Cruise control turns off when wipers are on?

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  1. Neptune1231

    Neptune1231 Bobtail Member

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    I drive a Freightliner cascadia and it's a company truck. My only issue with it that drives me crazy is that it wont let me use the cruise control when I activate the wipers, even on the lowest setting. I know about the washer spray trick but it's such a pain to keep pressing it everytime. Worst part is my truck is governed at 65 on cruise and 62 on pedal. Does anyone know a way to trick the truck in using the cruise control while the wipers are on?

    I know it's a safety feature but with modern day trucks it's a dumb unnecessary system. Company wont remove it I asked.

    Serious replies only please if you dont agree with me that's fine but I really cant stand this feature.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Foot on the floor, over speed!!
    Schneider was starting this when I was there.
     
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  4. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    The advise is to not use cruise control when it's icy. Not when it's raining.
    They overdo everything. No comprehension. No brains.
     
  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    So don't use the wipers. :)
     
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  6. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    it's that way for a reason
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    There’s always the XPO Logistics method, Rain-X.
     
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    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    The only reason it is that way is because 'they' do not trust our own judgement.

    There is usually no need to get off cruise control with a light drizzle with the wipers on a low intermittent setting.
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Rain-X is probably the only way not to use the wipers.

    It would be a bit of work to apply enough the right way to be truly effective for any period of time.
    And then it needs to be renewed fairly often.
    And, that is a big windshield you are covering - so get plenty of it.

    The first time you apply it is the most important.
    Clean the glass as best you can.
    Then use a paper towel, several layers folded into a square, to apply the Rain-X.
    Use a circular motion, and rub it in good. Use a good amount, don't be stingy.
    There should only be a light glaze look to it at the end.
    As the paper towel becomes soiled from the left over grime in the glass, turn it over and fold it inside out for a clean surface.
    Then polish the glass with a clean cotton cloth. I always used an old t-shirt.

    Then do it again, twice.
    That will give you the perfect coating of Rain-X - for a while.
    Even small droplets of water will just stream off, if there is airflow in that area of the windshield.

    After that it will be just a once over when the droplets become too large or sluggish.

    Using wipers will degrade the coating, and a bug splat will destroy it in that spot.

    Easy with a small car, like my old Honda CRX.
    Not so easy climbing up for the truck glass.
     
  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    yup
     
  11. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Wipers are overrated, once you’ve driven with air wipers you learn to drive without wipers.....
     
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