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Old 12-24-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Flag pole

Lots of very clever people on this forum...Id like to know what inventive minds have come up with for flying a flag. Im not thrilled about drilling holes in the sidewall and Id be concerned about the holding power of screws in fiberglass with wind load. Really want to be able to fly the Stars and Stripes though!
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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Lots of very clever people on this forum...Id like to know what inventive minds have come up with for flying a flag. Im not thrilled about drilling holes in the sidewall and Id be concerned about the holding power of screws in fiberglass with wind load. Really want to be able to fly the Stars and Stripes though!
Go to Amazon and search for RV flagpoles, lots of different lengths and mounting options. There are some poles that mount on the ladder and some that have a plate you drive on to hold them up. I like the ladder mounts, attach the mount more or less permanently, pole then attaches when you want to use it, very simple and works well.

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Old 12-24-2017, 10:04 PM   #3
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Made mine with 1"PVC, slid over a shepherds hook plant hanger with the hooks cut off, used stainless screws to put it together instead of glue (glue turns yellow), used pins to attach flag arm & lower section so could take apart for easy storage, added a solar porch light to the 45 degree section to light at night & the back small arm is for different garden flags.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:22 PM   #4
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Slight variation of homemade flag pole. Be sure to use schedule 40 PVC. It is sturdier than regular PVC pipe.
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:19 PM   #5
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Great job on both of those!!!
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:45 AM   #6
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Flag Pole Buddy

Google the Flag Pole Buddy website. They have a new suction cup flag pole holder that will hold a 16 or 22 foot telescoping flag pole. They also have numerous other options. I have the 16 pole and use the square hitch mount flag holder. No problems with 20 mph winds on our last beach trip.
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:43 AM   #7
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I bought the Flagpole Buddy and flew two flags at Phx Intl Raceway last month. Five days, 24/7, varying winds. Had no trouble.

I like the simple install (Attaches to the rear ladder) and the ease of raising and lowering the pole.
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #8
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Pete, I have looked at different ones for years but never pulled the trigger until last year. I bought a heavy duty telescoping one from Uncommon USA. They are an American company and probably produce the highest quality poles that will last a lifetime.

I have the mount that you drive a tire on. My pole will take two 5' flags and it has a super high quality LED light on top which lasts all night. When you drive in a CG where we are set up you can certaintly see our flag from several sites away.

If you go on their site and buy one of their poles you will never need another one. You can also use it at home also. When we had our house it would take me about 2 minutes to remove it from the front yard and secure it in the basement of the coach for travel.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:10 PM   #9
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Check out flagpole buddy.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:26 AM   #10
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I bought a pole from Flagpole Buddy. Very pleased with the purchase.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:46 PM   #11
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Another vote for Flagpole Buddy...
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:18 AM   #12
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Poles & Holders

My first flag pole was from harbor freight, what a nightmare. I had to wrestle with it to get it collapsed as the twist to release wouldn't release.... most times. I finally got fed up and found 2 close trees and made it much shorter to fit in the CG dumpster.

I now have a fiberglass 22' flag pole from poles and holders and love it. Sometimes i make it a section or two shorter. The flag pole costs $54.95 and their under tire mount is $24.95. Many other mounts available.

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Old 12-31-2017, 02:50 AM   #13
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Very good stuff! Thank you. Im thinking to try the under tire mount from flagpole buddy. I like that it does not require driving onto it.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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Homemade, just slip my flagpole in tighten the thumb screw, all done. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-04-2018, 08:01 PM   #15
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I like that a lot! Alas, my MH does not have a bumper.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:14 PM   #16
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I'm a Patriot Guard Rider and we use breakdown flags to honor our vets.

The design is very simple:

* Cut an 8-foot length of 3/4 inch PVC into 4 foot sections.
* Reconnect with male/female couplers and cap end of one section.
* Drill 1/4-inch holes through capped section of PVC to align with grommets in your flag.
* Attach flag with wire ties.
* Drive a 18 or 2- inch piece of 3/8-inch rebar into ground and slide flagpole with attached flag over the rebar.

When ready to travel, unscrew flag pole sections and lay sections side-by-side and roll flag around both sections and you're ready to stow until next time.

I made a cloth sleeve to slip over my flag to protect it when it is not being displayed.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:28 PM   #17
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Zip Tie the pole to one of the verticals on the top area of your roof steps. Sticky note on steering wheel to remove it.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:46 PM   #18
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Calman, I am also a PGR, in AZ. The PVC flag poles are great, but most camp grounds wont allow a stake in the ground. Great for boondocking though.
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What if you don't have a ladder to attach it to, and a rear slide so that you can't use your hitch receiver... and your Missus is dead set against attaching anything permanently to the side of your rig?
Any ideas?
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:53 PM   #20
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What if you don't have a ladder to attach it to, and a rear slide so that you can't use your hitch receiver... and your Missus is dead set against attaching anything permanently to the side of your rig?
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There is a mount that will go underneath your wheel.
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