Moving Truck Rental in Des Moines, IA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Side

Moving to or from Des Moines, IA 50317? Get FREE truck rental rate quotes at U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Side. 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 50317. 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 Moving & Storage of East Side!

$19.95 Pickup truck and cargo van rentals


  • Interior rub rails in cargo vans
  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Gentle-Ride suspension
  • Fuel-efficient V-8
  • SRS/air bags

Customer Reviews

Michael H.

More help in store getting people on there way. Very friendly and great service!

Freddie M.

I have been to other uhaul place and rented and been able to get hitch for rental but was unable to here but it's okay just had to go back home and return for trailer, but over all love the sevice.


The parking lot was extremely Icey and dangerous to walk through.

Stellena N.

Much better than the Euclid location.


Excellent rental van

Tyeshia D.

Was way overcharged for milage when the truck sat a whole day without moving because of snow storm and the the person at the desk was very rude would not tell me when manager comes in. And charged extra day because I was a few mins late because I had to wait til city plowed driveway because the snow was too thick to move the truck...I will never recommend service definitely not that location!!

Bobby D.

The 24/7 system was bad and confusing, but employees straightened it out for us.

Francisco G.

Great Customer Service

Brandt P.

Ubaul in genehas little to no customer service. I didn't realize I could have dropped the trailer and left. Instead the workers struggled with more computer problems and stood in line for 30 minutes with... nobody in front of me. You have the market cornered on cheap trailers. You get what you pay for.


To make it great a floating bar with half naked girls serving the beverages. I think that would be a place I'd recommend to my

Gary B.

A 6 ft. Trailer doesn't mean a 6 ft. Object can be loaded thru the door and into the trailer. The tailgate is only 5 ft. Wide. It can be misleading unless you check the width of the opening yourself. A lesson I learned after driving for 4 hours to load a Polaris ranger.


Dudes were chill. No enthusiastic hospitality but still a good one.

Harshadbhai P.

I think if you provide GPS Navigator to rider or you ha e pre install GPS in truck that would helpful because if someone don't have GPS handy then they can use one and also people use U haul for long distance mostly go far,other thing is it is good if heat work back in truck so when whoever loding and unloding stuff from truck they dont feel very cold and also if light switch manually work then person don't need to go and turn on each time.

Dalton S.

Don't over charge people. Refund their money in a timely fashion.


Webpage and App operated too slow. I have difficulty creating account and the app check in and check out. I use other apps that operate much faster and efficientlt.


They got the wrong date down for my reservation but it still turned out alright.

Lisa S.

The folks are great there.

Laurie P.

The gentleman that helped us with our rental went above and beyond to help with another rental for the same day at a different location which had been mishandled. Excellent customer service!

Francisco G.

Nothing, l love it the way it is, thank you, Great Customer Service, definitely I'll be back.

Richard C.

Trailer was leaking water in during rain....our gear was soaked!...

Joeseph M.

Truck was muddy on the inside . Stupid me didn't take pictures & now getting charged a $25 cleaning fee .


The vehicle and checkout was great, but I realized when I filled the tank before return that it had not been full when I started. The contract showed a full tank, and gage was between F and the mark below it when we started, but after I put in 4 gallons after a 12 mile trip, it was a half line above F. This was in a pickup with an EPA rating of 19MPG, which we used to haul firewood for about 5 miles of that total. Also when we checked we were charged 17 miles, so that's about 3 gallons and 5 miles more than we used and added almost $15 to our $20 rental. I asked the attendant about it when I returned the vehicle, and he was not interested in discussing this at all, just checked me in and said “ok thanks, you're all taken care of”. So, I guess remember to verify that the gas and mileage on your contract is accurate before you leave the lot. My mistake for not thinking of that. I did get a helpful text from u-haul about an hour after leaving the lot that reminded me to inspect the vehicle before leaving the lot. The attendant checking me out did not mention this, it would have saved me some frustration.

Denise T.

Very short handed. Employees working are miserable and don't seem to want to be there. Did the pre check in and still took darn near one hour to check it.


I purchased the trailer light adapter from UHaul. It was misting and overcast the day we used the trailer, so had the lights on while we were travelling. We unloaded the last load and were scheduled to have the trailer back by 7. We got halfway down the block and realized trailer lights weren't on. The adapter wasn't lit up either. It was frustrating to return the trailer without lights. We drove the back streets and were held up by a train stopped for over half hour. Luckily we weren't pulled over. I haven't looked closely at the adapter to see if there's a fuse in it that could have blown. Seems that the adapter is defective. Fortunately, we rented a utility trailer, so motorists behind us could at least see the truck's tailights. I couldn't imagine the frustration if such a thing occurred while traveling with a box trailer.

William M.

The front window of the van was dirty in the inside and outside. The interior was very clean.

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