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Old 05-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #11
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All the time, towing or not. My pickup has a standard in it, and I will kick the cruise on when I finally get going at a steady speed. I think it is awesome.

I use it in the motorhome too. All the time.

I even use it on the Goldwing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:08 PM   #12
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Thanks to all! This was a discussion between me and the DW. IT seems that when I sit to long in the truck or car my right leg begins to hurt something bad so I use the cruise (so long as I am not in a hilly are) also I do keep it out of overdrive always .
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:11 PM   #13
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I use it frequently when conditions warrant its use. Definitely when on an interstate, less often on rural winding roads or steeper hilly roads.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:48 PM   #14
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I use mine all the time, towing or not. As mentioned before I don't use it in heavy traffic, hills, mountains, and on icy or wet roads.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:55 PM   #15
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I use it all the time
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:14 PM   #16
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I use mine all the time, towing or not. As mentioned before I don't use it in heavy traffic, hills, mountains, and on icy or wet roads.
Pretty much my thoughts.

I don't use cruise in the rain or wet roads. Many years ago, I had the rear tires break loose going up a hill in high gear with wet pavement on the highway. Thank God I didn't have the cruise control on!! The rear end started kicking out to the side, but I was able to catch it before it got too far. But I still got scary close to a jack knife @ 60mph.

I use my cruise on pretty much flat or slightly hilly highways. But on bigger uphill grades, I cancel the cruise and drive it manually. I find that the cruise control will allow a loss of a few mph as the hill begins and will try to get that 2 to 3 mph back going up the hill. As a result, the truck will downshift 1 or 2 gears and try to accelerate up the hill. That hurts the MPG numbers. By manually driving the speed, I can keep the truck from downshifting as much by waiting to get any lost speed back until the top or downhill side of the hill.
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I only use mine in the motorhome when I need something out of the refrigerator and I don't feel like stopping 😳😳😳😳😳
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:44 AM   #18
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I use cruise control a lot. When I see a big hill coming up I just hit the throttle and pick up a few extra miles per hour. At times I cancel it on long down hills.
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Cruise control in overdrive towing 2000+ miles from Saskatoon to SoCal and back every year for the last 6 with no problems.. + numerous trips to Banff every year..
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