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

Christopher L. on 2/22/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The two men working were not very professional or friendly. One put another customer on speaker phone in front of several customers. The gentleman did their job, that's really all that can be said.

DENNIS R. on 2/22/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It was clean place. Pick up was easy and fast. Times I've waited 30 min because they were under staffed at other locations. Pleasant experience this time.

MATT D. on 2/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Truck was not clean.

Kurt W. on 2/16/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I placed my reservation roughly 5 business days in advance to insure I would have a trailer of the proper size. While they did have the correct size, this trailer was 100% out of 1970 with 1,000,000 miles on the clock I'm sure. Other trailers of the same size, in much nicer shape remained on the lot while he hooked the old junker to my vehicle. While the trailer made the trip, noisily I must say, my biggest complaint is that the trailer leaked water through the roof. Luckily nothing was damaged as my journey was short, but it just confirmed my thinking that this unit was past its prime. The location was easy to work with, and only charged me for 1 day of use when I returned the trailer early. Having agreed to 3 days of use this was a pleasant surprise.

Chris P. on 2/14/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Store seemed very cluttered. Parking made customer walk around the entire store. Service was good and 17 ft uhaul tan like a champ.

Michael T. on 2/14/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I went to pick up the truck I originally rented and due to a computer malfunction, I was unable to get it but the staff at the Urbandale location contacted the 63rd st location and arranged for me to get a bigger truck for the inconvenience. That was great customer service!

SHARON G. on 2/13/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Mike was very pleasant when I picked up. When I dropped off the other two boys needed a little personal hygiene lesson, don't wipe your nose with your hand then hand me the paper with same hand.

Andrew J. on 2/12/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Truck was 20 or more years old and had an oil pressure problem. I have seen this before on simialr models so I knew it was probably just an oil pressure sensor but a less-knowledgable customer would have Been more confused and concerned.

TERRY O. on 2/9/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Dropped off after hours no contact

KEVIN C. on 2/9/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Need to improve in customer service and trailer need to be cleaned.

heather j. on 2/9/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The cab of the truck smelled horrible of cigarettes.

Steve S. on 2/9/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Vehicle reeked of stall smoke, otherwise it was fine

JOHN U. on 2/8/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

We had a $50 credit from our last visit. The owner would not honor it. I had the email he sent my wife but he wanted a VIP certificate which we never received. Sounds like a scam to get you to return. I will drive 20 miles out of my way before I go to this location again. Second bad experience. No more uhaul for us!!

klas w. on 2/7/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Slow service when picking up and dropping off. Very nice staff though. Just overworked and understaffed. Someone needs to hire assistsnt to help out insice Terrible gas mileage- 46 miles and 7 gallons. This was a 25 foot truck.

GREGG R. on 2/2/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Had to unhook the trailer in the rain myself, and the wait to do paperwork

shari h. on 2/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Waiting line was long- but the boys there handled everyone quickly...return very fast....

TIFFANY R. on 2/2/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Have more than one person there to check people in and get them in and out the door. We waited a half an hour before getting to the desk to check out. There were consistently 4 or 5 people in there waiting for their uhaul. At 7am on a Saturday, there should be more than one person to help. Also, directions should be clear on whether or not a previous person is returning the uhaul to the correct store. I had to go out of my way in order to pick up and return our uhaul because the person before us took it back to another city. Regardless of the $50 credit, it is still beyond frustrating and inconvenienced the customer.

Christina Z. on 2/1/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

There were 5 reservations in line on a Saturday morning and only one person working. We waited 45 min for our truck. I would allow for more staffing. However, Michael handled it well. He was friendly, professional and quick.

KAROL K. on 1/30/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Professional service, great at taking care of customers.

Evelyn Y. on 1/30/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The person who checked me in was mumbling so much I had to keep asking him to repeat himself. He also seemed to struggle typing. I finally asked if I could type the address myself and he said, never mind, it is case enough.

Ronald S. on 1/28/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Great customer service and always has equipment available.

ERIN O. on 1/27/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Service should be approachable. Didn't know where to go/what to do. Signs were completely misleading. Difficult to drive around.

DAVID S. on 1/26/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Seemed to be under staffed. Michael was super helpful and professional.

Joshua W. on 1/26/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Dropped off after hours. Things were easy, though drop off lane was nearly full.

KEVIN J. on 1/23/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Only issue would be there is a lot of equipment and not room for getting around in their parking lot.