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

lee a. on 5/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very busy location: excellent service

Lindsay D. on 5/28/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I turned in the vehicle with the gas in between 3/8 and 1/4 in the tank. When it was checked in, they said I had 1/8th of a tank. I drove 63 miles. The avg miles per gallon for this vehicle is 10 miles per gallon. I was charged for 14 gallons plus the $30 service fee. $86 for 63 miles is ridiculous. This branch is cheating customers.

Carl S. on 5/27/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Only one person working. Had to wait in line for 20 minutes for a 5 minute transaction (I had "express check in" complete on the web). Frustrating that even express check in took 20 mins.

Matthew S. on 5/27/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Severely under staffed. took me 20 minutes to get my reservation. the driver's side door didn't shut tight, had to slam it excessively hard to get it to shut. Yuck would roll after putting it in park.

Patrick G. on 5/26/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This location has good hours of operation, including on holidays, however, they currently are understaffed and it took a while to get to the register while in line...

Matt G. on 5/26/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Every time I have ever rented from U-Haul there have been problems at check-in and check-out. This was no different. Sites are always understaffed and a simple transaction dropping the trailer off took an hour, and I got out early because I intentionally parked in the travel lane, blocking the parking lot so only a few people could be jumped in front of me. Maybe it was unethical, but so is knowing you will have 10 customers and one employee.

Donald C. on 5/25/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nice young man very personable got me on the road. He had great humor

charles g. on 5/25/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Everything was cluttered and I had to wait of an hour just to drop off

LORI C. on 5/25/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The wait was a little long to return the equipment.

Kerri T. on 5/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Fast return and check out.

NICK L. on 5/24/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

You need more employees.

Deborah P. on 5/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

very responsible team and provide great customer service.

Tim N. on 5/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The person that checked me in was great. He was taking advantage of the slow system processing speed to handle two customers at once. You needed another person to just hook people up to keep the lines shorter.

Raizel S. on 5/24/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Please let the staff have more communication with people renting trucks. I tried returning the truck - a worker walked up and started inspecting the truck. He just stared at me until I rolled down the window and asked me a few questions. I didn't know where to go with the truck so I had to ask him and after I got out I waited for him because I thought I had to sign something or have him give me more information. It would have been nice if they spoke to me. Also, when I first rented the truck, the man went through the contract so quickly I didn't know what he was saying, but he seemed too much in a rush for me to ask questions or read contract carefully.

Ken R. on 5/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

During the trip from Ironwood MI to Des Moines IA, the 5*9 open trailer had a breakdown. The right side whee/ axle bracket broke on the interstate. I contacted emergency and they were helpful in facilitating a trailer swap out in Albert Lea MN, it took about 2 hours of time but the trip was successful in reaching destination.

Belinda B. on 5/23/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Absolutely NO customer service, I was absolutely appalled by how I was treated. Will definitely go out of my way to find another company next time I move, this place was reall that bad.

Gundar L. on 5/22/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I thought they did a good and efficient job. I was pleased with the drop off experience.

BRETT B. on 5/21/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Keep it up!

Shaun A. on 5/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Truck Broke down and took near $500 round trip to Minn.

MATTHEW L. on 5/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Best Uhaul facility !!

NICHOLAS M. on 5/19/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

i was told at the pickup location that i could drop off on sunday any time. I received a call saturday to an employee stating that if i did not return the trailer by 330 pm on sunday i would have to pay a late charge and the next persons bill. I received a late charge of $20 + $8. But was ok with that after being threatened with $150. I will use uhaul again, just not this location.

JULIE T. on 5/18/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The employees seemed high. They both looked really sleepy, had a hard time understanding things and communicating and it took them a LONG time to complete the simple processes of checking me out and hooking up the trailer. And I had already make the reservation so all they had to do was have me run my cars and print off my contract.

Lauren C. on 5/18/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The guys were friendly and easy to do business with.

John D. on 5/17/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I rented the trailer originally for pick up In coraville Iowa and had to change all my plans I think the overbooking on uhaul parts needs to be addressed John Dalbey

ABBY H. on 5/17/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Zero instructions were provided of what you needed to do to drop off the truck and the workers were extremely rude. This location also had a huge line that was ridiculously slow and only one worker helping with the line.