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Old 02-24-2009, 09:35 AM   #15
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Sorry for the short hijack, but this is too good not to pass on. Firefox users should get IE Tab - this allows you to use IE's viewer inside Firefox when you hit a glitch, so everything that works in IE then works in Firefox. Bloomin' marvellous: http://ietab.mozdev.org/

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I've used it for sometime because of my banking site, works great...


On the subject of brakes, I've never been able to completely lock up my brakes yet per the controller adjustment, but they seem to work fine so never really worried about it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #16
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Were I you, I'd take the time to look into it, because you should be able to lock them up with your Scamp (at least in the early stages of controller setup, depending on what you have).

If the reason they won't lock up is due to any kind of deteriorating situation (Improper shoe adjustment, corroded wire connections, partial short in wiring, weakened magnet, etc.) it may be getting gradually worse and you might not notice it until they fail you -- I don't mean totally failure, although that can't be ruled out, but just failure to apply full effort just when you need them the most. If your brake parts are from original axle, they are getting kind of elderly...

BTW, for everyone, do NOT test the function of the breakaway switch with the trailer plugged into the tow vehicle -- Several brands of controllers have warnings that this might damage the controller, esp the newer solid state ones.

Also, anyone contemplating brake parts replacement, be sure to check the pricing on an entire backing plate e/w new shoes, magnets, springs, etc., because this is one of those cases where the whole costs less than the parts, and you won't have to assemble anything, just bolt it on.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #17
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Erik, I have that same axle. The brakes worked better as time went by. At first we could barely feel the pull on the tow, now a few thousand miles later we can feel it thought I'm not sure about being able to lock them up. We use a Prodigy controller.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #18
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Another aside; I have informed Tekonsha at least 3 times that their web page does not display in Firefox, I always got told they would pass it on to their IT dept..
I guess it still doesn't work
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #19
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Another aside; I have informed Tekonsha at least 3 times that their web page does not display in Firefox, I always got told they would pass it on to their IT dept..
I guess it still doesn't work
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Humm, it displays for me Joe.

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In this page, the text in the right nav bar is a bit piled.. however, the links still work.

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Maybe it's the version of Firefox you're using? Here's mine:

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:47 AM   #20
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Joe,
For what it's worth, I just went to Tekonsha again and it is working.
I was there earlier this week also.

I noticed that some of the lines of text were pushed together but other than that seemed ok.

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:34 AM   #21
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I'm not seeing any difference from the last time I went. The opening page is okay, but when you click on the "trailer brakes" link, then the next page is so piled up that it's not usable. When you Google "tekonsha" the Tekonsha link text does say something like "This page best viewed in Internet Explorer."

I don't use Internet Explorer, so it leaves me a bit cold. I'm not a techie, but given the number of sites that are multiple-browser capable, the size of "Cequent" company, and the fact that Firefox is not exactly a new upstart...

Newest (last) version of Firefox 2 on Mac 10.3.9, btw.

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Donna, I gave them the exact screen I was looking at when I made my suggestion the other day, so it looks like they have already fixed it -- I am using the same version of FF as you.

Here's one they DIDN'T fix:

http://www.tekonsha.com/product1.html
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Using the same version, the main page is ok, some of the others have menus that are too badly piled up to read, some aren't bad
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