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Tires not aligned when backing up

Hi, wondering if this is an issue or not. I have a 30' Cherokee Grey Wolf, and when I am backing in at an angle I have noticed that one of my wheels does toes out more than the other while turning, is that normal? Looks something like this: | /
rfaulkner99 07/24/20 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Autoformer issue

Let me add one more detail to the mix. Before I discovered the shock issue, my EMS shut off the power while the Autoformer was connected due to an open ground (according to the error code). I checked the Autoformer and it was extremely hot to the touch - I attributed this partly to the fact that it was the hottest part of the day with temps in the upper 90s and the fact that I had placed a small trash can over the Autoformer to protect from rain, and it had very little if any ventilation. After I removed the Autoformer, the open ground condition went away. A few hours later after I had let the Autoformer cool down, I plugged it back in and just positioned it under the RV to protect from rain with better ventilation. It seemed OK until the shock incident.
rfaulkner99 07/20/20 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: Autoformer issue

I suspect either reverse polarity at the pedestal or more likely a poor ground connection and your RV has a small current leak to ground. Assuming you are back at home... consider plugging the RV into a GFCI outlet and see if it trips. I can try that, however if that were the case, wouldn't the problem (shocking) continue after removing the Autoformer?
rfaulkner99 07/20/20 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: Autoformer issue

Sounds like my idea of what to expect was wrong. Let me back up for a minute and explain why I was even checking the resistance in the first place. This is a used Autoformer purchased from CraigsList. I plugged it in at a campground here in FL where we were camping for a week and it resolved the low voltage issues that we were having during peek AC usage (2-3pm). However, at some point my daughter got a little bit of a shock on the metal door handle and I thought it might be the Autoformer so I unplugged it and it went away. That is when I noticed the corrosion/melting on the plug. I decided to check if on of the plugs was shorting to ground, which they weren't, but then I noticed that there was measurable resistance between hot and neutral and wasn't sure if that was expected. I have thought about wiring the unit directly, but I want to be sure that it does not have any other issues before doing that. For now I have changed the plug, and hopefully that fixes it.
rfaulkner99 07/20/20 09:04am Tech Issues
Autoformer issue

Can someone with a Hughes Autoformer tell me if it is normal to measure around 10 ohms of resistance between the hot and neutral prongs of the plug? I was expecting infinite resistance, so hoping to see if this is normal or not. Initially I thought it was the plug, because there was some corrosion and melting on on the hot terminal, but I cut off the plug and the bare wire measures the same. Thanks
rfaulkner99 07/19/20 07:54pm Tech Issues
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