Towing a caravan, fifth wheeler, horse float, boat or any trailer requires additional driving skills, knowledge, and safety precautions to normal driving, as well as compliance to additional relevant regulations. Federal and State regulations encompass licence requirements, trailer load distribution, rear-view mirrors and more.
Education and raising awareness of safe towing practices results in safer roads for everyone. 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.
Located in South East Queensland, offering $40 OFF the RRP of any half or full day towing and reversing course.
Contact No: 0400 769 680
Contact No: 0418 265 674
Located in Adelaide, offering 50% off any training course for Clearview customers.
Contact No: 0413 778 812
Safe towing techniques are a must to ensure your safety, and the safety of other road users.
Towing courses provide essential skills and knowledge and are invaluable for beginners as well as experienced caravanners who could do with a little refresher, or an opportunity to break any bad habits developed over the years! It’s also a chance to brush up on any changes to legislation that may impact on you or your set up.
Towing courses cover topics such as reversing, negotiating tight spaces, emergency braking techniques, how to correctly load and secure your caravan, preventing trailer sway and weight distribution issues, as well as maintaining stability while towing.
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. Enrolling in a towing course will provide the confidence in correctly adjusting mirrors, and using proper signalling procedures, to help reduce the risk of accidents.
Approach your next road trip with the confidence to handle any towing situation effectively and safely.
Contact us if you’re a Driver Training Provider and would like to be involved in this initiative.
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. 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.
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.
Rock Tamers® MudFlap System is an easy on and off way to protect your tow vehicle as well as whatever you are towing from hazardous rocks, mud, debris & road tar.
Rock Tamers® Mud Flaps protect your tow vehicle and towable by acting as a barrier and safely deflecting road debris away. When you’re on the move, an air whirl appears between your vehicle and your towable where road debris and particles get between the two. When the rear end of the tow vehicle is not protected, this debris can cause damage such as dents and chipped paint, to the vehicle. As your wheels rotate, rocks and debris get caught in the wheel tread which are then flung out, causing potential damage to the towable behind you.
Rock Tamers® are easily removable, and installation is quick and easy with no drilling required, making Rock Tamers® a convenient solution for when not towing full-time.
Replacing windscreens whilst travelling is expensive and a hassle – Installing Rock Tamers® Mud Flaps assists in protecting your tow vehicle, your towable and other cars on the road.
Hitting the open road allows us to explore all that our beautiful Great Southern Land has to offer, at our own pace and within our own budgets! 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?
Not quite. Whether you’re heading off for a weekend escape or a lap of Australia, we’ve put together some helpful tips for your next adventure!
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.