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

stuart d. on 8/31/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

They were under staffed (only one person) and the wait was about 45 minutes. I am a regular customer and this is my only complaint.

SCOTT M. on 8/30/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Friendly and Good Customer Service.

RONALD B. on 8/30/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Made a reservation on or about August 12th or 13th for 15' truck to be picked up on August 29th at 8 AM. I changed the reservation to 9 AM August 29th. On August 26th, I went online to check my reservation, and was informed that no 15' vehicles were available for pickup on August 28th at 9 AM. On August 28th, I stopped at this location to see why my "reserved" vehicle was not going to be available. The manager informed me that the only thing that would be available on August 29th would be a 26' truck. On August 29th I went to this same location to pick up my truck, and was informed that a 15' truck was still not available. The only thing he had was a 20' truck, which had just come in. After being charged over $106.00 for rental, insurance, and mileage, I drove the truck off the lot. When driven at high speeds, it had a shrill noise coming from somewhere under the truck, which I reported when I returned the truck about 4PM on Saturday, August 29th.

DAVE P. on 8/30/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The service was excellent...Mike Herrick got us into the best equipment at a fair price. Well done!

KELCE K. on 8/30/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Get my reservation correct.

Robert M. on 8/30/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

9:00 Saturday morning and 1 employee working. Need I say more. 9:00 am reservation - finally got out of there at 10:00 but not with what I reserved. I will never go back to that location.

alayna p. on 8/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

No comment

DAVID A. on 8/25/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I can see how putting the dolly and blankets in the truck to begin with can be helpful, but if you don't need to use them then they are just in the way. It would be nice to not have to worry about accidentally breaking the zip tie and being charged.

CHUCK F. on 8/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

You could get Mike some early morning help. The guy is the best. He handles a large run of early clients. He's the best

Joseph W. on 8/25/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I was charged twice for my rental and have yet to have the money returned.

BRUCE H. on 8/24/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very knowledgeable and helpful employees. Very busy location by my own observation but always time for the customer. These folks really hustle and are above what I expected as far as positive attitude. Good people. Please keep them.

Sue H. on 8/24/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everyone I dealt with was extremely nice and efficient and a pleasure to work with.

KRISTEN E. on 8/23/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

it was busy this sunday morning. I suppose that's the way it is; however, it took a long time to get service as it was busy. But thanks for your help.....

ERIC W. on 8/22/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

If I order a 5 by 8 a week before I pick it up. have my DAM order there and ready!!... Then when you guys messed that up, and you don't give me the "promised" $50 rebate to compensate for your screw up, you might as well stop being a company. Way to LIE as a company. Fuck You!

BRET Z. on 8/20/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This comment directed towards Uhaul of Urbandale (IA). On Sat 22 August around 12:30 pm, dropped in to pick up supplies. Took 35 minutes to purchase boxes. Reason: Only one guy working there, taking care of many rentals going out. The employee was excellent and courteous, just needed some help. PLEASE UHAUL DON'T GO ON THE CHEAP HIRE ENOUGH GUYS TO COVER CRUNCH TIME. SERVE YOUR CUSTOMERS DONT BE ASSHOLES.

LISA O. on 8/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Although it is small, it is very conveniently located and the owner is knowledgeable and courteous.

TOD F. on 8/17/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

One-way & round-trip mileage estimates seemed to be very conservative (low). There was basically no room for errors, detours, or even (apparently) consideration for distance from U-Haul to the starting point. We were given 144 miles each way, but measured from origin house to destination house at 141.6 miles. There is some distance (more than 3.4 miles) from U-Haul TO the starting point.

BOB K. on 8/17/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Need more help. Standing in line way too long

MATTHEW D. on 8/17/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My truck had no air conditioning. That was all.

DOUGLAS N. on 8/17/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Just keep up the excellent work UHAUL, you guys are A1.

Mari S. on 8/14/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

make sure all things work in the trucks/vans..it was a hot day today and the AC blendor motor sisnt work so it would only blow on med speed and only out where defeost blowz..sucked!!! told them when we returned but just commented like i kno something cuz imma woman..jerks

LEO C. on 8/14/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Considering I was there to exchange a trailer , guess the sight was OK

BRIAN V. on 8/14/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Our only complaint is our gas! We had a "full" tank but had to put in 26 gallons of gas for 69 totals miles or 2.4 miles per gallon. we signed up online for Waukee but our truck was at Se 14th then 63rd. The truck was a total junker and had battery light, check engine light and Aux brake light and whistle on....I'm glad I only had to drive 69 miles.

Scott L. on 8/10/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Don't leave your stores to just one attendant. That creates long lines and long waits for customers. Mike, Justin and Joey are great! They all deserve a raise in pay! Scott La Mar

EUGENE K. on 8/10/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Service was nice but nothing special,,,,, met needs so was satisfied. Would use them again As a side note had terrible service at Blakes Auto Sound & Security at Harlan IA Dirty, Abusive, does not answer phone.....should not be part of your organization. |