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Old 07-23-2021, 04:29 PM   #181
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You might be waiting a long time for your Cortez Camper: On June 8, 2021, Paul Spivak, Chief Executive Officer of US Lighting Group, Inc. (the “Company”) was arrested for conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:32 PM   #182
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Oh wow.. they seemed sketchy, but I didn't realize they were quite that sketchy. Not exactly astonished, though.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:32 PM   #183
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I just hope no one here got burned. They looked sketchy from the get go.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:36 AM   #184
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Also a NEST note, I always felt that Airstream bought them to kill them.
I don't see how that makes sense. Kill one little unknown startup among all the successful FG manufacturers?

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Old 07-24-2021, 07:49 AM   #185
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Let's not convict him on one report. He seems to have a substantial business record without previous complaints. I for one hope it's something that will blow over and Cortez trailers goes forward. Maybe not, but I guess we'll see. I see the Cortez website has not reflected any problems yet.

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Old 07-24-2021, 10:08 AM   #186
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US Lighting Group, owner of Cortes, has some pretty dubious financials. Lots of press releases and hype, not much actual production or sales. They sold $10 million in stock, with a lock up period until late September this year. We will have to see how this investment works out. Right now, the stock is down, a lot. Once those 40 million shares become available, one would expect the price to drop even further.

Being arrested and criminal charges being filed is pretty serious.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:46 AM   #187
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Let's not convict him on one report. I see the Cortez website has not reflected any problems yet.

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Old 07-24-2021, 11:52 AM   #188
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Gee thanks Glenn. Best to you too.

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And I’d like to tow one.

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US Lighting Group, owner of Cortes, has some pretty dubious financials. Lots of press releases and hype, not much actual production or sales.
It is a great concept,
But at this point they do not even have a finished unit on their web page, (maybe a tear drop. I can’t tell), is that little red thing in the center the brake light?
Next problem is the price, very upscale at a time when I hope to see new fiberglass prices level off or even drop next year.
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They did post a video of the completed Casita XL, er Cortes, a month or so back.

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“With [molded] fiberglass, you can make any shape you want possible,” Spivak said regarding the 25-foot camper. “We started with the hot dog as the ultimate shape, because it is the most aerodynamic to pull down the road. It looks like something out of Star Trek.”
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Needs more lights

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They did post a video of the completed Casita XL, er Cortes, a month or so back. Attachment 142347
Very nice video, but I would like to see some lights on the side to prevent side impact. They are after all a lighting company. Maybe they could light the whole belly band!
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They did post a video of the completed Casita XL, er Cortes, a month or so back.


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Obviously not a completed trailer. Prototype, not road worthy, would not pass any inspection. Its a one off. Did you see running water or the stove lit? Notice the actor you see opening the door does not lead you inside the trailer with the camera following?

It's the same prototype they have been hyping for several months. It would have been too funny to see them pulled over for no tail lights, no side marker lights, etc.
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If this court case doesn't kill them , you can bet the lawsuit that will be coming from Casita will. Pretty obvious they used a Casita 17 shell if not for the trailer body then for pulling a mold off of. Good luck to the officers in the company, they will need it.
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If this court case doesn't kill them , you can bet the lawsuit that will be coming from Casita will. Pretty obvious they used a Casita 17 shell if not for the trailer body then for pulling a mold off of. Good luck to the officers in the company, they will need it.
Not necessarily, Casita has to prove it is enough of a copy and that they have the exclusive rights to the shape. It's kind of like why all very fuel efficient cars have roughly the same look, you can only customize the design in small ways based on the design parameters (in the case of cars drag coefficient, in trailers max room with least aerodynamic resistance).
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Obviously not a completed trailer. Prototype, not road worthy, would not pass any inspection. Its a one off. Did you see running water or the stove lit? Notice the actor you see opening the door does not lead you inside the trailer with the camera following?
Well, I guess that kind of comes from telling my wife that our remodels are "complete" for so many years.
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Let's not convict him on one report.

Maybe you can tow it with this electric/hydrogen truck:
https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/29/2...-charge-milton
Seems to be a lot of promises out there.
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