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Old 02-05-2016, 06:02 PM   #51
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I use it as often as possible and take the truck out of tow/haul as often as possible, as well.


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Old 02-05-2016, 06:07 PM   #52
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With my previous gas engine, it only worked well on flat road and slight hills. I had to turn it off on the bigger hills.

With my current diesel engine I use it always except switchbacks that require slowing and accelerating. It will go up a 5-6% grade without slowing down with cruise on.

My current travel trailer is 7000 lbs, so this might change with the FW I will have soon.

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Old 02-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #53
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I could not use the Cruise with my previous gas burners, but with my RAM 3500 diesel just set it and ride. as a retired truck driver I would never use it in heavy traffic or bad weather I almost lost it on Ice. my current TT is a 12000# Cedar Creek that the RAM tows effortless.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:39 PM   #54
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I use Tow & Haul all the time and use Cruise Control most of the time on the highway, especially on the interstate. So far no problem. I watch my trans temp gauge all the time.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:53 PM   #55
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I use it on flat and gentle hills , when it shifts down i use drive until we are back to flats or down hill, I have a 05 duramax and 12k TT
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:17 PM   #56
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I have a diesel. It's not an issue. Always in cruise in tow haul mode. Turning about 1400 rpms at 60. 14 mpg.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:19 PM   #57
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Old Dodge O/D button gets the workout....use cruise every chance I get...
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:05 PM   #58
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Thumbs up Using cruise control when towing.

I use it all the time when I am towing except in cities or congestion. I have a 2008 F250 4X4 Diesel and have 135000 + miles. Tow in OD and Tow/Haul mode. No problems yet with tranny, engine, or differential.
Before the 2008 F250 I had a 2001 F250 Diesel and had 150000 miles on it when I sold it and use the cruise all the time when towing. That being said for the pickups, I always paid close attention when I was using the cruise especially in hills with a lot of up and down situations. In the mountains I used it off and on depending.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:13 PM   #59
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I have a 2012 Chevy 6.6 D.D. and when towing my 36' TH 17500 lb. always use Tow/haul and the cruise control and the exhaust brake. With it set up like this it will hold with in 5 mph up and down the hills. I set it at 65 mph, I tried it at 60 mph like on my 05, but I get better mileage at 65 then I do at 60. I have always used my cruise control on all of my vehicles, weather I am towing or not, it save me from getting tickets, my right foot gets heavy.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:15 PM   #60
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With my 13 ram.. I always drive the speed limit.. At 70 and cruise / tow haul / exhaust break . I pull a solid 13 mph

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