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Clearview Towing Mirrors®

Australia’s Original Full Replacement Extendable Towing Mirrors

Do I need 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.

Clearview Extendable Towing Mirrors are designed for towing trailers, caravans, boats, and horse floats.

THREE MIRROR TYPES

Clearview® Compact Extendable
Towing 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.

Clearview® Next Gen
Extendable Towing Mirrors

  • Large top mirror 1:1 ratio. This large, flat mirror provides a narrower field of view, reflecting true distance for reversing. It provides an exact reflection of what’s happening behind you.
  • Smaller bottom mirror. This slightly curved mirror makes objects appear further away than they are. The convex mirror reduces the objects that it reflects, allowing the driver to have a much wider field view and diminishing blind spots. This mirror provides a better understanding of what’s happening around the vehicle.

Clearview® Original
Extendable Towing Mirrors

  • Very large top mirror 1:1 ratio. This large, flat mirror provides a narrower field of view, reflecting true distance for reversing. It provides an exact reflection of what’s happening behind you.
  • Smaller bottom mirror. This slightly curved mirror makes objects appear further away than they are. The convex mirror reduces the objects that it reflects, allowing the driver to have a much wider field view and diminishing blind spots. This mirror provides a better understanding of what’s happening around the vehicle.

Why do I need Towing Mirrors?

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.

Can I install a camera instead of Towing Mirrors?

Installing a camera on the rear of the caravan is not sufficient as they help provide visibility of traffic behind you, but do not replace the need for mirrors. If the driver cannot see down the full length of the vehicle and caravan or trailer, it may result in enforcement action being taken by Police.

Why are the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Mirror Bases different?

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.

Why are the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Mirror Bases different?

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.

Why are Towing Mirrors Important?

Extendable towing mirrors are important for a few reasons.

  • They provide a wider, more comprehensive view of your surroundings while driving and when towing something behind your vehicle.
  • They can also make it easier to safely change lanes and manoeuvre your vehicle. This can help avoid accidents and keep you and other drivers safe on the road.
  • They also help you to see around the sides of whatever you are towing, which is especially useful if you are driving a larger vehicle or towing a wide load.
  • Towing mirrors are required by law in Australia when towing anything wider than your vehicle.

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.

What to look for in Towing Mirrors

When looking for towing mirrors, there are a few key features to consider:

  • Compatibility with your vehicle: Make sure the towing mirrors you choose are designed to fit your specific make and model of vehicle.
  • Size and shape: Towing mirrors come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so it’s important to choose ones that provide a clear view of your trailer and the surrounding area.
  • Stability: Look for towing mirrors that are designed to stay in place while you’re driving. This will help ensure that you have a clear view at all times.
  • Adjustability: The ability to adjust your towing mirrors is crucial for achieving the perfect angle and ensuring that you have the best view possible.
  • Durability: Towing mirrors are exposed to the elements, so it’s important to choose ones that are built to last and can withstand the wear and tear of regular use.
  • Features: Finally, you may want to consider features like electric adjustment, Power Fold, and Blind Spot Monitoring to make your towing experience as safe and convenient as possible.
  • Spare Parts: In addition to the frustration it causes, downtime can be costly when spare parts aren’t available.

See why Clearview Towing Mirrors® are the right choice.

See our comparison chart comparing all our models against your standard vehicle mirror.

Shop Clearview Towing Mirrors® for your vehicle.

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.

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Clearview Towing Mirrors Finishes

Black

Chrome*

Raw*

*Amarok 2H 2009 – 2022 models not available in Chrome due to its effect on radio reception
*Raw finishes can be painted to any colour by a third-party automotive paint shop at an additional cost (available for Compact & Next Gen only)

available features

Important Note about features

Towing mirror features are only available for vehicles with those pre-existing features as standard (ie heat, powerfold, BSM etc) – the mirror alone cannot add new functionality to the vehicle.

360 degree Camera Provision

360 degree parking system allowing for extra vision of all angles of the vehicle. Located below the mirror head. Camera must be removed from the OEM mirror and installed into your new Clearview Towing Mirrors. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing 360 camera feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Auto-tilting function when reversing

On some models, the side mirrors will automatically angle downwards when the vehicle is reversing to provide a better view of the ground. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Blind Spot Monitoring

Ultrasonic or radar sensors located on the side and rear of vehicle body. Small indication light on the mirror glass alerts you when another vehicle is in your blind spot. Audible alert (beeping) or an induced vibration or light shake of the steering wheel will occur if the turn signal is flashing. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing BSM feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Memory Adjustments

Allows different drivers to recall the position of the mirror, steering wheel and seat. Settings are found on the inside of the driver's door armrest. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing memory feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Power Fold

Clearview Mirrors will electrically fold towards the body of the vehicle when you lock the vehicle, and electrically return to the driving position when you start the vehicle. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing power-fold feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Puddle Lights

Puddle lights illuminate the ground near the car door, providing visibility of puddles or other obstacles when getting into your vehicle. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Electric

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Clearview Mirrors support vertical and horizontal adjustment of the mirror glass to suit your preferred viewing angles. The single mirror model offers electric adjustment of the mirror and the double mirror models allow for the larger top mirror to be electrically adjusted. The bottom mirror is manually adjusted. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing electric feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

OAT Sensor

Oat Sensor
An Outside Ambient Temperature (OAT) sensor can be found in some mirrors to monitor air temperature. This information is transmitted to the car’s computer, which controls the heating and cooling based on your preferred interior temperature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Heated Glass

Demists and defogs glass on the mirror in frosty, icy weather, working off the same de-mist system as the vehicle. Frost and ice will melt away from glass when turned on. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing heated glass feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

Indicators

Lights in the side of the mirror will flash to notify others that you have intentions to change lanes or turn. Clearview indicator mirror models include clear indicator lens with amber LED lights. Indicators in all manufactured mirrors are a standard CAT5 indicator. 10 LED lights inside lens. Only available for vehicles with pre-existing indicator feature. *Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle.

CAT 6 Indicator option

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The Clearview CAT-6 LED Indicator is designed to meet the requirements of ADR 6/00. A CAT-6 Indicator is an optional fitment on all ‘Off Road Passenger Vehicles’ (MC Category) and most ‘Light Goods Vehicles’ (NA Category) but is a mandatory requirement on Light Goods Vehicles over 6.0m in length and all Medium Goods Vehicles with GVM between 3.5t and 4.5t. (Category NB-1). Note: The Clearview CAT-6 Indicator should only be used as the “Sole Side Indicator” on a vehicle, when the vehicle dimensions enable positioning of the Indicator, when fitted to a Clearview Towing Mirror, within the dimensions as prescribed by ADR 13/00 Appendix A Clause 6.5.4 – Installation of Light Signaling Devices – Position. For some Medium Goods Vehicles this may not be possible for the 'prescribed distance from the front of the vehicle to the Indicator (Clause 6.5.4.3)', due to the reduction in maximum allowable distance, from 2500mm to 1800mm.

Why are Clearview Mirrors the Best Towing Mirrors?

When it comes to choosing the best mirrors for your vehicle, particularly for off-road and towing purposes, Clearview towing mirrors remain the most popular options on the market. What sets Clearview mirrors apart and why are they the better choice?

Towing with Confidence: Buy & Sell Pre-Loved Clearview Towing Mirrors

Clearview Towing Mirrors are a critical addition for any caravan, horse float, or boat owner. They ensure that you have the visibility needed to transport your precious cargo safely. However, brand new mirrors can be a significant investment. That’s where the opportunity to buy and sell pre-loved Clearview Towing Mirrors comes into the picture – it’s an initiative that serves both your wallet and the environment.

A Marketplace for Your Towing Needs

Our dedicated platform is tailored to the unique needs of the towing community. It provides a space where you can easily sell your pre-loved Clearview Towing Mirrors as you upgrade your vehicle or buy second-hand items in excellent condition. By offering this free service, we assist our customers in recouping some of their investments while also helping new buyers to snag a deal.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, our platform is more than just a marketplace; it’s a community hub for like-minded individuals passionate about safety, quality, and sustainability. Join thousands of satisfied 4×4 and caravan owners who’ve discovered the benefits of Clearview Towing Mirrors.

What are Power Folding Mirrors?

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:

  • the key fob
  • the touch panel on the door handle
  • the button inside the vehicle
  • when opening or closing the door
  • when starting or turning off the engine

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.

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Clearview Towing Mirrors® in action

Electrically operated, & blind spot detection.

What do mobile phones and Clearview Towing Mirrors® have in common?

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.

The Superior Quality of Clearview Towing Mirrors®

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.

ADR Approved & legal in all states & territories.

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 Boat, 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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Packing for your Next Road Trip

When set up properly, our vehicles provide us with the freedom to explore all the very best destinations, from remote beaches and sleepy coastal towns to lush rainforests and thundering waterfalls, to outback cattle stations and the dusty red heart of Australia, all without a boarding pass in sight! All we need for a successful road trip is good company, a great destination, and the right audio books & music… right?

Road Trip Tips: Making the Miles Memorable with Kids

Hitting the open road with kids in tow can transform a simple drive into a memorable family adventure. But without the proper planning, it can just as quickly devolve into a stress-filled slog. Fear not, parents and guardians! Here are key tips to ensure your next family road trip is filled with joy, awe, and a bit of well-deserved serenity.

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Safety first for all road users

A well set up vehicle and trailer or caravan results in a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful drive. We recommend that drivers undertake a towing course prior to heading out on the road for the first time.

For this reason, we’ve partnered with the following Driver Training providers that offer towing courses in your state.

Christmas Open Hours

Clearview Accessories will be closed from the 22nd December 2023 to the 8th January 2024 to celebrate the Christmas season with our loved ones. Any orders received during this period will be processed upon our return from Monday 8th January 2024.
On behalf of the whole Clearview team, we’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!