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Old 02-20-2022, 11:33 PM   #29
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A human driver can anticipate situations...computers generally can't.
"can" being the operative word with a lot of "if"'s thrown in, not "will".

A computer never gets sleepy, gets drunk, looks at a phone, gets distracted by other people, etc. The computer responds to sensor inputs, many of which are better than human sensing, and reacts far faster than a human ever could. That definitely is "anticipating" in my book.

There's a place for both in safety and control systems.

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My wife of 49 years just reminded me of the time we were driving up a crushed rock road heading to a public campground on top of a mountain. The grade was so steep our 37 foot motorhome rear drive wheels started to spin bringing us to a dead stop! After a brief discussion we got out and disconnected the car, and drove it around the motorhome where she got in and drove it to the top. Without the cars weight behind the motorhome, I was able to drive the motorhome without any more problems to a absolutely beautiful camping spot with a view to kill for. We woke the next morning to a fresh layer of snow on the ground and a set of paw prints right outside the door of the coach!
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Old 02-21-2022, 06:17 AM   #31
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If you are in the Sierras out here in California, suggest you avoid SR 108... beautiful but nasty:

From Wikipedia:

The highway over the pass is extremely steep (exceeding 8% for most of the traverse, and*up to 26% grades in some locations), narrow and winding between Kennedy Meadows on the west side and Leavitt Meadows on the east.

Location:*Mono*/*Tuolumne*/ Alpine counties,*California,*United States
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Old 02-21-2022, 07:15 AM   #32
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"can" being the operative word with a lot of "if"'s thrown in, not "will".

A computer never gets sleepy, gets drunk, looks at a phone, gets distracted by other people, etc. The computer responds to sensor inputs, many of which are better than human sensing, and reacts far faster than a human ever could. That definitely is "anticipating" in my book.

There's a place for both in safety and control systems.

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My point Ray, not every motorhome or vehicle towing a trailer has a Tow/Haul mode. Those of us without Tow/Haul mode shouldn't let that fact deter us from enjoying our RVs. We can manage the down grade as well as Tow/Haul mode.

Tow/Haul mode cannot compensate for a, "sleepy, drunk, phone talking distracted driver." Tow/Haul may be able to do most of the work but an alert human is the responsible supervisor. The human can see that a corner is coming up, the grade is getting steeper, etc and must intervene when the Tow/Haul mode can't see these things.

Back to my point, "You don't NEED Tow/Haul mode to enjoy your RV in the mountains."
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Old 02-21-2022, 01:57 PM   #33
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Agreed, it's just another tool. The OP has a 2017 motorhome on a Ford chassis so they will likely have Tow/Haul but may not know what it is, what it can do for them, or even that it exists.

Last August I met a new 2021 gasser owner who was complaining about all of the things Tow/Haul can help with. So I asked and he had no idea what I was talking about. We went inside and I showed him the button. He pressed it and the little yellow trailer icon appeared.

He then asked "Why wouldn't the dealer tell me about that?"

I think we all know the answer to that one.

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