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Old 04-10-2017, 02:23 PM   #1
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Portable / collapsable flag pole?

Looking for a way to fly the U.S. Flag and a Navy flag from my FR3 motor home.
Pole would need to be collapsable while on the road and hopefully easy to set up while in each campground. (Retired, full timer)
Some of the places I have camped have had winds up to 50 mph, so would need to be fairly sturdy.

Anyone have any working ideas : products?

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Old 04-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #2
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In the meantime lot of threads......

https://www.google.ca/search?q=flag+...K-fajwTC5YHIAQ
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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A couple of ideas for you...

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Looking for a way to fly the U.S. Flag and a Navy flag from my FR3 motor home.
Pole would need to be collapsable while on the road and hopefully easy to set up while in each campground. (Retired, full timer)
Some of the places I have camped have had winds up to 50 mph, so would need to be fairly sturdy.

Anyone have any working ideas : products?

Ron Chamberlain, Navy retired / full timer RV.
Here is a few different ideas that will give you want you want.
Click here This is a few types of bases that work well.
I picked up my telescoping flag pole from the American Legion.
Click here This is the telescoping flag poles.
Good Luck. Thank you for your service to our great Country Shipmate!
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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We bought one of these at a Rally a couple of years ago - works great and stows away to nothing!


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Old 04-10-2017, 03:07 PM   #5
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We bought one of these at a Rally a couple of years ago - works great and stows away to nothing!


https://rvflagpoleguy.com/


Which one did you pick up?

Not to hijack but ex Navy here as well looking for way to fly American and Navy flags from our new to is Forester.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:21 PM   #6
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I bought this from Harbor Freight and built a stand that clamps to my electric jack.
Search results for: 'flag pole'
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:32 PM   #7
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I got a 21 ft fiberglass telescopic flag pole, it came with the attachments for two flags and a nice American flag

from www. flagsandholders.com
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:53 PM   #8
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Which one did you pick up?

Not to hijack but ex Navy here as well looking for way to fly American and Navy flags from our new to is Forester.
We got the 16' one with the Solar LED light. We easily fly 2 3x5' flags: the US Flag in chief and the POW/MIA below (I am a Vietnam Vet)

The flag kit is pricey but I can't complain about the quality!
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link.
Did not see any that thrill me in that, but will keep looking for ideas.
There was one called a flag pole buddy that some how worked with a ladder, though did not see much on it. Will double check camping world.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:40 PM   #10
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Maybe something like this? I fly the one with just the american flag.. Easy up and portable..
https://www.amazon.com/American-Patr...lag++navy+flag
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:59 PM   #11
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Portable / collapsable flag pole?

We fly our flags on a cheap camco pole that has withstood heavy winds off the Atlantic this past December. No problem with 2 flags.Click image for larger version

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X2 on harbor freight. Very sturdy and works well. Attachment points for two flags.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:01 PM   #13
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Was thinking of something alone this line: http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...flagpole/65215
Yet from what I have been reading, the fiberglass and light aluminum ones bent and occasionally break with winds above 10 mph. Several sites I have been at recorded 40 mph winds at night.
So, still looking.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:08 PM   #14
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I can't site the source for credit but I did see this design a while back. It's not the tallest out there but seems fairly simple and neat.

http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/...poleplans.html
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:47 PM   #15
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This aluminum ladder mount is my favorite and I've had it on several rigs for the last 10 years with several sizes of flag poles. We also have 2 flag holders mounted on the bumper that were intended for under the tire use. And yes, we are Redneck NASCAR fans

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2819963...&ul_noapp=true
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:31 AM   #16
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I have seen several of the swivel flag stands, and they seem to work well in weather and sunshine.
At the moment, I am still trying for an upright pole with the flag waving above my rooftop. But, may end up with a swivel if all other options fail my needs.
I have tried some 5 foot sections of plumbing metal pipe for a weather station. It held very well that the weather, yet rusted! :-(
If I could find some NON-RUSTING pipe, it would work to my ideals.
Still looking!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:58 AM   #17
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Well Ron, there are some metal collapsible poles out there, but they are very pricy and large in diameter, so harder to find holders for. And they will still flex in the wind.

The poles you see in my previous pic are fiberglass, collapse to 4', and the winds the day of the pic were about 30 to 40mph sustained, with gusts much higher. They are probably 14 years old and have seen lots of use. Never saw one bend permanently or break, so don't know where you got that they break above 10mph.

Good luck in your search for a perfectly rigid flagpole for RV use.
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I bought the pole from HF and then had to find somebody who sold 2.5" PVC. I got a few feet of it (I think it was $3.75 a foot) and painted it black and mounted it to my tongue jack. When we get to our destination, I slip the pole in the PVC and put the flag up. It's not as nice as those ladder mount deals (I don't have a ladder) but I also wanted something that didn't bend in the wind.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:59 AM   #19
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NMWildcat:
The rumor on fiber poles, were from a few posts on campingworld that a couple of them broke.
Since yours have lasted in winds, maybe the few were just flukes! Will have to re-think that! The shrink to 4' part works for me. Will check out a campingworld store and see what they have now days! I know I like the holder from there!
http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...nts-only/65210
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:19 PM   #20
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We have this and it works great, also have the solar light.

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