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We want to make it as easy as possible for you to do business with TODCO or your truck body or trailer manufacturer. Scroll below to find the answers to the questions we hear most often. Can't find your question? Ask it at the bottom of this page and e-mail it to us. We'll answer right away, and probably add your question to this section!


Q. Is there an easy way to determine which TODCO door is best for my needs?

Each TODCO door is custom made to match the needs of the end user. To help you in the selection of which type of door will meet your needs, click on the "Door Selector" to the left. Answer a few questions and you will be guided to in-depth information on the style of TODCO door that's right for you, as well as the options and accessories available for that door.

Q: Why is having the TODCO serial number important when ordering a replacement part or panel?

Every TODCO door is custom made to fit a specific truck body or trailer, and we keep records of every roll up door we make. Your serial number will tell us exactly what kind of door or parts were used originally. This is your best guarantee that the replacement part(s) or panel(s) you order will fit perfectly.

Q: Where can I find the TODCO serial number on my roll up door?

The serial number is on a metal tag attached to the inside of your door. Standing inside your trailer or truck body, it is located on the upper right-hand (road side) corner of the roll up door.

Q: Where can I find the TODCO serial number on my walk ramp?
The serial number is on a metal tag attached to the left side rail, close to the handles.

Q: Can anybody order TODCO replacement parts and doors from the factory?

NO. TODCO has a nationwide network of distributors who stock genuine TODCO parts to ensure that downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. To find the distributor nearest you, please call TODCO Customer Service at 740-383-6376

Q: How do I determine who manufactured my trailer?

There is usually a plate located on the front road-side of the trailer or truck body, just behind the driver's side of the cab. This plate will identify the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and the year the trailer or truck body was made. TODCO maintains extensive records of OEM bodies and trailers, so providing us with the make and year of manufacture can sometimes help us determine which roll up door replacement part(s) or panel(s) will fit your needs. Your best guarantee of a good fit is to provide us with your TODCO door serial number.

Q. What are the advantages of an roll up door versus a swing door?

Because roll up doors lift up and out of the way, there's no worry about clearance for swinging doors to open. Your driver can back right up to a dock or squeeze down a tight alley and then open the door. And drivers can get to their loads fast, so the time saved on each delivery can really add up. Overhead doors can be used for the side and rear loading of vans and trailers, the easy loading of containers and twins, and even for piggy-back operations.

Q: What is the difference between prime coated and top coated?

The prime coat (or a "primed" door) is the first coat of ToughShell™ U.V. coating applied to a plywood dryfrieght roll up door. The panels are then ready to accept a second coat, or top coat, in the color of your choice.

Q: What is the best way to specify a particular top coat color?

By providing a paint manufacturer's code number or paint chip.

Q: How can I tell the difference between an aluminum covered (or aluminum clad) door and an extruded aluminum roll up door?

An aluminum clad door has a thin layer of aluminum wrapped around the outside of the panels. You can see the wood on the inside of the panel. The panels of an extruded aluminum door are made entirely of aluminum.

Q: Is there a standard track size for TODCO roll up doors?

No. Every TODCO door is custom built to maximize the operating efficiency of each trailer or truck body. Please refer to the parts section of our Web site for specifics about track sizes for your application, or use the "contact us" section to e-mail us with any specific questions about your track size.

Q: What is the difference between a "drop-in door" and a "complete door"?

A "drop-in door" includes just the door panels and hardware. A "complete door" will also include track and counterbalance – everything needed to install an roll up door.

Q: When measuring for a replacement door, what is the "opening width"?

This is the width of the space that an roll up door will need to cover. If you provide us with the TODCO serial number, we have the opening width of your door on file. If the serial number is not available, please provide the actual measurements of the width of your trailer, from the left inside wall to the right inside wall (post to post), along with the name of the manufacturer of your truck body or trailer, and the year it was made. There is usually a plate located on the front road-side of the trailer or truck body, just behind the driver's side of the cab. This plate will identify the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and the year the trailer or truck body was made. TODCO maintains extensive records of OEM bodies and trailers, so providing us with the make and year of manufacture helps ensure your replacement part(s) or panel(s) will fit perfectly.

Q: When measuring for a replacement door, what is the "opening height"?

This is the height of the space that an roll up door will need to cover. If you provide us with the TODCO serial number, we have the opening height of your door on file. If the serial number is not available, please provide us with two actual measurements: 1) the height of your trailer, from the inside floor to the inside ceiling, and 2) the distance from the inside floor sill to the underside of the header. Along with these measurements, please provide the name of the manufacturer of your truck body or trailer, and the year it was made. There is usually a plate located on the front road-side of the trailer or truck body, just behind the driver's side of the cab. This plate will identify the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and the year the trailer or truck body was made. TODCO maintains extensive records of OEM bodies and trailers, so providing us with the make and year of manufacture helps ensure your replacement part(s) or panel(s) will fit perfectly.

Q: What is a "panel stack up"?

This is another way to provide TODCO the information needed to order a replacement roll up door. You must measure the actual width and height of the 1) bottom panel, 2) top panel, and 3) one of the intermediate or middle panels. (Note: If your intermediate panels are not all the same size, we will need the measurements of each intermediate panel). Do not measure the tongue of the panels. Be sure to include the number of intermediate panels you need. This complete information is called a panel stack up.

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TODCO doors, sometimes referred to as todco doors or todco roll up doors, or todco truck doors are the best on the market. TODCO makes plywood doors, fiberglass doors, aluminum doors, aluminum clad doors and polycomposite doors for trucks, cargo vans and truck trailers. TODCO ramps, known as todco rollaramps, are available with spring assist to help drivers in and out of their delivery truck doors or trailer truck doors. TODCO products include TODCOLD doors, dryfreight doors, ArmorTech doors, City cargo doors, CityCargo doors, armor plate doors ArmorPlate doors, weather tight doors and WeatherTite doors.
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