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RDS DOCK DESIGN

DOCK SYSTEMS—STANDARD & CUSTOM SIZES

We offer premier aluminum dock frames as well as aluminum dock kits. You won’t find a better dock frame anywhere! And, our one-piece aluminum frame is easy to transport in and out of the water.

Our frame utilizes a box-style extrusion so that we can weld around the ENTIRE corner of the frame. We use two stringers to reduce deck bounce and increase strength. We also add a cross piece to increase stability and ensure dimensional uniformity. 

We stock standard sizes of dock frames, and we custom-build aluminum frames to your desired length & width. 

MANUFACTURED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE & MINNESOTA

Our NH foundry, Patriot Foundry & Castings, and MN foundry, Ermak Foundry & Machining manufactures RDS dock hardware and dock frames. We use marine-grade 535 aluminum alloy in our dock components, allowing us to over-engineer our dock products while still providing less expensive solutions—giving you the best price/performance solution on the market.

Visit our FAQ and read through common questions and answers. Fill in our Dock Quote Form—the completed form will help us put together a dock quote based on your dock configuration and location details. 

Dock Design

DOCK FRAME SIZES

We stock standard sizes of dock frames, and we custom-build aluminum frames to your desired length & width. 

  • 4’x10’ Standard Frame (Available)
  • 4’x8’ Special Order
  • 6’x10’ Special Order
  • 5’x10’ Special Order

DOCK DECKING

Our rugged, lightweight aluminum frames accept different decking materials, including western red cedar, Brazilian hardwoods, SureStep™, composites, vinyl, and no-maintenance aluminum. RDS aluminum frames are available with or without decking.

Red Cedar Dock with RDS Dock Hardware

Red Cedar Decking

RDS Aluminum Dock with SureStep Decking

SureStep™ Decking

DOCK FRAME ACCESSORIES
We have marine dock supplies to go with your aluminum frames, such as marine dock bumpers and dock lights, ramps, floats, ladders, and steps. 

RDS Straight Dock with Aluminum Stairs

Dock Steps

Dock Bench

Measuring Water Depth
The type of dock design and dock hardware you need depends on the water depth, lake bed, and general water conditions at your dock location. Measure the distance to the lake floor every 10 feet out that your dock will exist.

How to Measure Water Depth

WE CATER TO YOUR WORK STYLE

DIY—You pick up and install your dock system.

DIY—with help We bring (or ship) the dock and dock hardware; you bring the installer.

DIFM—(do it for me) We bring the dock, hardware, and installer. RDS partners with many dock builders and installers. Our partners have years of experience and can help you determine what you need based on local laws, water structure, and any existing docking you have.

DOCK QUOTE FORM

Let’s get started! Tell us about your dock needs and water location details.

Dock Order Form

About You

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About Your Dock

Accessories
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About Your Lake or Location

Please Indicate the Lake Conditions
Details About the Lake Bed

Installation

Do you need an installer?
Address of your dock location
Address of your dock location
City
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4'x10' STANDARD FRAME CONFIGURATIONS & COST CONSIDERATIONS

Below is a sample of basic RDS dock and hardware costs you might expect using two dock sections with SureStep™ Decking in 3 different configurations.

Straight Dock Graphic

Straight—$2300

  • Dock 410SS QTY 4

    4’x10’ ALUMINUM FRAME w/SURE STEP DECKING

  • PLD001 QTY 4

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE SIDE BRACKET

  • PLD005 QTY 4

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE BASE (10 DIAMETER)

  • PLD007 QTY 4

    1 1/2 PIPE TRIM CAP

L Dock Graphic

"L" Dock—$2400

  • Dock 410SS QTY 2

    4’x10’ ALUMINUM FRAME w/SURE STEP DECKING

  • PLD001 QTY 4

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE SIDE BRACKET

  • PLD003 QTY 1

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE CORNER BRACKET

  • PLD005 QTY 5

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE BASE (10 DIAMETER)

  • PLD007 QTY 5

    1 1/2 PIPE TRIM CAP

T Dock Graphic

"T" Dock—$2350

  • Dock 410SS QTY 2

    4’x10’ ALUMINUM FRAME w/SURE STEP DECKING

  • PLD001 QTY 2

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE SIDE BRACKET

  • PLD003 QTY 2

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE CORNER BRACKET

  • PLD005 QTY 4

    1 1/2 (1-7/8) PIPE BASE (10 DIAMETER)

  • PLD007 QTY 4

    1 1/2 PIPE TRIM CAP

RDS DOCKS ARE EASY TO ASSEMBLE!

Dock Decking Installation
Aluminum Dock Frame and Decking
Getting Ready to Install Aluminum Dock Frame with Metal poles