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

PAUL W. on 10/8/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

nice new equipment... no problems and safe

JESSIE K. on 10/6/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The only reason I didn't rate the facility as excellent is because it seemed very crowded. Both inside and out. Other than that, the gm was awesome. Very nice guy. Very personable. Very helpful. The vehicle transport was in great shape. No abnormal swaying or drifting whatsoever. Loaded or unloaded. Great pricing as well. Would definitely recommend.

ELIZABETH L. on 10/5/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was very disappointed. When I called to make reservations for a car dolly the U-Haul answering service which I did not know that it was the answering service since I called the number for SE. 14th St. in Des Moines made reservations for me for the U-Haul off of 63rd St. in the morning made reservations for me for the U-Haul off of 63rd St. in Des Moines. Your employee April Travis never mentioned that we would have to drive to 63rd St. had I known that I wouldn't have even made reservations. My experience with U-Haul was not very good.

PATRICIA W. on 10/3/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I would not recommend U-Haul after this experience. I reserved a 10' truck, was told I could have one, when I arrived at the Douglas location, was told all they had was a cargo van which they argued was the same space. IT IS NOT THE SAME. After a great deal of arguing, another truck (larger, lower gas mileage) was found at the 63rd street location. The first location was 2 blocks from my home.This one was 4 miles, caused me to be an hour late. When you are promised a vehicle that was wanted, that vehicle should be delivered or one should be found. This was a very unsatisfactory experience.

Wallace R. on 10/3/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

all the sites did not have all vehicle listed. I had to go out of my way to pick up a standard van/pickup truck. The station closes to me is only 2 miles instead I had to go 9 miles. Mileage counts when you are paying $.59 a mile.

PAUL S. on 10/2/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very easy to rent, I submitted online, everything was ready when I got there. Returned, no gimmicks or anything!

michael s. on 10/1/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the help!

Sheri B. on 9/30/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everyone that works there are great.. I always use this location and always will!! Thanks very much!!!

BEN R. on 9/28/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

U-Haul did not fulfill my reservation. Aside from giving me a $50 credit we had to drive 25 minutes out of our way each time to pick up the truck. It wasn't worth the time and we won't be using U-Haul ever again.

IRVIN B. on 9/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This trailer was the worst of any we have rented. It banged all the way home. The one we had the week before was quiet and smooth. I believe the dealers send their worst ones on oneways and keep their best ones for locals. Their must me something that can improve the hitch to keep them from banging.

JANA D. on 9/28/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I originally reserved a truck from a different location, however, when I arrived at that location to pick up the truck I was told that the truck was broken and I needed to go to this location instead. This was a bit of an inconvenience as we were on a pretty tight schedule. Also, the truck at the new location had to be returned 2 hours earlier than we had originally agreed upon, again pressing our timeline. We were not offered any sort of apology or even a discount for the miscommunication on UHaul's part. Luckily we were able to return the truck earlier than expected, but it could have been a problem. This was not this specific location's fault, rather an issue with communication between the UHaul phone representative and our original location.

Roger M. on 9/28/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I've always had great service at this location and will continue cine back even though there is another branch a few blocks from where I live. They just don't provide the level of customer support that you do!

nancy c. on 9/28/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Don't rent to the next customer. All you do, is change prices, charge EXTRA for fuel, when not needed, just to get extra money, and the heck with the customer. After all, you have the Credit Card, and you add extra what ever you decide, as I'm sure each store has their own P and L statement they work by. Anything to make yourselfs look better, but not in the eyes of the customer. I will never use Uhaul again, at any of your locations, just 1 total big rip off. Thanks for nothing. Dis Honest, rude, don't go over contracts, and nail you in the end. Never again, and I'll make sure all my contacts here about your way of doing business, and then the so so, general manager, sides with the branch store, which again, doesn't surprise me, dishonest people stick together. Its just a matter of time, we will see Uhaul in Chapter 11, due to their policies.

RHIA H. on 9/26/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Curtiss F. on 9/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks all was good

SUSAN W. on 9/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I rent from U-Haul quite a bit to make deliveries and have usually been pretty happy. This time I had lots of trouble with reservation and payment. First of all, the reservation was for some reason made for Jackson, Michigan. I called reservation number when I realized this and the operator told me that she couldn't help and I'd have to call scheduling in the morning. I tried the reservation number again in the morning and the person did help me. However, when my coworker arrived to pick up the van, they said they didn't have a credit card (which the operator said she had) and they said they needed the van back by 11:45. I had specified a full day. So they had to change the reservation which delayed our delivery. Then when the van was returned, my coworker's card was charged for two days rather than one.

LEE C. on 9/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Every thing went smoothly. the people I worked with were extremely helpful in all phases. I could not have gone better.

Taylor D. on 9/23/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The manager was a real Ass Hole

Jessica L. on 9/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience! Staff was very helpful and courteous! Thank you! :)

JOHN M. on 9/21/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friendly staff! Very helpful and professional.

CARRIE H. on 9/21/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Needs more employees. Average wait time was about 20 minutes both days. The equipment had not been maintained and definitely in need of maintenance. We would not use this location again.

Alexis D. on 9/20/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

More staff on site. Staff was friendly but waiting customers were growing impatient.

PETE A. on 9/16/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Everyone was very nice and a joy to work with, the only thing I didn't like was obviously soda spills in the cab that had not been cleaned up from the previous renter. Other than that, I will return to this location

Greg B. on 9/16/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I drove the UHaul 5 miles to my apartment. We loaded up in 30 minutes. Went to start it and it did not start. Called in to get it fixed. Waited over an hour. Guy fixed it right away. I was pleased with him and how it got fixed. I shared concern with location when dropped off. They did not seem to care. Poor customer service. I do not believe I should have had to pay full price. For now on I will be using Budget.

JOHN M. on 9/15/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Maybe have more than 1 person running the check in desk on a Friday morning.