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Schuling Hitch Company since 1939

Schuling Hitch Company was established in 1939 in downtown Des Moines. Today, we have two locations in Central Iowa: one on Second Avenue in Des Moines, and one on Alexander Avenue in Ames. We install trailer hitches, assisting our customers’ boating, camping, biking, and towing adventures.

Our services have expanded along with our business. In addition to installing trailer hitches, we set up vehicles to be towed behind motorhomes, carry a large inventory of bike racks and cargo management accessories, and install Fisher snow plows and snow and ice control equipment. The Ames location (started in 1993) also specializes in fifth wheel and gooseneck installations.
Our family is committed to offering quality products, competitive prices, and exceptional service.

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It's that time of year again! The fall colors are here and soon will follow the inevitable winter months. Get prepared before it's too late We have a full line of snowplows from Fisher and ice control products too.... such as the Polycaster sander. From the contractor to the home owner, we are here to help. Give us a call to discuss your options.
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Schuling Hitch Co
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Kelli Cooper
Kelli Cooper
16:30 12 Oct 21
So helpful. Had exactly what I needed and super friendly.
Paul Wright
Paul Wright
22:30 02 Oct 21
Friendly, knowledgeable, willing to help you out and reasonable in pricing. Have had them work on hitch system several... times and satisfied every time.read more
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore
17:04 06 Aug 21
Great service and really nice folks. Very quick, too! They got a hitch installed and helped me pick out a Thule bike... rack while I waited.read more
Tom Froehle
Tom Froehle
14:40 02 Aug 21
I had a hitch installed this morning, in less than 45 minutes. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and professional. ... There was also no pressure to buy one of their bike racks, which they knew was my reason for getting a hitch. Very satisfied.read more
connie thompson
connie thompson
23:49 21 Jul 21
Service was great. Installation was high. I purchased my car out of state and they had to order my hitch. Because of... supply and demand it came 2 weeks later. Shure I was charged more because it wasn't purchased there.read more
Nick
Nick
18:17 02 Jun 21
Great customer service. Staff were very knowledgeable and made sure everything would fit before I left. O'Reillys and... Amazon sold me hitches that didn't fit. Should have gone here first!read more
Lawrence Kennedy
Lawrence Kennedy
01:54 25 May 21
This place was great. Their service was very quick. The staff explained the product and made sure we understood... everything before we left. If you need anything done with hitches, tow bars, etc. come here, you won't be sorry!read more
Jennifer Mullin
Jennifer Mullin
23:15 12 May 21
The customer service at this place is above and beyond. They special ordered a hitch for my car and found the perfect... bike rack for my heavy, e-bike. The installation of both was super fast and they took the time to explain exactly how the new equipment worked. Plus, they beat the price of every other competitor in town.read more
Danny Akright
Danny Akright
16:43 06 Apr 21
Service was quick and well done, and the staff were friendly and helpful. A special shout-out to Mitch, who taught me... what I needed to know in a patient and helpful way.read more
Mark Stallman
Mark Stallman
02:47 27 Feb 21
Outstanding experience! Very knowledgeable and took their time to explain options. They got me in for an appointment... the day after I called. Hitch was installed in 20 minutes. I was looking at their selection of bike racks and they offered to put them on my car to see what they looked like and test them out. They even had a bike to put on and test. It's clear this is a family business that cares about their customers. After starting with Uhaul because of convenience, I'm glad I ended up with Schuling!read more
Sean Buchsbaum
Sean Buchsbaum
19:47 16 Nov 20
I came here with a few questions and the need for a hitch! I left with answers, great service and a hitch! Tyler took... the time to talk to me and answer all my questions, he was very kind and understanding! Also the service was quicker than expected!read more
Jeremy Schulz
Jeremy Schulz
14:27 05 Oct 20
Had an appointment today for 9 am and I was an hour early. They got me in right away and installed my hitch in just a... few minutes and I was on my way. Great service friendly staff. Highly recommend.read more
Mike Kooker
Mike Kooker
00:30 18 Aug 20
had them put on a CURT hitch not purchased at their business and they didnt even blink. these guys have the air about... them that nothing is impossible!! schooled me on my new bike rack which i purchased on the spot as the prices are incredible because the value is better than the pricing!!! where have these guys been my whole life ... what a great bunch of people and a diamond of a company. new customer for life !! thanks guys !!!’read more
Becky “Becky-Boo” Goken
Becky “Becky-Boo” Goken
04:19 17 Aug 20
Knowledgeable and Friendly staff! Was gonna get a Thule luggage topper for suv, but was too big! Tyler was kind enough... to give prices, and even put the thing up there to show how it'd look. Great staff! Great prices!read more
Jamie Spittler
Jamie Spittler
00:59 19 Jun 20
We were looking for a Thule storage for upcoming road trips that could fit golf clubs, fishing rods and skis and... whatever else a family of five might need. We initially tried a big box store which was closed (oops) and called around and Schuling had a bunch on hand and on display. We were helped by Mitch who was awesome. He helped place a box on our vehicle and walked us through the differences. Awesome experience, I highly recommend Schuling Hitch Co.read more
Daniel Walk
Daniel Walk
14:06 02 Jun 20
I got everything I needed, delivered with a great work ethic and technical skill. I don’t think I will recommend any... other place.read more
Brad Rector
Brad Rector
13:41 27 May 20
They installed a hitch on my new Jeep Compass Trailhawk. It looks great! They did a really nice job and it looks to be... of excellent quality. They have great customer service and I highly recommend them.read more
Matt Schroeder
Matt Schroeder
19:24 06 Apr 20
I couldn't be happier with my experience at Schuling. Purchased both a hitch and bike rack for my vehicle, and the... entire process was easy and stress-free. For both my hitch installation and bike rack purchase, I showed up with no notice and no appointment, and Schuling attended to me quickly and had me out of there within a half hour. The technician who installed my bike rack walked me through how every aspect of it works, and gave me his personal recommendations on how to operate it. Schuling is a fantastic company that operates with prices that are more than fair, and quick and attentive service.read more
mary goodson
mary goodson
16:12 03 Apr 20
Great experience every time! Wonderful helpful staff. Family owned.
Seth Biesterfelt
Seth Biesterfelt
22:38 21 Feb 20
Just had hitch and bike rack installed. Great experience start to finish. Quick, good prices and excellent customer... service.read more
Mike M
Mike M
23:55 22 Jan 20
They installed a hitch on our Acura cheaper than I could buy it online and then gave me a great deal on a Kuat bike... carrier. You can't go wrong with them.read more
dawn fisk
dawn fisk
18:13 11 Jan 20
Great service and communication! These guys were so helpful, reasonably priced, do great work! Highly recommend ?
Orton Preikschat
Orton Preikschat
19:43 24 Oct 19
Absolutely the best company of this type to do business with. Family owned and operated. High quality work performed... and exceptional customer service. This is my 2nd business experience and both times they full met my high expectations. I strongly recommend Schuling Hitch.read more
Ben Van Meter
Ben Van Meter
17:34 04 Oct 19
Their bay was very clean and organized like they take pride in what they do, which gave me the impression that I chose... the right place when I first arrived. Had them install a brake controller en route to pick up a new trailer. The service was friendly and installation was fast and clean. The brake controller fit perfectly and they walked through calibrating it, considerations based on towing conditions, etc. Definitely recommend them for any hitch, hauling, or accessory needs!read more
Number Number
Number Number
17:53 22 Aug 19
Installed brake contoller assist in less than 30mins. Also provided helpful info about towing a travel trailer for the... first time. Also said they would check my weight distribution hitch and sway bars to see i have them set up right. All around friendly folks.read more
Julia Burke
Julia Burke
17:18 19 Aug 19
Very nice front desk person - Noel? Provided knowledge information on bike racks for my car. The hitch was installed in... the amount of time they estimated. Great experience overall.read more
Miranda Wehde-Stein
Miranda Wehde-Stein
16:30 20 Jul 19
Excellent service! The installation of the hitch for my 2019 Passport took less than 30 minutes and that includes the... time it took to get a bike rack installed and given through instructions for its proper use and care. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.read more
Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez
18:52 01 Jul 19
Great people here. I went to Honda to see how much a hitch was and they wanted three times the amount Schuling charged.... Great service and kind people! Thanks!read more
Dan Burch
Dan Burch
12:55 19 Jun 19
They went the extra mile to take care of me. Great job on my trailer. I really appreciate the excellent work!
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