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

BRADFORD R. on 8/28/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Overall the experience was not very good. I reserved a truck online in advance. I had to drive an extra 60 miles in order to pick up a truck in Des Moines, IA even though Ames, IA was much closer for me. I was told the truck I wanted was not available in that area, yet there was over 50 trucks at the Ames location. Surely with a 3 day notice, one of them would have been available. Then on the way to pick up my rental I receive a call that the location has been moved. To much run around, I will avoid renting from U-Haul if at all possible.

doreen c. on 8/28/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mike, the gentleman that assisted me was great

sunday o. on 8/26/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

took time to help promptly

SANDRA S. on 8/26/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fast Transaction and pleasant and trustworthy .

LAURA P. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I rent here frequently. Always nice guys to check you in. Trucks are clean and run well. The check in process was terrible because the internet was down. Apparently this happens frequently. I would strongly suggest getting a better internet connection. Spend a little more for it. People walked out while waiting. Get a 4g back up. The cloud is not the best way to run your business. Don't let your internet provider hold your business back.

AMANDA M. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Michael was friendly and helped make the process so easy!

CHRIS R. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

We had an smaller ball on our hitch when they put the trailer on and it sounded like it was going to come loose when we drove it. It would have been nice if they would have made the suggestion of a bigger ball because we had one in the car we could have changed to.

DENNIS Z. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Tried to charge us for additional time when the location cid not open till 9 am.

TAMMY B. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

They had alot of equipment kind of all over the place, they may want to make it more appealing.

RAY V. on 8/23/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Not enough employees. Long wait.

john p. on 8/23/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Customers do not seem to be a priority. Inside of truck was good, but outside looked as if it had been mudding. Just the acknowledgement that the employee knows you are there would help.

James N. on 8/21/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

When I reserved the trailer I put down that I would return it at closing in the comments section and they had me down for 1:00pm. I couldn't make that. Fortunately they had another trailer that was available.

BOB B. on 8/21/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

More counter employees. The waiting time should be reduced substantially, and U-Haul should make more $$$. Good for everyone.

LAURA J. on 8/20/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Every person who helped me in the process were very helpful and polite! This is my second time renting with this location and if I have to move again I would use them!

nancy q. on 8/20/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Only one employee working on the weekend but with a crowded, lined-up counter the guy that was working was able to handle us impatient customers with humor and understanding. What an outstanding employee and this man deserves a promotion and a raise!

RODNEY B. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Manager was rude and made multiple customers including myself wait an extended period and treated us like we weren't there. When we finally were acknowledged, it felt like I was inconveniencing him. Same experience on pickup and drop off. They charged me for an extra day as well because he didn't chevk my truck back in until the following day even though I had it back before 7pm the previous evening. I called to rectify the over charging but wasn't called back. I will continue to use Uhaul but not return to that location regardless how far I need to drive.

Lukasz D. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Be on time and more professional. Was scheduled to pick up my trailer at 9:00 am, no one was at the store till 9:15. Waited in line till 10:15 for the people in front of me. Line would of probably went faster if the guy at the counter stopped eating his breakfast while helping customers.

RICHARD D. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


DONNA E. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was quick to get us our trailer and friendly.

RICHARD S. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Very slow service, long wait times, only one employee helping customers

glen b. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic help and very cooperative

Christopher H. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Customer service was horrible. Will not use this location again.

RICH N. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The manager was a jerk. They were shorthanded so he came in to help. He did very little, would not talk to anyone and ignored anyone that asked him a question. He obviously did not want to be there and he made it crystal clear to his customers. The employee that actually did the work was awesome. He dealt the a long line of frustrated people and was patient, helpful and friendly. Things would have been a lot better if the manager had half of his employees manners.

barb a. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

You need to hire more staff or the one gentleman (older man) needs to put a little more up into his working (acted like he did not want to be there).

Brad B. on 8/17/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I had a reservation for another location for 11am but when I arrived there was not a uhaul available until 530. So after multiple calls to your customer service department I gave up and called several different locations myself until I found one available in which I had to drive a additional 30 total miles that I was charged for in addition to the cost of the next size bigger vehicle as that was the only vehicle I could find to meet my time frame.