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

Eric K. on 9/23/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Employees were very helpful, courteous and polite. I will use this location again.

BRIAN C. on 9/22/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Feel free to see my social media for complete experience from start to finish which will include the "30 days free storage" fail.

stacey c. on 9/21/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

make sure the people that are working know what they're doing. my husband and I backed up to the trailer and the guy put it on my hitch but didn't make sureit was secured properly. I want a half mile up the road and realized that something didn't sound right and had to retighten the hitch down so it won't come off my truck. I stood in the office prior to this for 10 minutes while being please talk in the back room after they had noticed I was already there.

Wendy R. on 9/21/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

as always make it cheaper,Ha Ha.

Cathy N. on 9/19/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Even though I had to wait a while upon my return, (they had a couple of customers giving them a really hard time) They handled themselves with professionalism. I would rent there again.

Jay W. on 9/17/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Older Manager that checked me out, was a jerk. Made me wait inside while he walked around outside doing nothing. Justin that checked the unit back in, did a superb job.

MARK J. on 9/16/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The truck I was provided took multiple tries to start every time, rode so harshly that the dash jumped when hitting bumps which would cause the backlights for the instrument cluster to go out. Its my opinion that the vehicle I was provided was in unacceptable working condition and was unsafe to operate. Relaying these issues upon dropoff was met with indifference by the attendant. Based on this experience I will not be using this or any other uhual location in the future.

Stuart D. on 9/15/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Your employees could be a bit more motivated.

PAM S. on 9/14/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The parking lot for customers is very small.It is hard to know where to park. The workers were friendly and knowlegable.

BRETT B. on 9/12/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

You have added staff. Thank you!

Lisa B. on 9/11/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks again. An easy to use location!

sunday o. on 9/9/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Best service I received in three years of patronage.

alan m. on 9/8/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Worst U-Haul truck I have ever rented. No air, wouldn't shift gears, barely started, just a rolling pile of junk. Experience in office was great. The equipment was where it went south.

LISA B. on 9/8/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you again to this location. The helped me with the extra miles. It was easy to return my 14 foot truck. I will be back on the 10th for my second reservation.

ERIC D. on 9/7/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Keep up the great work and customer service.

Brian D. on 9/6/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The whole experience went very well. Kudos to the staff!

ROY K. on 9/6/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Great customer service!

MICHAEL Y. on 9/3/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Received confirmation of our late night drop-off first thing the next morning. All information was accurate.

ALYSSIA G. on 9/3/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

the truck I reserved and had email confirmation on was not avaiable...no $50 (like your add mentions, was given to me) the agent helping me told me he didnt know what to do, luckly the other agent-got us into a bigger truck but not as large as we needed-which forced us to borrow a uhaul truck the following day from the se 14th street location-which costs us more money. Not very satisfied

Loren M. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The entire u-haul experience was a comedy of errors. The reservation was made locally 9 days in advance. No email notification was received because they made an error in the email address. When I called on the morning of the day we were scheduled to pick it up they said we had no reservation. The reservation was finally acknowledged but at a location 20 miles away and when I called to confirm the pick up time they had the wrong day/time for pick up and return and no truck for the next day which was when the move was to take place. I was told to call traffic to get it straightened out. I spent another 45 minutes on the phone with them until they finally found a different size (smaller) truck for me over 20 miles from where we had made the reservation. We picked it up early in the day and stood in line for about a half hour at 7:30 AM to check it out with only one person on duty and a steady stream of customer to pick up their rental. When we brought it back we stood in line another half hour, someone came in an asked if there were any returns and took our keys but didn't have us come with him or say anything that he could check us out. Another 10 or 15 minutes later we got to the front of the line and the clerk rudely told us we needed to go outside and check it in. When I said we needed to reconcile he again rudely told us to just go outside. The check in was done in a matter of a few minutes. Both of the clerks need some training in customer service. I wasted over an hour getting the reservation straightened out to the degree that we had a truck. I spent an extra hour of driving time because I couldn't pick it up locally. We wasted another hour waiting to check it out and check it in. Not a very satisfying experience!

STEVEN M. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

At times when I was setting up the rental, the location seemed under-staffed. A few times, when getting information, I had to wait 2nd or 3rd in line for half-an-hour or forty-five minutes to speak with someone. Pickup was wait-free however.

KATHY D. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

easy process, helpful staff

DEBORAH S. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Had to wait in line but guess to be expected since it was the end of the month. Sometimes you just hope for more staffing.

Jeff G. on 9/1/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Kind of a long line and wait to get the equipment in the morning. Not entirely their fault; it seems that there was a "rush" that morning -- lots of customers. Things were much more calm when I returned just 1 1/2 hours later.

SUNDAY O. on 8/30/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Consistent communication between reservation branch and service locations. Overall I continue to see improvement.