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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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towing using cruise control

Do you tow your camper while using cruise control in your t.v.?
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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occasionally, but only on flat ground, and even then it just annoys me. The problem is that CC cannot sense when you are about to go up a slight hill. At least in my Ford, it will cause the truck to donwshift frequently to maintain speed, however by the time it downshifts and brings the RPM up I am already over the small hill and now in the wrong gear going down.

And now the obligatory safety message: NEVER use CC in the rain or any other adverse traction condition.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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On long stretches of relatively straight highway and light traffic, yes, but for the most part, no More often than not, traffic usually doesn't allow cruise to be on very long.

Edit: x2 on Jeeplj8's response
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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Unless on flatlands, the annoying and adrenaline inducing rush of your TV kicking into passing gear on every slight uphill grade is too much for me. My heart prefers that my foot remain in charge of the accelerator.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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Always... the Allison is smart and The engine has tons of power, it knows the gear it needs. Even in the big hills it works better then me, and less stressful. below 65 mph is where I stay

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the annoying and adrenaline inducing rush of your TV kicking into passing gear on every slight uphill grade is too much for me. .
that is the exact reason I got a diesel. it never drops a gear unless it is a huge hill
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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I noticed that I use it more and more on the interstate and highways when its flat. But, I typically cruise at 60mph and don't have to change my speed too often. It's rare that I'm passing anyone and the hills around here are just bumps compared to much of the country.

I never used it on a trip to the Smokies a number of years ago. Too hilly once I got there. It really depends on the terain for me.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Unless on flatlands, the annoying and adrenaline inducing rush of your TV kicking into passing gear on every slight uphill grade is too much for me. My heart prefers that my foot remain in charge of the accelerator.
X2 Vern, I prefer using my foot to hold it between 60-65 as I can control the shifting.
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X2 Vern, I prefer using my foot to hold it between 60-65 as I can control the shifting.
Same here!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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On cruise 99% of the time.
I have far better things to do than keeping an eye on the speedometer, like enjoying the drive!
And if you don't maintain an even speed, it just annoys everyone else on the road.
Like jevanb, I leave the shifting to the truck. Maybe not always ideal, but I can live with that.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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I use cruise control almost all of the time to keep my speed down. It's the only way that I can go so slow (61mph preferred). Otherwise, I'd be that idiot in a 1-ton truck pulling a big camper at too high of a speed!
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