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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How to Install a Trailer Hitch Adapter

A trailer hitch adapter makes it easy to use a 2’’ hitch accessory with a 1 ¼” receiver. Hitch mounted bike racks, and cargo carriers designed for a 2’’ receiver hitch can be used with an adapter.

How to Install a Ball Mount on your Vehicle’s Hitch

In order to tow a trailer, you'll need to install a ball mount and hitch ball on your receiver hitch. Once you select the correct ball mount, the installation process is incredibly simple.

Customer reviews

todd b. on 5/25/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

space is tight since adding the large storage containers behind the shop

kim T. on 5/24/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The manager was very help full. So friendly and helpful. Thank you for your help in a very stressful day.

rodel t. on 5/23/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Seemed to be a popular day to move that day. Had about a 15-20 min wait before getting to the counter.

James Y. on 5/22/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was one hour after the requested return time of 9:15AM. The store opened at 9:00AM. It was not clear to me that after 9:15 AM I would be charged for an additional day.

Robby S. on 5/21/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

We booked a 20 ft. Truck online 2 days in advance and even though we received a confirmation email with a guarantee to have that size truck at the time we reserved it we were only able to get a 17ft truck and we did NOT get the $50 credit we were promised for not having the truck we reserved. Very unsatisfied!!! Will NOT use again!! And will NOT recommend to ANYONE!

Chris Z. on 5/20/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Dropped off after hours

LISA C. on 5/20/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

No changes because it is a great place, Justin the general manager is great, excellent customer service!!

tom s. on 5/20/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Better signage to return vehicle parking. Difficult entry from the north.

Allen B. on 5/17/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Prompt courteous service. Staff called me the day before to coordinate timing of my arrival to pick up the truck. Nice touch!

DANIEL J m. on 5/15/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

staff over whelmed with large volume of rentals, additional staff would be helpful. Lot not organized very well.

Charles G. on 5/15/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My only suggestion is that you need to anticipate the early morning rush. Having two desk people was great, but adding an outdoor runner to get the equipment would speed the process...keep the indoor folks from having to run outside for each transaction. Reserving in advance worked well too! Thanks!

Sara S. on 5/12/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The customer service was excellent!

Kathy R. on 5/12/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Friendly; readily got us on our way; easy return

becky l. on 5/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I have always had the best service here. The employees are always friendly and willing to answer in questions I have. They have apologized for the wait when it extremely busy. Great customer service.

pam w. on 5/9/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Workers/staff helpful, personable,& kind

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

The service was fast and the equipment was ready.

Ryan D. on 5/7/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very good experience and staff efficient.

Raymond S. on 5/7/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Good service and friendly people , it's the only store I go to.

garrett n. on 5/5/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everybody working at the time I went in was extremely friendly and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Krystal W. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Awful customer service. Will not return

Chris V. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friendly. Full of good advise

Jessica R. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The manager was rude, condescending, and implied that we were lying about terms we had previously discussed with the dispatcher. Then they gave us a truck in gross disrepair, that broke down no less than three times in total and cost us hours of precious time, as well as the time of the volunteers we had waiting for us to arrive. We will never use UHaul again.

Justin D. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Make a sign that suggests or say to use the north entrance when returning vehicles. I had a 26 footer and I came in the South entrance and whoo! That was almost a disaster. Everything else was great though, thanks.

Gabrielle S. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The workers who helped us were very lackluster and mumbled the whole way through our interactions. It seemed like they wanted to be anywhere except for there.

Kyle O. on 5/2/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Have someone there to answer the phones so people at counters can concentrate on customers inside the store.