The crew from OTR were recently lucky enough to make a six thousand km’s outback trip. We had three VW Amarok 4×4 vehicles towing our caravans but given these vehicles were only on loan from VW for the outback trip to cover the Big Red Bash they came fitted with standard side mirrors not really suitable for towing. Our choice for a detachable towing mirror was one that had been recommended by a close friend, they being the Milenco Grand Aero extra wide.
These are a UK product from one of the largest caravan accessory companies in Europe and are brought into Australia and distributed by Dometic. The Grand Aero was thus sourced which we fitted to our Amaroks. This fitting was very easy and simple with easy grip thumb wheels that clamp onto your existing vehicle mirror. (Stainless steel screws with brass inserts) They only took a couple of minutes to fix into place and are suitable to fit all cars and 4×4’s. They can be fitted to the top or bottom of your existing mirror and offer a strap free but adjustable towing mirror.
The clever design with an aerodynamic head offers a well-balanced mirror that has very little vibration and provides great towing vision. As indicated above we had our vehicles fitted with the Grand Aero and over the course of nearly a month away travelling they performed brilliantly with no issues. Our travels took us over some very average terrain with quite a bit of off road driving yet the mirrors stayed attached through it all with no problems. We did regular checks on the grip thumb wheels to make sure that all the dirt road driving had not caused them to come loose but all was fine, once fitted they stayed fitted….
A superior quality product that did the job as advertised one that we would have no problems in recommending the Milenco Grand Areo extra wide towing mirrors to anyone looking for a top class detachable towing mirror option.
For further details, check out the Dometic web site under vehicle accessories.