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Dock Shelters

Current lead time 8-10 Weeks    Last Update:
 2022-2-2

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TRUCK TO DOCK SHELTERS

Dock Shelters, also known as Truck Shelters, come in a wide variety of sizes and models making them the most versatile truck to dock sealing product on the market. Unlike Dock Seals designed to close an opening down to 7'6", Truck Shelters provide full access to the trailer opening. This speeds up loading and unloading the rear of the trailer while reducing damage caused to your seal. The seal is set through the use of hanging curtains with spring steel stays designed to slide along the outside of the trailer as it docks, thus providing an effective weather seal regardless of the trailer size. In addition to a variety of options and add-ons, there are two types of frames offered through Loading Dock Supply.


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1800-741-1258


Unsure of the model or dimensions your job requires?

There are a variety of factors that may affect the dimensions of your dock shelter. When considering which dock shelter model you need keep in mind the points below:

  1. Bumper projection determines the projection of a shelter (frame must be 18" greater than bumper projection from wall)
  2. Head curtain drop (length) and frame projection may be affected by significant truck height variance (We suggest speaking with a representative about this or supplying a completed dock survey found below)
  3. Slope of approach. Truck shelter frames are wedged to accommodate sloped aprons.
Dock Shelters models

Dock Shelter Pricing

Model # Dimensions Wood Frame Soft Sided
SH402-18 11'6" Wide x 11' High x 18" Projection $1,374 $1,995
SH402-24 11'6" Wide x 11' High x 24" Projection $1,436 $2,057
SH402-30 11'6" Wide x 11' High x 30" Projection $1,518 $2,138
SH402-36 11'6" Wide x 11' High x 36" Projection $1,599 $2,219
SH402-42 11'6" Wide x 11' High x 42" Projection $1,682 $2,302
Upgrade to
Foam Frame
Soft Side Dock Shelter frame in place of rigid wood frame $627
Replacement
Curtains
Dock Shelter Replacement curtains for 11'6" Wide x 11' High frame (Includes Pillows for up to 42" Projection) $803
Custom frames
and Curtains
Custom Dock Shelter Frames and Curtains Varies

Dock Shelter Parts

Dock Shelter Parts Description Price
Corner Pillows Standard sizes up to 42" (Pair) $152
Side Frame Assembled Wood Frame with Fiberglass Panels (Up to 29" width) $197
Side Frame Assembled Wood Frame with fiberglass panels (up to 42" width) $202
Head Frame Complete Wood Frame with fiberglass panels (Up to 11'6" width) $202
Head Frame Head Frame -(Complete Wood Frame with fiberglass panels (up to 42" width) $219
Fiberglass Fiberglass Panel Only - 18"; 24"; 36"; and 42" Width (Priced Per SQF) $4
Rubber Strap 21" Long with "S" Hooks Attached $4
Rubber Strap 42" Long with "S" Hooks Attached $5
Spring Steel Spring Steel Stay 24" Length $7
Spring Steel Spring Steel Stay 30" Length $9
Steel Bumper 18" and 24" Depth (Includes 6" extension beyond frame) (Price per each) $164
Steel Bumper 30", 36", and 42" Depth (Includes 6" extension beyond frame) (Price per each) $197

Need a hand? Ask a Dock Shelter Specialist
Call 1800-741-1258
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How Dock Shelters Seal

Dock Shelters unlike dock seals are designed to provide full access to the rear of the trailer. To accomplish this trailers penetrate shelter frame housings rather than compress against foam pads like when using dock seals. 

To create the seal a series of curtains with spring steel pockets are hung from the shelter frame. As trailers penetrate back into the structure they impact these curtains causing them to slide out and along the trailer wall. The spring steel stays hold the curtains snugly in place against the trailer while bottom corner draft pillows provide an additional seal against upward drafts.

Note: for declining docks rain can prove to be a problem as it runs down the tops of the trailers. For this situation a rain guard or alternative dock seal may be necessary

Dock Seals

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Dock Shelter Specification

Dock Shelter Construction

Wood Frame Dock Shelters

  1. Pressure treated lumber frame covered with translucent fiberglass top and side frames) to allow natural light into the dock area.
  2. 18" overall projection is standard for 4 ½" bumper projection.
  3. Coated polymer fabric face curtains have foam bead on inside edge, which conforms to trailer for better seal.
  4. Raked header prevents water collection on top.
  5. Wear face with guide stripe on bottom corners of face curtains absorb impact of lower trailer corners.
  6. Wind cord prevents head curtain from blowing out of position.
  7. Three overlapping wear pleats in corners absorb impact of sharp trailer edges.
  8. Foam-filled draft pads inside lower corners prevent air from entering "NO STEP" safety logo permanently affixed.
  9. Angle trim secures face and header curtains to shelter frame.
  10. Heavy-duty steel bumper guards support frame and provide protection from incoming vehicles.
  11. Durable fabrics in a wide range of weights, styles, and colors.
  12. Spring steel stays inside of head curtain and side curtains.
Dock Shelter Construction

Soft Sided Dock Shelters

  1. High density foam filled side pads eliminate the need for steel bumper guards.
  2. Pressure treated lumber backing.
  3. 24" overall projection is standard for 4 ½" bumper projection.
  4. All curtains to have 40oz vinyl base fabric and high tear duropreen at high wear areas
  5. Duropreen enclosed foam Pipe runs length of inside edge, conforming to trailer for better seal.
  6. Raked header prevents water collection on top.
  7. 22" x 20" Duropreen flap at the base of each vertical curtain absorbs impact of lower trailer corners
  8. Full Length Yellow Guide stripes
  9. Bungee straps prevent head curtain from blowing out of position.
  10. Six overlapping wear pleats at each corner of header absorb impact from sharp trailer edges.
  11. High density foam-filled draft pads inside lower corners prevent air from entering when trailers are docked
  12. "NO STEP" safety logo permanently affixed to top of pillows
  13. Angle trim secures face and header curtains to shelter frame
  14. Durable fabrics in a wide range of weights, styles, and colors.
  15. Spring steel stays inside of head and side curtains.

Dock Shelter FAQ

How deep should a dock shelter frame be?
Your dock shelter depth is determined by the slope of your approach and the distance from dock shelter mounting surface to dock bumper face. A general rule of thumb is the dock shelter frame should always extend at least 18" past the face of the dock bumper.


How to install a dock shelter?
Installing a dock shelter is simple task and can be performed with basic tools. Comprising of flat and angle brackets installation is simple and can be performed in two to three hours depending on experience. For installation instructions email us at sales@loadingdocksupply.com


Dock seals vs Dock Shelters
To seal your dock there are two types of seals, Dock Shelters or Dock Seals. While both wrap around the outside of the door, their primary function is different. For example, dock seals are designed to be compressed thereby creating an airtight seal between the trailer and dock, while the other style, dock shelters, are designed to be penetrated by the trailer. https://loadingdocksupply.com/dock_seals_vs_dock_shelters



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No account no problem, Loading Dock Supply's experts are ready to provide you with the advice and information you need regardless of whether or not you have an account. For most products, we offer freight rates and lead times over the phone or within minutes via email.
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  • Quotes are good for 30 days
  • Competitive shipping rates
  • Ship with us or on your own account

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