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Old 12-08-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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ID:	228438I have the "grandfather clock" in our 2008 Kountry Aire fifth wheel. The center panel contains leaded glass in a oak frame. The back surface of the glass is covered in dust and drives me crazy. I want to clean the back side of the glass but darned if I can find a way to remove the frame and glass. Not sure if it is screwed on from behind or glued on. Can anyone who has taken one of these apart enlighten me as to the procedure. Other than an axe of chainsaw of course. ;-)
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Welcome to the forum.
Interesting and nice clock wouldn't want to damage as you say.
Newmar likes to use Velcro tape maybe behind the glass frame of window frame, would think that's what they did to maybe adjust the pendulum if it fell in chamber.
Using a flat knife see if you can squeeze between wood frame and box of clock and gently pry off, or maybe a call to Newmar service may have a answer for you. its been a while since they produced 5th wheels so be patient with them.
Maybe some one in this group might help you, we will see.
Looking again at pictures in Brochure there maybe the metal clips that pop into one another at top and bottom of that frame use a face cloth under knife so you do not crack the wood surface, you have a nice looking 5th.

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My guess would be that it has clips like the type that keep cabinets locked while traveling. I would gently pry on the face of the frame see if it pops off.
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My guess would be that it has clips like the type that keep cabinets locked while traveling. I would gently pry on the face of the frame see if it pops off.
No joy. Tried prying using a thin flat blade but it won't budge. I suspect it may be screwed on from behind. I would take the whole thing off the wall but have no idea what is holding it to the wall. I probaby will end up having to contact Newmar. I suspect the screws are behind some of the trim. :-(
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Well.....if you get it apart, you can add some catches and make it removable.
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Well.....if you get it apart, you can add some catches and make it removable.
You bet!
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I probably will end up having to contact Newmar. . :-(
This what I was going to suggest then I read this........

Good luck and please keep us informed........

Grand father clock.......whodathunk!!! LOL

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