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Old 06-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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question drives me nuts!!!!

Travelling down the highway at 60 mph, in drive, going down a 6% grade, the motorhome will creep up to 70 mph. In overdrive, it will creep up to 80mph. But why will it hold it back if I put it into cruise control to 64 mph?
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Because your CC with automaticly down shift to use the engine for braking. You can do the samething by dropping it down a gear. It will save your brakes and will allow you to go down steep curvy roads at a safe speed. Just keep down shifing the transmission to maintain your desired speed. You probably won't even have to use your brakes unless it's very steep.
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This new-fangled computer controlled stuff will outsmart us every time. I just figured out my old cell phone and my son sent me a new one for fathers day.
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This new-fangled computer controlled stuff will outsmart us every time. I just figured out my old cell phone and my son sent me a new one for fathers day.

He just want to keep you busy for the next year.
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I have an exhaust brake and when on CC and it reaches about 7 mph over what it is set for the exhaust brake comes on. Works great. Otherwise as stated, downshifting works well also. Just apply the brake to get down to a reasonable speed for the transmission to kick in when you downshift.

Typical rule of thumb is to go down a grade in the same gear, or lower, than you went up. Sometimes though there isn't an "up," just a down or vice versa.
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So far, even in a high tech vehicle, driver attention/intervention is required.

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Because your CC with automaticly down shift to use the engine for braking. You can do the samething by dropping it down a gear. It will save your brakes and will allow you to go down steep curvy roads at a safe speed. Just keep down shifing the transmission to maintain your desired speed. You probably won't even have to use your brakes unless it's very steep.
Mine works same way. Works good too! I like this feature as it automatically slowes me down.
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