Safe towing starts with a clear view.
Clearview Towing Mirrors are pretty much a standard piece of equipment for most tow vehicles in Australia. Some families are up to their fourth set of Clearview Towing Mirrors as they’ve upgraded their vehicles throughout the years.
One of the most important factors when it comes to road safety is the ability to see what’s going on around you and your vehicle. Standard mirrors often don’t provide the vision required when towing large caravans and trailers. Towing mirrors are required by law in Australia when towing anything wider than your vehicle.
We’ve all been in contact with a set of Clearviews at some point in our lives, and many of us have met Uncle Mike on our travels. Mike Cowan and his son-in-law Jay Praag have turned their small family business into one of Australia’s most respected 4WD and Touring Brands.
Launched in 2006, the first generation of Clearview’s Towing Mirrors, aptly named “Original Towing Mirrors” are still available today, albeit in an updated format. They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, and many cheap copies of Clearview’s Original Towing Mirrors have since entered the market.
Today, Clearview Accessories offers three different Extendable Towing Mirror designs. The new Clearview Next Gen & Compact Towing Mirrors extend out a full 180mm for towing but retract to close to the factory profile of the standard mirrors they replace! When set to their normal driving position, the mirrors remain unobtrusive during your daily commute when you don’t need extended mirrors, or when you need to fit into tight spaces.
The Compact Towing Mirror consists of a single, large convex mirror - just like a factory Mirror, with the additional advantage of the extra visibility that Clearview's towing mirror extension provides.
The Next Gen Towing Mirror and its popular twin mirror design is suitable for towing anything from the smallest of trailers to the largest of vans.
- Mirror size and driving position comparable to original factory mirrors.
- Telescopic 2-stage extension provides 3 driving positions to choose from and won’t retract when driving at high speeds or when passing large trucks.
Clearview Towing Mirrors are available for most of the Australian 4wd market, proving once again why they’re the leaders in a market they created. All Clearview towing mirrors are engineered specifically for each vehicle so you can retain most of the functionality of the original mirror. They are true replacement mirrors, designed to use the same holes, fitting and wiring (where applicable) as your original mirrors for plug-and-play installation.
Power-Fold, electric operating glass, integrated LED indicators, heated glass, blind spot monitoring and 360-degree camera integration are all available as options depending on the base vehicle that you’re installing Clearview Mirrors into.
Clearly the days of the humble, basic towing mirrors are almost over as we usher in the dawn of these high-tech replacement towing mirrors!