Jump to content

Volvo door rust


Recommended Posts

Body shop replaced the metal and rust proofed then I was 'instructed' to mind the drains .I will watch and see how it holds up and then let them do the other door .

A well known issue ,Gregg Shields calls it a design flaw,he looked at my door and declared it a good job - time will tell , however I don't drive in the salt season anymore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Up here unless the truck is new I don't think you can find a Volvo without rust on at least one of the doors.

Mine has been blistered for the last two and a half years but not rusted through. I have had the truck sprayed with Krown the last two years and that has held it a bay. Truck is in for a deck build right now and he will fix the door at the same time. Since I don't have holes I think mine can be sandblasted and filled. One of the guys I worked with had some polished stainless steel strips about 2 inch made to go along the bottom of the doors and along the bottom edge of the sleeper. I am not sure what he used for glue but it did look quite smart on the black truck.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mine was "repaired" by the local Volvo dealer (who does great work BTW). A few years later it came back. I asked about a replacement door and they said "Oh that is real expensive. Just hang on a while".


On day they called me and said "We have a truck that was rolled over onto the right side. The insurance is replacing the whole cab. The only thing any good is the left door. It is orange and we will need to paint it. Do you want it?"


That is how I fixed mine.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

This topic is now closed to further replies.
RVers Online University


Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

Dish For My RV.

RV Cable Grip

RV Cable Grip

All the water you need...No matter where you go

Country Thunder Iowa

Nomad Internet

Rv Share

RV Air.

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

RVTravel.com Logo

  • Create New...