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

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

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Customer reviews

JEFFREY E. on 4/28/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

increase the size of the facility!

phyllis c. on 4/28/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The trucks brakes, transmission need work. It was clean and the two guys I worked with were very nice. Truck was scary to drive nothing worked right

Jasmin S. on 4/27/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

First of all the staff treated me very poorly. I asked to park my car there where it's not In there way while I was using the rental the staff member replied and said we have a fork lift and if we need it moved we will with or without it was shocking to me for a company staff member to treat your customer like that. If I did not need the rental that day I would walked off and never even got the rental. Very poor customer service. WILL NEVER RENT FROM UHAUL AGAIN AND WILL ALSO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS HOW THAT LOCATION TREATS YOU AS A PERSON. Upgrade in management might solve some problems.

Josh P. on 4/27/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Had to travel 6 miles away from location that was supposed to have the truck. The ramp was messed up. They didnt compensate for anything. What a way for to make people pay extra for milage.

Paul N. on 4/27/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Staff is friendly and courteous. They processed my rental quickly.

rod c. on 4/25/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

More parking at location

Julie K. on 4/23/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

People were very friendly and professional. I would have liked there not to be a bag of blankets and the dolly attached the the wall of the moving truck. We didn't need it and it got in out way.

Briana H. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Hey these guys did their job well. Got the truck we needed when we needed it. The only thing that took away from the experience was the jerk behind me sighing loudly in exasperation. As if that would make it go any faster. And it's not the fault of the location we were at that the other location didn't have the truck he needed. But we got moved quickly and I couldn't have been happier. Thanks to the nice guy that helped us at the counter. I don't know his name, but he had a hat and a beard, and even gave the annoying man the customer service number with info on the $50 guarantee which still didn't make him happy because he's a jerk (and he probably DIDN'T reserve a truck anyway).

Julie R. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Justin was wonderful and very helpful.

SHEILA W. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Justin was terrific! Attentive, quick and diligent! Location needs organized and updated product display. Perhaps more space. Overall great experience!!

CHRIS A. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It is easy to see the guys are working hard to satisfy the customer.

lynn d. on 4/16/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is always a very busy location but every vehicle I have rented has been in great condition. Great place to rent from - it just needs more room and more help.

Carla G. on 4/12/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Employee was not courteous at all and didnt explain full amt was being charged

Cherry M. on 4/11/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The location is very convenient for us and everyone is helpful.

JACOB E. on 4/11/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Equipment was clean, tie down strap was broke. Also wish there was a half day rate as I only used it for an hour and a half.

steve s. on 4/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Need oil change light came on and I returned truck at 8 AM today so there was nobody there I could tell this to. I'm sure they noticed it when they started it up.

phillip f. on 4/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Dillon was fantastic, very courteous and helpful.

Robert B. on 4/6/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

No verbal information was given about after hour drop off. All I was told was sign here, fill it back up and here's the key. Didn't know where to drop it off or drop the key. Also I don't know if I need a reimbursement for all the mileage I paid for, because I didn't drive all the miles that were "estimated" Am I supposed to call them or what? Lazy people work here.

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

To have Michael manage and train other employees; his professional and relational skills were exceptional.

Patrick S. on 4/5/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

There was a dolly in the truck that I didn't request, and didn't use. I had to move it to make room while loading the truck. I noticed after I left the store that I had been charged a rental fee for the dolly that I didn't use or request.

Susan D. on 4/5/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service

mike y. on 4/5/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All went good

Richard L. on 4/4/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing. The equipment was ready when i needed it, and the personnel were knowledgeable and helpful.

Jeff C. on 4/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Personel was sub par. There was not enough employees to take care of customers in a timely fashion, wait was excessive. When returning rental unit, the employees continually(and I mean nonstop) battering between each other with very non professional conversation. One of the employees talked about anything and everything from cussing to you name it , annoying to the point you just wanted to walk out. There were 2 customers at the counter and three waiting. His interaction would make going somewhere else easy.

Sonya L. on 4/2/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

We had a good experience. Thank you!