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Five manufacturers announced unrelated recalls affecting up to 600 units, this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Jayco is recalling 241 units from its 2016 Jay Flight SLX line due to possibly missing lock washers on the bolts that secure the propane tank to the trailer’s frame.

The missing washers could allow the tank to loosen and detach from the vehicle, according to the report.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will install the lock washers to the two bolts that secure the propane tank to the A-frame, free of charge. The recall began on May 17, 2016. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901298.

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 207 units from its 2015-16 Tuscany motorhomes manufactured July 28, 2014, to July 27, 2015.

The affected vehicles are built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis and have steering boxes that were manufactured using incorrect internal spacers, resulting in premature wear in the connection between the steering wheel and the front axle.

TMC will notify owners, and Freightliner Custom Chassis dealers will inspect and replace the steering box if necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners are urged not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected. Owners may contact Freightliner Custom Chassis customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000115.

Newmar is recalling 93 models from its 2014-15 Essex, and 2015 Mountain Aire and London Aire motorhomes manufactured from May 20, 2013, through April 09, 2015.

These vehicles are built on Freightliner rear engine chassis that have 18,000- or 20,000-pound-capacity front axles. In these motorhomes, the power steering fluid temperature may exceed the power steering hose material rating, subsequently causing the hoses to fail, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering.

Newmar will notify owners, and Freightliner dealers will replace the power steering hose with a higher temperature rated one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 3, 2016. Owners may contact Freightliner customer service at 1-800-547-0712 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar’s number for this recall is 16V-121.

Forest River is recalling 38 units from its 2016-17 Berkshire RVs that are built on Daimler Trucks chassis. The front sway bar mounting brackets may not fit properly on the axle causing the mounting bolts to bend or loosen.

Forest River will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks dealers will modify the mounting of the sway bar, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 4, 2016. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. Forest River’s number for this recall is 40-05032016-0183.

Keystone RV Company is recalling 21 units from its 2016-2017 Passport trailers, model 3350BHWE. These trailers were built with axles that have a 3,500-pound capacity instead of being built with axles that have a 4,400-pound capacity.

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the axle. The recall began May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 16-252.

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