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Old 02-28-2018, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cruise control?

I think I know the answer to this ... but do you use your cruise control when towing?

I personally do not, but I'm towing at my tow vehicle capacity and adjust my speed not by my speedometer, but by my tachometer. But I have been tempted.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:52 PM   #2
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That's a can of worms opened. Even though my truck automatically shuts the cruise off when it detects wheel slippage or rear-end sway, I don't use it. Too many big hills down here. I would probably use it in dry weather on flat roads, and that's the only time. I'm still of the opinion that I can drive my truck heavily loaded better than the factory can.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:07 PM   #4
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Guess Iím in the minority, but I use mine all the time unless Iím climbing/descending steep grades. It downshifts & upshifts on itís own as necessary. Been doing this for 5 years now with no issues.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:41 AM   #5
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Guess Iím in the minority, but I use mine all the time unless Iím climbing/descending steep grades. It downshifts & upshifts on itís own as necessary. Been doing this for 5 years now with no issues.
Me too, when I get on the interstate I just set the cruise and relax.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:04 AM   #6
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Add me to the yes colum. Makes driving the M/H that much more enjoyable.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:41 AM   #7
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I use mine on the open road if it's not too hilly. Helps to keep me under 65 MPH.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:11 AM   #8
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I am in the HECK YES column. My Duramax Chevy 3500 does a great job on cruise control. Just set it and let it downshift to climb the hills and use the exhaust brake to help it down the hills. If I need to intervene, I leave the cruise control on and use the manual shifting option. These trucks were made for this. Let them do the work.
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I use mine on flat freeways with little traffic. Not in any hills up or down. Big no when it is any kind of wet.
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I use mine on flat freeways with little traffic. Not in any hills up or down. Big no when it is any kind of wet.
This is pretty much my take on it.

I use mine only on flat dry ground. This was when I was towing with our F-150. The motor home is a whole different animal, on that I use it just like I would on an empty or lightly loaded truck.

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