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

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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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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

PHILIP W. on 12/17/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

These guys were fantastic! Friendly, willing yo help with my load. Great experience

JESSICA A. on 12/16/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Be patient when picking up the truck because they may be busy with other pick ups/reservations. The staff was super friendly and helpful!

Elyse S. on 12/15/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

We've rented from this location several times with the same service; very subpar. A customer is made to feel that they are an inconvenience to the "kids" behind the counter. Very poor communication and customer service skills. Employees move at a "snails" pace. It is just painful rent from them. Sorry that your customers are so much of an inconvenience to your "smartphone" time! The phone is definitely the smart one of the bunch.

TROY C. on 12/9/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

they went above and beyond it was an excellent experience

KATHY S. on 12/8/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I had called your business once on sat. I was on hold for a half an hour with a question,person I talked to not friendly!!then I called Sunday to see if I could keep the truck extra day,that time I was put on hold at least an hour,then I had to call back on my cell phone and finally some one answered.I was upset for being put on hold twice onow 2 different days for such a long time!!! Customer serv.on sat.was not friendly. On full coverage on a 10ft. Truck for a 3 day period was outragous in price only used mileage 21 miles total.not a happy custome!!!!

LISA L. on 12/8/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was a perfect experience!

THOMAS W. on 12/6/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, quick and easy

Ron H. on 12/6/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

When we picked up the truck we encountered Mike Herrick, the manager.. He had a grumpy attitude when we were checking out. We were told that the vehicle had 1/2 tank of gas but in fact it was lower. And as a result we had to add fuel during our two day rental. We fueled the vehicle to over a three quarter tank. Perhaps the next customer will benefit. We would use the location again, however.

COLLEEN H. on 12/2/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing I can think of. It was an excellent experience. The guys were very professional when I picked it up as well as when I dropped it off

steve s. on 12/1/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing. Just keep doing what you are doing.

KRISTI M. on 11/26/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Didnt seem to have enough help. Customer service person took a long phone call in the middle of my check out instead of placing on hold.

Dean L. on 11/24/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service, positive attitudes. Easy pick-up and check-in. Very satisfied.

Cheyrl D. on 11/24/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

None, they were awesome!

Gary D. on 11/23/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice and friendly staff.

secan v. on 11/20/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience.

MELISSA C. on 11/20/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Location is good but there just isn't enough room for the trucks and parking of vehicles in the back. Just cramped location. Very friendly, knowledgable staff.

JAMES B. on 11/19/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very disappointed with the pick up of my rental. I would like to discuss this issue further with someone.

ANDREW E. on 11/18/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I picked up the Uhaul with just about 3/8th of a tank was never informed if I dropped it off with less than 1/4th I would be charged 30 (just saw this in the fine print contract, picking it up with 3/8th then going a little over on gas to get below 1/4th sounds pretty unbelievable to me- why wasn't it filled to start and to barely go over I would say 5 gallons but somehow it was 10). I also dropped it off with just under a 4th of a tank but it said lower on my bill. I paid almost 500 for the Uhaul then got charged another 75 because of the fine print in the contract that I was never informed of, I knew I may be charged 20 dollars max and get the bill of 75 (wouldn't have even posted anything if it was less than 40 either). This is terrible customer service is my mind and will be not recommend either Uhaul place in the future. Have always used Uhaul but after this will definitely be considering other places in the future (Note to anyone renting- take a picture of where the fuel level is at when you leave the Uhaul, make sure you drop it off with more than 1/4th a tank). Disappointed and surprised by the bill to say the least.

Nickolas H. on 11/18/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Person helping me get the trailer was excellent

GINA A. on 11/18/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It was extremely inconvenient to have to go to a location this far away from where we live for the truck when there was a location a mile away. Most of the miles we used were soley on getting the truck to and from home.

GEORGE C. on 11/7/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent service by Mike ... I have use this location several times and there is always a shortage of staff to handle customers. Mike is excellent but he needs help during peak times.

Tammy L. on 11/6/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The man that was inside and helped us was very pleasant and wonderful

todd g. on 11/5/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

everyone was on task, nice job.

justin o. on 11/4/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Stop manipulating your customers for "MORE" of the almighty dollar and treat your customers with respect...and when a customer comes to You with a complaint don't EVER tell them to deal with it!!! I will never recommend this service to anyone EVER!

PAT O. on 11/4/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

fast drop-off service (Sat @ 6pm) - they have a drop-off lane to the south of the building