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Has anyone tried to remove the capless fuel cap on the tank? 2018 KR. I was hoping it was a twist off but wouldn't come off. I'd like to use the larger nozzles at truck stops to fill. My intentions are to tow with my motor home and after filling the MH pull forward and fill the pickup. Is there a trick to remove and even if you did, is the opening them large enough of the large truck nozzles?
 

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A guy on facebook got a nozzle stuck in his, used above average force and it came off. He then fitted a 2" (I think) pipe cap and called it good. I will go over and see if I can find his pictures, as I totally hate the tiny nozzle hole.
 

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Thanks for the pics. Is that white piece shown in the picture below the green capless cap? Wonder if it can be removed as well, if so looks like we could use the larger nozzles.
 

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I am not sure. As I understand it the common gas pump nozzle is 3/4" and the truck diesel is 1". I am guessing if I got as far as that guy did I could see my way to making sure a 1" nozzle went in just fine. ;)
 

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Thanks. I never measured the truck nozzles, but they seem larger than 1 inch. I'll have to pay more attention next time … I do see they make and adapter (funnel) filler, but think that would be a pain in the neck to use!
 

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I would love to be able to top off while at the truck lanes with the coach, would also then be able to use the fleet discount card as well as they are only good at the truck lanes and not up front. What do the super duties have for a filler? I see them in the truck lanes from time to time when filling the coach.
 

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I think the superduty's do have the larger filler neck and allows them to use truck lanes. I also have the fleet discount and the reason I need a bigger filler for this diesel F150. If you don't mind me asking and if you tow your F150, which tow plates, tow bar, lights, and brakes do you use? I've had Roadmaster on my 2 other tow vehicles, so thought about doing the same with this pickup. But I'll have to remove the bumper … I understand on Demco you don't have to remove the bumper to install the plates, but then have a separate pin to lock in the tow bar.
 

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I use the blue ox baseplate that replaces the tow hooks for all intents and purposes, it adds a new hole/bolt on the side of the frame rail and uses the stock tow hook holes for the rest. The tow bar is the blue ox avail that I carried over from the focus we towed before the 150, it is rated for 10k lbs so no issues there. For brakes I use an AirForce One system which again was a carry over from the focus. Lights are done with the Hopkins harness and a brake light relay so the brakes don’t kill the directionals and of course a charge line so the battery doesn’t die. All in all very pleased with the setup and tows like a dream.
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Nice pictures! Thanks for the info. Did you install yourself? I assume the front bumper had to come off to install? Could you tell the extra weight over towing a Focus. I'm currently towing a 2014 CRV and this pickup I'm sure will be at least a ton heavier. My CRV is about 3500lbs.
 

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We did take the bumper off, you could probably do it with the bumper on and a lift but I wouldn't want to. It just makes it so much easier. I couldn't tell the focus was back there at all - didn't matter if it was in the mountains, a rough road or stopping. I know the truck is there, it isn't struggling by any means or anything but you can feel it back there. The coach is an ISL9 450 in a 45' Entegra (spartan k2 chassis) for comparison sake.
 

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Thanks. I have the same ISL (400) in an older (pre DEF) 40' Tiffin Bus on a Freightliner Chassis. Towing the CRV was effortless. Still haven't decided if I'll prepare it for towing, but I should as I could get rid of the CRV that I only use for towing. The rest of the time it sits in the shed. But we do travel about 5 - 6 months a year so gets a lot of use. Thanks again … been nice chatting with you.
 

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Yeah good times - we’re full timers so it will get a lot of time behind the coach. We only have 1100 miles towing the truck so far as we just got it in March before hunkering down. Happy travels!
 
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