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U-Haul of West Side

U-Haul of West Side

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101 63rd St
Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 277-7202

(S Of Grand)
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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
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour dropoff

Trailer Rental & Towing in Des Moines, IA at U-Haul of West Side

Moving to or from Des Moines, IA? 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 Des Moines, IA, 50312 today.

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Cargo trailers

Cargo trailers in Des Moines, IA 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 U-Haul of West Side!

Utility trailers

Utility trailers are perfect for towing large or oversize cargo in Des Moines, IA, 50312. Many utility trailer rentals come equipped with a loading ramp for easy convenience. The utility trailer selection at U-Haul of West Side 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 Des Moines, IA 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 Des Moines, IA online today!

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Trailer and towing tips

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Transporting vehicles with low ground clearance

Sports cars and specialty vehicles with unusually low ground clearance cannot be loaded and unloaded onto the Auto Transport in the conventional manner.

Customer reviews

Debbie E. on 4/16/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Very rude people first time here and never back again.

ELYSE S. on 4/14/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was dropping off the trailer and the attendant at the store never asked if he could help and when I told him I was there to drop off a trailer, he rolled his eyes and made a noise to indicate he was not happy about helping me. Then he continued, walking/working at a snails pace. He truly had no interest in keeping me as a customer. Awful!

CHRISTINE V. on 4/13/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

They were open until 7 pm so drop off was convenient. Did not hold me responsible for the mess in the cab that was there when I picked it up.

julie w. on 4/12/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I went at a busy time, a Saturday around 10 am. There was a long line and only one person working. He was very thourogh with each customer and gave great customer service. He was friendly and polite with a positive attitude. Even though the wait was much longer than I'd expected, I'd recommend that location because of the good customer service.

daniel c. on 4/12/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

How about a smile

Terry B. on 4/11/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I made my reservation online, however when I went to pick up the trailer I had reserved, I received prompt courteous service from the staff. I had several questions, all of which were answered fully to my satisfaction. The trailer I used was clean and in very good shape. I had no problems at all from the online reservation to when I dropped it off when I was done with it. I would highly recommend this store to anyone.

steve k. on 4/10/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The employee who I talked to on the phone was very pleasant and helpful to set up the rental. When we arrived to pick up the trailer that employee was also helpful, got our rental agreement quick and got the trailer hooked to the pick up and us out of there in a short amount of time.

BRADLEY A. on 4/9/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service very fast and friendly.

ARLYCE F. on 4/8/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

We were pleased with how professional everything was handled both picking up & returning our u-haul. They explained how it all worked, had all ready for us when we arrived (a bit early), had us on our way within 15 minutes. No negative thing to say, just a very positive experience.

DAVE H. on 4/8/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Reserved online and they switched locations on us - this west side store was clear on the other side of the city from where we needed to be. Bathroom in store was horribly dirty!

PATTI B. on 4/7/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

We arrived actually20 minutes after the dealer had closed for the day and the employee had the "open" sign off but he still helped us to get the trailer unhooked.

VERA A. on 4/7/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Have more people on duty during probable busier times. I had a long wait yesterday because there were several wanting a U Haul. The service was good but the wait is too long.

DARLIS H. on 4/5/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

customer service was wonderful at this location!

LAURA H. on 4/4/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very well done.

ANDREW G. on 4/4/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great help from the staff concerning the car trailer.

JOSE I. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The man was quick again no smiles and or expressions of any kind

DEAN M. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I was stuck for a while protruding into the main steet with heavy traffic. The clear marked drop off lane was blocked "permanently" and no one came out. IT was incredibly jammed with stuff everywhere, a nightmare to navigate. THANK goodness for the U Haul person from the main company phone. They handed everything including the drop off for me so o hassels. Get these folks to tidy up their lot and have a real, open drop off lane. We're not all pro truck drivers. I really rate the U HAul main office people GREAT

KYLE O. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure the vehicle is in good sound working condition.i didn't realize the truck was probably not working well when I rented it. After it was serviced with additional transmission fluid it sounded and ran noticably better.This vehicle had something wrong before I rented it.

AMY B. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Not enough space in the parking lot. Vehicles and trucks were everywhere. Employees were slow, not friendly, and did not look like they wanted to be there.

RANDALL M. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Not enough personnel to assist when checking out

BRUCE B. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Aaron J. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

When I arrived at 7:00 AM the manager of the location gruffly said he was not ready yet and spent several minutes counting his cash register drawer and shaking his head like he was annoyed that someone miscounted earlier. There was a sign on the counter with his picture on it stating that their intent is to promptly greet each customer and provide them good service. That did not happen. THE TRUCK WAS CLEAN AND GREAT! When returning, the employee who greeted me stated he was thrilled this was the last day he had to work at this job since he was moving out of state. Both employees I interacted with seemed like they disliked their job and did not care about treating their customer as if they were important. In summary, Truck = Great! Employees = poor.

Olin T. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Mike Herrick and the rest of the staff provided excellent customer service and acted in a professional manner.

Benjamin P. on 3/30/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Get another person at this location for weekends, those two guys working there were both running ragged the two times I was there.

TINA S. on 3/29/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Helpful for the move.