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With high gas prices, are you going to get a locking gas cap?

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  • Already have one

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If people are breaking into vehicles around where I am living for GPS units, I bet gas is already getting stolen.
 

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sadly in the UK they have been standard fitment for a long time.

not because fuel is so expensive just that we have a poor justice system where crooks become the victim and the victim becomes a criminal.:(
 

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No, because I read that if a criminal who wants gasoline comes across a locking gas cap, they just go under the car & puncture the gas tank.. Thanks but no thanks.
 

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Mine came fitted with locking gas cap as drysuitdiver,,,,, maybe it is standard in XH (international model)

I wished its not there..
 

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I don't intend to get a locking gas cap. I keep my Jeep parked inside at night and if someone wants my fuel that bad during the day, I'd rather they just take it and not damage my car in the process.
 

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Saturate15 said:
No, because I read that if a criminal who wants gasoline comes across a locking gas cap, they just go under the car & puncture the gas tank.. Thanks but no thanks.
Do you think they could do that if you have fuel tank skid plate?
 

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Do you think they could do that if you have fuel tank skid plate?
Does the fuel skid plate cover 100% of the tank, or just cover enough to protect it from large rocks? I'm guessing it could still be done, although it may be more difficult, which would piss the thief off.
 

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There have not been any gas thefts in my neighborhood yet but I image they are coming soon enough.
 

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I have one...if they want the gas they are going to get it. I'd rather be the guy that will make them work for it a bit harder than the next guy. Making me less of a target b/c they will not waste their time on me and hit the guy parked next to me.

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I do not think the gas thief is the same as a car thief. If someone needs a ride, they take the car. If they need gas, they will move on to the next one.

I having nothing to back this up, no pics, no proof....just my thought....
 

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cico7 said:
I do not think the gas thief is the same as a car thief. If someone needs a ride, they take the car. If they need gas, they will move on to the next one.

I having nothing to back this up, no pics, no proof....just my thought....
I think you are correct on this, there are enough cars without locking caps so I would think they would just move on to the next one.
 

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I'll wait til I get burned probably.
 

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UberCommander said:
check this out: locking gas cap Notice the bold text under the "add to cart" button.
Interesting. I guess we're not the only ones having this discussion. And for the record, I am getting one. We've not had a rash of gas thefts yet in my area, but it's prolly only a matter of time.

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The locking gas caps I've seen at the parts store or Hell-Mart don't look like they'd be too hard to gimp. I wouldn't mind a locking fuel filler door, though I'm sure that would be easy enough to pry open, as well.

Fortunately I have a garage on the house and the transit station where I park has plenty of surveillance. And I park near the camera every morning.

Maybe I should get one of those recordable cards and rig it inside the filler door. Can you see someone opening it up and hearing, loudly .... "I'm Old Gregg!!"

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I've had one for a while since I have to park the truck outside due to the lift and rack. Also, I'm not worried about the tank being drilled since its covered by the skid plate. I'm sure that my Glock sticker on the rear of the truck is also a bit of a deterrent.
 

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webjones said:
The locking gas caps I've seen at the parts store or Hell-Mart don't look like they'd be too hard to gimp. I wouldn't mind a locking fuel filler door, though I'm sure that would be easy enough to pry open, as well.

Fortunately I have a garage on the house and the transit station where I park has plenty of surveillance. And I park near the camera every morning.

Maybe I should get one of those recordable cards and rig it inside the filler door. Can you see someone opening it up and hearing, loudly .... "I'm Old Gregg!!"

:)

Maybe hook one of those train horns up to the door. That should keep them out.
 
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