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Old 09-26-2017, 09:28 AM   #1
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Cruise control on Ford chassis motorhome

Is the cruise control disabled on Ford motor homes? I've had a 2013 Ford E350 and now 2017 E450...I don't see the cruise control symbol on the dash when I try to activate it.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:58 AM   #2
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When you turn it on it does not indicate its on until you set it, then it shows on the dash it is on. At least that is the way ours works.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:06 AM   #3
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When you turn it on it does not indicate its on until you set it, then it shows on the dash it is on. At least that is the way ours works.
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:40 PM   #4
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When you turn it on it does not indicate its on until you set it, then it shows on the dash it is on. At least that is the way ours works.
Yep, ours is the same. Little green speedometer icon shows up when the cruise is set and active.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:58 PM   #5
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When you turn it on it does not indicate its on until you set it, then it shows on the dash it is on. At least that is the way ours works.
That's the way about all vehicle cruise controls function. We use it a lot on the E450. You will actually see the RPMs drop when cruise is actuated.
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That's the way about all vehicle cruise controls function. We use it a lot on the E450. You will actually see the RPMs drop when cruise is actuated.
I've noticed that. What's going on??
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I've noticed that. What's going on??
Engaging the cruise control on our Silverado does the same thing. The Silverado has an instant economy feature, as well, which I miss on the E450.
Even holding a speed, then setting cruise, the RPMs decreases and the MPG on the instant economy increases. So, I use cruise control a lot.
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Thanks!! I use it unless it's so hilly that it downshifts a lot.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:47 PM   #9
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Thanks!! I use it unless it's so hilly that it downshifts a lot.
Unless it is a steep grade, I try to leave it on cruise and just feather the gas past the cruise point. That keeps it from downshifting so much. We towed a Jeep Liberty to Florida last Dec. For the most part, the F450 pulled the hills without radical downshifts. We were very satisfied with the V-10 performance.
We have a 2014. In 2015, Ford added another gear to the trans.
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I had quite a few miles on our first E-450 before I found out that the RES (resume) button cancels cruise control if pressed while cruise is engaged. Pressing it again resumes where it was previously set. Sure beats tapping the brake to disengage it.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:19 PM   #11
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Love it on our E450 Forester - V10 is great but i did notice it was much happier in the mountains when i turned it off and kept the rpms down through the mountains during the recent 2 week trip through West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, etc. and back to Ohio. Just let it go a little slower if needed. Actually found i could gain speed without the downshifting as well where the cruise would downshift.

Either way the 9.4 mpg during the trip was quite nice so something was working ok.
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I've noticed that. What's going on??


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I had quite a few miles on our first E-450 before I found out that the RES (resume) button cancels cruise control if pressed while cruise is engaged. Pressing it again resumes where it was previously set. Sure beats tapping the brake to disengage it.


Thanks for that I was missing a cancel button
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