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

Cyrus W. on 9/28/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My favorite U Haul store...hands down.

Simon D. on 9/27/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

keep the good work you never know that who send you.

gina w. on 9/27/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Again, great service

Eric M. on 9/25/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I showed up 15 minutes early and didn't get my rental until an hour and 20 minutes later, due to only 1 person working on a saturday

CHUCK M. on 9/24/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

U-Haul was there when we needed them!

CHRIS B. on 9/22/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Great customer service from the one employee on site while I was there. Prompt, friendly, no nonsense handling. Almost no parking due to so many UHaul vehicles on the lot.

chuck m. on 9/22/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything went smooth, and the employees were very helpful.

dean a. on 9/19/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The employees were pleasant and very capable. The equipment (trailer) was perfect for my application. I will rent here again. Thanks!

Jenifer J. on 9/18/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

After fifteen years of being a customer, I will not be using U-Haul's services any longer after this experience. You don't value your customers

Roxanne P. on 9/18/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Friendlier representatives

Jeffrey S. on 9/17/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very polite, efficient and organized.

Blake F. on 9/16/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I could be given the correct location. And when I drop the trailer off at the location I was given, not being yelled at would be preferable.

Chris N. on 9/15/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

More professionalism from the workers. The person helping me answered his cellphone to talk to his girlfriend while he was helping me. Also, the two workers were arguing with each other.

Michael M. on 9/12/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The customer service was very good.

Ernest P. on 9/11/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All was efficient and easy/ no improvement indicated

larry a. on 9/7/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I was over charged and no one would correct the problem so I will not do business here again

kathy r. on 9/6/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

very busy day.....more help available

joel s. on 9/6/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


DOUGLAS C. on 9/5/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The truck had over 100,000 miles on it and it drove like it had 10x that. The cab was disgustingly dirty and I had to put my mother and my three-year old in it. The guys who rented out the truck didn't know what they were doing and took over 30 min to get me into a truck. Upon return, the line was 7 or 8 people long with only one employee working. This experience was ridiculous and I will never return to this location to rent a truck. Although this is typical Uhaul customer service as Uhaul has the market cornered. I'm not sure why I fill these customer satisfaction surveys out as nothing has changed over the 10+ years I have been filling these out.

Douglas S. on 9/5/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I stood in line for 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the counter. The poor agent was alone on a holiday weekend. What were they thinking. You have to hire more people. When I brought the truck back at 4:45 pm. there were still 6 people in line and he was closing at 5:00. Absolutely ridiculous. I have rented from U haul in Phoenix several times and never had any problem. Very, very poor service. And besides that my reservation was for 11:00 am and when I final got to the head of line at 12:00, the agent said he didn't have my truck. The people behind me in line were returning it. Poor management. A former customer to be sure.

kevin d. on 9/4/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The only thing I would suggest is more help on staff, the guys did a great job, there just wasn't enough staff to help all of the people there.

Mindy E. on 9/4/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I spent an hour waiting in line because there was only one guy working, very frustrating!

John H. on 9/4/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Have more than one employee working on Saturday evening.

Anne S. on 9/2/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Good customer service!

David Z. on 9/1/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

they need more room. very small lot for handleing equipment.