Trailer Rental & Towing in Santa Cruz, CA at Santa Cruz Short Stop

Moving to or from Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 today.

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Cargo Trailers

Cargo trailers in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz Short Stop!

Utility Trailers

Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo in Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience. The utility trailer selection at Santa Cruz Short Stop 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, CA online today!

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Customer Reviews

Craig M.

Keep up the good work 👏

Marni L.

Employees were awesome !!! Technology very efficient Location was a bit hard to get to thanks!!!

Menachem G.

The service was great. Thank you!

Larry M.

The person that helped me was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and got me hooked up and on my way very quickly. Also, the lady from customer service that helped me was really great. I had a trailer reserved at a different location 3 weeks prior then was Told the night before that it was not available. This was a huge problem for me since I rent U-Haul trailers for work. I was very pissed off and she was able to calm me down and help. She explained to me what the problem was as well. On a side note. You at U-Haul need to figure out quickly how to insure that when a reservation is made that you can honor it. This was the third time in a row that there was a problem. Luckily I have been able to get from different locations what I needed. You can't send equipment out on a one way and “hope” that a trailer comes back To fulfill your commitments.

Matthew R.

Nader is the best! So helpful and friendly! He deserves a big bonus!!

Christopher R.

A quality and professional dealership. In particular the customer service was outstanding. I've utilized other local u-haul providers and have been very satisfied, but here at short-stop, the service was a step above.

Martin Z.

The person simply said we we good to go and then we were charged for gas after we left, We put gas in the truck before we returned it. It's a scam!

Andrea J.

The Truck was Clean, in good shape and was easy to drive. The Process of picking up and dropping off the truck was fast and effecient. People were friendly and nice. Great Service. This is the Only place I go when I need to Rent a U-Haul Truck.

peter N.

when i arrived to pick up the truck and the car hauler I was informed that the closest car hauler was located in Santa Cruz. SO if i wanted it i had to go get it. Added 2 hours of unplanned time to my day- screwed up my entire schedule for moving my son from San Jose to boulder. The folks at the store really did not give a crap nor did the folks at the national number. I was told that a reservation means that the equipment will be available in "the vicinity".

Zenna W.

The uhaul online no contact pickup was completely useless. There was a serious wait time while "processing" my order and the chat feature was moot. I tried to chat, got NOTHING. Had to go inside. At least the uhaul workers inside were helpful and fast. Not online situation was terrible tho. In times of pandemics it'd be real nice to have that no contact pickup option a reality.

Stephen F.

The Van I rented was really dirty. It is clear it has not been cleaned in quite a while. Dust everywhere, hair in the fabric of the seats. I feel, especially during the covid19 pandemic, that is is unexcusable. Other than that everything was fine.

JAMes M.

Two of the cutest, friendliest boys working there.

Hannah L.

The air conditioner worked but only blew warm air. It was really uncomfortable because I was driving through 100 degree heat. The truck was very nice but I needed air conditioning. When I dropped off the truck the man took the keys but wasn't interested in hearing about the air.

Benjamin C.

It would be great if the seats were more comfortable.

Carl B.

I had reserved a 15-foot truck weeks ago. The afternoon before I'm supposed to pick it up, U-Haul tells me there are none available. So I had to make do with a 10-foot truck. The truck I rented DID NOT have cruise control, despite U-Haul's claims that their whole fleet has cruise. The truck had no power; I had to shift down into 2nd or 3rd gear even to climb very gentle hills. The ride was very uncomfortable: the steering wheel could not be adjusted, neither could the seat except for minimal forward/back adjustment. No leg room for a normal-sized adult. Overall a very unpleasant experience.

Michael M.

I reserved the trailer and it was ready as promised. The manager hooked it up to my rig for me and we tested the lights together. Trailer worked great, the manager was responsive and helpful, and the rental price was reasonable. A good experience all the way around.

Kostas K.

The engine cover in the cab got hot. Burned my leg as it was resting on it. Would love cruise control for long trips.


The location was great and employees friendly and helpful. Uhaul overall is absolutely terrible and I will never use again. I reserved a 4x8 trailer almost two weeks out to be picked up in Monterey. I was notified the day prior that it was not available and I would have to drive two hours to Paso Robles to pick one up. I am not sure who was able to reserve the trailer I should have had. I was able to switch to a 5x8 Open trailer in Monterey after almost 3 hours on the phone with uhaul, but not until the next day which was very inconvenient. I also had to purchase tie downs and tarps from Home Depot spending more time and money. I was then told the morning of that the trailer was not available in Monterey and I would have to drive to San Jose, an hour away, to pick it up. The open trailer was not good for the luggage and additional heat ruined almost 30 bottles of expensive wine purchased while in Monterey. The enclosed trailer originally reserved would not have had this issue. The whole process, reservation system, and lack of care or helpfulness from uhaul was infuriating.

Barbara F.

I don't even want to think about it. Awful experience. Never using U-Haul again.

Greta P.

The only thing the Uhaul person cared about was getting the truck back and charging us $25 for extra miles while we had to drive 6 hours to get a truck in the first place. If we didn't have to drive those extra 6 hours, we would have had plenty of miles. I was very surprised with this charge after all Uhaul put us through. Anyway, we will be careful if we ever rent a truck again to move our home. This was an awful experience.

Samuel B.

Everything was good

John S.

The fellow who waited on me was obviously very busy. I was very unhappy that he charged me for insurance on both the 20' truck and auto transport without asking me. My son had already paid for the rental on-line (Rob Morgan) and told U-Haul he was covering the insurance charges with his AmEx card - we are still trying to get the refunds from U-Haul!!! What I will say whole-heartedly is that ALL of the people I talked with on the phone with the various changes I made were very good at their jobs, excellent communicators, and sweet to talk with.

Ricky J.

Very professional and nice and organized

tom S.

Personnel were courteous and helpful. Parking area is cramped and not so easy with cargo trailer in tow.


Get me the truck you guaranteed me. I reserved a truck that was 15 ft. I called 2 days before and was told they didn't have it. They gave me the closest size they had available which was 26 FEET. Was not excited about that. Called the morning of my reservation to confirm my pickup, and they told me the 26 ft wasn't available and they have to give me a 10ft truck at a location far out of my way. I arrived at my reservation time and the man behind the counter told me I had to wait because "he had a lot of other things to do". I hassled him and he then decided to help me. Overall, because I had a smaller truck than I needed, I had to make 5 trips.

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