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Old 01-31-2021, 03:04 PM   #1
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Cortes Campers, new company?

Hi does anyone know about this new company in Ohio? It looks like a direct competitor to Oliver but they are setting up dealers and have some sort of patents pending.


Seems interesting that someone is finally going to have a dealer network.
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Interesting that they have no vents for the appliances ( fridge, stove, furnace ), at least as shown in photo of a 17'.
Quite an ambitious line-up for the new kid on the block.
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I’m on the market for one, will contact them to see what the deal is. Interesting idea about dealerships, they actually plan to sell through regular campers on the road?
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IME, start small, win BIG, start big, LOSE BiG. I wish them success, as we need more choices in the molded FG market.
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:01 PM   #5
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I think their plan is to make it out of this stuff... Gonna look like an Airstream?
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:02 PM   #6
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Does anyone know what aluminized fiberglass is???
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:04 PM   #7
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My Casita has a rotted wood floor! I have no idea of how to replace it since the wood is embedded in the fiberglass. At least you can swap it out in an Airstream.
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Interesting that they have no vents for the appliances ( fridge, stove, furnace ), at least as shown in photo of a 17'.
Quite an ambitious line-up for the new kid on the block.
No tail lights either.

https://www.cortescampers.com/
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Judging solely from the trailers listed base price , one could assume that there is a long list of standard equipment / features including tail lights but I’ve made that assumption in the past and been dead wrong .
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:42 PM   #10
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Donna,
That is not my Casita. That one is from Cortes. Its a new company.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:11 AM   #11
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Here are a couple more interesting fiberglass trailer new comers; https://nucamprv.com/barefoot/ and the https://northern-lite.com/boreal-27fb-travel-trailer/

Also an interesting Youtube presentation: JDkLHA0Id5g

No sure I would want to buy the first offerings from any new company, the bugs need to be worked out first. With the Cortes condensation comes to mind...

The Cortes has no wood, no rivets, no cheat steel...and no floor plan.
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The Cortes has no wood, no rivets, no cheat steel...and no floor plan.
And no actual production either....
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Add this to the two Trillium start ups, the Snoozy start up, the two Parkliner start ups, and the Hymer trailer. Lots of concept but how many have they made, how do you order, and whats the wait time? In the words of Clara Peller, where's the beef?
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They better hurry up! This pandemic-related boom in RV's isn't going to last too much longer. I suspect a lot of these new companies won't survive the crash in RV sales after the pandemic is over.
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VERY good point Alex
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Here are a couple more interesting fiberglass trailer new comers; https://nucamprv.com/barefoot/ and the https://northern-lite.com/boreal-27fb-travel-trailer/

Not newcomers. Barefoot has been threatening to enter the North American market for years. They do good publicity, but I'm not sure about the trailer.
Northern Lite has been around for years. They build high quality truck campers and used to have a line of trailers. NL is owned by the same hedge fund that owns Escape Trailer Industries.
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Companies are not, the fiberglass models are new.
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Companies are not, the fiberglass models are new.

NuCamp Barefoot is still promising to enter NA market on their website. 2020.
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Not newcomers. Barefoot has been threatening to enter the North American market for years. They do good publicity, but I'm not sure about the trailer.
Northern Lite has been around for years. They build high quality truck campers and used to have a line of trailers. NL is owned by the same hedge fund that owns Escape Trailer Industries.
I will concede Northern Lite. But I am sure Barefoot will do what most companies do when entering a market in a new country. They will form an entity entirely separated financially and legally from the parent company. In other words, a new company. I stand by my statement.
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I think their plan is to make it out of this stuff... Gonna look like an Airstream?
Wonder how you repair that stuff when an inattentive driver takes a chunk out of the back corner in a parking lot?

If they get one model to market and survive three years I'll be surprised. No one will be happier if I'm wrong, but this is a crazy ambitious plan.
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