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Totally different than the Oliver 😆 The dinette is on the curbside and the kitchen area is on the street side on the Cortes.  Not like the Oliver at all!   😆. Seriously though, as the old saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  The fiberglass composite material looks interesting, and if the entire inner and outer hull are layed up with the woven fiberglass composite fabric instead of chopped/sprayed fiberglass, it would be very strong. 

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Who can find the cryptic hyperlink to Oliver's website hidden in their webpage?

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YES to this:
 

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I am glad to see an OEM manufacturer using this cool system. I wish it would be an Ollie option. You can tell that is a rushed prototype trailer, they did not even spray a little gloss black paint on that square reinforcing tube. And there does not appear to be any bedding compound or at least some sealer around the outside where the steel contacts the aluminum frame…..😳Bad.

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7 hours ago, John E Davies said:

YES to this:
 

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I am glad to see an OEM manufacturer using this cool system. I wish it would be an Ollie option. You can tell that is a rushed prototype trailer, they did not even spray a little gloss black paint on that square reinforcing tube. And there does not appear to be any bedding compound or at least some sealer around the outside where the steel contacts the aluminum frame…..😳Bad.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

The frame looks really low, like a boat trailer, with a bumper attached.

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I find the blue exterior a bit garish . . . .  my opinon.

I like that they don't use Dometic appliances 😇, but not sure I'd like a 12v only fridge.

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2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

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7 hours ago, ScubaRx said:

Who can find the cryptic hyperlink to Oliver's website hidden in their webpage?

OK . . . . are you going to let us in on this?

 

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2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

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The ac in the photo is dometic. 

The fridge is way too big. This trailer is about the size of my Elite. 48" bed, if you want a small dinette, and full time bed.

I watched their videos in February,  before they took them down. 

Interesting manufacturing , but I  wouldn't be putting any money down. Pretty sure the blue trailer is their first, and only. They were making a mold in February.  From a Casita.

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Having spent my working years in manufacturing I am convinced competition serves to make us better and is to be embraced,  not feared.  Chopper gun layup as used by Oliver can produce a strong, relatively economical structure.  It is however very, very heavy.

Higher tech materials and technologies now make it possible to produce a far stronger, far lighter and far better insulated hull than is possible using an older technology such as the chopper guns primarily used by Oliver.  The drawback is cost as newer composite technologies tend to be more labor intensive and require far more sophisticated and costly equipment to produce.

Oliver deserves high credit for raising the quality bar as high as they have and I doubt that they are done yet.  We will all be better off for it.

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I agree. Our 40 plus year old sailboat is heavy, by today's standards. But the layup has stood the test of time, and of our  voyages.

I, too, watch new manufacturers with interest. I'm very skeptical about this group,however,  from what they've shown, and subsequently taken down, over the last few months on their website .

They also "build" offshore (their billing) boats, but I've not seen even a prototype, of anything bigger than15 ft. That's not an offshore boat. It's a good day lake or intracoastal boat, imo. Even that is likely a prototype. 

We'll see. It's an interesting process, one used in some boats. Also, very expensive. 

Like I said, We'll see. There is much refinement left to be done, to make it a good trailer, imo.

 

 

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21 hours ago, bhncb said:

What about that Penguin II on the roof?

I didn't see that  . . . . . but we rarely use AC, so have no reason to condemn Dometic for that 😇

Edit: I just checked the Cortes Camper specs on their webpage and it lists the AC as a Furrion.

Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; delivered December 7, 2020

2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

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28 minutes ago, Ray and Susan Huff said:

I didn't see that  . . . . . but we rarely use AC, so have no reason to condemn Dometic for that 😇

Edit: I just checked the Cortes Camper specs on their webpage and it lists the AC as a Furrion.

The specs say Furrion AC but the trailer in the video has a Dometic AC.  Wait and see….  Mike

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On 7/9/2021 at 7:36 PM, Ray and Susan Huff said:

OK . . . . are you going to let us in on this?

 

Go here --> https://www.cortescampers.com/travel-trailer-17-specifications

Second Column of specs, click on Central Heating

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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On 7/9/2021 at 8:52 PM, SeaDawg said:

I agree. Our 40 plus year old sailboat is heavy, by today's standards. But the layup has stood the test of time, and of our  voyages.

I, too, watch new manufacturers with interest. I'm very skeptical about this group,however,  from what they've shown, and subsequently taken down, over the last few months on their website .

They also "build" offshore (their billing) boats, but I've not seen even a prototype, of anything bigger than15 ft. That's not an offshore boat. It's a good day lake or intracoastal boat, imo. Even that is likely a prototype. 

We'll see. It's an interesting process, one used in some boats. Also, very expensive. 

Like I said, We'll see. There is much refinement left to be done, to make it a good trailer, imo.

 

 

Yes - they seem to be well ahead of their ski's . Competition is good for the this - and all industries.

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10 hours ago, ScubaRx said:

Go here --> https://www.cortescampers.com/travel-trailer-17-specifications

Second Column of specs, click on Central Heating

How did that get in there?

 

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2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

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3 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

Susan, if you had seen their original website, you wouldn't be surprised. 

They may end up making a nice trailer, but everything they’ve done leading up to it has been sketchy.  There is a long thread over on the Fiberglass forums where they are severely criticized for several things, mainly the name Cortes due to his history….  

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Their original website was really awful. And, showed a lot of sketchy character, imo. in their videos and outrageous descriptions. 

I wasn't able to download a lot before it disappeared,  but I would never invest a nickel. Imo. 

I do think competition is good. Always look for advances.

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37 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

Their original website was really awful. And, showed a lot of sketchy character, in their videos and outrageous descriptions. 

I wasn't able to download a lot before it disappeared,  but I would never invest a nickel. Imo. 

Do you recall the name or url? Wayback Machine might locate it. … https://web.archive.org/

My old pesonal website is there, except almost all the images are gone, and it has been extinct since 2011.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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Time will tell how these trailers work out, there is a lot of junk trailers on the road.

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1 minute ago, John E Davies said:

Do you recall the name or url? Wayback Machine might locate it. … https://web.archive.org/

My old pesonal website is there, except almost all the images are gone, and it has been extinct since 2011.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

Thanks, John. I'll try that.

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2 minutes ago, Maverick said:

Time will tell how these trailers work out, there is a lot of junk trailers on the road.

I agree.

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