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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  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour dropoff

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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Customer reviews

Yassin M. on 12/5/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

They did a great job and I'm satisfied.

NICK L. on 12/3/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I arrived on location after being sent from a different store. The unit I had rented was dropped at the wrong location, I arrived and there was a line of five people or 6 people with only one persons running the counter. The guy was trying but he was having to go outside and then come back in and get the next order. Once it was my turn he was working on trying to get the process corrected so I could get the dolly. He finally was able to get it to work after a while and when I left there were probably 9 -11 people waiting, but the car dolly worked for what I needed it too

JAMES H. on 11/29/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very helpful personnel.

Max C. on 11/27/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Extremely hard to get in and out of sometimes. It was very tight when I returned the unit. But the guys were very helpful and friendly.

BASHAR A. on 11/24/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was to easy to rent from uhaul, and cheaper than a lot places, thank you.

REIKE P. on 11/24/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

This location is grossly understaffed, I had to wait 1 hour and 20 minutes to rent a truck. An employee called me from the location asking me to bring the truck back before my 48 Hours was up totally unacceptable. When I return the truck another employee called me two hours later and asked me where the keys were and I had a copy of my contract and I had the price that was quoted to me and then I gave the keys directly to the manager. Perhaps new training should take place at this location!!!

ron k. on 11/23/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Get more help, only one person to help four people waiting for equip., etc.. The wait was to long and the location is so small there is no place, literally hardly any place to turn around if you had any equipment hooked up to a vehicle to turn around....

larry l. on 11/23/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The person who helped me was stressed out and having a bad day said he was the only employee and can't get any help! I felt bad for him as he said was swamped and can't get things done as needed . I would say looking for a job see him.

Robert M. on 11/22/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Turn in process was outstanding too

Lance K. on 11/18/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It's a small and crowded lot, and the access is poor. Guys there were fine, and the truck worked -- though I wanted a smaller one than they had.

John M. on 11/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Always professional and helpful. These guys are the best.

kevin b. on 11/15/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service as always!

Steven K. on 11/8/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friendly and helpful staff and quick service.

Danny W. on 11/6/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I reserved at one location and when I arrived they didnt have the EQ that I needed so I had to go cross town. Also I ordrerd a hitch ball and straps. When I got to the Uhaul site they told me that it would be mailed. Well what good is it to mailed when I need it at the site so i had to buy at the site. Now I have 2 of both the other one just arrived by mail

Jennifer M. on 11/6/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent experience. Perfect. No recommendations.

HALEY M. on 11/4/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Lady was informative and helpful. Overall price and long process were the downfalls

mary h. on 11/2/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Make sure that the store is staffed well when reservations are high.

Mevludin T. on 10/31/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Stuff is so slow and unprofessional

James E. on 10/31/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Wheels on the trailer locked after braking. Attendent couldn't even disconnect it until he used the mule.

CHARLES H. on 10/26/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Business space was inadequate for the amount of business that location handles. It was myself and another customer returning a trailers and I had to almost park in the street to wait for space to pull in and disconnect.

Mike N. on 10/25/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mike was wonderful, helpful, friendly and a tremendous credit to your organization

Josh H. on 10/24/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I have rented several times from this location as it is the closest to my house. It is a painfully slow experience every single time. Everyone in the 30-45 minute line was furious about how slow the service was. Equipment is fine but the service is horrible. I will probably never rent again

bartholomew s. on 10/24/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I've always had good experiences with this UHAUL location. They made everything easy.

Jeff C. on 10/23/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Attendant was surely acted mad to be working. He brought the appliance mover out set it by me, turned and walked away saying nothing and not offering to help me get it in the truck.

Pat H. on 10/23/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Experience is top notch.