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Old 05-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #21
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ok,boys and girls, I have driven two Fords, v-10, I found the cruise to be a pain
and a good thing. Living in Florida the only real hills we have are bridges.
When I have the cruise on and see a hill coming I just switch it off
till I have crested the hill then reply the cruise. Maybe this is old school
but I don't really care either.

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If you plan on staying in FL then it's probably not worth it. I do like better throttle response and according to my scangauge, it helps with .5 - 1 mpg, but if it's actually true it will take way too many miles to make it cost effective.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #22
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I also have the 5 star tune and love it. When in real hilly country, I will still kick off the cruise control. I prefer sometimes to let the speed decrease and hold a constant throttle. Don't bother me in the least to slow down some. On smaller inclines the 5 star performs. It shifts into 4th gear that ford forgot and you don't get the 4000 rpm climb. Before getting the 5 star, I looked high and low for a simple throttle control, but no where could I find a tune that did this simple act. If I could find something I could program in to modify the cruise control, I would get in it in a second. Just lock the throttle at the current position and don't move it. This is exactly what I do when I take control from the cruise control.

To the OP. I only use tow/haul when in real hilly country and in town. The auto control of the transmission downshifting helps a bunch. Just tap the brake and tow/haul does the rest. On flat land I don't believe it does anything. On start ups, I think it holds lower gears longer. The 5 star also does this.

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #23
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good stuff, coming down from Ohio I got 8 mpg towing a
2007 Saturn Vue. didn't even know it was back there

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:19 AM   #24
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Ok yea i am not to worried about mpg, It's gonna suck, didn't join this lifestyle to worry about mpg, i know it will be somewherw between 7-9 and maybe if lucky 10 in the plains. The cruise control is interesting, cause in my car when i have cruise on and head up a hill it always seems to rev rpm's really high, but i assume the V10 can handle high rpms. Well heading to somerset county today for memorial day weekend and have some pretty steep and long hills on Pa. Turnpike to deal with. I will let you know if I end up on the Runaway Truck Ramp. Lol.

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Old 05-21-2014, 08:01 AM   #25
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Ok yea i am not to worried about mpg, It's gonna suck, didn't join this lifestyle to worry about mpg, i know it will be somewherw between 7-9 and maybe if lucky 10 in the plains. The cruise control is interesting, cause in my car when i have cruise on and head up a hill it always seems to rev rpm's really high, but i assume the V10 can handle high rpms. Well heading to somerset county today for memorial day weekend and have some pretty steep and long hills on Pa. Turnpike to deal with. I will let you know if I end up on the Runaway Truck Ramp. Lol.

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I don't know how many times I've heard "not worried about MPGs", including myself. For some reason, I'm always checking it as if I can make a difference, and always looking for cheapest gas station. It's in our nature since oil runs through our veins.

The V10 shines when revved up. I think the problem is that it does it more than it needs to.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:04 AM   #26
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good stuff, coming down from Ohio I got 8 mpg towing a
2007 Saturn Vue. didn't even know it was back there

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That's pretty good Phelpo. That's about what we get if we are in no hurry. If we keep up with traffic we loose a couple. A lot cheaper than having to fly four of us and put the dog in a kennel...and we don't have to take travel size stuff.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #27
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On smaller inclines the 5 star performs. It shifts into 4th gear that ford forgot and you don't get the 4000 rpm climb.
You nailed it. That's exactly what ours was doing. It's like downshifting from 5th into 3rd. With the tune, it now utilizes 4th and overall shifting seems smoother.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #28
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You are right man I complain about gas prices and love low gas and get gas cards when cashing in rewards, but I was not going to give up my dream of traveling the country because of gas prices. Once I got over the sticker shock of mpg and realized I can do it with some planning and pulling a toad that gets 26 mpg, then it wasn't the most important thing, relaxing is.

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:55 PM   #29
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hey the biggest problem we have is when towing
finding a gas station to get into and out of. Forget the next exit book when it says rv friendly. I had to
pull a u turn and jumped the curb to get it done.
With my Vectra, no problem pull in with the truckers.

Not so with the gasser. We ended up cruising the
stations and putting a eye ball on them.....such
fun!

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Flying J stations have RV lanes. Off to the side of the car pumps. They have water, dump station, both gas and diesel. Otherwise, I always look for truck stops--they usually have more space around the gas pumps also. Stations along interstates in more rural areas rather than in cities often are more spacious.
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