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Old 02-05-2016, 12:38 PM   #21
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Who uses cruise when towing

I use it a lot until I am in heavy grade country ( which we have a lot of). Works well but once I hit 3rd gear, if its a hill I am not familiar with, I shut it off because I don't like the high RPMs once you hit second. From 6th to 3rd, the splits on this transmission are all around 500 which work well. when you hit second it close to 1000. Just my preference.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:39 PM   #22
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I use it in my Ford diesel along with the tow-haul. I like when I'm in the Rockies going down a mountain and I can tap the brake, and the tow-haul kicks in and downshifts to save my brakes.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #23
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Same here. It's the only way I can drive so slow.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:41 PM   #24
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I use it the minute I get on the highway, the computer know how to handle ups and downs and keeps a constant speed. in 6 years I have had no issues and do not foresee any.
X2. Much less fatigue for me when using cruise. I'll turn it off if traffic warrants it. Just use common sense.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:42 PM   #25
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Yup. As often as I can safely use it. One less thing to do when I'm driving.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:43 PM   #26
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I use only on flat ground when ther is no wind. If you use it on uphill with a diesel there is a chance the engine computer will shut the engine down.
Ok, I'll bite... Why is that? I am not pulling a monster TT by any means but I have climbed some pretty steep (for around here) mountains and hills and nver had an issue.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:44 PM   #27
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X2. Much less fatigue for me when using cruise. I'll turn it off if traffic warrants it. Just use common sense.
I agree, we find that the towing process is so much more enjoyable now that I do not need to think about timing hills and watching the right foot.. The DW feels much more confident as well as the driver when we swap out for breaks.
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I use it flats or downhills, in good conditions.
If the cruise is going to shift for me- I take it off. If it will hold a gear, I leave it on.
I hate when the computer shifts for me in cruise.
Personal preference.
I have never had to rebuild a tranny.
X 2 and will only engage tow haul when ascending large hills. Later RJD
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #29
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Flat. Little traffic. Good road and weather are my criteria. I use tow mode in these conditions. You can trick the Allison to up shift into overdrive at 50 mph by momentarily going out of TM then up shift and put back in TM. Works great!
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:58 PM   #30
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Use mine most of the time. IAW owners manual, is put truck in tow mode, cruise on, exhaust brake on. Works great.
On long, steep downhills remember to set cruise to a low speed while at top of hill.
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