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Old 08-04-2021, 06:34 AM   #1
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Towing with/without Cruise Control

Do you tow a vehicle behind your diesel pusher with or without the cruise control on?
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:37 AM   #2
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I tow with my cruise on many times. I have adaptive cruise and pick a truck that is doing the speed I want and driving safely and set it behind them.
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:37 AM   #3
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I use the cruise control as much as possible towing my 2005 Jeep, really can't even tell that it's back there.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:20 AM   #4
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Always use CC. I also put the transmission into ECO mode so there are fewer downshifts in the hills. Most of the time I let the engine and transmission decide what gear to be in.
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I tow a 4300 pound ZR2 Blazer behind my 29,000 pound dp. Cruise is usually on. I don't do eco mode, but sometimes I will take over shifting if there's too much hunting going on.
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Cruise is on except for the mountains. Gotta keep my thumb on the cancel button as it wonít shut off when i hit the brakes. Working on finding the cause of that.
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Yes, used it a lot on a recent 1350 mile trip.
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Towing or not towing anything, I use the CC as often as I can. I let it run over the "rolling" hills in CC, but when I am faced with a steeper/longer pull, I'll take over for that as I like to maintain certain RPMs for cooling.
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Towing or not towing anything, I use the CC as often as I can. I let it run over the "rolling" hills in CC, but when I am faced with a steeper/longer pull, I'll take over for that as I like to maintain certain RPMs for cooling.
Understand completely about keeping RPMs up while climbing/pulling hard. I'll still use my cruise control. If I'm climbing, and I want say 2300 RPM and am at 40mph, I just shift it down a gear to keep the rpm where I want it.
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We are towing a 19,000# 5er and I use cruise when possible. If I get into rolling hills and more, I have to drive with my foot. But relatively level roads, set the cruise and roll on.

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Yes use it often on the trips. Big hills not but the flts and rolling hills, sure
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Yep use it all the time on DP.
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Thanks for the responses. I was hoping to hear this was the case from the majority.
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Cruise control most of the time, towing a toad or not. Seems to follow along back there pretty well.
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