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

TODD K. on 11/27/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

always crowded and never enough people working. Had to wait over 30 minutes to just check in. Never using Uhaul again.

Matt M. on 11/23/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Overall, Mike was a good help. However, the wait time was way too long. I was there at 7:00 sharp to pick it up and was not out of there until after 7:30. I think a second employee is needed in the mornings.

JAMES H. on 11/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent service.

TERRY N. on 11/20/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Manager Michael did an excellent job preparing and completing rental and pick-up.

DENNIS J. on 11/16/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Staff was less than attentive and seemed put out by my questions. Trailer was clearly an older unit and I suffered a tire blowout on the road. HOWEVER the home office contact staff was quick to get help and the tire was replaced putting me back on the road within an hour.

MIKE T. on 11/16/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty small space for customer parking.

Chuck or Karen L. on 11/16/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

They were busy so some wait with pick-up and delivery. Otherwise GREAT!

CHERLENE F. on 11/14/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Walk around with customers to make sure any existing damage is known. Ask customer if they would like to have someone show thme any controls or have any questions about operations of vehicle.

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

NEED MORE SERVICE COUNTER HELP!!!! took 1 hour to wait in line to get to the counter and another :30 min wait to hook up trailor. Made me late to appointment and cause me to lose money.

Dan H. on 11/5/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Representative identified that the previous U-Haul location incorrectly installed the hitch and he removed the ball and took it to the shop to fix it at no charge. He could have just let me leave, as my rental was over, but he wanted to make sure my hitch worked correctly in the future. Great job!

Cindy S. on 11/4/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Waited a while for someone to check the truck in, but he was friendly and capable.

LIZ N. on 11/4/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

It would have been nice if the man checking me in had put down his sandwich and stopped eating and having his pop. The burp was a nice addition. His handling my drivers license with the same hand as his sandwich (no hand washing in there)was off putting but he knew his drill with what I had to be told regarding my rental. Although it is the closest Uhaul rental, I will not use them again.

Taylor B. on 11/3/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The Manager was the person that helped us with our transaction. He was short, didn't greet us upon entering, was eating an apple and didn't put it down through the whole transaction. He didn't give good recommendations or offer soultions to questions. I found it funny that he had an "I can help" quote written on the back of his business card. Being in customer service and helping the public for over 12 years I myself found his attitude and lack of concern for customer service ridiculous. I listened to his employees and they we're much more polite, helpful and professional than their own boss.

HEATH P. on 11/2/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great and helpful staff!! Pleasant experience! Thanks!!

Mark P. on 11/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I had reserved a dolly and pads. They had just rented out the last dolly before my turn so I was unable to use this. Since I had reserved my van and dolly/pads a few days before online I would have thought they would have kept one for me and not given it away.

Adam H. on 11/1/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Ordered 2 furniture dollies and didn't get them. Went back to get them and was told they would take $10 off. They didn't

liz w. on 10/31/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sterling was very professional and friendly.

LORI M. on 10/30/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Quick and easy drop off!

James D. on 10/29/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent experience from start to finish. I am very happy with the rental truck, and personnel involved. I was treated professionally, and everything went as promised.

CRAIG F. on 10/26/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Went very smooth. All rental rules were clear and returning truck was a breeze..

AHMED I. on 10/26/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Seemed to be well run, and maintained. Staff was helpful getting things hooked up and ready for the road.

LESTER O. on 10/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Everything was handled with the utmost professionalism.

Fonda H. on 10/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We were very happy with every aspect of our experience. The only minor draw back that wasn't really a problem for us but on a busy day it could be is the fact that the lot is very full. Parking is difficult when there are a lot of customers. Elite Moving Services that UHaul endorses are fantastic! I also highly recommend them.

JULIE B. on 10/20/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Not happy with the original MIS-information I was given on the 800 call. The opening of the 6 x 12 open trailers are not the same.

Jonathan C. on 10/19/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Truck smelled of cigarette smoke. Online check-in process didn't save time; same questions asked in store. Store tried to say I'd rented appliance dolly, when clearly I hadn't (wasn't selected, wasn't on my Web receipt). Store personnel were generally unkempt and dirty-looking.