The lemon of the week prize this week goes to the ‘06 Beaver by Monaco.
One thing a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that when you leave a vehicle to sit, it doesn’t necessarily preserve the life of the vehicle. It can actually have the opposite affect. Not properly maintaining your vehicle, whether a tiny sports car or a big RV, usually carries some hefty consequences. Things can be eaten and nested in by mice, if left outdoors, weather can cause extra wear and tear, and many issues such as corrosion and oxidization can occur.
Those are all things one of our lemonsquad.com inspectors found with this unit.
Upon initial observation, he noted that the exterior of this RV was not in the like-new condition as stated in the advertisement. This can often mean that old photos were used, or that the pictures in the ad were actually touched up, trying make the vehicle appear better than it is.
There were also some electrical concerns with this unit, and while going through some system checks on this RV, it actually completely stopped operating. These are all things that are commonly observed in a vehicle that has sat and sadly, there will likely be further component failures down the line with this one due to lack of use over time. This unit had very low miles and much potential for providing great fun in the future, but by being parked and left to sit, this RV will need a lot of work before it can be considered reliable again. What a shame.
This my friends, is why all of us at Lemon Squad feel it is so important to get a pre-purchase used auto inspection before you buy any used vehicle. There is no reason to put your hard earned cash down on a vehicle that you’re not fully confidant in. Don’t Buy A Lemon!