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

HARUN B. on 7/23/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Better to make sure truck is in good condition.

ABDELHADI A. on 7/22/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

very lazy men working in that location. took them 3 hours to install wires. the girl that works there is the only customer-oriented employee. very bad experience over all.

JOAN C. on 7/22/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Both men I dealt with were professional and friendly. Truck only had 17K+ miles on it. Clean and trip was a breeze. Thank you!

Dan R. on 7/21/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Call center did not listen to my request for a cube van and got a regular van. Specifically said the $29.95 size. Did not get done with the van during a crosstown move and could have used the van longer than the 4 hrs they allocate with their $19.95 deal.

STEVE B. on 7/21/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Personel was short and trite when asked to help out with checking in a cube van. Location is cluttered and the kid that helped seemed to care less. The only reason I would recommend the location is they seemed to have plenty of inventory and a convenient location.

DAWN W. on 7/19/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My experience was fine. My only issue would be that it took too long to handle the return. There were about five folks ahead of me and I waited around 30 minutes. Also, I had to go inside to be checked in, when it appeared someone should have been outside to check me in.

TREVOR G. on 7/19/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

All ok

VERNELL J. on 7/18/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Took a while to check out a vehicle and once bringing it back had to Waite ...

erin v. on 7/18/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Received a truck to drive all the way to Arlington, TX that had a transmission that was going out. Truck wouldn't go over 40 mp and would slam into 3rd and 4th gear. Spent over $1000.00. Reported it to the manager Mike who ONLY returned $150.00 to me. Due to the problems with this truck which it took longer than excepted to get home, which caused me to loose another days day. Asked to speak to Mike's manager "Richard" who has yet to call me back. The WORST experience ever! Will never rent from UHAL again! Not to mention I even called the 800# for roadside assistance and was told to keep driving the truck and to call them back once the truck was no longer operational. #WORSTEXPERIENCEEVER!

mike k. on 7/17/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The truck was new. The staff was friendly. A little bit more flexible on the refill of the gas (and the fact that I overfilled it from when I checked it out) consideration for that fact.

MELISSA D. on 7/17/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Have your employees move a bit faster. There were 3 people in line ahead of me and I waited 40 minutes to get help. Or better yet...get more employees.

Michael K. on 7/16/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Different checkout lines for customers who placed orders online and those who want to place orders in the shop. Better organization/layout for in-lot traffic flow and customer parking

JESSICA D. on 7/16/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The person that was helping me pick out the trucked I wanted was complelt incompetent. He was a young kid that was clearly just there to collect a pay check. I did not catch his name but it's not like he was wearing a name tag. He at one point mumbled under his breath "I should have called in". He had no sense of customer service what so ever. They clearly need to be more selective when it comes to those they hire at that location. I will not be going back that's for sure.

Seth L. on 7/14/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The 24' truck was a pain in the ass to drive. I was worried it was either going to break down or never start again. It got me from A to B though so I guess I can't get too mad but that truck needs to be maintained.

PETER T. on 7/14/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Severely understaffed for a Saturday. At least a 10-minute wait to be helped. The staff was helpfull once it was my turn. Lot is too small for the volume of trucks.

SUNDAY O. on 7/13/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I understand dealing with people can be rather difficult. Employee need to take time to make customer feel welcome, some try, but some react as if they do not want to be there. Customers are people not robots, teach them to listen more instead of rote reactions.

Matthew R. on 7/13/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

It took 40 min to make it through a 4 person line. This process is not efficient and frustrating

MARK S. on 7/12/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Thanks Mike for the flexibility I needed with our move?

craig g. on 7/11/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Resolve customers issues. My truck was faulty, broke, bad tranny, out of alignment, was told to check my contract because it says "I was to call roadside assitance." Sorry, faulty equipment is part of the full retail price.

kevin w. on 7/10/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Truck was a piece of junk.

David L. on 7/9/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

There was not enough staff on hand to take care of customers quickly. When I went in to the location the manager was the only person there. I was the 4th customer in line and it took a bit over 15 minutes before I was served.

KELLI H. on 7/8/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing - everything was great.

JESSICA S. on 7/8/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Easy dropoff experience after hours.

Brandi J. on 7/7/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Assist customer in less than 30 minutes, check in vehicle properly so your call center agents don't say the customer stole the vehicle. Return phone calls as promised when issues are resolved

KENT F. on 7/7/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Site probably could justify additional personnel. Only two people were stressed to accommodate propane customers, walk up customers and customers wanting to return U Haul equipment