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


The service is always great and staff knowledgeable; however, you may have to wait to be served. There isn't always enough staff to take care of the number of people waiting. I love UHaul vehicles because they're always maintained well. This time I rented a van and the seated hadn't been cleaned and there was a lot of what looked like animal hair on the two seats. Gianni helped me this time and he is terrific. Always friendly, prompt and knows his business. I love these guys!

David K.

Guys were awesome and quick!


The service was awesome. The gentlemen were cool, efficient and professional.


have someone available to check me in at return...just a wave of recognition would be enough


Truck reeked of cigarette smoke and inside of windshield had something spilled on it. Tire blew out on trailer also. Price didn't match estimate online.


Slow service always. Even signed for everything online on app but still took an hour


Gianni was awesome as was the person who checked me back in in the evening. All was fast and convenient and friendly. Thanks much!!

Patrick M.

All of the staff that I interacted with were pleasant, friendly and very helpful! Great location to rent equipment from!!!

Carrie A.

Agent who helped me at pick up and return was helpful, pleasant and professional.

Raymond S.

Added "Rental Surcharge" costs not shown on original online application are just a dis-service to customers! The truck worked well, but quite noisey at high speeds. You can't even hear the radio.


The technician who assisted me was very knowledgeable and very patient throughout the whole process. He displayed great customer service.


Always a pleasant experience due to your staff; however, the packaging peanuts were not available.


There were problems I think system wide with paying for rental. Could not use credit card, debit card, or a check. Had to go to an ATM to get cash to pay for rental. It is an inconvenience but location had no control over it.

Dennis J.

As I got in the truck to drive away, the low tire pressure came on saying a rear tire needed air. Long story short- drove back to dealer, employee tried hard on cold day to fill but didn't have equipment that worked. Ended up driving another 100 miles with low tire light on. Seems like there's always a hiccup with U Haul.


The guy working the counter was great....really appreciate his assistance.

heather M.

There was no wait!! The staff was friendly and informed.

Mary Lou W.

The staff is always super friendly, positive, and very helpful. They try very hard to make it an easy, fast experience for me.

Denise D.

Pleasant interaction with Gianni.


Team was super helpful


U haul made a very bad day good for me!


I was lucky enough to take the rental van out on its maiden voyage. It doesn't get any better than that!


Looked to be short staffed but the guy behind the counter was working hard.


Great service overall and I was very impressed

Michael D.

Late delivery (5 hours) due to late incoming. Gianni was great. Trailer was covered in snow so no idea of cleanliness. After we unloaded it appears it was pretty dirty inside and there was a desk chair mat left by previous renter. Overall for the rental got the job done but service was rough.

Bob H.

You can read my review and see what we went through and don't ever put another customer through this. You get paid very well for the rental of your trucks and people expect the service that they are told they will receive.

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