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Old 06-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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New Owner - Cruise control issue

We just purchased a 2000 GulfStream Palmbreeze coach and are looking forward to taking our boys/dogs on the road to explore some this summer. However, I can't get the cruise to work.

I called the previous owner who said it worked for him last time he tried (inclined to believe this guy, very nice and accommodating). He thought it might be a blown fuse - Checked the fuse box and nothing on the fuse box label says anything about cruise control anywhere in it.

I saw some other old posts where others were telling folks with similar issues 2 things:
1) There might be a "plunger" or switch under the brake pedal the might be bad that might be causing the cruise control not to work or...
2) If 1 of the running lights or tail/brake lights are out then that could cause the cruise control to not function.

So...can a guy who doesn't know a whole lot about cars/RV's fix/trouble shoot something like this?

Where should I start?

Is there a second fuse box somewhere that I might could check?

Thanks, in advance, for the help.

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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We just purchased a 2000 GulfStream Palmbreeze coach and are looking forward to taking our boys/dogs on the road to explore some this summer. However, I can't get the cruise to work.

I called the previous owner who said it worked for him last time he tried (inclined to believe this guy, very nice and accommodating). He thought it might be a blown fuse - Checked the fuse box and nothing on the fuse box label says anything about cruise control anywhere in it.

I saw some other old posts where others were telling folks with similar issues 2 things:
1) There might be a "plunger" or switch under the brake pedal the might be bad that might be causing the cruise control not to work or...
2) If 1 of the running lights or tail/brake lights are out then that could cause the cruise control to not function.

So...can a guy who doesn't know a whole lot about cars/RV's fix/trouble shoot something like this?

Where should I start?

Is there a second fuse box somewhere that I might could check?

Thanks, in advance, for the help.

B
Howdy and welcome to the forum. I'm not sure whether you can fix this yourself, but here's a little info about cruise control. Cruise Control Diagnostics Good luck to you.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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Hi BigSikk,
Welcome to iRV2. There is a fuse somewhere. The first priority is to find the fuse before moving on to more difficult diagnostics. The best place to post your question is in the iRV2 Gulf Stream Owners Forum. On the iRV2 main page, scroll down about 1/2 way and you'll see the owners forums by brand of coach. I suggest this because that is where the specific skill you need hangs out. Nobody knows your coach like someone who owns one just like yours.
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I have V10 Class-A of similar vintage.
I can tell you that some diagnostic codes, especially those that indicate ABS problems due to the high-failure rate ABS sensor in the diff will disable the cruise control. If you're not setting codes (check engine light) and/or your ABS light is not on, this isn't your issue.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Hi Big sikk:

I have a class A with a Ford chassie and have had similar problems with the cruise control. The issue was simplyt the peddle restiny slightly down word enough to trigger the cruise should off. Try this, before setting the cruise control use your foot to gently pull up the brake peddle a little. For me that is all it took. (maybe I need a stronger return spring) Good luck !

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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Great info, all - I really appreciate the "sharing of the knowledge" (or as my neighbor the Master Carpenter sez, "Letting me go to school on you".

I will attempt to try these measures - Does anyone know of a second fuse box location? I haven't been able to locate a second one and, like I said earlier, the fuse box located on drivers side (just below/outside of drivers window) doesn't indicate any "slot" for the cruise).

Taking her out this Sat. for a 10 day jaunt - Wish me luck.

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