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Old 08-12-2018, 05:42 PM   #1
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Afternarket or OEM Locking Caps for gas and Fresh Water Tanks

Has anyone manage to obtain Locking Caps for the water and gas tanks on the Forester LE or is this an Option from Forest River?
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:33 PM   #2
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Gas cap - check auto parts store for the year and model of your chassis. Fresh water - good luck. I have been looking for a way to secure the fresh water inlet for years. They have them in Europe, but haven't found one here.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:14 PM   #3
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Stant 10508 for the gas cap.
FW tank fill requires replacing the port.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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Gas cap - check auto parts store for the year and model of your chassis. Fresh water - good luck. I have been looking for a way to secure the fresh water inlet for years. They have them in Europe, but haven't found one here.
Yes, thank you. I'd been checking Amazon for the water tank cap and found the item below just unsure of the dit.
I'm thinking that perhaps it's worth a try.
My c jasis is an E450 so hadn't considered he local shops.
I will try that and see.
httpssss://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07CSRFG1Z/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3C8YKGW3F5UNV&psc=1
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:24 PM   #5
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Stant 10508 for the gas cap.
FW tank fill requires replacing the port.
Thank you for that. I will get one.
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In all of my years, I've never heard of anyone messing with fresh water. Short of a Mad Max/Water World situation, I think it's fine to leave unlocked.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:37 AM   #7
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Not for me. To each their own.

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
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Not for me. To each their own.
I'm genuinely curious and don't intend to argue. But, do you mind me asking what scenario you're concerned about? And, have you heard of it happening or do you just think it could happen?
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:08 PM   #9
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Im not sure why it is that you feel the need to question my concerns or needs.

I do not care to explain nor describe my why's or why not as to what Im seeking for my own needs. I have no wish to justify what it is that I'm concerned with.

I can appreciate your opinion from your personal experiences and your point of view.

To each their own, this is mine.

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:15 PM   #10
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There is some good info in this thread that may help you to find what you are looking for:

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #11
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Im not sure why it is that you feel the need to question my concerns or needs.

I do not care to explain nor describe my why's or why not as to what Im seeking for my own needs. I have no wish to justify what it is that I'm concerned with.

I can appreciate your opinion from your personal experiences and your point of view.

To each their own, this is mine.

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KenandCarol,

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In all of my years, I've never heard of anyone messing with fresh water. Short of a Mad Max/Water World situation, I think it's fine to leave unlocked.
Iím in your camp! 40 years camping and have never heard of a fresh water 💦 problem.🌝
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I'm genuinely curious and don't intend to argue. But, do you mind me asking what scenario you're concerned about? And, have you heard of it happening or do you just think it could happen?

X 2 I've heard the "paranoids" are active in campgrounds.





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Old 08-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #15
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Afternarket or OEM Locking Caps for gas and Fresh Water Tanks

Well I have heard of it - one place kids were putting stones in an RV fw tank. And there. are a lot of crazies out there. I prefer to lock everything I can. My boss once thought I was excessive for locking my car in my driveway. Sometimes I lock it in my locked garage. I did have someone break into the house once and try to steal the unlocked car. Better safe than sorry, is the way I think. I am glad incidents are rare, but respect for other people's property seems to be becoming more and more rare these days. It is truly sad to see.

I enquirer at a dealership about replacing the entire inlet, but they did not feel comfortable with the idea - drilling into the fiberglass, not knowing what was behind it in that area. I am not sure why a simple locking cap is seemingly not available in the U.S., but if anybody finds a good quality one, I will be the first to buy it.
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Well I have heard of it - one place kids were putting stones in an RV fw tank. And there. are a lot of crazies out there. I prefer to lock everything I can. My boss once thought I was excessive for locking my car in my driveway. Sometimes I lock it in my locked garage. I did have someone break into the house once and try to steal the unlocked car. Better safe than sorry, is the way I think. I am glad incidents are rare, but respect for other people's property seems to be becoming more and more rare these days. It is truly sad to see.

I enquirer at a dealership about replacing the entire inlet, but they did not feel comfortable with the idea - drilling into the fiberglass, not knowing what was behind it in that area. I am not sure why a simple locking cap is seemingly not available in the U.S., but if anybody finds a good quality one, I will be the first to buy it.
I have orderwd the one that I mentioned to you from Amazon, I will let you know after checking it fit.

I'm not going to be bothered with explaining to others what my experiences are and why I need it. Call it Paranoia, call it normal response to security measures or whatever one chooses. My choice, my money, my need Period. No need to answer to someone else's arrogance.
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Something like this might work - if it can be procured wth the right thread, or used with an adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/Heating-Tank-...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Edit: someone else found one in another thread!

https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-A.../dp/B00OKNXJPG
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There is nothing really secure about those plastic fill doors. I suppose the best security they offer is evidence of tampering if broken as they are easily pried open. As far as locking gas caps go, they keep honest people honest and for the true thief, the just create more cost when the filler neck has to be replaced if damaged than the cost of the lost fuel.
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I have orderwd the one that I mentioned to you from Amazon, I will let you know after checking it fit.

I'm not going to be bothered with explaining to others what my experiences are and why I need it. Call it Paranoia, call it normal response to security measures or whatever one chooses. My choice, my money, my need Period. No need to answer to someone else's arrogance.


Cool. I just noticed that you had a Forester also.
Did you see this one?
https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-J...TNA774QEPJKQ3P
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Cool. I just noticed that you had a Forester also.
Did you see this one?
https://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-J...TNA774QEPJKQ3P
Thanks. Yes I did see that one. I may try it, if the one that I ordered doesn't fit.
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