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Old 05-03-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Telescopic Flagpole On Back Of Camper

The pole is a telescopic painters pole, with a fiberglass lower section. as you look at the 1st pic it the tan color pole just to the right of the vertical ladder support. The pole at this point is in it's travel position and if you look close you can see the galvanized pipe clamps, there are two. As you look at the top of the pole you will see a round ball, this is a plastic softball, it was painted gold but I used the wrong paint so it came off.
To mount the plastic ball I had to drill a hole in the ball big enough to slip over the threads where a roller would go, then drilled another hole on the top of the ball so that I could put a nut over the threads once the ball was in place. I took an old paint roller and cut the end off of the handle where the threads are to secure the ball from within by using a pair of needle nose plires, then installed a rubber plug at the top of the ball.

The 2nd pic shows how the base of the pole was mounted. I had to use a cover plate from a 1900 electrical box, the reason for this is because the bumper was not long enough to support the bottom of the pole, as you can see I used a ladder support from an above ground pool, or what might be called a deck mount support.

The 3rd pic shows the finished, the flag that is on there is a 3x5. I can display two 3x5's at one time or any combinations depending on size.
The painters pole is a 10' pole that will extend to 18', I installed a pulley at the top so I can raise the flags from the ground once the pole is extended. I installed two brass spring hooks that are normally used on flagpoles but they are a little smaller. In order to add extra flags I connect the two or more flags with a double brass spring hooks and the are install between each flag.

mtnguy, this is how I did mine.....This Mod started out as a telescopic pole for a Direct TV dish but the problem was that my RockWood just keeps on ROCKIN so the higher I go with the dish the more sway there is, so now It is a flagpole. I do have a hole drilled in the bottom of the 1900 cover plate so I can run wire from the bottom of the plate and up on the in side of the pole so that I can add a light to the top of the flagpole for a night display or mount a solar light.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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Great lookn' setup, Wade.

If I had seen this before I did my mod, I would have copied you.

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Looks Great.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Excellent Mod!

That is a great idea!

There have been times when I'm returning on our jet ski and all the campgrounds along the shore look the same--it would be nice to have a flag that can be run up and recognized easily.
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One other thing that is important that I forgot to mention, Please forgive me, to Honor those that serve in the US Armed Forces and for those whom have died for this Country, not only in battle but at the hands of some sick people that like to take life for fun, and the first thing come to mined is 911 and the Police and Fireman that died trying to help. I can fly the US Flag at 1/2 staff in there Honor.......
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #7
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Nice job Wade. I need to figure out something like this but put a wind generator on top of it. I have a motor, need a blade and a pole. We just got back from 4 days of dry camping and had winds close to 40mph for two of the three days. Would have made a lot of power.
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I fly my American Flag and LSU flag when ever I can.

I bought this 23' telescoping flagpole a SAM'S Club about four years ago. $53 with stand. It telescopes down to 4' for storage. In this photo, I have the stand placed under the rear stabilizer foot. On my prior TT, I would place it under the tongue jack.
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Gotta love those flags...nice work!
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cool idea
how to you extend it? do you have to climb up to extend it?

i like your idea, i have been looking for a sensible cost effective aproach for a GOOD flag pole


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