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Old 06-21-2019, 07:43 AM   #61
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Sigh. I have always thought of this forum as an oasis free of political discourse. No more, I guess. Honestly, I don't understand it, since there is a plethora of forums where folks can talk politics endlessly, if that floats their boat. Really disappointing. Many of the comments on this thread have absolutely nothing to do with Airstreams, so far as I can tell.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:56 AM   #62
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Yeah, bloody Canadians, that want to fly their own flag!.....and higher than the Old Glory. As the 51st state of the Union, Trump should teach those yobo's some manners!

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It was the threat of becoming part of America that spurred Canada into becoming a nation in 1867. After coming across this image used to promote a 4th of July parade in Beaverton, MI, I think our ancestors were right to be concerned!
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:09 AM   #63
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I love to see flags flying. Iím a little partial to the Stars and Stripes.
Pretty positive thread for the most part, maybe it wonít get shut down. There are thousands of threads on the forum. I ignore most of them. I would think if you didnít like this thread it would be easier to ignore it than to comment on how you donít like it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:13 AM   #64
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:26 AM   #65
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Plenty of flags to fly, or not

Run it up the pole and see if anyone salutes. Some will find it obnoxious, others will ignore it, so what.

Old glory isn't the ugliest flag out there (have you seen Maryland's flag? Nice state, just sayin!)

From a design standpoint, Canada, UK, Japan, South Korea all have very nice, clean designs. All the tri-colors of European countries are ok, but can get confusing. The Nordic countries seem to share variations on a common cross-design.

If you live in a state that just puts their state seal on the flag, well, they're just not tryin!

Got a friend who is really into flags and heraldry, there's a name for it, but I forget. He can go on for hours about it, trust me.

Nice thing about Airstreams? The aluminum shell goes with everything!
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It was the threat of becoming part of America that spurred Canada into becoming a nation in 1867. After coming across this image used to promote a 4th of July parade in Beaverton, MI, I think our ancestors were right to be concerned!
There are more than a few Americans that remember the last time they tried to take Canada. They burnt down a few houses in Port Dover......and in response we burnt down all the public buildings in Washington DC, including the Whitehouse. IIRC, they haven't been back.

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I think that was the brits, not you.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:50 AM   #68
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Sigh. I have always thought of this forum as an oasis free of political discourse. No more, I guess. Honestly, I don't understand it, since there is a plethora of forums where folks can talk politics endlessly, if that floats their boat. Really disappointing. Many of the comments on this thread have absolutely nothing to do with Airstreams, so far as I can tell.


When politics injects itself into all aspects of existence, ALL issues become political.

That's another reason why liberty is superior to statism.

People are hurt because people like to fly the flag..... ponder that.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:54 AM   #69
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Most US citizens don't know much about the war of 1812, and how we invaded Canada. It was a crazy war that involved Red coats, Napoleon, the Spanish, Native Americans, Pirates and proto-Canadians, eh? It should be a Netflix series!

Ironically, it was also the war that gave us our National Anthem, an ode to our flag!
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I think that was the brits, not you.
Actually, most "British" soldiers service in Canada at the time were pressed conscripts. If you committed a crime in Britain and were of serviceable age, you'd be given the option of serving in Canada, Australia, or other off shore posting. 99.9% of these soldiers that survived service were eventually given land and stayed in Canada , considering themselves Canadian.

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PS I too went back to Britain as a Royal Marine for a number of years, but came to realize that Canada was my home, not Britain.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:49 AM   #72
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That French guy

Tony, indeed, it was the UK's conscription of US sailors at sea to fight against France for Britain that was one of the causes of the US congress declaring war (for the first time) against the UK.

To the British, the war of 1812 was an insignificant side show in the Napoleonic Wars
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Old 06-21-2019, 02:28 PM   #73
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Bob, love the flag set up. Our flag pole is very similar. We use to have a 5th wheel, and used the class 3 receiver with the specified flag pole sleeve holder. But with my '18 Classic 30' I have a Propride hitch and am contemplating a "I think" same setup as yours. Do you have a plate under your jack? If so where did you get it?
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The plate & holder came with the pole.

I made the plywood board that the jack foot rests on.
Ours has a composite sleeve that fits into the tube that the poles goes into.
The new style it appears that the bottom section of the flagpole fits over the metal base with no plastic bushing insert.

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Old 06-21-2019, 03:38 PM   #74
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Mike

The plate & holder came with the pole.

I made the plywood board that the jack foot rests on.
Ours has a composite sleeve that fits into the tube that the poles goes into.
The new style it appears that the bottom section of the flagpole fits over the metal base with no plastic bushing insert.

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That is cool. Hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea. I have been trying to figure something like that.
excellent.
Flags, flagpoles and 'instapots' all in the same thread. Who would have thought that !
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:59 AM   #75
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If you are going to display the flag, ensure you abide my the US flag code. What offends people like me is when people fly the flag on their cars, with no regard! I have scene the flags all tattered and dirty and it makes my blood boil! I served 20 years in the Navy, and it makes me angry.
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If you are going to display the flag, ensure you abide my the US flag code. What offends people like me is when people fly the flag on their cars, with no regard! I have scene the flags all tattered and dirty and it makes my blood boil! I served 20 years in the Navy, and it makes me angry.
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I like to put up flags when camping, but not on my vehicle. But that is just me. It has nothing to do with my patriotism or lack thereof.

If I were to fly a flag on my vehicle it might be this one from my original stomping ground; nobody would really care if it was not flown correctly and no body would really care about disrespect anyway.

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #77
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This is a rediculous post for the Airstream Forum. Stay focused on the subject of Airstreams
It is when ur flyin Ol' Glory on or near your AS. Good to know theses things (flag etiquette).
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:31 PM   #78
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If we're staying for more than a couple of days I'll put out the flag holder. I made the one that you usually see, pvc pipe on a piece of rebar. I'll fly the flag if the weather is decent (no rain and reasonable winds) and I'll be home at sunset to take it down.


Of course, this assumes that I can get the rebar pounded into the ground in the first place.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:43 AM   #79
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I have my flag in the back window of my Airstream. I live in Canada (ya people in other countries own Airstreams too and are on AirForums). I could fly a Canadian flag but mine is The Union Jack, just a nod to my origins, the UK, just a simple nod nothing more. There are many from different people here on AirForms and many different friends that live in Seattle and surrounding area, I lived there for awhile and it is great to visit, I get treated well. I also have friends in NYC, LA, Montana. Some of these friends express themselves with flags some don't but they are all good people. Some are immigrants some are born in US and I have had good talks with many homeless citizens of the US too. So not flying or flying a flag should not a tool to decide who is better citizen.
You might say AirForums is international. There are many from different countries here. So I could include many links here for international airstream dealers in the UK and Europe and Airstream getaways like this one in France
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Maybe they fly the French flags on the ones they let people stay in, maybe the US flag to give it a true Airstream experience, I duno but I am sure they have fun enjoying the experience and are not worse individuals for not flying a flag.
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This is a rediculous post for the Airstream Forum. Stay focused on the subject of Airstreams
So this website is all about Airstream travel trailers, got it. However, this particular forum is the Off Topic Forum, indicating that it is about anything and everything besides Airstreams. Got it?
Were you a hall monitor or a junior crossing guard as a kid? A stickler for the rules, did you write little tickets for your classmates if they even dreamed of breaking some mundane rule? Relax.
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