New 2017 specifications for the Fiat Camper

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  1. Sidney

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    Thanks for the link, will make interesting reading (y)
     
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    any one got the hill descent control on reading about it it still uses the brakes so can it cook the brakes on a long descent?
     
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    Thanx will read later
     
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    To me hill descent is a LandRover type of thing that allows you to go slowly down a steep hill in second gear. Not sure if this handles a 1in10 descent on the autoroute or not.
     
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    We have got a button on the dash that says it is for hill descent but never got it to work yet.
     
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    It is for use on hilly & mountain roads, holds lower gears longer both descending and climbing I use it often works very well.
     
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    Ignor last post I think the hill decent is a different button to the one I was refering to.
     
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    Yep got one of them buttons in the middle under the heater controls. Have tried it a few times and got it to work twice. It usually says Hill Decent Not Available. Still got to work out why it works sometimes and not others. The other button above the gear shift just lets the auto box change at different times. We have a friend who uses it when towing.
     
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    I think HDC only works below 30kph. It uses a low gear (auto) and can use a lot of brakes.
     
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    I seem to remember reading that hill descent only works at quite low speed.
    Must do as I often tell others to do i.e. RTFM. :)

    Richard.
     
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    It maybe works in a similar way to an exhaust or engine brake, which uses exhaust back pressure to slow the progress, leaving unused brake pads fresh?
     
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