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Posted: 05/13/22 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Come to California, thompson, gasoline is only $5.659 a gallon in my area.


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valhalla360 wrote:

If they really want it, not hard to pry a locking gas cap off and then a power syphon will make quick work of pumping out 10-20 gallons.

So other than urban legend, is there any evidence of the drilling method? I know catalytic converters are done but there's a big market and it's well documented.

As mentioned, if you are worried about it, find a secure place to store it.


It's been many years since thieves could syphon fuel. The government mandated anti roll over valves to keep fuel from spilling in case of a roll over accident. This valve prevents syphoning, and eliminates the need for locking gas caps to prevent thieves from syphoning.

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thompson60 wrote:

I have a Class A rv. The 75 gallon fuel tank is open underneath the floor.

With high fuel prices people are drilling holes in the bottom of vehicle fuel tanks and draining the fuel. Has anyone did anything to prevent the tank from being drilled Thanks


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You could spend thousands of dollars to protect hundreds of fuel and the tank from something that rarely happens. Take normal precautions and keep your insurance paid up/

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