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Old 07-22-2016, 06:10 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by TeJay View Post

Here's some information that will change how you drive if your F-53 CC works like mine and several others.

This was something that I accidentally discovered while trying to put a 5 Star BETA test through some paces. I was on CC (Cruise Control) climbing a hill and for some reason that I can't remember I hit the RES (RESUME) button and my CC disengaged, (DE) you will notice the green CC light on the dash going off. So I hit the button again and it (RE) re-engaged the CC and tried to resume my original CC speed.

I thought about it for a moment trying to determine why the CC would DE when I hit the RES button and RE when I hit it again. So I tried it again and it worked the same way.

I thought man this is cool. Now instead of tapping the brake if and when it went into afterburner all I had to do was hit RES. I didn't have to stomp on the brake and make the guy behind me think I was stopping for a Moose on the expressway.

I have not been able to determine what facts determine if your CC will work that way. This I much I do know. Not every CC from Ford works that way. I know someone who has a 2007 and his does not. Many others who have tired it report that it does work. It is not mentioned in the manual and very few know about it but those who have found out that it does work really like the extra options.

How do I use it?? When climbing any grade I can might just pedal up the hill when I think it's going to DS or hit RES button turn the CC off and just pedal up the hill not using CC. As I'm beginning to level out I'll just tap RES and it will use the CC to finish the climb.

I'll clue you into something else. Play around with the RES button. There are a few other ways of effecting the shifting when using it. Let me know if you discover anything else that it can do.


When I had my ACE with the 16K Ford chassis, the cruise control would disengage with a press of the RES button and then RESUME when I hit it again. I really REALLY liked that feature as I wouldn't have to tap the brake to disengage.

On my new Tiffin with the 24K Ford chassis, it doesn't work that way. Don't know if 5-star can address that --- I had the tune on the ACE and I now have it on my new 6 speed Tiffin. Miss the press to disengage and press again to resume.

So Tejay, maybe it's related to chassis size/brake system?


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