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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Customer reviews

JOESPH S. on 2/6/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I was supposed to get a bunch of boxes with my truck. Had preordered them, took the truck, and realized I didn't have any boxes at all.

JAMES B. on 2/5/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Although the trailer proved to be in good working condition, it looked ancient and was rusty in spots. Also, bumper was nicked when the trailer was unhooked by U-Haul staff. No biggie (though it is a new car) but I expect personnel to be more careful.

jim c. on 2/2/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Iowa U-Haul was great. Dropping off a different deal. Had to go to 3 different places. Last place the staff was great. Please chk my rental return and let them know. I'm not familiar with area but think it was on hwy 141 & Del Prado

dona t. on 2/1/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was almost double billed as the attendant improperly read the bill. They need to pay closer attention!

brent j. on 2/1/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When we first went in to get equipment the sales person was rude and not real helpful. We had called the number listed the night before we needed it, but was told they knew nothing about it??? Then he proceeded to try and convince us to take a size we did not want?? He also did not like the fact that my husband decided to check on amount of gas in vehicle?? But we had no problems what so ever, when we returned vehicle, but, another sales person assisted us then. So am actually torn on would I recomend to a friend?? This was the one located on 63rd, in West Des Moines.

larry m. on 1/30/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

make sure trailer hitch is tite. mine came loose and ruined the tailgate on my truck because employee didn't titen it!

KIM S. on 1/30/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The mirrors on the truck were located in a manner where all the water removed by the windshield wipers went directly across the drivers and passengers windows at eye level. This makes it very difficult to use the side mirrors, especially at night. Also all trucks should have cruise control. With the above exceptions, it was a very easy drive.

PAUL S. on 1/27/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The equipment was in good working order and the store was clean. The staff was efficient and knowledgeable, but not skilled at friendly customer service. The store is overcrowded making the first impression that I am not welcome. Everything you could possibly need is right there.

carey j. on 1/23/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

There was a bit of a delay, as both employees were busy outside with rentals, but once they got inside they had it under control quickly.

CLUSTER G. on 1/21/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Was some funny business about the billing. Costed way more then I thought. Paid 82 on sight. Rent it for and extra day over the phone, then I somehow needed to pay another 76 dollars. Make sure you question them hard about the billing.

Justin A. on 1/19/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The staff was quick and courteous. No problems.

Jill B. on 1/18/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Service was quick.

CINDY O. on 1/17/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Truck was supposed to have a dolly and six moving blankets but none of those items were in the truck. Good thing we were able to get some ourselves.

GALEN Z. on 1/17/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


DONNA R. on 1/17/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great customer service. Much better than my last experience at another location. Will highly recommend this location.

Chasyti F. on 1/11/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

very friendly staff

Halley R. on 1/11/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Wish customer parking was closer to entrance. Visited twice, once to get boxes and once to get the truck. Both times it was very icy and felt hazardous!!

MICHAEL W. on 1/8/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Called them because their listed address doesn't come up in the gps to the right location. Individual on the phone was unable to provide direction for someone new to the area even though I was less than 2 miles from their location. Let them know that I was on my way to them directly at 653pm, knowing they closed at 7pm. Arrived at 7pm and watched them turn off the sign and lock the door in front of me. Had to complete online check in instead and take pictures while it was raining. Took extra time due to difficulty in getting good pictures in the dark, had to spend 25 minutes in the cold and rain while the people working there closed up and drove off. Online check out for extra day wouldn't complete and had to call customer service. Customer service person was extremely helpful and resolved my problem in like 2 minutes.

BARB D. on 1/6/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Easy to check in and out. Liked convenience of after hours drop off.

Gordon H. on 12/30/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Fast , good service. Thanks

JOY H. on 12/28/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Employees were very nice.

JIM S. on 12/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Justin, did an EXCELLENT job in welcoming and taking care of me on front side of rental and the back side of return.....great man, to serve those of your company's customers

MAURICE C. on 12/22/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All Good

ROBTER G. on 12/21/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


MICHAEL K. on 12/21/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

UHaul trailer was extremely old and dirty. Did not give us the pads/boxes we ordered. Had to return to the store. Had a 24 hour rental, picked it up at 12 pm and at 11:00 called and asked why we didn't have it back because a customer was waiting for it. Slow and rude service.