80 Years of Schuling Hitch

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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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Bring on the SNOW!

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 Company

Google Reviews

Schuling Hitch Co
4.9
Based on 202 reviews
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Terry Grapentine
Terry Grapentine
17:08 18 Jun 24
I've used them for 20 years.
John Senn
John Senn
09:36 11 May 24
Awesome to work with, always get you in and out on the scheduled day!
Will Hildreth
Will Hildreth
02:35 24 Apr 24
Very Helpful and Knowledgeable- Super easy to work with. Will go back again, we have been there 3 times for different... needs.read more
Mark Moen
Mark Moen
14:45 13 Apr 24
David Keys
David Keys
01:38 09 Apr 24
Schuling Hitch was well staffed, professional, timely and very helpful in showing how my bike rack and hitch should... work, after the install. I was completely satisfied.read more
Tammi J
Tammi J
03:16 13 Mar 24
Was in Des Moines from Omaha and need my trailer lights fixed so that I'd be able to drive back home. They got my... trailer all fixed up and I would highly recommend!!read more
Matt Leek
Matt Leek
18:30 12 Mar 24
Great service, quality of work is top notch, and customer focused!
DALE SCOTT
DALE SCOTT
23:17 02 Mar 24
Sarah Davidson
Sarah Davidson
00:58 17 Feb 24
It was easy to get in, barely got seated before they had my issue fixed, and I felt like I was dealing with family.
Ben McGraw
Ben McGraw
15:28 27 Dec 23
Me and my mife are moving 15 hours away and Schuling Hitch Co helped us right away with good prices.
Bernie Beaver
Bernie Beaver
15:10 25 Nov 23
Anthony Brokens
Anthony Brokens
15:27 15 Aug 23
Excellent, highly recommend, I won't go anywhere else. I've been to Schuling multiple times over the years, the first... time I was recommended by a new car dealer in the Des Moines area, they recommended Schuling over their own service department, which says a lot. Each time I've been there Schuling has been friendly, prompt and professional. They have installed a hitch and trailer brake controller for me and I am extremely pleased with the quality of work and care they showed for my vehicle. They also have a ton of accessories, I purchased a hitch mounted cargo carrier that they assembled. I was most impressed though when I broke a wiring connector and they got me in right away. Even though my vehicle had a non-standard connection, they had the parts and were able to find a solution and charged an exceptionally fair price. So grateful!read more
Darrin Niday
Darrin Niday
00:02 01 Aug 23
Scott Litzenberg
Scott Litzenberg
22:01 11 Jul 23
We are from out of town and came in with major wiring issues with our trailer. They took us right in and Robert was... actually amazing. He rewired it all and was just such a pleasure to work with. What a great business with the nicest people! Thank you!!read more
Zac
Zac
22:12 10 Jul 23
Although I'm not one to frequently leave reviews, I must commend Tyler for his exceptional assistance. He provided me... with the necessary components to tow a vehicle behind my RV, all while displaying remarkable patience in addressing my numerous inquiries, despite the bustling atmosphere of the shop. I am sincerely grateful! Without a doubt, I will enthusiastically recommend this store and undoubtedly conduct business here again.read more
Benjamin Ulrey
Benjamin Ulrey
17:17 29 Jun 23
Got a 2" receiver and bike rack installed. The service was quick and friendly. The installer went over the placing of... the bike rack and how to operate the rack. Highly recommend Schuling Hitch Co for your receiver/hitch and bike rack needs.read more
Lynn Clayton
Lynn Clayton
14:55 24 Jun 23
Dropped off my car, walked across the street to get a snack. Started to poor down rain and they called and offered to... pick me up. Didn't think companies did that anymore. Very refreshing !!!read more
Dan Wisner
Dan Wisner
02:39 18 Jun 23
I will always go back to Schuling Hitch for any hitch/bike rack/kayak carrier needs!I can’t think of another business... that works with such integrity, honesty and professionalism.I have done business with them several times over the years and have always had a great experience. Our latest purchase was a Thule kayak carrier and we did have an issue with it where it actually damaged our vehicle.Tyler was quick to stand behind is products and workmanship 100%! He even sent a technician to our house to fix the problem! Can you believe that?!? A house call in this day and age?!? Unbelievable!Tyler Schuling - you are A-1 and run a great business! I’ll be coming back when it’s time for me to get an e-bike and need a new rack!read more
Jesse Wadle
Jesse Wadle
18:40 08 Jun 23
Had to get my trailer hitch wiring fixed. The ladies at the front desk are incredibly friendly, along with the rest of... the staff.Tyler immediately located the issue as the 4-Flat connector was only providing intermittent power.Tyler also did me a solid and wired my connector through the rear of my vehicle, inside the back hatch to avoid weather corrosion when not in use. Appointment was at 12:00, was finished by 12:45!Overall, incredibly efficient and professional service. The price was perfect as well. Thank you!read more
Dave Patterson
Dave Patterson
16:00 17 May 23
Look at the number of Google Reviews and the Rating for Schuling Hitch. Let the numbers, sink in, for a second.Want... someone you can Trust, completely?With outrageously Fair Pricing, Fast Service and a genuine desire to be helpful?If you are Lucky, you will find a great Spouse, Vocation, Doctor, Mechanic, Fishing Spot and School for your Kids. You don't need to search for absolute BEST Hitch or Bike Rack place. You just found them.Been using them, for decades. I may not be the World's Original Tightwad but am definitely in the Tight Wad Hall of Fame. I don;t even 'Google' Schuling Product Prices anymore. I know, Schulings price will be darn close, if not better and, quite frankly, Google won't put the hitch on the truck and hook up the lights.Besides, like my Doctor, I want these guys to be around until after I'm Dead and don't need them anymore.read more
Valerie Biagioli
Valerie Biagioli
17:07 03 May 23
I took my Dodge Grand Caravan into them today to have a trailer hitch installed so I can pull a trailer with it for my... small business. I know very little about trailers and hitches! They were very knowledgeable and they were very informative. They were very helpful and friendly as well. I even got there a little early and they took my van straight in. They were quick! I would recommend them to anyone who needs a hitch installed. Very professional!read more
Fred C.
Fred C.
17:24 20 Apr 23
After a nightmare, dealing with U-Haul, needing to rewire my hitch. I gave up and I started calling around and I found... schilling hitch. Not only were they extremely affordable but they did a really nice clean. Awesome job. Proud of what they did, I show it off. I just love the way they did it. It looks like it was factory. The service was exceptional and everybody was very friendly. I hate that I’m moving out of state because I would use this company even more. I’m going to refer anybody and everybody that I can.read more
emily w
emily w
01:47 07 Sep 22
This is a local family run business. Service was exceptional from the owner greeting us to Mitch taking the time to... share all of the features of our new bike rack. We had a receiver installed and it looks great and will bring us many years of happy road trips. They have so many bike racks, cross bars and cargo boxes to shop in the store from brands like Thule and Kuat. Beyond satisfied. Big Thank you to Noel and the rest of the Schuling Team.read more
Tony Harding
Tony Harding
20:40 26 Aug 22
This place never fails to satisfy my needs concerning trailer hitches, tongues and wiring. I picked my truck up and... the wiring project was less than a estimated and everything works fine. Where else can you get that?read more
Raymond Izon
Raymond Izon
19:11 11 Aug 22
I highly recommend schuling for all your work. They are very easy to work with. I had some trouble with my hitch and... they just did everything to help me.read more
James Garbett
James Garbett
13:47 29 Jul 22
Got to my appointment for a hitch install on my truck about 45 minutes early. Got me right in and was all done and... leaving 5 minutes after my appointment time. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thank you.read more
Anthony Fenner (Fenner Irrigation)
Anthony Fenner (Fenner Irrigation)
23:54 27 Jul 22
Took one of our company trucks in for a new hitch. Reasonable cost, excellent customer service and fast install. We'll... definitely be back for all our hauling needs.read more
Micah Peplow
Micah Peplow
00:36 27 Jul 22
They did great on my jeep, looks better than the dealership install would have and they have a great selection ready to... go.read more
Jamie Helstedt
Jamie Helstedt
01:31 15 Jul 22
Best customer service I've ever experienced with boat/truck wiring issues! Awesome! Hope I can send more people to... these guys!read more
peter loyd
peter loyd
19:03 09 Jul 22
Quick installation(
J Luoma
J Luoma
14:30 30 Jun 22
Got me in quickly. And charge fair price! Thank you
Stacy McCuddin
Stacy McCuddin
03:06 21 Jun 22
Great service and quality product. I would highly recommend for hitch installation.
Jamie Vanwyngarden
Jamie Vanwyngarden
23:08 14 Jun 22
These guys are awesome! If you want peace of mind towing a camper this is the spot. Thank you Schuling Hitch Co you... have a customer for life.read more
Timothy Miles
Timothy Miles
23:33 29 May 22
This is first place that I actually wished I had more business for them they are friendly, very helpful, knowledgeable... and professional always had nothing but exceptional experience with Schulingread more
Todd Gordinier
Todd Gordinier
21:50 20 Apr 22
Just got a new camper and had schuling install my trailer brakes and weight distribution hitch system everyone there... that I dealt with was extremely professional and nice, great instructions I fill very comfortable towing my new trailer and how to use the system they installed would highly recommend them for any towing or hitch needsread more
Geoffrey Johnson
Geoffrey Johnson
17:14 16 Apr 22
Walked in told them what I wanted(bike rack), they had a huge selection. They were all very knowledgeable. I will... recommend this place to anybody and everybody.read more
Alan Sowers
Alan Sowers
12:05 16 Apr 22
Great place! Very professional with a nice showroom with several bike racks.
Richard Way
Richard Way
00:06 23 Jan 22
Great crew & service. Went there 2 times and plan to go back for anything they'll help me with.
Greg Howard
Greg Howard
20:16 07 Dec 21
45 minutes tops installed excellent efficiency and $120 savings compared to another leading competitor.
Ed Costin
Ed Costin
01:43 19 Nov 21
I drove 2 hours to Des Moines to have a trailer hitch installed for an appointment I’d made 2 weeks earlier at U-Haul,... and when I showed up, they didn’t have the parts! I was afraid I’d wasted a trip, and I wanted to get this hitch installed before Thanksgiving next week.I called Schuling Hitch, and after I was able to locate and purchase the hitch I needed at parts store, they were able to install and wire it that afternoon (in under 2 hours!), with great service, and a great price! As an example of the kind of personalized service you receive, they noticed from how dusty my car was that I might live on a gravel road (which I do), and after confirming this, gave me the option of installing the wiring inside the vehicle instead of outside, so it wouldn’t drag on the gravel. It works great, and I’d have never gotten that extra touch that will help ensure the wiring lasts if I’d have ended up elsewhere.read more
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
Matt Hidlebaugh
Matt Hidlebaugh
15:18 26 Mar 21
Have bought parts from these guys for years. Finish Line Body & Paint appreciate their quick service.
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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