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

KAROL K. on 1/30/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Professional service, great at taking care of customers.

Evelyn Y. on 1/30/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The person who checked me in was mumbling so much I had to keep asking him to repeat himself. He also seemed to struggle typing. I finally asked if I could type the address myself and he said, never mind, it is case enough.

Ronald S. on 1/28/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Great customer service and always has equipment available.

ERIN O. on 1/27/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Service should be approachable. Didn't know where to go/what to do. Signs were completely misleading. Difficult to drive around.

DAVID S. on 1/26/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Seemed to be under staffed. Michael was super helpful and professional.

Joshua W. on 1/26/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Dropped off after hours. Things were easy, though drop off lane was nearly full.

KEVIN J. on 1/23/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Only issue would be there is a lot of equipment and not room for getting around in their parking lot.

Dianne L. on 1/22/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Truck was a wreck...though the radio and heater worked great. In my opinion, the truck I was given for a local move should not be in service.

GLENN S. on 1/21/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The truck was perfect for picking up/dropping off toys for the mission of "Toys For Tots" thank you so much!

Stephen N. on 1/20/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I had very little wait time and the employees were helpful.

robert t. on 1/20/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Hot coffee thanks for a very good professional team well versed complamentary to your good name. Good job

CAREY B. on 1/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The truck I was given was given was very loose in the front ind amd needs to have cuise control.

tom b. on 1/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The truck I had should have never been on the road truck was not running well also went through antifreeze like crazy all of the connections (hoses ) on the radiator on the front and back where leaking also lost oil pressure

ERIC H. on 1/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Method of attaching the safety chain was unusual and very difficult to remove. Drop off location employee commented that the connection was much more difficult than necessary. Required removal of trailer and removal of hitch before chains could be disconnected.

ERIC W. on 1/18/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Staff was prompt and efficient with my check-in. Good job!

KATIE P. on 1/18/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothingy,I thought it was all ready good.

HERBERT M. on 1/18/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nice trailer, Worked perect for the job, Thank you.

TONIA K. on 1/14/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The employees could have a bit more customer service skills and maybe act like they like their job.

TANNER J. on 1/11/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I had to go inside in order to speak with a representative when the sign outside said "wait with your vehicle." Not a huge deal but mildly inconvenient.

Shannon N. on 1/4/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing everything was great.

JACOB S. on 1/3/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Long wait times.

BARBARA G. on 1/2/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Dropped it off at night so not much to say well lite and tidy.

STUART D. on 1/2/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

good service, friendly staff

CHRIS S. on 12/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My only complaint would be that my truck was not already prepared for the scheduled pick up. Otherwise the staff was friendly and helpful.

TODD K. on 12/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

There was only one person working on Monday morning and there was 8 of us in line. Took Over an hour to get the equipment. The outside if the trailer was not clean. The trailer pulled fine though and the price was right.