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Old 02-05-2016, 10:43 AM   #1
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who uses cruise control when towing

Ok so how uses cruise control when towing,
and what criteria do you have to use it or not?
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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Here some good threads.....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=cruis...HfKobre7elvJgM
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #3
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I use it a lot while towing. I read the manuals and was not able to find anything that said I shouldn't, unless I missed it...

I keep it in tow/haul and let the truck decide what it wants to do and intervene when necessary. Just what I do, I am not saying it is right or wrong...
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:01 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:15 AM   #5
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I never used to use it on my 1500 (5.3 V8), Trailblazer (4.2 V6 I think) or Jeep TJ (4.0 I6) because I did not like how it handled hills with the lower powered vehicles and revving up into the higher RPMs. I know this was normal but it was not to my liking and killed the already terrible gas mileage.

Now with the larger truck I use it all the time on the highways and interstates. I found it kept me from going over my usually 62mph speed. The truck pulls so nicely I would often find myself creeping up in speed. I used it from home to Florida and back, no troubles. I actually out climbed through the mountains, passing cars having trouble keeping the 65mph speed.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:18 AM   #6
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Used it when road conditions warrant with the F 150. With the Super Duty, Tow/Haul and Exhaust brake i use it all the time. I never touch the braked descending mountains last summer.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:18 AM   #7
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I use it where it's pretty flat, but take it off if there's a lot of hills and curves.

Mostly it's a comfort feeling. If it feels comfortable with it on, I have it on and if it doesn't, I turn it off.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:20 AM   #8
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I use it all the time with my 15 Silverado. I think Chevy tried to write the software to enhance gas mileage as it doesn't always downshift quick enough on hills. To solve that I put the selector in manual mode sometimes and control the downshifts on steeper hills.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #9
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I use it a lot while towing. I read the manuals and was not able to find anything that said I shouldn't, unless I missed it...

I keep it in tow/haul and let the truck decide what it wants to do and intervene when necessary. Just what I do, I am not saying it is right or wrong...
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I use it where it's pretty flat, but take it off if there's a lot of hills and curves.

Mostly it's a comfort feeling. If it feels comfortable with it on, I have it on and if it doesn't, I turn it off.

Same here. It's the only way I can drive so slow.
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