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Old 04-30-2016, 07:12 AM   #1
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Exhaust brake and cruise control?

I have not noticed the exhaust brake kick in when you exceed the cruise control speed going down hill. Do you drive with it on while using the cruise control?


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Old 04-30-2016, 07:56 AM   #2
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yes you can but you have to take it out of cruise controls for it to work
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:15 PM   #3
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I only use mine on steep grades... Don't really see the need for it as I'm driving down the road and I drive slow enough in town that my air brakes manage well....


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Old 04-30-2016, 04:56 PM   #4
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I have not noticed the exhaust brake kick in when you exceed the cruise control speed going down hill. Do you drive with it on while using the cruise control?


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I've noticed the same, I'd have thought once tapping brake pedal deactivating the cruise it would work but you have to switch it off by control.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:42 AM   #5
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Tapping the brake will deactivate the cruise control if engaged and if the exhaust brake is on, it may or might not engage depending upon the circumstances. If it doesn't engage; another tap of the brake will be required. When in cruise, a more harder brake tap should make it engage right away.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:45 PM   #6
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Exhaust Brake always on when towing and I use cruise only on flat highways in dry weather.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:47 PM   #7
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Tapping the brake will deactivate the cruise control if engaged and if the exhaust brake is on, it may or might not engage depending upon the circumstances. If it doesn't engage; another tap of the brake will be required. When in cruise, a more harder brake tap should make it engage right away.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:27 PM   #8
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I drive with my cruise and engine brake on at all times ( except in adverse weather ). the computer runs the cruise and engine brakes and the computer is a little bit smarter than we are.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:59 AM   #9
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A prior thread mentioned that when the exhaust brake activates, the brake lights also come on. If your toad/trailer has brakes activated by the tail lights, this will apply the brakes for it which will be trying to slow down the entire motor home - a bad thing for the brakes.

Moral: Don't use a brake light activated braking system for the toad if you have an engine brake that activates the brake lights.

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Old 05-04-2016, 04:36 PM   #10
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I've noticed the same, I'd have thought once tapping brake pedal deactivating the cruise it would work but you have to switch it off by control.

My 2009 340 in cruise control will go into engine brake if needed to maintain the set speed. This happened multiple time in the mountains out west.

Tapping my brake also will disengage cruise.
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