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

dave m. on


Good website make the pre-check-in easy. Good experience.

Jonathan Q. on


35 minute wait. Only two employees on a busy Spring weekend day. Van reeked of smoke, had coughing fits all day. Spend an extra 5 dollars and go to Enterprise or Penske.

Morgan R. on


Multiple employees from Waterloo location made errors which made more issues and problems for staff in Des Moines. Staff in Des Moines were very helpful and pleasant.

Ramona F. on


Get a bigger parking area (haha)

Darwin L. on


Is there cruise control on these 10' trucks? That would be nice.

Jeff D. on


I had reserved a unit on-line. When I went to pick it up the agent could not find it for more than 10 minutes. He smelled strongly of alcohol, slurred his words and it took over 20 minutes to get things entered into the computer. I was the only customer in the store at this point. He finally left to go pick up my truck and didn't show up again. After about 15 minutes I asked another worker who went and brought my vehicle around. The agent was toasted while at work. I hope he wasn't driving your vehicles.

Kristina D. on


We pulled into the location 15 minutes before closing to have the car trailer taken off and the gentleman was so awesome. He helped without any complaints even with it being closing time. Great staff!!!

Mike J. on


Headlight on truck was out. Truck had almost no gas in it making us have to put gas in while we were moving (we only went 57 miles total)

Matt S. on


Very easy, good price.



The staff was very helpful!!

Preston H. on


Location is crowded, out dated and associates are slow.

Dustin M. on


The workers really didn't seem to be enjoying themselves which made the overall experience a little depressing. Other than that everything went very well!



My experience went fine until I opened up my email to forward the receipt on for reimbursement and it looked like an "estimated" receipt. I was told and specifically requested receipt would be emailed. What I received looks like it was the estimate as it says EstimatedEnvironmental Fee, Estimated Subtotal, Estimated Rental Tax, Estimated Charges Paid, and Estimated Total Charges. This DOES NOT HELP with a reimbursement as I NEED AN ACTUAL FINAL RECEIPT. I will call the facility tomorrow. BUT, in the mean time you need to know that when a technician checks a person in that they need to know to email the ACTUAL RECEIPT, not the ESTIMATED RECEIPT. Thank you.

Jim H. on


My no is for the 1st 5x8 trailer, that I picked up at Uhaul on 63rd st., that trailer was dog tracking, due to an axle out of alignment! They didn't have another that size, so they asked me to haul it to Dale's Tire center to get repaired, then pick up a different ( same size) trailer at Dale's! This isn't my job, but I needed a trailer that day!

Brian h. on


The guys were super nice and the rope that came in very handy later on was super cheap. The truck was a gas guzzler but that can be expected, it's no better or worse than my V8-engined car. Quite happy with the experience, would definitely use UHAUL again based on the price and accessibility alone, not to mention the kind people and timeliness.

Ron W. on


Customer service at this U-Haul location was excellent.

Lincoln J. on


Got in and out very quickly with no hassle. Good service

Colton M. on


Very helpful and kind staff. Got on the road quickly. Thanks!

John B. on


Sterling love helped us out. He stayed late and made sure my vehicle was secured properly on the trailer. He really went above and beyond!

Lori S. on


The lady at the U-Haul on Wadsworth Blvd in Denver had quite a bit of attitude. She did replace our taillight, but really struggled with it and just had an attitude!

Kimberly D. on


Michael was extremely backed up and customers were lined to the door and average wait time per customer was 45-50 minutes. He was covering a lot of ground and totally under staffed. Remarkably he never wavered from having a smile and being upbeat with each customer. I'm giving a five-star rating purely due to Michael's excellent work ethic!



Saturday morning should have two people serving the customers.

Doug D. on


I waited 50 minutes to get the rental that I signed up for online and checked in online. I was 3rd in line when I arrived. There was not enough staff and the workflow was silly. Counter employees left the counter constantly to do set up work. Customers in line were alone in the store for long stretches. The staff there worked with little sense of urgency given that there was 5 or 6 people in line behind me. The equipment was in good shape and worked well. Return was relatively painless. About a 15 min wait.

Benjamin O. on


Online form had way too many opt-out, unnecessary accessories just to make a reservation. $90 of pre-selected boxes and tape was not a convenience. Dial it back a bit? I bought extra equipment that I needed at point of sale -- I shouldn't have had to hunt for the "I don't need this crap" button just to reserve a $20 pick up. Related, the rep at the counter did a very good job of pointing me to the accessories I actually needed -- rather than the ones I picked out -- even though they cost slightly less. Trust your human capital.

Todd J. on


Michael the manager helped me get my reservation changed. When i got to the store, they got me all hooked up. When I brought the trailer back, they again unhooked everything for me. I will rent here again.

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