red lock light on dashboard panel

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Messages
4
Location
Texas
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Thor
RV Model
Vegas 24.1
RV Length
25.5
We bought a 2016 Thor Vegas 24.1. We haven't taken it anywhere yet. We're still trying to figure everything out. Does anyone know what the red light that looks like a lock, on the dashboard mean? We're having fits trying to figure it out. I've looked over the owner's manual several times with no luck. There's so much to learn about these things. I'm almost paranoid about taking it on the road. If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated. Tyvm in advance!
 
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Messages
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Location
Texas
RV Year
2015
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana
RV Length
44
TOW/TOAD
2013 Ford Explorer
@Chas I'm not familiar with your unit however I believe it's on a Ford chassis. Ford has a passive antitheft system that immobilizes the vehicle if someone tries to start & drive the vehicle without the keys. The dash light is the indication that the system is working. I'm not positive this is what you are seeing but it's my best guess.
 
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Messages
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Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
I think @Someday Came is correct. If you could provide a photo of what you are seeing and a description of when it is on (always displayed, only when key is on, only when engine is running, etc.) we could help you verify that information.

BTW, welcome to RVF. Glad to have you here.

TJ
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Texas
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Thor
RV Model
Vegas 24.1
RV Length
25.5
Ty... ill take a pic tomorrow
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Texas
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Thor
RV Model
Vegas 24.1
RV Length
25.5
@Chas I'm not familiar with your unit however I believe it's on a Ford chassis. Ford has a passive antitheft system that immobilizes the vehicle if someone tries to start & drive the vehicle without the keys. The dash light is the indication that the system is working. I'm not positive this is what you are seeing but it's my best guess.
 
Joined
May 30, 2020
Messages
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Location
Texas
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Thor
RV Model
Vegas 24.1
RV Length
25.5
Ty, I'll post a pic tomorrow. Yes. It is on a Fird chassis.
 
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2018
RV Make
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RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
Chas, no worries on the duplicate threads. We're a friendly bunch here and I was just hoping to focus the answers to your question in one place.

Again, welcome to RVF.

TJ
 
Joined
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Location
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RV Year
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RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
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