This is NOT JUST service . . . BUT PURCHASE of a used RV at Bretz which shows they DO NOT SERVICE their RVs prior to putting an item on their lot as for sale & then misrepresent the RV to the buyer. You cannot be assured of driving home in a used RV from Bretz. My RV friends call it 'the trip from hell,' I call it a 'death-mobile.' Item is a 1991, 31', Class A, Bounder. Day to drive home, batteries were dead so they towed it back into the shop for two regulators or resistors. I drove 1,000 miles from Missoula to my home in Nevada and had 2 tows, 2 flats, 2 engine kills (NO steering & NO breaks), battery cable that fell off, & dead generator. It took 6 days to get home vs 2 with these layover for repairs & tires. I have spent $1,500 just to get home. At home, driving to RV repair, had 3rd flat. By my local 'certified RV mechanic,' had $2,000 repairs done to engine, engine mount, heat shield, & replaced the two corroded house batteries, plus full tuneup. I was told by Bretz that this Bounder would get me up my 5,000' mountain faster than my trade-in which got 40-45, the Bounder only goes 18 MPH up this grade. The tires were misrepresented as 'you are lucky, it appears they have all just been replaced' when in fact, BIG O signed a statement that tires were at half-life & were slathered with Armor All & covered a 4.5" sun-crack on another tire. Onan 7,000 works, used 1 qt of oil in less than 100 miles, then quits, problem is stator. My local mechanic found leak but to fix the stator will be $3-4,000, new gen would be $5,000. I need to replace the remaining 3 tires before using as an RV should be used. Total: $9,000+/- due to Bretz not checking anything on a used RV for sale on their lot when they knew you need to drive it home!!!
Twice, I was told they operate under 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' The RV public needs to know that they do no checking other than appliances (refrigerator/microwave) & that Bretz should advertise their used items as: YOU MUST PURCHASE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY AS YOU MAY NOT GET OUT OF THE BRETZ ZIP CODE. We RVers need this on-line help for purchase & repairs & I thank you for being there for us.