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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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!

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

Customer reviews

Brittany N. on 5/29/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful and accommodating!

Bryan C. on 5/29/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When you have large amount of reservations made, you should schedule additional workers to ensure customers are able to pick up equipment without long waits.

Brenda B. on 5/28/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was very impressed how quickly the process went . I compared prices and their quote was the best. Very friendly staff also.

Andrew H. on 5/27/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The manager I worked with was attentive and hard worker. He is so much more customer friendly than previous people I have worked with in the past. The location is very poor with little space.

tom b. on 5/26/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The rep welcomed me to the store when I approached the counter, as he was still taking care of a customer. When he was working with me, he welcomed a person to the store behind me. That's pleasant. He was knowledgeable and courteous. He got me going in a short period of time. The only suggestion I offer is return space after hours was full. I returned the trailer at 12:24 am Sunday, and the rep told me to make sure the wheels were blocked in the return lane. The lane was full, the lane/space to the west of that lane was full, and I had to move the tongues of two trailers that were not returned to make room for me to carefully back in to return the trailer. This mean I had to navigate in both lanes of Douglas Avenue with my flashers on...not the easiest to do...and, I had to scrounge around to find two rocks to use a chock blocks for the trailer before I unhooked. Maybe it was unexpected, but I walked around the back of the building and there was open space between the south side of the building and the row of equipment back there. Either have a sign to pull further around the building or make more space with equip not yet rented. I don't think anyone else had much of an issue but me, but I don't think there was any more room left after I parked the 6x12. If i wouldn't have had room I would have had to somehow get the trailer on the north side of the building where I don't remember if there was access from the adjacent street. Not a huge deal, but after filling that trailer a couple times with furniture I was not hardly up to the task of getting creative to park it. Not criticizing just offering a suggestion. Thanks.

Karen B. on 5/25/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

We would recommend the location because it was clean and the employees were friendly but not U-Haul. At this time we do not plan to ever rent from U-Haul again. We were not advised that the doors on the vehicle had been programmed to automatically lock. We contacted U-Haul roadside assistance and got the vehicle unlocked but at a charge of $49. We were told the $49 would be refunded to us if we went back to U-Haul of Urbandale today. We went back to the location today and the refund was refused. Also we were not advised that that the vehicle needed to be returned with the same amount of gas as it left with. If we had not called to confirm whether or not we needed to put gas in it we would have been charged $3.50 per gallon to fill it up even though it didn't have a full tank when we picked it up. Enterprise clearly explains this when you rent from them.

Nicholas M. on 5/23/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Location is understaffed. Single employee had 5 people in line, and he was trying to check in returns at the same time.

Ken H. on 5/22/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Helpful people.

Bill H. on 5/22/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

35 minute line to check out a trailer. I had already checked in online however had to wait.

Brandal W. on 5/20/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I was contacted about my pick-up promptly after ordering online, however I was not told of the location over the phone. I was under the impression that I was talking to a representative from Ankeny as that is where I had selected, only to find out the next day by confirmation email that the trailer was actually 30 minutes out of the way in Des Moines. This ended up changing our timeline by quite a bit. On top of this, we were charged for 2 days when the attendant we talked to told us that he would leave a note to reimburse us for 1 day since he had already turned off the computers for the night. This lack of communication has created a lot of extra work for us and has not been appreciated.

Rod H. on 5/17/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

More intake staff. Store appears severely understaffed.

Abby R. on 5/16/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was happy we were first in line because there was only one employee working. If we hadn't been first in line we would have had to wait 15-20 minutes to be helped.

Amber J. on 5/10/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

General manager was 30 minutes late for our reservation time of 7 am. Called me a profane name and sent a horribly rude, unpunctuated email regarding his misconduct. Won't return!

Linda H. on 5/10/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Although I was there 2hrs ahead of my return time and the guy saw my paper work as another guy was at the vehicle with a scanner, no one signed my paper work, they unhooked the trailer got a dolly to move it and NO ONE ckd me in on the computer until days later and I had been notified by uhaul that it wasn't returned. They said someone would call me and let me know it was ok. After two more phone calls and no return call, I had to drive back to the location take a picture of the trailer setting on there lot and go I and tell them to fix the situation!! Then when he did he put that day's date on the paper work! I had to insist he write somewhere that it was returned on time. Then he did! A total waste of my time for no reason!!!

Almina K. on 5/10/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Just need a bigger space in the area it's a bit tight to get to customer parking and all

KATY L. on 5/9/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

It was marked at abt 1/2 tank of gas but really had less than a quarter of tank for 1... Plus the woman I talked to on phone mislead me & told me I could drop off at other location but when tried it would've cost me $248. More. I was treated well picking it up but everything else was disasterous!

Steve S. on 5/8/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Great help and got me in/out quickly. Only complaint is the parking lot is small and can be difficult to get in and out

Brant K. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Waited in lobby for 15 minutes before someone came from the back of the store to acknowledge me and help me. Very frustrating. Truck was fine, return went smooth. I made a 9am appointment online and just wanted to get my project started.

Justin W. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I rented a trailer for one day, I got charged for three... I am hoping to get a reimbursement for the extra two days they charged me but that remains to be seen.

Kasara F. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My preference location was not where I ended up going I had to drive 15 miles just to pick it up.

Andy K. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Better communication. I was told I had the tow dolly for 3 days, but when I dropped it off, I was told I only had it for 1 day. It was turned in on time, so it wasn't a big deal, but when I checked my rental agreement, it said 3 days. Left hand doesn't seem to be talking to the right hand.

NATALIE S. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Quick and easy process, thank you!

Cynthia D. on 5/1/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nice guys today! Just continue the great customer service! I'll need you again soon!

judi n. on 5/1/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Both the men on the phone and at the desk were very helpful and professional. I was out the door within minutes once the safety check was performed.

Tyler O. on 4/30/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience