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

bill r. on 7/27/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

much better than the Douglas /St location in Des Moines

Keisha B. on 7/26/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Seemed under staffed and when I was helped nothing was explained to me. Just told the estimated cost price, when to have it back by and to swipe my card. I've rented a U-Haul before so I remember some of the key things. Upon returning the truck I waited outside for 15 minutes before someone came out. I wouldn't have minded if it wasn't 98 degrees outside! I will not be using this location ever again.

Stephen P. on 7/26/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Easy return at a location just a few miles from where we moved our daughter into her apartment in Des Moines. In and out in 10 minutes.

Kevin M. on 7/25/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This is not where I intended to rent this. Understand it was a busy time, however it was not clear that I would have to pick up vehicle at location that essentially added more than 2 hours to my day. Compensated for miles but not fuel. Regional office that called me to inform me was especially rude, unprofessional and not satisfactory. She blamed me for moving on a busy weekend. I informed her that I had no choice in this rental but that I would not be back. She could have made me a happy customer but decided not to.

Megan B. on 7/25/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The personnel that helped me today were great.

Greg H. on 7/24/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Only recommendation would be to declutter the inside store area. Might be difficult due to the small size. Even though there was a line, I didn't mind, as the staff was excellent.

Greg P. on 7/24/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Justin was awesome. The whole process uhaul uses to reserve a truck and notify a customer is awful. Reserved three weeks ahead, they'll call you the day before to tell you IF you have a truck!!! Then they called twice to change pick up locations. As if moving isn't stressful enough.

dennis m. on 7/21/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

great experience, the team was friendly and professional.

DAMIAN R. on 7/21/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Customer service over the phone was awful. Felt like she was reading from a script and only cared to make sure she got her questions answered, not that I got the rental I needed. When I called to extend the rental I was caught between a guy who was trying to handle my phone call and a customer at the desk at the same time. Train your people on the basics.

LINDA R. on 7/20/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

customer parking should be in the front to make it customer friendly for us. customer parking in the back is slim at best. I assume employees park there as there is hardly ever a space available and impossible to rely on a parking space being available if you have no one that can drop you off and then pick you up. Need a new location with more space for all the trucks and vans so there is adequate parking for customers in the front and so you can even get into the lot at all. it is craziness. need to be more fully staffed. two persons at registers at all times and two persons, at least, pulling up trucks for customers. employees are friendly and courteous and none of this is their fault--it is top management who makes decisions about staffing, etc. that are doing poorly.

Randall C. on 7/19/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

this location was great. The only problem I had was when I made the reservation online I asked for a location on the east side (Bondurant) and they reserved the unit at a South West location. The people there were very good so other than the hassle & cost of not being able to return it a day earlier because of the location I was very happy.

phyllis w. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

N/A great service

faye l. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Nick C. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This location was much more efficient, polite, and knowledgable than the Douglas location. The employees were great.

carrie c. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Understaffed and poor workflow. On weekends there should be a minimum of 2 staff working check-in only and two staff delivering the equipment. I waited in line for 50 minutes - ridiculous!!

Joshua E. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Fast and courteous. My return was very quick. Someone came out as I came in and pull trailer off. Not even 5 min. Great service!

Brett E. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Location was busy but fast and efficient. Staff were friendly and very pleasant.

alexi H. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Uhaul is such a rip off i will never use them ever again for anything.

keith m. on 7/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Made reservation through Dylan at Douglas Ave. - Urbandale, IA location. He was very professional and answered my numerous questions politely and courteously.

Steve Z. on 7/10/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Work on the customer service skills of the red head, Shaun White look a like. Not pleasant or welcoming at all. Made me feel like helping me was an inconvenience to him. The guy he checked me in was the complete opposite and exemplified good customer service. Unfortunately, I didnt get names.

Garrett H. on 7/8/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Hire employees who can at least act like they are interested in working.

carla m. on 7/8/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

It was very busy and seemed understaffed. However, could have been anew issue of being an early Sunday morning at the first of the month and a holiday. When we did get help, the gentleman was kind and accommodating.

michael w. on 7/8/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Was not inviting.

Randolph G. on 7/7/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing. Everything went smooth. Thanks!

jignash a. on 7/5/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I booked a dolly and never got one , It was waste of me booking 2 weeks ago. it was so hard for me to move with out a dolly. Please make sure you hold what customer booked