U-Haul of San Rafael

U-Haul of San Rafael

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1205 Francisco Bl E
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 457-8400

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Standard Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm


  • Free towing inspection
  • 24 hour dropoff

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Trailer Rental & Towing in San Rafael, CA at U-Haul of San Rafael

Moving to or from San Rafael, CA? U-Haul cargo and enclosed trailers are intelligently designed to protect and secure your precious belongings, while our open utility trailers are perfect for hauling building supplies, landscaping materials or bulky items. U-Haul car trailers have EZ load ramps for effortless loading of vehicles while our motorcycle trailers are lightweight and easy to tow. Get FREE trailer rental rate quotes in San Rafael, CA, 94901 today.

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Cargo trailers

Cargo trailers in San Rafael, CA are lightweight, aerodynamic, and engineered for better fuel economy which makes it easy to tow behind any vehicle. Millions of families use our enclosed cargo trailers to move every year. U-Haul has a large selection of enclosed trailers to rent in-town or one way, review our cargo trailer sizes and reserve a trailer rental online at U-Haul of San Rafael!

Utility trailers

Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo in San Rafael, CA, 94901. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience. The utility trailer selection at U-Haul of San Rafael provides an affordable solution for home improvement projects, furniture delivery and for towing recreational vehicles. Utility trailer rentals are also popular with businesses for deliveries and trade-show events. Utility trailers come in a wide range of sizes and styles so that any car can tow.

Car trailers

Moving cross-country with your vehicle on a car trailer is a smart way to save gas and eliminate miles of wear and tear on your vehicle. Our Tow Dolly is a low-cost option for towing front wheel drive vehicles, while auto transports are ideal for long distance moves. Both car haulers fit most sized vehicles in San Rafael, CA and are also an economical alternative to calling a tow truck in the case of a break-down. Whether towing behind a U-Haul moving van or your own personal vehicle, you can rent a car hauler for both in-town and one way moves.

Motorcycle trailers

Motorcycle trailers in are lightweight, easy to tow and have an easy-access loading ramp. Each motorcycle trailer also comes equipped with an integrated chock for the front wheel and with heavy-duty tie-down rings to support even the heaviest of motorcycles. Reserve your motorcycle trailer rental in San Rafael, CA online today!

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Customer reviews

Gaye M. on 7/4/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The wait time was a little long, to get a question answered or get service. I was very happy overall with the service staff and the cost and condition of the vehicle. Thank you to the entire team at San Rafael.

Ken B. on 7/3/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Transparency in costs from the start. $19.95/day turned into $108 for three hours. Yes, I added blankets, hand cart and insurance which I know where extra but the final cost was nearly double.

roger g. on 7/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

good people good service, motorcycle trailer woked out very well

SRINIVAS M. on 7/1/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Very long lines. Took over an hour to even speak to the attendant.

SETH E. on 6/30/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I reserved a 26 foot truck and I was called the day before my move and was informed that they only had a 20 foot truck. Huge problem when you needed the space. Very frustrating and made our move very difficult.

EDWARD K. on 6/30/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I specifically reserved a 26' truck because I wanted to complete the move in one trip and had only one day to do this (for which I took off work). I was told they would not not know until a day or two beforehand whether I they could get the largest truck, but if they had trouble they would notify me of this. Therefore I was relieved when I received an email confirmation Saturday for a 26' truck set to be picked up Monday at 12:15. I also receive a confirming text. Had they not been able to get me a 26' truck or at least a 22' or 24' truck (I have a 20' hang glider and its storage pipe that need to be transported), I would have cancelled the reservation. Unfortunately, when I arrived as schedule at 12:15 Monday afternoon, without comment, a 19' was rented to me! When I expressed surprise at the size of the truck I was told it was all they had. Because I had already taken the day off from work and my ability to do this is limited, I had no choice but to go forward with the rental. As a consequence of this too small truck, the already stressful and difficult job of moving was made that much more expensive, time consuming, and stressful. Specifically, U-hauls failure to deliver as promised had the following unpleasant consequences: 1) I had to make two trips, instead of one; 2) I had to hire two separate sets of workers, because the first set could not remain for a second trip; 3) The second "set" I hired, consisted of one man, since at 6:00 o'clock at night, there are not many anxious to begin work. This means the second load took even longer to complete than the first; 3) Because I had to make two trips, instead of one, and the second was with just one helper, I was the stuck with having to carry heavy furniture down steep and narrow stairs, not something I planned on; 4) Because I had to make two trips, instead of one, and the second was with just one helper, we did not complete the job until 1:30 a.m. and my (former) neighbors called the police on us for making too much noise as we stumbled around loading furniture in the dark. I then went to work the next day on four hours sleep; 5) Because I had to make two trips instead of one, I was charged for twice the mileage I should have been at a rate of 99 cents per mile. And to top it all off, when I called to speak with a manager the next day, I was twice told the manager would be given the message and return my phone call; I'm still waiting.

Martin B. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

when I first called for info, the person became argumentative when I said I would call back rather than reserving right then. When I persisted that I would not reserve right then, he became insulting, saying "you are weird". I later called back to report this to a manager, was told Drew was busy, he would call me. He did not. Three days later I called again, again told the manager Drew was busy, he would call back. Again, he did not. When I picked up the truck, I waited in line for 25 minutes. When I first reserved the truck, I was told I would get a 10% courtesy discount. It took multiple calls after returning the truck to finally get this discount. Overall, I don't think this is the experience you would want your customers to endure. For what it's worth - if you are even paying attention to this.

TRACEY P. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The lines to get the truck on a Sunday were very long. I don't know how to rate this location because I've never been to another location.

knut l. on 6/28/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The total cost was significantly higher than promised over the phone. Personnel need training on how to handle phone inquiries.

Alex O. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I was overcharged, Didn't receive the right size equipment, took a very long time, miscommunication between branches. I have used Uhual 5-6 times over the past few months. This location needs improvement as it was my first time being here.

DAVID B. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fast, pleasant, excellent all around. Great experience.

Michael h. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The only problem I noticed way the battery light way warning that the battery charaging system way not working.

JOHN C. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had a UHaul hitch and wiring installed at a location close to my house on my new SUV. The wiring was not working properly and San Rafael rewired it. Unkn as to if they knew that I bought the insurance re this, they fixed it. took couple hrs, but I really needed the trailer. No add cost and fixed.

GERARD B. on 6/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The door on the cargo van trailer was almost detached due to broken rivets. The trailer should have been inspected before the rental.

WALTER O. on 6/24/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Where to begin, I approached the San Rafael U-Haul like a majestic antelope; careful not to frighten it away. It was the most beautiful corner lot I've ever seen. The trucks were all lined up PERFECTLY. no trash, no filth. I can only assume they have an elite staff, second to none. Entering the building I see a man behind the counter who calls himself Drew Bates. His part time job is Managing that facility... His full time job is being the sexiest man alive. After completion..... of my contract, I walk outside and see Luis, he was standing there in the breeze. His beautiful ponytail swishing around like the amazing rear section of a Unicorn. He got me set up with my truck & supplies, whispered the secret to love in my ear, and sent me off. The following day I returned for an Auto Transport. Jon took me outside, he looked at the trailer, then at my truck. Placing two fingers on his temple and closing his eyes, he levitated the trailer across to lot and dropped it behind the truck!! I shit you not! I told him that I've never seen anything like that before! He told me that was nothing and levitated MY truck on to the trailer like it was nothing... My mind couldn't handle what I had seen so I passed out....... When I woke, a strange little boy called Cody was licking my face, so I left quickly... Cody was strange.

MARK H. on 6/24/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to Drew and the staff. They are always professional and courteous.

Xenia Z. on 6/23/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Please stop advertising $19.95, even with the clausal asterisk, it is a lie. I got screwed on the so-called online"package deal", the guy denied having any knowledge of it until I showed him the email and i ended up paying $89.00 for using a cargo van less than 2 hrs, for a less than 10 mi. move. Also, the tank was not full when I first received the can, yet I still got charged for that as well.

mike s. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was all good. I particularly appreciated being met as I returned the truck, and having my bill calculated and run right there, with no waiting at all.

NEIL A. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I actually had a bad experience. I was scheduled for a 9 am pick up, and when I go there, there was a huge line and I got my truck late and had to pay workers who were waiting for me. I also had a hand dolly that was broken, with broken welds creating a danger, so did not use it for fear of liability with my workers. I will use a different company in the future unless you make it right to me

Elizabeth R. on 6/21/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Needs to be staffed a bit heavier on Sunday. Waited for an hour to pick up my van. The staff was efficient and professional there just were not enough of them.

megan a. on 6/21/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Booked in advance, but they didn't have the rental available. Very disorganized. The associates weren't bad, but someone obviously made a big mistake and it screwed up my weekend. Never again!

SYLVIA A. on 6/18/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was very pleased with this experience! !yes I would recommend to a friend....they were very professional,and answered all my questions in a professional manner..thanks

SUSAN B. on 6/17/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This place was packed with people once you're done waiting the people at the counter do their best. U-haul prices have gone up so much I will not rent a U-Haul again! I rented a trailer my trip was 135 miles and I'll just say I could have bought a trailer for what they charged!

brad j. on 6/16/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The van we rented was in excellent shape. The check in and check out process was efficient.

ALISON G. on 6/15/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

customer service is great here.