Australia’s Original Full Replacement Extendable Towing Mirrors
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 objects, such as caravans, trailers and horse floats. Towing mirrors are required by law in Australia when towing anything wider than your vehicle.
If your side mirrors are ineffective with the trailer hitched up, Clearview Extendable Towing Mirrors provide the extra visibility required to see you safely to your destination.
Clearview Towing Mirrors aren’t just great for reversing, they also provide the extra visibility to be aware of vehicles coming up behind you, wanting to overtake.
Vehicles nowadays include an advanced level of technology which is often incorporated into their side mirrors. These features can include Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Sensors, GPS, AM-FM, Blindspot Monitoring Systems and 360-degree Cameras.
Clearview Accessories® has been manufacturing Extendable Towing Mirrors since 2006 and has experienced the rapid advancement of technology first-hand.
Our customers don’t want to compromise on their vehicle’s features when they install towing mirrors, and it’s for this reason that we’ve remained at the forefront of emerging mirror technologies.
We have long-standing relationships with the vehicle manufacturers and work closely with them to develop OE Authorised Towing Mirrors. This becomes more important as technology advances and unapproved mirrors can result in fault codes and loss of functionality, such as driver assist functions.
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are a full replacement extendable towing mirrors designed to replace your vehicle’s standard side mirrors.
Large convex single mirror reduces the objects that it reflects, allowing the driver to have a much wider field view and diminishing blind spots.
The Clearview® Compact Towing Mirror is our smallest towing mirror which sits on a double slide and slides right back into the vehicle when not towing, just like an OEM mirror.
Drivers must be able to see down the full length of the vehicle and caravan or trailer. Some of the most common crashes on our roads are caused by caravans merging or changing lanes and clipping the front of the vehicle travelling behind it. Caravan Towing Mirrors help prevent these crashes from occurring by providing the driver with visibility of the full length of the car and trailer.
The existing positions of the mirror mounting holes on the doors of the LC79 vary as the standard mirrors are installed after the vehicle lands in Australia. When the factory mirror is removed, it leaves two holes in the side of the door panel. Our Clearview Towing Mirror base mounts onto these same holes, but due to their varying positions on individual vehicles, our mounting holes are elongated to allow for the variance. This can also mean that the overall position of the mirror on the door can be different by vehicle.
Toyota LandCruiser Troop Carriers are designed with vent windows (triangular windows). Clearview Towing Mirrors can be installed onto Troop Carriers, but due to the mounting position of the mirrors overlapping the glass, the vent windows will no longer be operational. New mounting holes will need to be drilled in the side of the door panels to support the mirror base.
Our unique, patented, secondary mount design for the 300 Series towing mirrors has accounted for the LC300’s lighter-weight Aluminium door skin and inadequate strength of the existing internal bracketry to safely mount extendable towing mirrors to.
Our complete redesign of the LandCruiser 300 Series side mirror mounting position allowed us to identify the optimum location for the new Towing Mirrors to be installed to provide the best visibility when in the extended towing position.
We needed to move the standard mounting point forward to make it easier to see out of while towing. If we’d simply reinforced the existing mounting point and installed our mirrors there, the driver would be constantly leaning backwards and turning their head to see anything out of the extended towing mirrors.
Extendable towing mirrors are important for a few reasons.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you need extendable towing mirrors, but they can definitely be a worthwhile investment for anyone who frequently tows trailers or other large objects.
When looking for towing mirrors, there are a few key features to consider:
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are built to be vehicle specific and as such, won’t fit all vehicles. But they do have extendable mirrors designed to fit more than 32 different vehicle models!
Clearview’s ever-expanding range includes vehicle brands as diverse as Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, Chevrolet, Holden, Isuzu, Mazda, Jeep, and Land Rover.
The term Power Fold is a feature within a vehicle’s side mirror, which allows the side mirrors to electrically fold in towards the body of the vehicle, and electrically fold out.
The Power Folding functionality is useful when parking in tight spaces, protecting the mirrors from being clipped by passing vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians. It’s also great when 4WDing to get you out of a tight spot!
The mirror is designed to electrically fold towards the body of the vehicle and fold back out again when the vehicle is locked/unlocked via:
Power Fold Towing Mirrors on vehicles with proximity locking will also fold in when the vehicle automatically locks.
All vehicles are different and therefore the functionality of your new Clearview Power Fold Towing Mirrors will “mirror” the standard functionality of your original factory mirrors. Power Fold functionality is only available for vehicles with pre-existing factory electric folding mirrors. Clearview Mirrors cannot add functionality to a vehicle that didn’t have the functionality to start with. For specific information on your vehicle, refer to your Owner’s Manual.
*Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle. Clearview Towing mirrors do not extend or retract electrically.
Whilst Clearview Power Fold Towing Mirrors are motorised, allowing them to fold or unfold at the press of a button, non-Power Fold Towing Mirrors are also available for most models.
We started our Towing Mirror journey back in 2006, and, 17 years later, look how far we’ve come! We have experienced the rapid advancement of technology first-hand, and today, we are the leaders in a market we created.
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are injection moulded. And built from diecast aluminium to provide a firm and stable footing on every vehicle. Every Clearview® Towing Mirror base is finished on a CNC milling machine for consistent accuracy and a perfect fit to every vehicle.
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are built with steel arms through the centre for maximum strength. Arms that utilise cams precision cut from stainless steel on a high tech water cutting machine.
These cams are welded to the arms in Melbourne for the best levels of quality control and consistency. The finished arms are then coated in a special corrosion resistant electro coating paint process.
Final assembly takes place at Clearview’s Melbourne factory. Where they are powder coated to ensure the highest level of finish possible. Every set of
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are then inspected and tested, before being boxed and shipped to dealers or direct to customers.
Clearview Towing Mirrors® Are Legal in All Australian States And Territories
All of our Towing Mirrors have been tested and approved as compliant with all applicable Australian Design Rules. Which ensures their legality in all states and territories of Australia.
Each base mount is designed to be vehicle specific.
All Clearview Towing Mirror® models have been individually tested by Evo Compliance, a NSW based firm with extensive experience within the automotive field and more than 15 years in automotive/mechanical engineering consulting, vehicle compliance and certification.
Your Clearview Towing Mirrors should only be extended when you are Towing a Caravan, horse float or Trailer. (The Towing Mirrors have been certified as complying with requirement of ADR; 14/02, 6/00 and 13/00, when in the fully retracted position, fitted to a standard width/ unmodified vehicle.)
Clearview Towing Mirrors® are the result of 17 years of careful research and development.
Tested on the corrugated roads of Australia – from Cape York’s Telegraph Track to the Gibb River Road, Clearview® Mirrors are purpose built tough for Australian conditions.
Each mirror in the range is designed to handle any challenge the outback has to offer; earning their reputation as a top quality product built to exceed customer expectations.
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