That actually sounds like a good arrangement Charlie, because I imagine you would need it only for dark campsites, and keeping it stowed then would be a good option. It would be an easy and cheap way to try and see if it works for you.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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