How To: Remove the Door Trim Panels from the Ram ProMaster

If you’ve followed our site for a while, you know that I’ve got a thing for sound deadening and insulation.  After adding it to the cargo doors of our Travato (which is based on the ProMaster), I wanted to add it to the driver’s and passenger’s doors.  The first step there is to remove the trim panels on the insides of the doors.  Since that isn’t as straight forward as the cargo doors, I thought I’d make a little video to show you how.



What I show you here is applicable not just to the Winnebago Travato I’m demonstrating on; it should be exactly the same on any ProMaster-based RV, or even just the ProMaster van itself.  It’s not terribly difficult, but you will need a couple tools.  First, and most important, you’ll need a Torx T27 bit or driver.  (Not 25, and not 30… 27.)  You won’t even be able to get started without it.  The other thing you’ll need are some gentle prying implements.  I got my set for like $5 from Harbor Freight Tools, but in a pinch, you could probably improvise something.

Once you’ve got that, watch the video and it’s a 10 minute process (allow yourself 30 if it’s the first time you’re doing it).  Then you can go nuts with the Dynamat, Fat Mat, Hush Mat, or whatever you want to add.


James is a former rocket scientist, a USA Cycling certified coach, and lifelong fitness buff. When he's not driving the RV, or modifying the RV (or - that one time - doing both at once), you can find him racing bicycles, or building furniture, or making music. In his spare time, he's also an IT consultant.

    3 thoughts on “How To: Remove the Door Trim Panels from the Ram ProMaster

    1. Mark Roberts

      Have you noticed a difference after adding the damping? We’ve been pretty happy with the noise level in our Travato, but if I had a reason to pull the trim off, I wonder if it would be worth taking it one more step…

      1. James - Post author

        I wish I could tell you it made a world of difference. But you’re right – the noise level in the Travato is pretty darn good to begin with.
        Honestly, it’s just slightly quieter. I notice. Stef doesn’t.
        The big thing you notice with our doors now is how solid they feel when you close them. The sound and feel is of a much more substantial car.
        I also did the rear doors, and the back of our Travato is almost dead silent when underway now. Those did make a difference. As did the slider.
        If I were a car stereo enthusiast, I would probably notice more.


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