Report: #1354408

Complaint Review: Steve Bawa

  • Submitted: Mon, February 06, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, February 06, 2017
  • Reported By: American Citizen — San Francisco California USA
  • Steve Bawa
    3585 Twinoaks Drive
    Napa, California

Steve Bawa Burning Man RV Rental Steve Bawa is a complete con artist. He illegally rents RVs to concert goers and Burning Man enthusiasts. Napa California

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: My side of the events

*General Comment: Sorry to hear about your nightmare!

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Steve Bawa of Napa, California is a complete con-artist. I recommend you do NOT interact with him on any level. Let me give you an overview of the hell he put me through. I found his ad on Craigslist for RV rental for Burning Man. I was excited when I spoke to him because he was a Burner. In reality, he was a complete nightmare.

Steve has an illegal RV rental program where he doesn't pay taxes to the government. His format is as follows: 1) you pick an RV, 2) you pay him a cash deposit of $1,000 for the RV, 3) he demands you get insurance for his RV, 4) you pick up the RV the week of Burning Man and pay him in full, $5,500 additional cash.

What Steve doesn't tell you is that the air conditioning, generators, and water do not properly function on any of his 1980s and 1990s RVs. He completely lies to you and you don't realize you're screwed until you're in the middle of the playa. [continued below]....

..... I had to track him down at Burning Man and he was completely worthless. Part of his sales pitch is he has your back the entire time and will fix whatever you need from him.

But when I needed him most he was dead wait and horrific to deal with. It's tough to upset burners with our laid back approach, but somehow Steve made our entire week a nightmare. I've never used this site before but felt obligated to the Burning Man community to tell the truth about Steve Bawa. I even performed reference calls on Steve and found out the references were in cahoots with him. Do not rent from Steve Bawa, don't make the same mistakes I did.


These are his accomplices and their contact information:

Steve Bawa - 707-815-0124

"Handyman" (worthless) - 707-812-0550

Jack (worthless) - 707-564-0022

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

My side of the events

AUTHOR: Steve Bawa - (USA)

 This person is a classic example of not taking any responsibility for ones actions and complete lack of basic common sense When people pick up my Rv I like to spend time with them going over the functioning of the RV. They insisted they will be fine and that they will be picking up the RV in the middle of the night. One example Someone in their groups flushed a huge wad of toilet paper down the toilet. It got stuck in the toilet and kept the water flushing. Now these geniuses kept using the toilet seeing the water is running non stop. So they fill their sewer tanks and empty out their fresh water tank They get hold of me at bm. I go with them. Organize a sewer truck to come empty out their sewer tanks. I get hold of a truck to come fill the rv with fresh water. Both these things at my cost and they still b***h about it Personal responsibility is so easily forgotten by sum When renting an rv specially for burning man one needs to be able to think on their feet and roll with the punches. Dust gets into stuff and that is just the nature of burning man People need to understand this is not a 5 star hotel vacation. Bm is brutal on people and equipment. Things go wrong and one has to deal with them too Last year dust got into my personal rv generator and I could not use it. It was serviced and ran just fine for the first couple of days. It's just the nature of the beast. I try my very best to take care of my clients. Rest of the stuff in this report is absoloutley BS I would like to see this fellow be a man and get in touch with me and deal with his problems than hide behind a screen. I k ow exactly who this is. How can one forget this whiny a customer. If anyone of you has been in any kind of a service business you will for sure have had one of these fellows

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#2 General Comment

Sorry to hear about your nightmare!

AUTHOR: Thayer Lindauer jr - (USA)

 Whatever you do stay away from a Rv rental business in Wilmington harbor by the name of Oceans 11 Rv rental & storage exact same ordeal except this bozo made it on the channel 4 news.. Stewart silver is his name Google La Rv rental discount channel 4 news vacation nightmare Same thing most likely. These shady people only care about their profits then the safety of the renter's. I was a employee of the place I'm talking about to you it was real bad to see in person.. I was taking advantage of also and I wrote a report on Oceans 11 you should read it and then update your better describe real nasty details such what I did. Anyhow thanks for the heads up!!

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