It makes we wonder about the things I read here and how they happen.
We have toured the Gulf Stream factory four times now and we have seen all the checks and inspections they do so that things should not get by them, but they still do.
As far as mechanical things like the generator, that can happen. Have you ever have something happen to your car/truck and take it to the dealer/repair shop and it wouldn't do it there?
Take it back home and darn if it doesn't act up again!
With our RV's and all the different components in them rolling down the road going through an earthquake on our terriffic roads with bumps, holes and expansion joints, not to mention some of the bad driving that some of us put them thru, it's a wonder anything works or stays tight.
Did you ever think about the person that delivers your RV from the factory to the dealer?? You know I think that was the same guy that used to park cars at the up town parking lot that drove like you know what. Of course he took it real nice and easy delivering your RV, sure he did.
The faster it was delivered, the sooner he could get back to get another, after all they get paid by the unit/mile. The more he delivers the more $$$ he makes.
Or how about the dealer, something is wrong with a component on an RV that is supposed to go out for delivery and needs a part, he doesn't have it on hand, so he just switches it from one on the lot. Then an owner brings his RV that is under warranty in and needs a component, again go out to the lot an get one off the RV we took the other component from and install it. Pretty soon you have an RV sitting on the lot with several bad components they have switched out, it gets sold and now you have quite a few bad components and a unhappy owner complaining about what a piece of junk he bought blaming the manufacturer.
Doesn't happen you say, don't bet on it. I used to help a friend that owned an RV dealership back in the early 90's. We did it several times.
Our first Gulf Stream we purchased was on the lot two days when we purchased it. One great coach, just a couple of minor things wrong during the warranty period and none after for the two years we owned it.
Our present coach sat on the dealers lot for nine months and was used for a show coach. It had at least 10 items that had to be done before we took delivery and several after we took delivery. Cook top had to replaced (scratched), switches missing out of the dash for fog lights, window shades, and air horns (wonder what happened to those), side window had to be replaced(dealers cleaning team blew the seal with a power washer), turn signals/tail lights wouldn't work (module box had to be replaced, funny the guy that worked on it knew all about it being bad),
plus other things.
Now Gulf Stream footed the bill for those items, the dealer also sells other makes/brands of RV's. Wonder how many Gulf Stream parts were placed on SOB (Some Other Brand)?
I didn't and don't blame Gulf Stream for those items, but I will tell you that I will not purchase another RV from that dealer. I will drive the 250 miles to purchase an RV from the dealer we purchased our first Gulf Stream from.