Trailer Rental & Towing in Des Moines, IA at U-Haul of Urbandale

Moving to or from Des Moines, IA? 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 Des Moines, IA 50322 today.

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Cargo Trailers

Cargo trailers in Des Moines, IA 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 Urbandale!

Utility Trailers

Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo in Des Moines, IA 50322. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience. The utility trailer selection at U-Haul of Urbandale 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 Des Moines, IA 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 Des Moines, IA online today!

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Customer Reviews

Brian D. on


The pricing advertisement needs overhauled. Was quoted about 50 dollars total and the total price billed was ~90 dollars

Jeffery D. on


Parking-access are terrible. Staff is great Equipment is great. You guys need to buy property next door, tear down building and have better parking etc.

Keith W. on


Lot is very tight. Also have to make a u-turn to get there if coming from the East

Tron D. on


The person on duty and I were the only person in the store when I walked in at 11:03am for an 11am pickup The person (unnamed), said that he cancels registrations not picked up 15 to 20 min. after said pick up time. I asked if he canceled my registration and he said he did. I asked why and that was ridiculous. He said "if I was going to be late, I should have called". I said why should I call when I am not that late (5 min) and this is ridiculous. I then proceeded to ask if he rented to trailer to someone else. He said "no". I said "if you did not rent it to someone else, why would you even mention canceling my trailer". This honked him off and said he did not need to listen to my complaint and he could find a trailer elsewhere for me to rent. I shut up immediately as his customer service was horrible. Who cancels a rental right at rental time? My final print out of the transaction was at 11:11am. Hardly 15-30 min late. I told him that the trailer would be back early. I dropped it off at 9:30 and left (per his direction). At 10:57pm I recieved a text from Uhaul stating that I needed to do a picture of the drop off location to not receive an after hours charge. Well, I was not at Uhaul at that time and was charged a huge after hours charge which is a total joke. The trailer was given to me like it had just been in a mud fight and the inside was just as bad. I have rented many (in excess of 5 in last year for the average consumer). This was terrible on all fronts. I will be looking elsewhere. They act like they are doing doing you a favor and as if they have better things to do. Here comes social media if I do not get the after hours charge reversed. Oh, I also cleaned out the nasty inside of the trailer that was full of dirt, leaves and broked glass.

Michael B. on


The truck was clean, but the alignment was way off. Driving was a constant battle keeping it from pulling right. Engine sounded horrible in first and second gear. Seems like mechanical maintenance was not a priority on the truck I had. The physical location of the building/lot is the primary reason I wouldn’t suggest this location to friends. Cramped lot, entrance only from west bound traffic makes it more difficult than it should be to get in and out. I do want to note that the staff when checking in and out were very helpful and friendly.

John R. on


Lot is difficult to get to coming from the east.

Phillip W. on


Needed a van to pick up some furniture. No reservation, but they had equipment ready to go. Quick process

Brian M. on


From picking up to dropping back off, GM Ernesto made sure everything went very smooth for my trailer rental. 5 stars for this GM and this Uhaul location!

Greg P. on


Good- equipment well specified for rental duty. Facility looks good, well kept up for age. Pricing seemed fair. Didn’t need boxes, but was impressed with pricing and assortment available. Bad- small lot that’s difficult to get around when busy. This was my second visit in last couple years, and second time staff said they were having “system” problems. Express online check-in didn’t seem to save any time as we had to do it again in the store.

Gerald B. on


I will not be using U-Haul to move ever again. The receipt for the use of the truck ended up being twice the amount of what was quoted. Plus I was charged for gas even though I returned the truck with more gas than I used... I am very disappointed with this experience and will not be returning or recommending this service to my colleagues, family, or friends.

kelly E. on


Wonderful Staff

Heather T. on


Slow. Took an hour to check me in. For a 5x8 trailer. Then it had bad twilight and took another 30 to get a functioning trailer. U-Haul is garbage every time I have the misfortune of having to use them. In any location.

Ellen H. on


Parking is a NIGHTMARE! both for returning and for parking your vehicle.

Roger C. on


The guy who helped me at the counter was friendly and professional. The truck was ready for me at the time of my appointment. I like that there was an assigned drop off point. The last time I rented a Uhaul, it was difficult to figure out where to park when returning the truck. And since it larger than you are used to driving, that was stressful.

tj N. on


Customer service was great. Location is a little small and congested but I guess I’d rather have availability.

jane P. on


The truck was very hard to restart..

Franklin D. on


Keep doing what your doing.

roshandra K. on


Staff are rude I prefer se 14th location

Michael L. on


Long wait times/Only 1 worker to assist anyone, 4 people waiting in line before he even came in to help anyone and when he did, he seemed under a lot of stress and frustrated.

Rodney R. on


Service of Ernesto and Mike were superb ! Very knowledgeable and courteous. Great communicators. They were willing to be flexible and made me feel like a valued customer ! I would Absolutely recommend this Uhaul shop !

kristen N. on


Service was good and employee was personable

Allen J. on


I loved everything but I would recommend that you get more space for parking. I see that the property adjacent to you is undeveloped. Perhaps you could turn that into a parking lot or something.

Kim A. on


have a better customer parking area in the front as Douglas is a very busy road.

Thomas K. on


The wipers need replaced. The drivers seat felt to be messed up on the left side as you were sitting in it. Windshield had a haze on it. When tow/haul was off it would shift hard. And the truck needed some maintenance stuff done to it.

Doug E. on



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