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  1. Mike Townsend

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    Why is this a bad thing? My '15 Charger doesn't have one but my '14 Ram R/T does. I would much prefer it not have one. Are the fuel doors locked on the newer trucks?
     
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    Ah Yah Right
    Let's reinvent the wheel. Ah Yah.
    Cheapo dip sh.. mov..
     
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    Yes I can't remember the thousands of times ive FORGOTTEN to tighten my gas cap or even put it on. The human error is getting rid of the good old gas cap. Google it kids!!!
     
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    I’ve never forgotten my gas cap either, but at the same time not having one isn’t going to ruin my day. I have bigger things to worry about than gas cap designs... Ironically, there are probably engineers out there who’s whole life revolves around gas cap designs, lol.
     
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    How is it cheap? It’s not just a regular gas filler that they left the cap off of. It has a couple of different valves and vapor barriers built into the filler neck to keep things all sealed up. I guarantee it’s more expensive than an old fashioned filler neck with a screw on cap.
     
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    I’m with you, I don’t understand what the issue is. The first car I bought without a cap, I just said “cool, no gas cap”, and moved on with my day. At least it still runs on gas.....if we start debating the merits of hybrids then I have more thoughts on that matter!
     
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    So my issue again is why reinvent the wheel?
     
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    Why reinvent the wheel? So your wheels are same as the ones in 1940? Things change, sometimes better and sometimes worse but they do change. Like said before it is probably an engineering thing that makes sense to them.
     
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    Stupidest thing in the world. In any breeze over about 5 MPH, this thing blows away. I've had to chase it down, crawl under my truck, etc just to find the thing after it's blown away.

    NEVER once did my screw on cap blow away.

    And there is just as much a chance of forgetting to put this stupid thing back in the filler as there is a screw on cap.

    Put a retainer or holder or something on the door. These things are totally asinine.
     
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    I prefer the new "capless" designs.
     
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