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Old 05-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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do you use cruise control.

Just wondering if any one uses cruise control. Some times I will when my.legs start to really bother Me

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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I use control when ever I can and when I do I make sure I keep a good distance. The exception is when traffic is busy where people might be going in and out of lanes without keeping a good distance.

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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There is no issue using cruise control as long as your tow vehicle isn't searching for gears often. Your torque converter should be locked up in a proper gear and should not have to shift out of it unless a hill is encountered.

The time to not use cruise control is towing in hilly or mountainous areas, where downshifting is inevitable. In that case, allow your speed to vary a bit in order to prevent numerous shifts and extended periods of time with the torque converter unlocked. This generates lots of heat, which kills transmissions.

Some people elect to lock out overdrive gears for towing, if their tow vehicle has such a feature.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Call me a weenie.. but NO, NADA, NYET, NOPE, NEIN..
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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I use it whenever I can. No reason not to except for the times Skybound said.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #6
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I use mine all the time. The only time I turn it off is as was mentioned, in hilly terrain or in traffic. Good thing for me that doesn't happen all that often between here and the beach!

Seriously, as long as the tranny isn't hunting or shifting frequently such as up and down hills, you're fine. Why not be just that much more comfortable? Especially out here in rural S. Central Texas plains, not a lot of hills or traffic (except for in the shale region) but lots of wide open space and long long drives to get anywhere; yup, I'm glad to have cruise control on those kind of drives...

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #7
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I do not think I have every used cruise control while towing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:16 PM   #8
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Drive through Kansas/Nebraska/Oklahoma without cruise, your foot might fall off.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:41 PM   #9
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