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Old 11-17-2017, 06:56 AM   #1
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Use Cruise Control while Exhaust Brake activated ?

A question for the many milers , do you or would you use this combination ?
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:02 AM   #2
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A question for the many milers , do you or would you use this combination ?
Absolutely. Don't need to be fumbling for the switch in an emergency braking situation.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:04 AM   #3
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Our DP will build up quite a lot of speed downhill when on cruise control. With the exhaust brake activated, it kicks on about 8 mph over the set point. So, yes, it is activated, but different coaches will react differently, depending on how they're programmed.

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Old 11-17-2017, 08:50 AM   #4
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Absolutely. Don't need to be fumbling for the switch in an emergency braking situation.
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Not a "many miler" http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif but my exhaust brake is on most of the time and most of my driving is on the flat prairies of Manitoba.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #5
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30,000 miles. On the highway we use the exhaust brake and cruise all the time. Works good to keep speed close to set point. Also if you have to stop fast, the extra stopping power is there. One caution though; if it is wet or slippery make sure you have it off.
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Not a "many miler" http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif but my exhaust brake is on most of the time and most of my driving is on the flat prairies of Manitoba.
looks like we may drive in similar territory !
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Not a "many miler" http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif but my exhaust brake is on most of the time and most of my driving is on the flat prairies of Manitoba.
I hear it's pretty flat there ??
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I use exhaust brake while cruise control engaged. When sipped increases 5mph over my set limit the exhaust brake holds it there. So if I want to maintain 55 going down a grade I decrease speed by hitting the set button 5 times which holds me at 55. After grade I increase by hitting resume 5 times. Works well and saves breaks.
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I hear it's pretty flat there ??
Yep, even flatter than Saskatchewan
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I use mine just like "13charlie", except I had mine adjusted to only go 2-3 mph over my set speed before it engages. As I descend a grade, I back the cruise off 3-4 mph and let the engine brake do it's thing.

It should be noted, when allowing the cruise and engine brake to work together, the coach doesn't shift, on the shift panel to 2nd gear, as it would if you hit the brake pedal. Instead, the use of cruise with the engine brake, just applies the engine brake. It will eventually start downshifting if it really starts to go over speed. For that reason, after I thumb the cruise down 3-4 mph when descending a grade, I also manually shift the transmission to fifth gear. I find the coach then holds the grade at an almost perfect speed (speed I set).

I also leave the engine brake in low during normal flat land driving. This way, I have additional braking in an emergency, without having to worry about turning it on. When in bumper to bumper traffic and driving around time, I turn the engine brake off. This is to exercise by foot brakes and prevent glazing of the pads and shoes.
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Keep mine on all the time. Usually on low unless in the hills.
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Keep ours on/active and set to low 24/7, all driving conditions unless we're traversing mountain passes or otherwise encounter grades that need more braking, then we adjust accordingly but otherwise as stated, run all the time with the exhaust brake on and set to low.
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Re-programing done, Cummins Insite and Allision software,
Programed "cruise" to 2 mph droop over/under, activates on closed throttle position. no down shift at closed throttle position, programed to stay in 6th gear, if more braking is needed, downshift to 5th(Manually) and so on. Factory downshift patterns depending on rpm's and speed still factory defaults. Works very well using the cruise control.
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You can adjust the exhaust brake ???? How does one do that?
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