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

AUSTIN S. on 10/28/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Have your employees look and act professional, I have never been to a store where I felt disgusted as I did there. My truck was pushed back an hour making my move 2 hours late with no kind of transfer or discount from the store. Our equipment was not in the truck when we left so we had to turn back which was 12 miles away plus more time wasted. If you want to learn how to keep a company running I suggest taking a DMACC course on business and marketing. I will never use this location again it was terrible service. Tell the hippies that work at the 63rd st location to act there age and learn some respect.

Cara U. on 10/28/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The person in the morning when we picked up the truck was nice and I felt bad for him. I am in retail and he was kind and handled things well. Now it was what happened later that day that was unthinkable. I registered online and it was 'estimated' times. A person called me, asked me when our truck would be back because apparently they double booked our truck. When I responded we were not done he asked when we would be. I responded and he HUNG up on me. Now this put us in a terrible rush and we did not get everything done on time and it cost us more money to get the double booked truck back! Plus it took us longer and more trips in our personal vehicles. Our help was to help for a limited time and ended costing us more. I will be getting money back. Ridiculous!

pamala h. on 10/27/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Always friendly and efficient.

CAROL A. on 10/27/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The location where we made the reservation and looked at the trailer, and was to pick it up from that location was not true. After we got to that location we were told to drive 10 miles to another location to pick up the trailer. Not a happy morning!!!

Dawn G. on 10/27/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I know staffing can be hard, however, this day needed two (or three) people there for the morning rush of pick-ups between 7:30 and 8.

Marlene S. on 10/26/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Is there any way to make the check in go faster? I reserved the trailer for 8AM and there were about 12 people in front of me. There were only 2 people working. They had to check in the people and then go out and get the equipment ready for them. Maybe have people do the check in and different people outside to help people get their equipment? The guy who helped me was very helpful and friendly - very knowledgeable.

Laura G. on 10/26/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Dylan was excellent (i think that was his name.) He handled everyone in line with kindness and courtesy. It was an extremely busy Saturday!

MARYANN S. on 10/26/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the efficient and quick return.

John M. on 10/25/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Online process was easy, staff at pickup and dropoff was friendly and fast

shelby r. on 10/24/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

My deposit was not returned to me and my family could not eat tonight. I'm very angry and will never use your services again

Megan B. on 10/21/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Maybe check into getting a better reservation system. I originally reserved a truck at the Merle Hay location, and they didn't have it when we went to pick it up.. It was then that we had to go to the 63rd Street location to pick it up. Everyone was super friendly about it, but still a pain to drive somewhere else to get the truck I reserved.

DENNIS D. on 10/21/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Did after hours drop-off

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! ??