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Old 05-18-2014, 08:12 PM   #21
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Used it religously when we had the pop-up, TT's and FW's and still do now with the MH except when roads are wet.

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Old 05-18-2014, 08:37 PM   #22
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An Allison transmission in tow haul mode, utilizing cruise going down long hills, transmission will hold your speed very effectively and sure saves brakes. No logical reason not to use cruise whenever practically possible.

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Old 05-18-2014, 10:57 PM   #23
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I rarely find terrain that would allow us to use cruise control. Too mountainous.

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:44 AM   #24
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We always use cruise until the hills get big enough to shift in and out of OD, even on the rollers you just push the accelerator going down one to get over the next.

Out West with no traffic and where it's flat I don't see why not. Up and down 95 with all the traffic can be a different story sometimes lol.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:00 PM   #25
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After only 1300km towing under my belt I used cc for the first time this morning. Highway between hope and Abbotsford bc was QUIET! Was able to relax a tad and the jeeps 8 speed kept her smooth
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:39 PM   #26
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I use mine anytime the conditions permit. That's the only way I can keep it at 65 mph or less when out on the open road. If there is any traffic at all, I use my right foot. I do not drive with the cruise control buttons. If I need to slow down I cancel the cruise, and if I need to speed up I step on the accelerator and hit reset at the desired speed.

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Old 05-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #27
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I use it whenever I can. If the tranny hunts, I turn it off. If the TC locks and unlocks, I take it out of what Ford call "Overdrive".

This is what both the Ford manual and the Internet guru of Ford transmissions, Mark K, over on RV.net, say to do and I believe them both.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:13 PM   #28
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It depends on what the resistance to forward motion is. If your TT is more than 50% of your max towing capacity, then I would be cautious using cruise. Anytime the trans shifts while under load is hard on it, no matter if you have coolers or not. If you are running in RH lane and can maintain your comfortable speed without the trans shifting, then use cruise. Also depends what motor is in the TV also, with a gasser, its much easier to feel through the fuel pedal how hard the TV is working.
I'm the exception towing 334 RBTS overloaded with my 2011 powerstroke, I run my trans in M5 flat out tight against the governor since the trans shifts constantly in auto.

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