U-Haul of West Side

U-Haul of West Side

Share |


101 63rd St
Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 277-7202

(S Of Grand)
Driving directions


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

View Rentals

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.

Get FREE trailer rental quotes on car trailers, utility trailers, cargo trailers, and motorcycle trailer rentals in Des Moines, IA

Zip/postal code or city, state/province
Zip/postal code or city, state/province

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!

Trailer and towing supplies

Buy a trailer hitch
U-Haul trailer hitches

Enter your vehicle information and we'll help you find the right trailer hitch.

Buy a hitch ball or mount
Hitch balls and mounts

Buy standard and specialty hitch balls and mounts.

Buy hitch wiring
Wiring and lights

Everything you need to hook up your vehicle to your trailer.

Trailer and towing tips

Select-A-Hitch Guide

This guide will help you select the proper hitch for your vehicle depending on what you want to tow and your vehicle's capabilities

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

judy o. on 10/13/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure trucks are ready and have tire pressure as well as no idiot lights on dash. My truck had an airbag warning light on the entire time. First truck had faulty air valve. No dolly was given after I requested one.

Mike R. on 10/13/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Pick-up and drop-off went very quick.

MIKE A. on 10/12/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pretty tight space to hook up.

Charlotte R. on 10/11/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

They could use more staff checking people in & out. Otherwise the staff was very nice and helpful

burnie s. on 10/8/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I always get good service here

CLARK E. on 10/7/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The staff seemed knowledgable. However there were only 2 people working on a Saturday morning. Therefore, we waited in line for an hour to pick up our reserved truck. The truck had more dents and scratches than I expected and the tires were low.

LAUREN L. on 10/7/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The man with the beard was a little rude and not welcoming. I read these same reviews online but didn't have a choice to rent else where because of the equipment...I am surprised he is still there. He took his pill's while entering my information.

CASSANDRA H. on 10/5/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The UHAUL and contract were fine and we didn't have any problems that way. However, the service was terrible. When we went in to pick up the Uhaul the guy working at the counter was eating and didn't acknowledge us for a minute. When he was getting our information I spelled out our street name and he spelled it wrong. I pointed it out for correction and he said he didn't care. There were a few other incidents that made my significant other and I look at each other and laugh. I know working at a uhaul counter on a Saturday isn't the best job out there, but that level of incompetency and rudeness is uncalled for.

ALEXANDR M. on 10/4/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Service is horrible !!! They charged me extra $25.00 for cleaning , because they saw three leaves from the tree inside. This is unacceptable

Susan H. on 10/3/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It was all good..

ASHLEY A. on 10/2/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Know what you are talking about. Don't give people the go around.

JAMES M. on 10/2/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Online rental tool was horrible. Staff at the actual location were much better and very professional. I'll just use the location instead of the web next time.

DEBRA S. on 10/1/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

thanks for the help on the day of my family's move Sept 27th. Very much appreciated. Smile more! ??

MELISSA M. on 10/1/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Staff were friendly and helpful in getting my car dolly hooked up, first time I have ever towed and they were reassuring.

lori t. on 9/29/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Service attendants were very slow. A/C in the truck was non-functional.

AL R. on 9/29/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was told since I couldn't get a truck in Winterset Iowa and had to goto Perry Iowa that I would only be charged mileage from Winterset to des Moines and I was charged for 7 miles over. Not what I was promised.

Katherine P. on 9/29/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Your staff looked as though they were just parolled from prison. They were rude and nasty and filthy. Then they lied saying that we did not put gas in, i am sure it is so they could pocket money. I would not recommend anyone using this location. Terrible service and employees. In the past i have never had any problem using uhaul but i never used this location and never will again.

KEVIN K. on 9/28/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Completely screwed on price. Will be disputing the bill with my credit card company for a chargeback. Agreed to $14.00 insurance on 19.95 truck...drove 7 miles and charged over $77.00...will get my money back...never use this store again and recommend everyone to go anywhere else

Scott B. on 9/27/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I drove 34 miles and I had to pay for 16 gallons of gas which was $50 dollars and I am not happy at all... if your trucks truthfully get 2 miles a gallon it shouldn't be on the road... or the gas gauge doesn't work right and I got screwed on the gas, regardless it wasn't right I had to pay so much to fill the tank up...

Jeff G. on 9/25/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

No response when returning truck. Had to go find a person. (I think the process is defective. Don't blame the people when the process is at fault.)

YULONDA S. on 9/25/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great customer service

GEOFF W. on 9/24/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Staff seemed more interested in their discussions with each other rather than serving the customers in a timely manner. Location was overloaded with equipment making it hard to access with the vehicle.

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.