U-Haul of Urbandale

U-Haul of Urbandale

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6310 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA 50322

(515) 276-6752

(Across From Merle Hay Mall)
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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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Moving Truck Rental in Des Moines, IA at U-Haul of Urbandale

Moving to or from Des Moines, IA, 50322? Get FREE truck rental rate quotes at U-Haul of Urbandale. U-Haul rental trucks are specifically engineered from the ground up to assist moving families, not freight. Our moving trucks have more safety features than other moving trucks in the industry including gentle ride suspension and high visibility mirrors to assist the driver. Whether you are moving a smaller apartment or a large four-bedroom house, U-Haul truck rentals in Des Moines, IA will provide you with the moving truck rental you need to get from point A to point B. Find the perfect size moving truck to assist with your move, U-Haul is home of the $19.95 rental truck!

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Simply click on each moving truck shown above to view individual truck specs including: safety features, towing capacity, fuel economy and of course, the available space-per-truck size. Each rental truck is individually priced to help save you money, time and energy on your move to or from Des Moines, IA.

Cargo vans and pickup truck rentals in Des Moines, IA

U-Haul cargo van rentals and pickup trucks in Des Moines, IA are perfect for home improvement projects, deliveries and other small loads. Rent cargo vans or pickups to save money on local moving or deliveries. Cargo van and pickup truck rentals are popular with local business, college students and smaller housing moves in Des Moines, IA, 50322. Our moving van rentals include air conditioning, rub rails to protect your belongings and come equipped with a hitch to tow a trailer rental. U-Haul is the home of the $19.95 cargo van rental in Des Moines, IA, reserve a van for your moving needs from U-Haul of Urbandale!

$19.95 Pickup truck and cargo van rentals


  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Gentle-Ride suspension
  • Fuel-efficient V-8
  • SRS/air bags

Customer reviews

Bob M. on 7/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The truck was very clean both inside and out. The engine ran really rough. It made me worry that it would stall when idling at a stop. The counter person was working very hard and was friendly but he was the only on working and there were 8 people in line. Checking out included mostly waiting in line, took almost one hour.

Angel W. on 7/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Light didn't work in the trailer end and made it impossible to move stuff at night. Very slow service as well.

VIRGINIA W. on 7/28/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Only one person working and had to waiting line. Went pretty quickly though.

JACKIE B. on 7/28/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Great quick service, full tank, patient staff for a confused customer...great morning music in the store.

ZAC P. on 7/27/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure that the online reservation system carries over to the stores. I reserved the truck for the whole day 7am to 7pm and the store called me at 315pm asking where the truck was and why I hadn't returned it. The person on the phone was not very apologetic and told me that the truck had to go out at 4 and I needed to get it back. I then had to arrange for a pick up truck to complete my move. Fortunately, the store did reverse the computer's attempt to charge me an extra day.

Phillis R. on 7/26/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Ordered a truck....truck was not returned..after waiting more than 30 minutes for it to be back they gave me a cargo van.

CONSOLATA B. on 7/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

have enough staff to avoid waiting time

Julie k. on 7/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The last time I rented from this location, the management was terrible. The new team is great!!! It has restored my faith in Uhaul. THANKS

KELLY W. on 7/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very friendly staff and helped me hook up the trailer!

KEVIN W. on 7/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had booked the original trailer at Grimes UHaul, but when I arrived to pick it up, they said it had been in an accident and I needed to go to the Douglas location. It's great you found me a replacement, but a phone call would have been helpful.

GARY H. on 7/18/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Need to educate staff helping customers depart. The tow dolly we reserved 1 month ago was not available and none in area. The guy helping us said our only option was a full trailer, which he did not hitch up correctly so when our daughter drove the car onto it, the tongue came loose and flew into the air. He then got it hitched, but when car was again on it, daughter attempted to open the door, and damaged it on the fender on the trailer. When attendant was asked how to get out he said "I don't Know" He did not know the fender could be tipped out on driver side so she could exit the car. My daughter had to crawl through the trunk through the back seat to get out, and again when they arrived in Florida. Was not till I called to compline to staff in Urbandale, did staff there tell us of this. I plan to discuss with them about the damage on my car when I return to Urbandale next week.

CURT L. on 7/15/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was VERY disappointed that I got charged for 2 days for the 5x9 utility trailer on a 1 way trip. I didnt have it even 24 hours. Why am I charged for 2 days!!!!

WESLEY T. on 7/13/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely understaffed on last Saturday morning and afternoon. Long wait times to get something rented or dropped off with one employee on staff and streaming customers. Many customers leaned over laying on box piles and reading phones...like an airport flight delay. Soured the experience. Staff were great, professional, knowledgeable and working as fast as they could but one Uhaul guy can't do it all on a Saturday.

DAN B. on 7/12/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

No problem other than needed clear instructions about where to leave the truck.

Richard R. on 7/12/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The drivers' side mirror was loose....it repeatedly would flop backward. It was very scary when I had to drive on the interstate and had to hold it upright with my hand in order to change lanes. Otherwise the truck was very well maintained and was very clean.

STEVEN L. on 7/9/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

the lic. plate was torn off and I didn't notice it until I had the car loaded on the trailer. It was not a problem but was a bit unsettling. Also getting insurance more than 30min after picking up the trailer was not allowed. The trip was uneventful so wasn't needed.

kay h. on 7/8/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In-store customer service was excellent and very helpful.

Becky D. on 7/7/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

After issues being charged for stuff I didn't receive and getting no help from u haul I will never use this service again and would tell others not to use you either

BRIAN B. on 7/7/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Friendly personnel, but 1 - "the lighting guy" was unavailable at pickup, and 2 - it took an hour to get the lights hooked up in the morning and 3 - they damaged my vehicle (minor) during the install. They are agreeable to reimburse repair costs.

Brandon P. on 7/7/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Tight space to pull in. Need bigger lot

Ron V. on 7/6/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I have used another U-Haul location and this location has faster service.

CURT C. on 7/6/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Joey fixed me up with an appliance dolly in about ten minutes and provided excellent customer service.

DARLENE J C. on 7/4/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I have used Uhaul a number of times and have found that this location has exceptional customer service. I drove all the way across town to use them again for that reason. I would highly recommend them over others that I have used. I suggest that some of your other locations would do well to follow the lead of Brian, the GM and his staff.

MIKE S. on 7/4/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was charged for miles when uhal made me switch drop off spots. That put me over miles. I will never use uhal again

CASSANDRA K. on 7/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Maybe have the lot attended to better. There just seemed like there were trucks willy nilly all over the place. Parking lot organization to prevent potential possibilites for damage.