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Old 07-04-2017, 02:44 AM   #1
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Axis Sliding Window Lock.

Originally Posted by revjeffrey
This is my front window lock MOD.
1/8 inch hole drilled in channel right before the glass when Fully Closed. With SS screw on hole blocking sliding glass.
Windows are EAST TO SLIDE OPEN WHEN LOCKED with that cheap lever lock.
Photo is my passenger window. 2 min fix.

Thanks to revjeffery for this excellent, easy, cheap mod to lock the side sliding glass windows in the Axis/Vegas. I bought two quick release pins (3/16 x 1") and drilled holes thru both window tracks. The pin slides thru both tracks so there is no way that the window can be opened. And the pins just pull out using the attached ring for quickly opening the window. Genius.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:00 AM   #2
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Ok , you have my attention now where is the picture
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by revjeffrey
This is my front window lock MOD.
1/8 inch hole drilled in channel right before the glass when Fully Closed. With SS screw on hole blocking sliding glass.
Windows are EAST TO SLIDE OPEN WHEN LOCKED with that cheap lever lock.
Photo is my passenger window. 2 min fix.

Thanks to revjeffery for this excellent, easy, cheap mod to lock the side sliding glass windows in the Axis/Vegas. I bought two quick release pins (3/16 x 1") and drilled holes thru both window tracks. The pin slides thru both tracks so there is no way that the window can be opened. And the pins just pull out using the attached ring for quickly opening the window. Genius.
I am glad you brought this up. I can never tell when the windows are "locked" or "unlocked" which is not a good situation when you are on the road...

I was just going to tackle a solution tomorrow on this, so thanks for saving me a few brain cells....
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:30 PM   #4
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Ok , you have my attention now where is the picture
Sorry Petew I quoted revjefferey to give him credit for the idea, but I never had his picture. Here is a picture of mine. I did not drill thru the first lip on the window, just thru the two tracks that enclose the window. The second pic is with the pin half out - thru the first track but not the second. Be careful when you drill thru the second track that you do not hit the window behind.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:01 PM   #5
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Awesome seeing people use this!! Here is original picture with finger tightened screw in 1/8 inch hole drilled in track.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-04-2017, 06:04 PM   #6
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Sorry Petew I quoted revjefferey to give him credit for the idea, but I never had his picture. Here is a picture of mine. I did not drill thru the first lip on the window, just thru the two tracks that enclose the window. The second pic is with the pin half out - thru the first track but not the second. Be careful when you drill thru the second track that you do not hit the window behind.
Thank you for the pictures, I believe I will follow your lead and use the lock pins . Well done sir.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:20 AM   #7
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Couldn't you put a wooden dowel in the track?
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:02 PM   #8
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Couldn't you put a wooden dowel in the track?
You could, but a 3/16 hole is about as big as you want to go in that lip and the ring on the quick release pin makes it easy to remove it and put it back.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #9
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You could, but a 3/16 hole is about as big as you want to go in that lip and the ring on the quick release pin makes it easy to remove it and put it back.
I think he was suggesting putting the dowel in the track parallel with the window (like you'd use a hockey stick--yeah I'm from Michigan--or 2x4" to lock a sliding glass door). In that case you wouldn't drill any holes and just lay the dowel down in the track.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:16 PM   #10
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I think he was suggesting putting the dowel in the track parallel with the window (like you'd use a hockey stick--yeah I'm from Michigan--or 2x4" to lock a sliding glass door). In that case you wouldn't drill any holes and just lay the dowel down in the track.
That's what I did in my first Vegas, and it is better than the plastic lock, but I always worried that you could stick a thin jimmy between the two window and flip the dowel up while you pushed the window open. If someone wants to get in, they will find a way. You just try to make it more difficult.
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