Towing mirrors provide much-needed visibility to your vehicle when carrying an added compartment at the back in the form of a caravan, boat, or something similar. More importantly, towing mirrors are legally required by the Australian Government if you are towing anything wider than your vehicle.
This type of attachment affects your vehicle’s compliance, specifically the Vehicle Standard Australian Design Rule 14/02 – Rear Vision Mirrors 2006 Amendment 1. According to the regulation, if such an attachment, or in this case an addition, is wider than the tow vehicle, towing mirrors are a requirement. This is mainly because a caravan would block your field of vision from your side mirrors.
How towing mirrors differ from stock side mirrors
Towing mirrors essentially offer the same functionality as typical side mirrors. However, stock side mirrors only work efficiently as long as you don’t tow anything on the road. An attachment like a caravan requires an expanded field of view, which a stock side mirror is unable to provide.
Considerations for extendable towing mirrors
There are few key things to make a note of before going ahead with towing mirrors for your vehicle.
- Extending range: How far the towing mirror will extend from the passenger/driver seat
- View range: The field of view of the towing mirror
- Easy installation: How easy is it to install the towing mirrors?
Vehicle compatibility: Does the towing mirror fit in with your vehicle?
All of these factors depend on your vehicle’s make and model, as well as your exact requirements.
Why choose Vic Offroad for extendable towing mirrors in Australia
Vic Offroad has been a trusted vehicle accessories supplier for a number of years. We provide towing mirrors, tow bars, LED light bars, solar panels and a host of other accessories from renowned manufacturers, such as San Hima, for many popular vehicle makes and models. It is our aim to offer you a complete solution for all your outdoor travelling needs, whether it’s for your Nissan Patrol, Holden Colorado, Toyota Hilux or other 4WD.
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