agree with that, I think.

But my thinking is this. They are going to get it no matter what, why not at least try to protect it? The assumption is that they are only going to steal fuel from you once. If you don't lock it up, how many times are they going to keep coming back to steal your fuel since they know it's not locked? That would be my only argument.

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I can agree with that, I think.

But my thinking is this. They are going to get it no matter what, why not at least try to protect it? The assumption is that they are only going to steal fuel from you once. If you don't lock it up, how many times are they going to keep coming back to steal your fuel since they know it's not locked? That would be my only argument.

Your right, but....if your in a situation were they can pump your fuel out repeatebly without anyone noticing, then either way they obviously have all sorts of time and cap or not they'll geet in.

The only way I see around it is by parking some were more visible to you or other people

Or put a locking cap and door on and weld up a steel enclosure around the tank

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with fuel pushing five bucks a gallon if someone tried to steal mine and i caught them. has anyone ever heard the song "starin down the barrel of a 45" thats what would be hapening.

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with my flat bed they just have to pull the hose off the filler next the suck it out. so either way there getting my fuel if they want it...

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