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Old 01-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Flying a Flag at night when camping

Looking for what most ASer's do with their flag at night when camping.
Do you light it or take it down at night or just leave it up unlite?
If you light it, what do you use for a light? (120volt or 12volt or solar)

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Etiquette says if you fly the flag at night, it should be lit.

Personally, I have a small 20W 12 volt flood light that plugs into the trailers 7 pin connector for power that I use. Of course, I don't do it when boondocking with no AC hookup.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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The only flag I fly has a flamingo with a martini glass on it. It stays up all night and day and I don't bother to light it.
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It should be lit. If I have plug in power I use a clip on desk light that I clip on the pole pointed up at the flag. When I have no power, I swallow hard and leave it up unlit. I fly 5 flags. Airstream, California, USA, unit, and a flamingo flag. Enjoy!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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We have a solar lite that fits the top of the poles...
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I'm still amazed that there are so many people who have no idea that there is a protocol for displaying the American flag and others with it. It's really quite simple. See the Blue Book Appendix 12 for the proper way to fly flags.
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I fly my US flag at night. I use a 12 volt spot fixture I found at Lowes in the low-voltage outdoor lighting. I attached it to a 2" magnet and just set it on the tongue. Power comes from the 7 way plug. I did replace the bulb with a 20 watt bulb and I do use it even when boondocking. I am careful to turn it on at the last moment and unplug it as soon as we are up when on battery.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
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We have a solar lite that fits the top of the poles...
This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. Who makes it, where can I find one, and will it fit on the top of my Camco flag pole?
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We have a solar lite that fits the top of the poles...
I have tried a couple different solar lights but they don't last the night.
Does yours?
If so, I would love to know more about it.
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I'm still amazed that there are so many people who have no idea that there is a protocol for displaying the American flag and others with it. It's really quite simple. See the Blue Book Appendix 12 for the proper way to fly flags.
I would agree that some do not know protocol. I see many flags at night without lights. But is it better to fly an unlit flag at night vs not flying one at all? This is not a statement. This is a question.
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FYI,
Canadian Flag Etiquette says that the Canadian Flag can be displayed at night without a light, unless on a military base.

If you see my unlit Canadian flag flying at night, no disrespect intended.
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I fly my US flag at night. I use a 12 volt spot fixture I found at Lowes in the low-voltage outdoor lighting. I attached it to a 2" magnet and just set it on the tongue. Power comes from the 7 way plug. I did replace the bulb with a 20 watt bulb and I do use it even when boondocking. I am careful to turn it on at the last moment and unplug it as soon as we are up when on battery.

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I believe that if you replaced the 20 watt bulb with a 2-3 watt LED bulb that you could keep it lit all night long even when boondocking.

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We have used just a $2 solar yard lite and it fits the flagpole end... got the idea from some other airstreamers... just ingenious people...
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We have used just a $2 solar yard lite and it fits the flagpole end... got the idea from some other airstreamers... just ingenious people...
Does it last through the night?
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