Jbrakes and cruise control

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Sevyn, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Sevyn

    Sevyn Bobtail Member

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    Yes...and concern is he does this during bad weather..and or rain...
     
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  3. Cab-Inne

    Cab-Inne Bobtail Member

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    Years ago I was cruising (tee hee get it) along on rt 80 in a pickup, the roads were just a little wet. After climbing a hill, I'm certain the cruise had the pedal on the floor of that anemic pig. The shade of an overpass was enough to turn the damp road into black ice, the truck turned sideways and my razor sharp reflexes brought it back into shape (ok maybe pure luck) , after my heart returned to normal I vowed to NEVER use the cruise on anything but dry roads. I beat that lesson into my kids head too!!
     
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  4. Sevyn

    Sevyn Bobtail Member

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    Wow...!
    Well all comments have be informative..i have tried to tell him not on any road condition other than dry...
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    The road doesn’t have to be perfectly dry to use the cruise or engine brake.
     
  6. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Had both on earlier , coming out of Gallup to Mesa with 6% grades . I do have adaptive Cruise so it makes things easy plus it's a light load . I was in 9th off the pedal with Jake holding between 55 and 60 , beautiful scenery in these parts .
     
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  7. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I use mine in the snow and rain when the conditions are right, but you have to know your rig to do so safely. There is not a one size fits all answer. What is good for a someone who has been driving for 30 something years may not work for someone brand new.
     
  8. Sevyn

    Sevyn Bobtail Member

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    Yes...we know ..he just t
    we are in Colorado now..heading towards Vail pass ...its a great ride and beautiful stops...
     
  9. Sevyn

    Sevyn Bobtail Member

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    Both times my adaptive cruise fault came on..he was driving and using both and there was ice and snow...once in Santa Rosa and other time in Missouri
     
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  10. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    I thought he was joking...

    I don’t know how some guys do it working for these places.
     
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  11. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    True. If it happened to me, I would just shut down.
     
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