DIY Cruise Control

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  1. Snitrats

    Snitrats Funster

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    I Keep getting e-mails from Conrad Electronics offering Waeco self fit cruise controls, Sounds a bit iffy to me fitting your own ,as anyone been brave enough?
    Prices start at £19.99 ! to about £100 for the waeco:Eeek:
     
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    Cheap one is probably just a bungee strap to keep your foot from going down :Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1: no no no ! :Rofl1:

    :Rofl1: it's a house brick on a rope :Rofl1:
     
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    I always thought that it is the PURSER who keeps control on a cruise.
     
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    there is only one on their website....the Waeco MS50 at €159 plus another €59.95 for the steering column controller.

    all the others are for radio controlled model cars. :Doh:

    would you buy from someone who specialises in model car electronics :Eeek:...i certainly wouldnt.
     
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    would it make my RV seam a little smaller? :BigGrin:
     
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    maybe not, but it would make it a lot faster/noisier/twitchier/smokier....and you'd have cruise control in reverse gear :RollEyes:
     
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    Not sure what website you're looking at PJ, I can see several options for CC on their website:
    http://www.conrad-uk.com/ce/en/Cate...gorycode=0313020&WT.ac=car_cw29_0313020_50_50

    The £20 unit is not a cruise control but a throttle lock. When you engage it it locks the throttle in position and won't compensate for speed variation, on pressing the brake pedal a solenoid releases the throttle cable.

    The next one up is the MS50 which is a proper cruise control but a pretty basic one, the column stalk is not compatible with this unit and it comes with the two tone grey dash mount control module.

    There are more robust cruise systems on there but with no pictures and to be honest their pricing is not that spectacular.

    D.
     
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    Same company Dave, but a different website.

    http://www.conrad.com/websale7/?Ctx...r=?&dp2=ff_search&search_input=cruise+control
     
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    Fitted the MS50 to both my last 'van & to this one, both work perfectly.
    Easy to fit too.
     
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