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Old 04-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Cruise control/ safe or not at..?

Just wondering if on a long stretch of road, you are going say...55 mph. Can cruise control be used?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Just wondering if on a long stretch of road, you are going say...55 mph. Can cruise control be used?

I use mine all the time, never had a thought about not using it. I use the + and - to make minor speed adjustments, much smoother than my foot. I hope I am not doing something considered dangerous.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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I use mine on long empty stretches of road, however if traffic starts getting heavy or erratic I am quick to turn it off.

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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I use mine when ever it is practicle. Got a bit of a craped out back and right leg so the cruise control allows me to stretch my leg out and move it around. Keeps the cramps down. Definetly turn it off in traffic or dicy conditions.
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All the time ... weather and traffic permitting... but then I rarely exceed 60mph and prefer under 55.
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Use mine all the time on interstates. Not so much on other roads.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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My owner's manual says not to use it when towing. Their reasoning is the cruise control (it's a drive by wire truck) can cause the engine to over-rev, and grenade.
That's not to say I don't use it on fairly level stretches, though.
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I use mine all the time. I turn if off going up long hills and on wet or slippery roads.
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I don't use it on hills where I'm downshifting to get to the top, or keeping it in a low gear to help slow our descent. I've heard you shouldn't use it in the rain. But straight, flat, dry, boring stretches - sure, why not?
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Funnily enough I find that my right foot is better at limiting the number of gear changes than the cruise control; it's because (I think), if I drop slightly below my set speed, I'm more patient than the cruise control in building the speed up again. That said, I have used it in the past, traffic and weather permitting.
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I don't use it on hills where I'm downshifting to get to the top, or keeping it in a low gear to help slow our descent. I've heard you shouldn't use it in the rain. But straight, flat, dry, boring stretches - sure, why not?
It was explained to me that if you get into a situation in the rain where the road wheels lose traction, like when you aqua-plane, the cruise control detects that the wheels are moving more slowly and heaps on the power to try to get the wheels going at the right speed again, which is probably not what you want if you are aqua-planing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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I use it a lot on flat roads. Any hills or even overpasses I turn it off. The way my cruise control works on even small hills and overpasses it drops 1-2 MPH going up then as the hill starts to level out and I gain speed without the cruise adding throttle, the cruise suddenly increases throttle significantly and accelerates to 3-4 MPH faster then the cruise was set, seems like really poor programming.
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