Does anyone actually use cruise control?

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  1. BobtheBass

    BobtheBass Funster

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    I have tried many times to use the cruise control on our cars and motorhome, yet cant get the feeling that the vehicle is slightly out of control from my mind. I know I have friends who use it all the time and wouldn't be without, but I never feel happy when its on. It just makes me nervous. How does everyone else feel? Is it me? Am I being paranoid?
     
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  2. Baycott

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    I use on the car on long journeys and would use it on the MoHo if I had it (maybe on the new one due next year).
    I know what you me re out of control but you soon get used to it and it is quite relaxing. (y)
     
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  3. Puddleduck

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    It's good on the motorway or a good clear road, saves the right foot ankle.

    Takes a bit of getting used to though.
     
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    i never think to use it,could count on one hand the times ive used it in ten years
     
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    Well judging by some of the Russian driving videos on youtube, the Russians must even have it on old Ladas, and just drive with it on continuously, because they never seem to remotely stop even when a vehicle is directly in front of them.

    I dont have it on my current manual van, but I do have it on my car, my next van will be an auto and I will spec it for sure, really useful on long runs down the autobahn etc.
     
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    Lots!!!
     
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  7. StefAndDi

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    Excellent way to keep points off your licence.
     
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    Use it all the time hoping to have it fitted to the moHo next year
     
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  9. Speve

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    As Puddleduck says good on those long roads through France and Spain wouldn't be without it:sneaky:
     
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    Use it whenever the road is clear
    Once came up though Portugal, 150 miles without touching the accelerator
    Makes for very relaxed driving when the traffic is light
     
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  11. Peter & Elaine

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    Only when I want to go to the loo:whistle:
     
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  12. Jim

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    Used to use it in the RV a lot, its a great way to stay at an MPG efficient speed on long empty roads.
     
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    Use it whenever possible, and its a good way to keep to reduced speed limits through road works. In practice as others have said I use it for hours driving on continental motorways.
     
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    Yes, all the time but I am usually the slowest thing on the road (y)
     
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  15. terryway

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    Excellent bit of kit, use it whenever it's safe to do so. Also enables you to keep within speed limits
     
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    Oh Yes, lots. Especially abroad where the roads are much quieter. If I don't I end up going faster than I want to.
     
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    I use it all the time here in Spain, both in the car and the MoHo, the empty roads make it ideal for very relaxed driving, and no worries about speeding!
     
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  18. Dawn B

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    Mike's idea of cruise control, is letting me drive
     
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    Use it often especially on roads with average speed cameras. Took me a while to get used to it as I felt I didn't have control of the vehicle but now comfortable with it
     
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    on the rv i had it was all set in the steering wheel ,but on this autotrail its a small plastic thing on the dash looks like something out of a kinder egg :LOL::LOL:
     
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