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Old 10-05-2018, 08:34 PM   #1
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345 renovation help!

1985 Airstream owner and new to forum!
We have broken sliding window locks on the front driver and passenger side sliding windows. Have poked around online and didn't find much in terms of replacement or some other comparable solution....
Would appreciate any help or guidance!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to the insanity. Most of us with classic mohos deal with the same problem. We just learn to live with it while we enjoy the good stuff.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Totally get it...but more concerned about theft without having a solid locking mechanism. I'll keep looking!!
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:40 AM   #4
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As a temporary measure to prevent the window from sliding open from the outside, I cut a dowel rod to fit in the channel in front of the closed window. Similar to what people do for sliding patio doors in their homes. I keep it in the pocket below the window. Just cut it to the length of the open slide channel when the window is closed, slip it in the channel and the window won't open. Good luck finding a latch.

Doesn't need to be a dowel rod, you could use about anything.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:41 AM   #5
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As you can see below, these locks arn't cheap....when in stock.

Mike's idea of a wooden locking stick maybe the cheaper.....and easier way to go.

Keep an eye out for if someone is parting an AS motorhome out.

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:53 AM   #6
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@mayco - thanks for the reply! Yes, we were thinking the same thing as an interim solution.

@isuzu - Thanks for the link I'm going to check it out! Is there a section here I could find anyone parting out...? where people sell parts from old airstreams...?
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