Something you’ll need before you go on your first trip are towing mirrors. These are a legal requirement when towing and there are many to choose from. I’ve used a number of them over the years and it’s a matter of trial and error.
When I first started towing I used towing mirrors that attached to the car wing mirrors with a suction pad. [amazon_link asins=’B000W45JDW,B00BHXKHSY,B00BHXIUO2′ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’caravanvlogger-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’1d992be2-2ed1-11e8-8cae-f7127861807a’] These were great for a while, but I wasn’t happy with the thought that they might fall off, they never did, I guess it’s just me being a worry-guts.
Next, I tried strap on ones. A rubber strap goes around the back and secures it that way.
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Finally I took the plunge and forked out for a more expensive pair of Milenco Grand Aero 3 towing mirrors. (Price below is for a pair of towing mirrors)[amazon_link asins=’B003WFQXL0,B003F6NXLO’ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’caravanvlogger-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’943442bd-2ed3-11e8-a75d-3f055f86fb9d’] These are easy to attached and I’ve never worried that they might fall off. The mirrors fit in-between the wing mirror itself and the plastic casing of the wing mirror unit. Then you tighten the clamp down onto the car’s wing mirror. The do wobble ever so slightly, but have a large mirror and allow for good visibility down the side of the caravan.
So, my favourite out of the three towing mirrors I’ve had has to be the more expensive. The Milenco Grand Aero 3 feels safe on the cars mirror, doesn’t produce much wind noise and makes things safer by having a large mirror.
My car is fitted with wing mirrors that fold in when you look the doors and even with these tow mirrors attached it.