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Old 11-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #15
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I use the cruise control most of the time, at least while on the interstate hiways and most all other good roads. I haven't had a problem with the transmission down shifting. I get better milage on cruise.


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Old 11-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #16
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As stated above by others it is not a problem, and can give you your best mileage and will make the trip more enjoyable. Same reasons the big rigs have cruise control.... So in essence the gf is wrong....oooohhhh did I say that..lol..

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:11 PM   #17
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I use CC most of the time. Towing or not.. Always have. If I'm in very hilly country (SC-59 between Fair Play and Seneca) I may disengage it because..> Well it has it's limits.. Or I may just override it on the uphill segments.

But running it up to 55 or 60 and pushing the button.. Beats the dollars out of pulling out the check book and writing a check to the xxth district court for speeding.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:11 PM   #18
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Love the cruise control

We use CC all the time, in the car and in the RV.

1. No speeding tickets.
2. No leg cramps.
3. Better overall MPG.

Only real problem is the people in front of you that drive slower and slower up the hill and fly down the hill. Or slow down when on the phone then wake up and speed past you--until the next call.

In the mountains take it out of overdrive and do not use the CC. It will overheat the trans otherwise. My hubby did that on our first Rocky Mtn trip, he was a little over confident of the trucks abilities.

We have not added any type of exhaust brake etc. Using a lower gear has always held the rig back on the long grades down. We have never had brake failure or brake overheating. (Towing this rig since 2002).
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #19
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On my rig, the cruise control also controls the engine brake. I use it all the time on major highways, except where there are lots of woopdeedoos. Then I find it annoying to have the throttle bouncing from full to idle and back. I just keep steady pressure on the pedal let my speed fluctuate.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:20 PM   #20
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Cruise control is great for everything others have said. I personally think that there needs to be a steering wheel pressure sensor ("Dead Man" or "I'm asleep" switch) to disengage the darn thing.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #21
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I have been using CC in all my MH's. I can drive for more hours using CC and feel great. Have never had a problem using CC. Some people said they would not use it incase it stuck and they couldn't control the coach.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #22
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I use the CC when towing. It lets me watch traffic closer with out worring about a ticket. Also it lets me monitor the Exhaust temp. on long hills so that I don't burn up the engine. (the truck pulls the hills with no problems in 6th gear but the exhaust temp will climb near to the limit) So I will down shift to lower the temp.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:38 PM   #23
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I use cruise when on fairly level ground. With my gasser, it shifts too much in the hills and I shift it myself before losing too much speed. The button on the shift lever makes this easy.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #24
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All the time. As stated if I don't use it my bad habit is I creep up until I notice the engine noise which has been north of 80 more then once. These trucks (Even my decade old one.) today have so much power it's really easy to ramp the speed up.

I do turn it off in heavy traffic and serious hills but in general I just leave it be.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:40 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by dverna View Post
Is it safe to run on cruise control on major highways?

My gf insists that, if pulling anything, cruise control should not be used at any time.


Could she give a little more info on what she believes is unsafe about it?

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