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Old 09-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by BeagleIL View Post
That's a new one on me. I've used the CC while towing for years and never had it shut itself down. I think my first reaction would be to think that the whole engine bit the dust before looking to see if the CC was still on...
Had it happen to me once in my old f150. wasn't paying attention and all of the sudden the whole truck just slowed and lost all power going up a hill. I had my mind somewhere else and did not notice the hill and my loss of about (i have to guess because i wasn't watching remember) 15 to 20 mph in speed. I was sure the engine died and it took me a few seconds to realize what was happening.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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Most CCs will disengage when the speed drops by 5mph or so due to load. You'd have to look at your owner's manual to see if it's mentioned. There is no reason not to use CC when towing out on the open road. When in tow/haul mode, the tranny and computer work together to make the best of situations. As said before, in town or hilly country, keep it off just for your own safety. My '11 F-150 with the new 5.0 does a fine job with the CC on.

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