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I know that the gas cover on my 2017 RTL locks and has a release inside the cab, but as an added measure of protection against vandalism, have any of you found a locking gas plug that works on the new generation Ridgeline?

My Ford F-150 was also ¨capless¨, although it didn´t even have a locking cover.
 

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I have not yet been able to find one for the new Ridgeline.

Up to and including the 2014 F-150, you could get both an OEM and after-market locking gas plug, but interestingly one is not available for the 2015 and 2016 F-150.

Since nothing is as simple these days as it should be, they call these gas plugs instead of gas caps.
 

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The capless system on Fords and Hondas have a security feature built in. Unless you use that special funnel to manipulate the valve deep inside nothing is going into your tank or coming out.
 

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The capless system on Fords and Hondas have a security feature built in. Unless you use that special funnel to manipulate the valve deep inside nothing is going into your tank or coming out.
LOL, it's not a security feature, only to make sure you do not put in diesel by mistake. :wink: My wifes Fiat has this along with the special funnel however this is normally on cars that do not have a locking gas cover unlike the RL. That being said, my RL did not come with a special funnel as it does not have this special gas cap design you refer to. Maybe another US thing going on here?

I find it rather amusing that some here want a locking gas cover and a locking gas cap who live in a country where gas is dirt cheap in comparison to most. Do people actually still syphon gas nowadays?
 

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LOL, it's not a security feature, only to make sure you do not put in diesel by mistake. :wink: My wifes Fiat has this along with the special funnel however this is normally on cars that do not have a locking gas cover unlike the RL. That being said, my RL did not come with a special funnel as it does not have this special gas cap design you refer to. Maybe another US thing going on here?

I find it rather amusing that some here want a locking gas cover and a locking gas cap who live in a country where gas is dirt cheap in comparison to most. Do people actually still syphon gas nowadays?
Pull out your spare tire and at the top is a cutout for the funnel. If it's not there than you need to go back to your dealership and get it because every Ridgeline is supposed to come with it. Without it you can't refuel your truck with a gas can or siphon fuel from your tank.
 

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Have not looked at the spare tire area to see if there is in fact a special funnel however I just went outside and inserted my jerry can nozzle so no issue there without a special funnel. Again, this may be something only the US models have. On mine you can stick your finger in maybe 3/4" or so and then there is a secondary flap which also is easily displaced with your finger as well and no reason to require something special to open this. I thought the design was rather poor as rain water could easily get by the first flap but after closer inspection there is a channel right after the first flap with a drain hole obviously for any water that gets by and then the secondary flap. Overall a rather good design IMHO.
 

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Just don't put a corrugated (flex) nozzle in there, as that could dislodge the o-ring, and it could fall into the tank and mess up the fuel pickup/pump. That is why Honda included the funnel, so people wouldn't use a flex nozzle.
 

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Just don't put a corrugated (flex) nozzle in there, as that could dislodge the o-ring, and it could fall into the tank and mess up the fuel pickup/pump. That is why Honda included the funnel, so people wouldn't use a flex nozzle.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but that special funnel is just smooth and sized to protect/shield the O-ring valve, right? The OP wanted a gas plug to help guard against vandalism, not theft. If you have to leave your truck out unprotected (or even just temporarily parked in a strange place), it would be nice to know that a$$hats can't easily put crap in your tank by simply prying open the filler door. As to gas theft, I thought all modern vehicles have anti-siphon devices in the filler necks or tanks.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but that special funnel is just smooth and sized to protect/shield the O-ring valve, right? The OP wanted a gas plug to help guard against vandalism, not theft. If you have to leave your truck out unprotected (or even just temporarily parked in a strange place), it would be nice to know that a$$hats can't easily put crap in your tank by simply prying open the filler door. As to gas theft, I thought all modern vehicles have anti-siphon devices in the filler necks or tanks.
I was waiting for someone to say that. That funnel is just a funnel, I've used my garden equip funnel just fine, there is nothing secure about it.

I'm interested only because I see I have water around it when it rains, and folks in other threads have already mentioned that it freezes. That's just great. If this freezing thing is a problem... I just wished that it had a damn, regular, screw cap. I mean, does anything on this truck work as expected? A secure cap would be nice for that reason.
 

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Shhhh, they don't know the gas is cheap.
You mean how cheap it is to drain and replace/repair if malicious actions of putting things "in" the tank happen, as well?

So far here are 3 points:
* Anti Syphon
* Limit water intrusion
* Deterrent for malicious activity

And here are the said counter points
* Gas is cheap

Does that help justify a simple inquiry of someone just wanting to know and asking? I mean...
 

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Shhhh, they don't know the gas is cheap.
You fortunate folks are missing the point. There are jerks out there that put stuff like sand into the gas tank. That's why I didn't even look at the Colorado, I haven't had a locking gas cap since my 77 Nova.
 

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You fortunate folks are missing the point. There are jerks out there that put stuff like sand into the gas tank. That's why I didn't even look at the Colorado, I haven't had a locking gas cap since my 77 Nova.
But you would have to tear the crap out of the exterior door to get to the cap.

Yeah my dad had a locking cap in the 70s too.
 

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You mean how cheap it is to drain and replace/repair if malicious actions of putting things "in" the tank happen, as well?

So far here are 3 points:
* Anti Syphon
* Limit water intrusion
* Deterrent for malicious activity

And here are the said counter points
* Gas is cheap

Does that help justify a simple inquiry of someone just wanting to know and asking? I mean...
First my RL has sat in torrential rain and not a drop of water behind the door so perhaps those that are getting water in there have a faulty door and should take it to the dealer.

If there is water sitting on that lip it isn't actually getting into the tank or you would also see water on the second flapper. Wipe it off before you put gas in the tank take the truck to the dealer to figure out why water is getting behind the door.

Doesn't the locking outside door deter malicious activity? I can't even imagine someone sitting on a parking lot, prying open the door, and then putting something in or taking something out without a lot of people stopping to report them.

Why siphon if gas is cheap?

About the only thing I see as an issue is the pin that holds the door closed in plastic, something more substantial would be nice.
 

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Edit: Deleted needless points that sometimes have to happen to prove the point. Jo finally gets it <below> and she quoted the gist of it.
 

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All of this... every bit of it does not help the OP one bit. And that is... is there a security cap? He is the user/owner and wants to know, without the Ridgeline protection groupies trying to defend with an answer that he doesn't need it. I don't need bigger tires either, but I want them. Come at me @JoWoodburn :)
I am not understanding your come at me comment. I was just trying to answer your concerns.

There is no locking cap, and moving on.
 

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Wow, is tampering with gas tanks really that common where ya'll live?

Never in my 50+ years of existence have I ever even worried about that, let alone ever had to deal with it.

Oh, and Nervey, don't even think about those big knarly tires....without board approval! :surprise:
 
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