The Best Caravan Towing Mirrors in Australia

The Best Caravan Towing Mirrors in Australia

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Towing mirrors are an essential item for safely – and legally – towing and travelling with your van, but what are the best caravan towing mirrors in Australia? There are so many choices available today compared to when we first travelled around Australia back in 2006 with our little camper trailer!

Here’s our pick of the best caravan towing mirrors in Australia to suit all size budgets and set-ups for travelling.

Drive Easy Fit Mirrors

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These Drive Easy Fit mirrors are the ones we are currently using with our set-up on the new Prado. We had plans to purchase a much more expensive set when we took delivery of the car, however lengthy wait times meant we had to find an alternative that would arrive within the week between picking up our new car and moving interstate from Queensland to Tasmania. We have been surprised with how good these mirrors are, considering they are the cheapest out of all the ones listed in this article!

Pros:

  • Price – they are cheap and perfect for those on a budget
  • Easy to install and remove – they are quick and simple to install, and then just the mirrors can be removed and the strap left on the car.
  • Easy to adjust – the arm simply slides in and out to suit the width of your tow vehicle.

Cons:

  • Aero-dynamics – we have had the occasional passing truck blow these mirrors back in against the car.
  • Easy to steal or lose – because they simply clip/strap on, the mirrors can be stolen, and you’ll need to check them for tightness regularly.

Where To Purchase

We found Outback Equipment the best place to purchase our Drive Easy Fit mirrors.

Milenco Aero 3 Towing Mirrors

The Milenco Aero 3 mirrors aren’t ones we have personally used, however I have noticed them – mainly due to their shape and design – on other vehicles during our travels, and I found plenty of great reviews about them while researching caravan towing mirrors Australia.

Pros:

  • Price – while a bit more expensive than the clip-on mirrors we are currently using, these are still very affordable!
  • Easy to install – they are simple to install and easy to clip onto your existing car mirrors
  • Ease of use – once installed, these are super easy to adjust – simply slide the arm in or out as needed.
  • Aero-dynamics – the shape and design of these mirrors makes them a lot more aero-dynamic than other mirrors, so you won’t have them blowing back in on themselves while travelling.

Cons:

  • Easy to steal or lose – you’ll need to check that the screws are tight on a regular basis so that they don’t come lose and fall off. This also means they are easy to steal, so you may want to remove and store them somewhere safe if security is a problem.

Where To Purchase

We found CaravanRVCamping and eBay to have the best prices for the Milenco Aero 3 mirrors.

Adventure Towing Mirrors

Adventure towing mirrors are an affordable option for permanent, extendable towing mirrors. These are the mirrors we used on our old Prado and after 2 years of use, we couldn’t fault them.

Pros:

  • Price – while more expensive than clip-on mirrors, they are a quality, budget-friendly option for permanent, extendable towing mirrors.
  • Permanent – install once, and they stay on!
  • Ease of use – once installed, these are super easy to use and adjust, with no more switching between mirrors. Simply pull out when towing and push back in when not.

Cons:

  • Width – these are wider than a normal mirror, even when fully retracted. I had to manually fold in the driver-side mirror every time I wanted to drive in or out of our garage.

Where To Purchase

We found Ebay to have the best prices and range for Adventure towing mirrors when we purchased them.

Another similar alternative are the Tuff Terrain mirrors from Outback Equipment.

Clearview Mirrors

Clearview mirrors are an adjustable, permanent towing mirror that replace your existing car mirrors, which makes them perfect for full-time travel. While expensive, they have a reputation for being the best towing mirrors in Australia. These mirrors were top of our list to purchase with the new car, however after using the Drive Easy Fit mirrors – that cost just a fraction of the price – I couldn’t justify the expense of the Clearview mirrors, so they remain on my wish-list for now.

Pros:

  • Permanent – once you install them, they stay there. No switching between clip-on mirrors, and they can’t be stolen easily.
  • Ease of use – once installed, these are super easy to use and adjust, with no more switching between mirrors.
  • Quality – these mirrors are vehicle-specific, and customisabile options include electric or maunal operation, indicators and finishes.

Cons:

  • Price – they are expensive!
  • Width – even when fully retracted, they are still slightly wider than a normal mirror, so you may have to fold them in when in crowded car parks or tight spaces to prevent knocks and bumps from pedestrians, walls, and other vehicles.

Where To Purchase

Direct from Clearview Accessories.

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