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Old 05-30-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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Is it safe to use cruise control while towing?


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Old 05-30-2017, 07:05 PM   #2
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Like all other driver enhancement features, cruise control is only as safe as the driver is aware of what's going on around them. Personally I ONLY use cruise when towing on an open multilane freeway without very many cars. If the freeway is crowded or if cars are passing in the opposite direction, I don't use it.
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Anytime the speed limit is above 25 mph I use my cruise control, whether I am towing or not.
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I use it on flat roads, with light traffic. Up and down hills, or when I might need to react quickly, I don't. Also important to turn on "Tow Mode" for the trans, and not use OverDrive (fifth gear), or whatever your truck calls it.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Anytime the speed limit is above 25 mph I use my cruise control, whether I am towing or not.
X2, especially in the hills with towhaul & exhaust brake set.
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Yes I use it,.. it's the only way I get my naps in...

Just kidding.

To echo what others have posted I use mine all the time when towing to, but only when I have a bit of real estate between me and the other cars cruising on the open highway.

As an aside, on long trips I periodically change my recline and seat position (I also have adjustable pedals) to prevent fatigue.
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Just as safe as any tool used correctly .

When I had our 5'ers, I would use cruise whenever I could set it... towing, not towing, in traffic, no traffic...
(Since I am in da Sowth, snow and ice were not usually a concern as I wouldn't use it then)

It's just another tool like turn signals and brakes...
I figure if my right foot can get off the accelerator and be close to the brake, my reaction time is better !

Oh, and it's on all the time in the class a too - much less driver fatigue to let the cruise handle it and I can focus on my beer and sandwich
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As a new member to our forum, and, the RV world, I'm afraid you are getting some "tongue in cheek" info that I hope you recognize for what it is.
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I do what Stan does.
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