hi. ive booked a motorhome rental for a couple of weeks in early december this year. im pretty confident about driving the family safely around south island. but i'd like advice on driving it safely down longer stretches of road which are downhill/steep. from what i have seen, Arthurs Pass is going to be the main spot where i will have to be on my toes with this.
a lot of forums say to be careful not to overheat/stress the brakes too much, by using gearing to slow your descent and speed- which makes sense. however the posts ive read are talking about vehicles with manual gearing.
the motorhome ive hired is a britz renegade, (volkswagon) deisel, automatic transmission.
how do i safely control speed and descent coming out of a place like arthurs pass-in an automatic without using the brakes too much?