Anyone have info on installing a wood floor in a 2004 780 Volvo

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by mountrailstrans, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. mountrailstrans

    mountrailstrans Bobtail Member

    Oct 10, 2021
    Have a 2004 780 Volvo truck / Would like to put wood flooring from sleeper to the firewall / Anyone with some experience let me know please ??????????????
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  3. Plsdontflip

    Plsdontflip Bobtail Member

    Oct 10, 2021
    Never done a truck but I'm sure it's very similar to doing it in a house. I would say watch some YouTube on how it's done and be super sure your measurements (corners and the likes) are on point and it really shouldn't be that hard. It's surprisingly easy to install wood floor, anywhere really. Good luck
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    I have seen people regretting doing that, because it keeps shifting and making noises
  5. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    I've got composite floor planks in the back, but I laid it over the OEM carpet and put the foam underneath it. I would probably pick up the carpet and put something stiffer underneath next time I do it, because the amount of flex it has causes it to crack at the seams. Maybe I should put the foam underneath the plywood instead. Most of the damage was caused by our dog jumping off the bunk or workstation couch, but some of it is also from us coming down hard after grabbing an item from the upper cabinet area.

    If you're using a quarter round or trim around the edges, make sure you know what's behind the walls if you're using self tapping screws, especially around the sleeper AC. I think there was something odd about the angles or edges of the sheet metal under the bunk that made it hard to attach with adhesive, and trim nails will not work.

    It might be better to get a one piece laminated sheet and cut it to fit. We haven't had any vibration noise or horizontal shifting, but this would eliminate that problem plus the problem that we're having. If you're wanting to use real wood, I have no experience with it in a truck. We figured with humidity and pests in different climates, we'd rather use composites.
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