Southern California RV maker Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. has sued Forest River Inc., Goshen, Ind., for allegedly copying Lance slide-in truck camper designs.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, accuses Forest River of redesigning its Real-Lite and Veri-Lite lines to make them virtually indistinguishable from Lance models. Forest River displayed the new line last December at the 37th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

Forest River President Pete Liegl denies the allegations.

For more details, see the May edition of RV Business.