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.

Remolques para motocicleta

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 young kid behind the counter is great but terribly over worked. Would have been great if the gentleman in the shop would have lent a hand at the front counter. This is not the first time this has happened. We rent from you often and this is not a one time observation. This location is way to small for the volume they do. The young guys behind the counter are always alone with a long line.



The owner Mike was great.

Jeff F. en


So so slow. Never have enough people working and they never seem to be in any rush to help their customers.

Roberta W. en


Very efficient drop off- it was appreciated after driving 6 hours! The truck was not air conditioned, which was too bad with it being 97 degrees!

Carrie B. en


The “oil needs to be changed” Light was on prior to me renting this vehicle. Otherwise the can and back in were clean.



My negative review here is all about the wait time. Mike is a nice enough guy, but he was the only worker there when I picked up the truck (that I had reserved on-line AND done the on-line check-in for). So, I had to wait for more than 30-40 minutes in line, just to pick up the truck. People ahead of me in the line hadn't even made their reservations ahead of time. They just showed up to rent a truck, yet I had to wait in a long line for them to go thru the entire reservation process and get their trucks before me, even though I'd reserved on-line days in advance and had done the on-line check-in process the day before. That is a ridiculous system guys. Completely ridiculous.

Jake H. en


The kids working were very unprofessional. Yawing, talking about how tired they were, how they didn’t hated talking to people, how the other guy was an idiot because he gave the wrong truck to a customer... charged my 60 miles more than I drove (I took a picture of the trip odometer)... their recording of the starting mileage was wrong. The boxes worked great though.

Christopher P. en


I have used, and will continue to use West Side for my catering transportation needs. Friendly, helpful people...

Jason H. en


This location had issues finding my reservation, they weren't courteous, and an employee nearly hit my personal vehicle because he was driving a UHAUL truck way too fast for the parking lot.

charles a. en


Whatever you doing now good enough

Erin B. en


Excellent customer service! Michael (the owner) was very helpful! During a stressful move, it was great to have someone who helped us out like he did. I highly recommend this location for the excellent customer service!

Ryan T. en


Only one employee working on a Friday afternoon, and trailer lights flashed off and on a lot

Stan L. en


They did not have the size truck that we ordered, but offered a trailer for additional space. Not ideal, but doable. The local person was good to work with, but the automated national folks caused problems by not being aware of the situation.

Sheri B. en


It was fast, and friendly

SARA H. en


Super easy and accessible location. The owner is well organized. Place is always clean. I am a frequent flier.

Terry P. en


U-Haul could not provide us with the 15 ft truck we had a confirmation for because there were not enough in the area that were working. That was not the rental locations issue but U-hauls issue. We did not want the 26 ft truck we received because it was too big for our needs, but we had to make due.

Jamie D. en


My reservation was for 9 but I wasn't provided with my vehicle until 10:30. It was extremely busy in the store and only person on staff. He did well with the situation he was in but there needed to be at least one other person. Dropping the vehicle off was just as bad because the drop off lane was full of parked vehicles with no one behind the wheels. No one was in store either despite waiting customers. I had to search around to find someone so I could hand off the keys. Could have just been a bad day for the store but I doubt I'll use this location again.

mary c. en


Very personable employee

Jasen S. en


It was difficult to park the truck upon returning because so much equipment was in the equipment return lane that it went all the way to the street, leaving no room for additional vehicles. Yet the front of the lane was empty, so someone just needed to more regularly pull the vehicles forward (it was like this for several hours too, both when I picked up the truck and returned it, so this wasn't a brief event). All that said, otherwise the location was good. Centrally located, well stocked, and the truck I got was clean and nearly brand new, with only ~5,000 miles on it. I was very impressed with that.

elizabeth w. en


There was only one man working at this location. He was doing a great job, but he was swamped - it took us 30 minutes to get our trailer. This wasn't his fault, but there should have been more people working at 8am on a Saturday morning.

Frederick M. en


Helpful staff. Location is good but very difficult to use because of the layout and size of the lot.

Lynnae L. en


Saturday, June 8, at 12:30 PM the line of people was out the door. It was hot, and the store was not staffed to handle this number of customers. The gentleman at the counter kept his positive attitude and handled the situation well. At the end of the day when I returned my rental, he was flushed and tired, obviously overworked. When I commented on it, he agreed that it had been a hard day, but he smiled and remained positive. He is an employee worth keeping and rewarding, and he could use some help.

justin w. en


The line was long on the return and we got charged for an extra day. We will be disputing this.

ryan q. en


Even with a reservation I had to wait in line for an hour and 40 minutes at pick up. Poor excuse for customer service

Cheryl L. en


Excellent customer service and very knowledgeable

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