To be compliant with the law, anyone towing a caravan must be able to see 20 metres behind them and 4 metres on either side of the towed outfit.
To meet this requirement, almost all vehicles will need additional towing mirrors. To be covered by your insurance, you must use towing mirrors not to void your policy in case of a claim.
Different types of caravan towing mirrors:
Towing mirrors can be easily fixed onto your existing car mirror through several fixing methods, including suction, strap, and clamp. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Towing mirrors are usually the cheapest and most popular option. Some caravanners report a better fit with suction mirrors and less vibration at high speeds, but this mirror will obstruct some of the views you get from your existing mirror.
Many people towing caravans just fit an offside mirror – believing that to be the most important. However, if another vehicle or cyclist draws up along the nearside of your caravan, you don’t notice them, you may end up colliding with them, resulting in a potential injury to another person and damage to your beloved caravan.
By fitting towing mirrors, you can avoid a meeting with a Traffic Officer and the possibility of a fixed penalty fine for each mirror not in use, you can also avoid unnecessary damage to your caravan, meaning you can make the most out of travelling and relax.
Here at Davan Caravans, Weston-super-Mare, we have a selection of Milenco (award-winning) towing mirrors to view and buy.
Check out our other Towing and Electrical products here: https://www.davanshop.co.uk/product-category/touring-accessories/towing-and-electrical/
We also stock clamped, suction and strap mirrors and can show you how to fit your mirror and which size is best for your vehicle. Contact us at 01934510606 if you need any advice regarding towing mirrors, or email us by clicking here!
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