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Old 01-13-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Towing & Cruise Control ?

Going to be doing some flat running on I95 for a few miles, is it ok to use your cruise control ??

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Just use cruise as long as the trans doesn't want to hunt. If it can stay in gear then it won't hurt anything.
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I use my cruise on every vehicle towing or not. I'll switch it off if I get to some hills then switch it back on when on the flats. It's really worthless in the mtns.
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I use my cruise on every vehicle towing or not. I'll switch it off if I get to some hills then switch it back on when on the flats. It's really worthless in the mtns.
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If you notice it shifting in and out of gear, turn it off and just use the foot accelerator for better control. Otherwise go for it.
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Thanks All- Will do !!! Going to be watching the trans. temp.,being our first long trip !

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Cruise Control owners manuals say not to use when towing.. This is anatomy covering, and most people ignore it.

The advice above is good: If the tranny can not seem to find the right transmission... Manual control. if the tranny goes into top gear and stays there. CC.
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As long as the transmission isn't hunting for gears (downshifting and upshifting frequently) and road/weather/traffic conditions permit it, I'll use the cruise control without a second thought.

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We just arrived in the Tampa Florida area. That is 1500 miles in three days of weather that sucked - from Iowa. I use the cruise control all the time. I keep an eye on the tranny temp and the rpm's. My V10 runs 2250 rpm at 70 mph on level ground. I never let the rpm above 3200 rpm and never let the tranny "hunt". That means I kick off cruise on the bigger hills and longer climbs but that is not a problem. We have about 55,000 miles on the od now and never a problem.
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As long as the transmission isn't hunting for gears (downshifting and upshifting frequently) and road/weather/traffic conditions permit it, I'll use the cruise control without a second thought.

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Going to be doing some flat running on I95 for a few miles, is it ok to use your cruise control ??

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What makes you think it wouldnt be??????
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