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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Customer reviews

Bill T. on 7/1/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Get some help in there! Went to pick up a p/u truck at 1:30 on tue afternoon. One person working and big line and wait. Same scenario upon return at 4:00. Don't want to think about what it would be like on a Sat.

ALAN M. on 7/1/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Can't complain...very satisfied with the process. Friendly, accommodating staff. Thank you.

LOREN M. on 6/30/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The last time we picked up here it was awful service. This time was much better. The young man was helpful and efficient and helpful.

Morgan B. on 6/30/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The wait to get equipment was very long and I was there right at opening at 7am... And only 2nd in line. The truck also wasn't ready and the guy helping (Mike) didn't seem very happy to be there. I would probably look for another location next time.

BILL C. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I gave a home and a cell phone number and were put in the system as two rental and kept getting calls as to when I was going pick up my trailer

KEVIN G. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

they were very friendly and quick. they are very good at what they do. I would highly recommend this location.

JENNIFER G. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Needs more employees- this is a very busy location and when I arrived one guy was trying to check out three customers at once to try and get through the line of people waiting. Everyone who does work here is very polite though!

MUSTAFA A. on 6/28/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

It was terribl experience and they took money from me more then what I should pay it's stealing and I'm going to see by law how that's okay that they take more money from the customers and treat them like crap I'll let the media know as wel hope someone have a power could read this.

PEGGY S. on 6/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience. The trucks are well maintained and easy to drive. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. I rented a truck last January for a similar distance move with the same size truck and I was surprised how much more this rental was in the summer.

Stephen B. on 6/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friendly, helpful staff

TERI W. on 6/27/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Christa made my move almost unbearable

Julie T. on 6/27/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It took us 30 minutes just to get the truck because the employee working behind the counter didn't know what he was doing and quite frankly didn't seem to care. He put zero effort into his customer service. Thankfully, the owner or manager at the site helped us. He warned us the truck we got had been "driven a lot". We arrived at our first destination and the truck wouldn't Park. The parking brake also didn't work. After 5 minutes we finally got it to stick, with no confidence it was going to stay in the driveway. We called to inform them and asked what they could do for us, they said "it should stick, we can take your name and address down." we never heard from them the rest of the day. The truck wouldn't start right away, it took a few tries to get the engine to turn over, the transmission was on its last leg, very jerky when it transitioned between gears. Thankfully the park function worked at our last 2 destinations.

AFFORDABLE M. on 6/26/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Mike provides excellent customer service

MEREDITH L. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

My experience with U-Haul probably couldn't have been worse than it was. I will never, under any circumstances, use U-Haul for anything in the future. I will make sure that none of my close friends or family uses U-Haul, either.

robert j. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mike , gives the customer great service and always goes the extra mile .

john w. on 6/24/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In and out quick. The manager did a great job.

JANET T. on 6/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the convenience of just driving in and dropping off the truck...no need to come in, had a gentleman walk up and check me in!! Have used this location many, many times!!! Personnel always attentive!

kRISTEN E. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

good experience, no problems.... thanks

VIRGINA P. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Had a long wait to pick up the truck.

Trevor R. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Part of staff was chatting behind the counter during my visit, and continued to chat until another staff member told them to help me out.

Greg B. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Returning the vehicle was not efficient. Waited far too long and when I was helped, the first person was a jerk. It was handed off to a second person who finished the return. The second person was great.

stuart d. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This location continues to excel in customer service

RONALD K. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The young man who checked us in was friendly and efficient.

Matthew F. on 6/21/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The truck felt like it was going to fall apart :(

tim m. on 6/21/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Very poor customer service. But the vehicle was in very good condition.