I had a 16' aluminum telescoping tailgate flagpole, and I used the "Pound in the ground" mount. Basically a 12" long tube with a spike that goes in the ground. It's almost impossible to get straight, and even when you do, the pole still bends with the wind. Drove me nuts!
This years solution!
Bought a 20' telescoping flag pole from Harbor Freight (It's pretty rigid). At home, the 2.5" pvc sleeve will be buried in the ground in concrete. When we go camping, I purchased a 2.5" PVC pipe 40" long (Had to go to a specialty plumbing store and pay $3.50/ft for it!) and I just painted it gloss black. I also used 2 hole saws (2.5" and 3") to make 3 spacer blocks to go in between my tongue jack and my 40" PVC and I will use 3 12" steel straps to hold the PVC to my tongue jack. The pole holder will now be level when the trailer is level, and I'll be able to just slide my 20' pole right into the PVC! I test fitted it last week and it was awesome....took it apart to paint and have yet to reinstall it. Good thing I have a month and a half until our first trip....
2016 Grey Wolf 26DBH following a 2014 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman
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Nights Camped - (2014) - 16 in 6 trips (2015) - 20 in 6 trips
(2016) - 21 in 7 trips
(2017) - 12 in 3 and going seasonal for at least the rest of the year!
After looking at Many Adj.Poles I have a "Sneeky Idea" that they are All made in "China"! Price varies by 150.00-200.00$ so I used Harbor Freight and it has lasted over 4 years now,and We USE the Heck out of it! All our "Flags" are Made in the USA! Youroo!!
I bought the pole and the mount from Poles and Holders.com website. It is a multiple section telescoping fiberglass mast. It has held up very well. We have had the pole in use since 2005. A gusty thunderstorm at the beach fractured a section before I could get it down last summer. I called the manufacturer and was instructed to send it back. They inserted a new section and now I'm back in business.
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