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Q&A How can I attach a BARE (no accessories) flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?

My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads. I've spoken to all rental RV an...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by TextKit‭

Question off-road-driving
#7: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-09T03:50:34Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my flashlight got NO strap or appurtenance. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet, and I don`t know which flashlight I'm buying.
  • It's blindingly obvious that I can't just place the flashlight on the car's dashboard and point it forward, because the front windshield will reflect most of the light back at and blind you!
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any car with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that
  • - the rental car has no roof racks
  • - my flashlight got NO strap or appurtenance.
  • How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet, and I don`t know which flashlight I'm buying.
  • It's blindingly obvious that I can't just place the flashlight on the car's dashboard and point it forward, because the front windshield will reflect most of the light back at and blind you!
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)
#6: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T23:09:02Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or appurtenances. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet.
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)!
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my flashlight got NO strap or appurtenance. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet, and I don`t know which flashlight I'm buying.
  • It's blindingly obvious that I can't just place the flashlight on the car's dashboard and point it forward, because the front windshield will reflect most of the light back at and blind you!
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)
#5: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T23:05:05Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or belts. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet.
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)!
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or appurtenances. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet.
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)!
#4: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T23:03:21Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • How can I attach a bare flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?
  • How can I attach a BARE (no accessories) flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?
#3: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T22:58:05Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or belts. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet.
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)![Uploading, please wait...]()
  • My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.
  • I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading.
  • Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or belts. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet.
  • ![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)!
#2: Post edited by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T22:56:27Z (almost 2 years ago)
  • How can I attach a flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?
  • How can I attach a bare flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?
#1: Initial revision by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-07T22:56:08Z (almost 2 years ago)
How can I attach a flashlight to a rental car, to illuminate the hinterland ahead?
My family wants to off-road. Due to COVID, we'll avoid other people to our best ability. The boondocks where we'll be driving won't have lights, let alone on roads.

I've spoken to all the rental RV and car companies in the area. They confirmed they don't equip any of their cars with extra headlights. They advised that most people attach their own flashlights to their rentals for offroading. 

Presume that my 32,500 lumens flashlight doesn't have any straps or belts. How best to mount it temporarily to the rental car or RV? I don't know if we'll be renting a car or RV yet. 

![Image alt text](https://outdoors.codidact.com/uploads/dFfU1n3J6CHHe5qNjvyFutDA)![Uploading, please wait...]()