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Product Spotlight: Clearview Mirrors

Towing a van or large trailer eliminates one of the three mirrors you depend on to safely manoeuvre your vehicle, so it makes sense that your trip is also going to be safer and less tiring if you’ve got mirrors you can depend on. Clearview Mirrors are full replacement mirrors for your existing side mirrors and are built for tough Aussie conditions. They offer wider views of the lanes beside you and their smaller convex mirrors below take care of blind spots. Clearview Mirrors fit 32 vehicle models and you have a choice between a chrome or black finish.

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They’re designed to use the same fittings and wirings as your old side mirrors which makes for an easy DIY installation. Though if you’d prefer, you’ve got a choice of 400 dealers nationwide who can both supply and fit the mirrors for you. Whenever you’re ready to tow, just slide the mirrors out an extra 100mm for a wider view of what you’re towing and off you go. They also manually fold both forward and backward for tight squeezes in car parks. Knowing what’s going on behind you makes looking at the road ahead all the more enjoyable. So whether you’re negotiating a crowded campsite, reversing down a boat ramp into the water, driving down a tight bush track or cruising down a busy highway, Clearview Mirrors are your biggest asset.

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Price depends on application, starting from $695. For more information, check out the Clearview Mirrors website.

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  • I have long been confused why a vehicle that has any form of strap on towing mirrors fitted must remove them the moment they are no longer towing yet a vehicle that has a set of after market large permanent towing mirrors may retain them. There appears to be double standards here that the authorities must address for users of the strap on mirrors. For me the after market permanent mirrors stick out way too far in ‘normal’ mode. I like the concept but I feel that for pedestrian safety they should only protrude the same as the OEM mirrors that they replace when in non towing mode.
    Oh and Mike this is an internet forum and the use of a key board is necessary and as you have shown everyone has a right of reply!

  • Question – Why are caravans fitted with “reversing” cameras that are “on” when the vehicle is travelling in a forward motion. Would not this safety device allow the driver to have full vision of all the traffic around the motor vehicle while travelling on the road. May have to have say 2 cameras positioned high on the front and 1 at the back of the van to give the driver a full say 240 degree view around the van. The vision could be displayed on the internal rear vision mirror . ????

  • Hi Guys, Mike from Clearview Mirrors here, just wanted to clarify some misconceptions about the legalities of our mirrors. Clearview has been established now as a P/L company for more than 6 years, but the business started 4 years prior to that. During that time we have supplied many thousands of mirrors to quite a number of government departments, like the Police, ambulance services and road safety departments, not to talk about thousands of caravaners out there using them with pride, if our mirrors were not legal then don’t you suppose that these guys might think twice before ordering them. We have ADR compliance for all our models that we supply, and while we get the odd person who thinks differently, we still get these guys who like to make comments while hidden behind a key board, where they cannot be challenged.
    Yes of course our mirrors are large, thats so you as a driver can see everything around you when your traveling keeping you, your wife safe while on the road. As we get older we suffer with vision and some worse than other have to use glasses, we feel that the extra vision is something thats a big help when traveling and also when manuvouring the family caravan into those tight spots. Whilst our mirrors are not cheap, they are certainly not expensive when you compare them to a Landcrusier or even a Jeep mirror for a replacement part, costing over $2,000 a side. At the end of the day, if you don’t like the big mirrors or the price its really quite simple, stay with what your currently using. I hope this sheds some light your legal issues with our mirrors, if anyone wants to discuss this further then please by all means contact me at the office of Clearview, 03 83519933 or email info@clearviewmirrors.com.au

  • The clearview mirrors aren’t legal. As mentioned in the comments below they protrude 100mm further out than standard car mirrors. The traffic regulations state that mirrors must not protrude no further than 25cm from the vehicle. Clearview are 35cm before extension.

    Be advised that you can be fined and given a yellow sticker if using these mirrors when not towing. They are legal when you are towing a van and the mirrors are extended. As you are required by law to see clearly down both sides of the van and therefore once extended they can be 25cm further out than the caravan. But not legal when not towing. The clearview website doesn’t state they are legal. But in all cases buyer be ware as you the car owner will pay the fine if pulled over by the police….they are cracking down on clearview mirrors just like the law change in reference to placement of LED Light bars.

  • At over $900 fitted they are expensive. I’m not necessarily talking affordability, but value for money.
    Perhaps would consider if they were about half that cost but even then, that OVERSIZED mirror look might prevent me. It only takes a minute or two to fit good quality removable type, which I can keep when replacing the vehicle.

  • I have a Toyota Prado – 2011, and a couple of months ago, I took a serious look at the Clearview mirrors for it, as I am also a caravaner. The concept is good, they remain fixed and steady, and we don’t have to constantly keep pulling them off and putting them on. They also will not shake loose or worse fall off when a road train passes. The down side which outweighed the benefits for me were, a) For the Prado, even when not extended was more than 100 mm wider than the standard mirrors. This would be a problem when parking in a standard parking space, without inconveniencing other car park users. This may also result in rage and then damage to your vehicle. b) The mirrors do not fold in electrically, which again is an inconvenience if one has to do this every time we reverse park, which is most of the time for me.

  • Are they Legal as they appear to protrude more than the factory fitted mirror? Saw them on a Toyota Prado today and they seem oversize.

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