Towing mirrors

Submitted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 07:12
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Dmax towing mirrors, Clearview, ocam, ? There are others as well , choice is a bit hard when you can’t walk up & look at them,
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 07:41

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 07:41
I had the Clearview mirrors installed as part of the purchase of my 2014 D-Max.

I don't give a rats what other people say about them , I would never tow a van without them and even without the van on the split convex and flat mirrors make it much easier what is happening behind and beside you.

If I was buying again, I would probably buy the of eBay or Kogan "san hima" towing mirrors.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:58

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:58
Kazza, I have the eBay ones and they vibrate a lot, still trying to fix that. The supplier says they "glass just pulls out", I reckon I am going to break them and besides, shouldn't have to pull them apart to fix them.......
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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:09

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:09
Ray,
Aussie Allround in Broadford Vic, have towing mirrors for many vehicles. Look similar to Clearview etc, For earlier Dmax mine were a bit over $300, Current Dmax catered for. They have the indicators in them. Search the address, might solve your problem. As long as they have the same fitting system, ie, bolts and the plugs simply clip in as normal, no issues. with only 3 bolts per side and 1 plug, I simply remove the mirrors and replace with original when not intending to tow. It would be a pain having wide mirrors fitted in normal use, garages and park bays etc.
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Reply By: Mark C9 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:48

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 09:48
I've had Clearview of the last 2 vehicles and love them
The first set were chrome to match the trim. I had to stick gaffa tape to the top to stop the sun reflection off them
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Reply By: DiggZ - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:00

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:00
I'm happy with the Ocam mirrors on my 2013 Dmax.
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Follow Up By: ray t1 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 15:16

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 15:16
Thanks for that, they slide in & out , manually or electric
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Follow Up By: DiggZ - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 18:43

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 18:43
The slide in and out is manual as is the smaller lower mirror. The large main mirror is electrically operated from inside with the original control. These would be now about 18 months old.
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Follow Up By: ray t1 - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:02

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:02
Thanks diggz, how are they with vibrations, wind & trucks going past
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 14:02

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 14:02
Ray, these thing are solid as a rock, absolutely no movement whatsoever.
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Reply By: Rob A2 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 15:13

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 15:13
If you are looking for fixed have a look at the MSA versions.

If you want removable we've used the Brunsgaard product for about 10 years now towing our off road campers and camper vans all over the country. Very well made, strong and can handle the corrugations and wind from trucks.

Like anything you need to fit them correctly and maintain them.

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Reply By: Erad - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 20:04

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 20:04
I don't know if you have noticed the TV show "the Great Australian Doorstep". Amongst other things, it is an unashamed advertorial for Izuzu DMax towing a caravan. The damned thing has no extra mirrors and the caravan is way wider than the tug and its mirrors. A great advertisement for Izuzu....
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 20:56

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 20:56
When I was reading some of the Caravanning magazine, I picked up the same thing, i.e. none of their tow vehicles needed towing mirrors.

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Follow Up By: RMD - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 22:04

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 22:04
Erad
Perhaps they use Mobil Delvac "ESP" and can perceive what is behind without needing to look!
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Reply By: Mark C9 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:45

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:45
Clearview also have the option of electric folding mirrors. Great for those tight spots and when in the bush
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 13:07

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 13:07
Last time I checked they wanted $1200 for electric fold.
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 16:08

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 16:08
Hi ray t1,

I have had Clearview mirrors on my last two tow vehicles. IMHO, best towing mirrors around, as well as having indicators built in, some models have electric fold in/out option, but all are manually extended. Yes, expensive, but Aussie designed and researched. Best investment in both their practical use, and supporting an Aussie business. Buying cheap knock offs is why we no longer have a good manufacturing industry in Australia any more.

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Reply By: Macquarie - Friday, May 15, 2020 at 13:15

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 13:15
I had Clearview mirrors fitted to my Ford Ranger 5 years ago and they have been excellent. I tow a Sunland Patriot with great vision down both sides of the van.
The mirrors fold neatly to allow entry to the garage.
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