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

mary k. on 4/18/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All was great. I received a friendly greeting as I entered the store in the afternoon by an employee who was sweeping & tidying up. When I mentioned I wanted to rent a truck he showed me that a van would cover my needs & was much cheaper. I overestimated the number of miles I would need for the move and was issued a prompt refund. Very friendly & reputable location!

JEANA T. on 4/11/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Thoroughly explain the total charge of the rental before someone signs. I was told one piece and want explain that price was for one day only. Ended up being charged double which I was not prepared for.

DANIELLE B. on 3/31/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The trucks alignment was way off, so the steering wheel was basically extremely crooked and hard to steer.

Margaret W. on 3/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Amy M. on 3/17/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Prompt and helpful service when dropping off our trailer.

holly h. on 3/15/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

We were told by reservation person truck would be big enough for our furniture and it didn't even come close to get all our stuff in and when we talk to manager Michael at store he was rude and not helpful about the problem. Customer service is so important especially when people are moving because it stressful. Giving good customer service can really make someone feel at ease about their move.

Matt W. on 3/11/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

the truck smelled of smoke really terrible, it was also not cleaned out all the way.

angelica r. on 3/9/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Our reservation order was all wrong but the guys at the store corrected it all got all the right equipments and were super helpful. I will definitely use this location uhaul again-

Margaret W. on 3/5/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service. Appreciate it. Very reasonable. Thanks.

MAXWELL H. on 3/3/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

improve customer care as well as cleanliness and pricing.

Stuart M. on 3/3/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The employees were courteous, helpful, and professional! The cargo area of the truck smelled of tobacco smoke which would have been upsetting if my belongings had absorbed that but I was able to neutralize it with an air freshener and Febreze. Otherwise, I had a great experience.

Tom R. on 3/3/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

had left over, unused, Uhaul box and left it in the truck to return , but was told I had to come in the store to get the refund credited. That is very inconvenient and a waste of time/money. Suggest an alternative be set up for customers.

Troy G. on 3/3/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The 2 guys working that day were great to work with. It was an easy process and went well.

Phillip A. on 3/2/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

We picked up the truck and the first thing I noticed is that it was not 15 feet of storage space as advertised, but rather it was about 12.5 feet, the second thing I noticed was that there was garbage in the back of the truck and the fuel tank was at 5/8 not 3/4 as my rental agreement stated. The pick up and drop off went fine other than those major issues with the truck. Never getting u haul again, budget is much cheaper and their 15 foot truck actually gives you 15 feet of space for cargo not 12.5 like the u haul

SCOTT G. on 3/1/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Indifferent staff. Act like you're bothering them by giving them your business.

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.