Wow, thanks Ron! I was getting really confused by all the information I am receiving. I followed the installation/adjustment information per the E2 manual and I thought I was doing everything correctly. Apparently I am on the right track. I guess I'll tow the TT this weekend and see how she pulls fully loaded. If something feels off, I can make necessary adjustments.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
Thank you FoCoNoCO...to answer your question, this is a heating-only application. We have a roof-mounted AC unit with controls directly on it.
I played around with the stat last night at my kitchen table. I put the batteries in and the thermostat display lit up. I placed the thermostat in heating mode and cranked up the heat to above ambient. You can hear the contacts getting power. I tried using my multimeter to see if there is any continuity and there wasn't between R and W. I am not sure if this is the correct test with the stat off the wall, but I tried it anyway.
I'm going to go out to the trailer tonight and try it again. We will see what happens.
Nice rig! I really like the color. How did you get your hitch dialed in like you did? Did you do it yourself or did you have someone else do it? After reading the information from this thread, it sounds like I need to adjust the hitch so a little more weight goes to the front wheels.
Well then, It looks like I'll drop the pressure in the bags, dependent upon the ride. I may also try lifting the "L" brackets a notch to see if I can get a little more weight on the front tires and lift the rear a bit.
I'll be adding a dirt bike a few tools in the bed for this trip, so I'll see how that changes things as well.
Thanks again for the help
Altern and Mandalay Parr...I used those instructions and hooked the red wire to the red terminal and the white wire to the white terminal. Nothing happened. Maybe there is a delay or something for the fan within the thermostat. I don't know. I'll play around with it more tonight. I just need to make sure everything works correctly prior to this weekends trip.
Thanks again for the help.
What is the model number of the new stat. I will look it up and check the instructions and schematic.
It is a Honeywell Pro2000. Model number TH2110D1009
With T-stats, the red wire goes to the 'R' terminal. Is there a jumper clip on your new t-stat next to the red terminal?
No, there is no jumper.
What about the instructions which came with the T stat?
This is a residential thermostat. It does not address a RV 2-wire install.
I guess I'm confused because I'm not sure how the heater works. When I turn the heat on, the fan kicks on and waits a few seconds before it tries to ignite the burner. Once the space has reached setpoint, then the burner turns off and the fan runs for 30 seconds or so longer to make sure the unit cools down. I am assuming all this is controlled internally to the heater and not by the thermostat. If this is correct, then all I need is a set of contacts to make when I need heat. If that is correct, then all I need is to confirm which two terminals on the thermostat I need to make.
Ok, I may have spoken too soon. I googled this and found that the red wire goes into the red terminal and the white wire goes into the white terminal. I know this sounds too easy, but when I tried it, it didn't work. Am I doing this right?
I bought a digital Honeywell thermostat that is battery powered to replace the factory thermostat. I have read a ton of threads about installing a digital thermostat in their TT, but I haven't found one that matches my install. I have a single heater near the floor with a wall-mounted thermostat. I took the factory thermostat off the wall and all it has is a red wire and a white wire. I have no idea how to hook up the new stat. Again, the previous threads haven't helped. Please enlighten me. Thanks!
A few months ago, we traded in our Nissan Armada for a Titan. I went out today to setup my E2 weight distribution hitch today. I think I got it dialed in, but I need your opinion...
First, specs on the Titan: 2012 Nissan Titan (1/2 ton PU), Crew Cab, 5.6L, 4x4, premium utility package (aka tow package) 7200lb GVW, 9100lb trailer, 15,100GCVWR. I added a set of AirLift RideRite air bags.
Specs on trailer: 2011 Gulstream Amerilite 25BH, dry weight 4300lbs, GVR 7200lbs.
I have not weighed the setup yet, so I don't have any weight. I had both propane bottles mounted, battery and a full tank of water. I'm thinking I am about 300lbs short of fully loaded, but that weight will be evenly distributed through the trailer. Hopefully I'll be able to get weights on Friday. But here are the physical measurements I have. The measurements are from the top of the fender opening to the ground:
The starting line: Truck without trailer hooked up. 10lbs in air bags
Trailer without WD Hitch 10lbs in air bags
Trailer with WD Hitch and 10lb in air bags
Trailer with WD Hitch and 30lbs in air bags
Trailer with WD Hitch and 50lbs in air bags
From what I gathered today, I think I have the hitch adjusted correctly. The TT is level, the rise in the front was less than 1/4" and the rear is lower by 1/2" (thanks to the airbags). I am going to keep 50lbs of air in the air /bags. As the weight increases in the pickup, I will increase pressure to keep the same height ~38-1/2" to 39"
So what do you guys think? Am I on the right path? Do I have the hitch setup right?
Here are a couple pics of the final setup:
Thank you for your input!
That is the hitch I use. Works well and have no issues with it so far but this is the first hitch I have used so I don't have nothing to compare it to.
+1. I have no issues with sway at all...an I have been in some intense wind. I'm happy with it.