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Old 04-03-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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My Campground Flag Pole

This is my campground flag pole. FYI the green trash can is not part of the pole. We had windy and rainy weather to day so I had to display it in my garage.
The pole is made out of 1" pvc....From the ground up, the measurements are:
48" into a 45 degree fitting then a 6" nipple then into a tee, the bottom section is 24" with a cap and an eye hook in the middle of the cap, the upper part where the flag is attached is 42" with a cap, the eye hooks that's holding the flag are 36" apart. This pole is for a 3x5 flag.
I do have a flag pole mounted on the back of our camper and that extends approx 18' once we are park.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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This is my campground flag pole. FYI the green trash can is not part of the pole. We had windy and rainy weather to day so I had to display it in my garage.
The pole is made out of 1" pvc....From the ground up, the measurements are:
48" into a 45 degree fitting then a 6" nipple then into a tee, the bottom section is 24" with a cap and an eye hook in the middle of the cap, the upper part where the flag is attached is 42" with a cap, the eye hooks that's holding the flag are 36" apart. This pole is for a 3x5 flag.
I do have a flag pole mounted on the back of our camper and that extends approx 18' once we are park.
Nice looking job Wade. Did you glue any of it together or use any screws in the connections? If it is able to be disassembled you can store it in an old camping chair bag. Thanks for the info as always.

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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Nice looking job Wade. Did you glue any of it together or use any screws in the connections? If it is able to be disassembled you can store it in an old camping chair bag. Thanks for the info as always.


The only thing that is attached is the center section, the 48" to the 45 to the 6" nipple and the tee with self tapping screws. It needs to be taken apart for storage, It is an odd shape to try to store. I have a second one I made for the house, but I store that one all in one piece and I bet you can't guess where!!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
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Nice job on the flag pole.

I like the good looking RED truck also.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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Ever mount that in the bed of the pickup?
Might be fun in a parade or just a weekend cruise.
Nice design...i like it.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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rockwood06, great looking pole I seen one camper with this set up in Sam Houston National Park this past Feb. They must left the 45 loose as it would twist in the wind .
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Just got back from a trip to the Georgia coast. A DP motorhome had one of these on their site and as I walked by there was this other fellow who liked it so much he was measuring the lengths and writing down all the parts he needed to make one for himself!

And this one had the 45* loose so it would pivot in the wind.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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The base pole slides over a round steak that is hammered in the ground, and as the wind blows the the base pole will spin so the flag will change directions as needed.
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I like the good looking RED truck also.
Me too! I wish mine fit in the garage!
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:56 PM   #10
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Hey Rockwood;
Nice flag pole. How long of a stake do you use to secure the pole? I guess you are careful to drive the stake in the ground AWAY from underground utilities! Is the lower part of the flag pole on the 45* angle (24" piece) for looks or balance? What is the eye hook in the lower cap used for?
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