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Old 02-05-2016, 09:23 PM   #61
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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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My Toyota Sienna's manual specifies to never use the cruise control while towing. Just my $.02 worth.
I wonder if the hunting for gears I hated on my 1500 is the reason not to use it on a mini-van. I am sure they are not meant to toy per se even though they can. I could see it over heating the tranny because it cannot sense the speed and change in grading like you or I can.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #62
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Cruise control...

We're in Florida. It's flat. Perfect option.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:48 PM   #63
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Always use CC unless in heavy traffic. Rarely use tow/haul as the tranny slips into 6th around 50-60 mph. The mountains are another story for tow/haul, but I still use the CC.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:04 PM   #64
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Always use CC unless in heavy traffic. Rarely use tow/haul as the tranny slips into 6th around 50-60 mph. The mountains are another story for tow/haul, but I still use the CC.
My 1500 locked out the 6th gear I believe. I wonder if my 2015 D-max does as well? Never looked and it never seemed to care...
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Always use CC 70-75, until we get to the base of the mountains , then turn it off & turn the Tow Haul on.
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Tow/haul until I can get on the Interstates and up to speed. Cruise after that. T/h on and cruise off on hills. Steep hills drive my truck crazy even when not towing when using cruise control.
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I use cruise control when towing on reasonably flat highways. I do not like it when I am in the mountains because when I am going downhill it does not seem to be all that great. I keep the truck in tow mode (using the 4:10 transmission setting). I experience no problems with towing in cruise other than in the mountains.

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Old 02-06-2016, 01:23 PM   #68
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I use cruise control when towing on reasonably flat highways. I do not like it when I am in the mountains because when I am going downhill it does not seem to be all that great. I keep the truck in tow mode (using the 4:10 transmission setting). I experience no problems with towing in cruise other than in the mountains.



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I had a 08 Silverado 2500HD diesel, when I was coming down a mountain I would set the cruise at 45 with the tow haul on and I would never touch the brakes. When not hooked up to the camper truck would do the same coming down a mountain. On my 2012 3500 Silverado I have to set the exhaust brake.


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With our Chevy Silverado Diesel, 2500 HD, and a 12,500 pound fifth-wheel, we use cruise control on flat, level highways and on grades up to about 3%. Steeper than that, I shift out of cruise control and make sure I engage "Trailer Towing" mode in that fantastic Allison 6-speed tranny. Works perfectly under all conditions we have encountered. Recently towed up a 16% grade to our Laguna Seca Raceway camp site, and stayed in Manual Mode, 1st gear all the way. Piece of cake for that brutish diesel!!
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Always use CC unless in heavy traffic. Rarely use tow/haul as the tranny slips into 6th around 50-60 mph. The mountains are another story for tow/haul, but I still use the CC.
Using tow/haul with the Allison locks in the torque converter from second gear on up. It helps keep tranny fluid temps lower........ it also helps with engine braking.
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