Originally Posted by BackCountry
I joined a Deso trip a few years ago that had decided to pay a shuttle service (out of Moab I believe) to get the vehicles back to the take out. The shuttle drivers used Nine Mile Canyon and drove it like they were racing in the DAKAR in all the vehicles. Upon arriving at the take out all the people with Subaru's in the group had 1 to 4 flat tires on their vehicles sitting in the parking lot. One of the Subaru's would not go down the road at all and needed major alignment issues dealt with (along with 4 new tires) before it could leave Green River. The full sized trucks - mine with a trailer - were fine but you could tell they had been driven hard. The driver of my truck had left his vile of weed in my vehicle and locked the doors.
That is my takeout nightmare.
Used River Runners on my last Deso trip. My rig was fine but others in our group had minor problems with theirs at the take out - wiring harness ripped out, trailer license plates torn off trailers, etc.
No shuttle co. is bulletproof.
On an up note, I hired Torie Davis at 970.677.2818 or 970.560.1475 for a Dolores shuttle last weekend and my rig was just fine.