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Old 03-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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flag pole mounting and flag pole in general

Want to purchase a flagpole that can handle two flags, any recommendations open to good ideas.
Is a collapsible flagpole any good or is it a gimmick?
Is the flagpole mount that sits below the tire any better than the flagpole that mounts to the hitch? Please help.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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John from "sandlapper"?? has a 3 and 5 hole that attaches to the jack post. check him out, he is on the forum
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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I bought my three-holer from Sandlapper. It's a nice design, beautifully fabricated.
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Want to purchase a flagpole that can handle two flags, any recommendations open to good ideas.
Is a collapsible flagpole any good or is it a gimmick?
Is the flagpole mount that sits below the tire any better than the flagpole that mounts to the hitch? Please help.
Search this term on EB: "Airstream 5-Pole Flag Pole Holder" and you'll find a very well made flag pole holder. Excellent fabrication and cost.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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Want to purchase a flagpole that can handle two flags, any recommendations open to good ideas.
Is a collapsible flagpole any good or is it a gimmick?
Is the flagpole mount that sits below the tire any better than the flagpole that mounts to the hitch? Please help.
Blue Hawk painting poles work great! Six foot - Twelve foot style cost $14 at Lowe's.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #6
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:04 AM   #7
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See my profile picture to the left, another fine sandlapper flag holder, highly recommended!

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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What size flags are you guys running? I've been looking at Sandlapper's flag pole mount and it looks like the best quality mount available.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #9
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We use the excellent Sandlapper 5-hole flagpole holder. Beautifully constructed and sturdy. We use Lowes painters poles and 3' x 5' flags, lots of them.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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Doug K is right 3' X 5' flags are the most properly proportioned to you flag poles and your Airstream.
"Bigger ones are too big.
Smaller ones are too small.
3' X 5' flags are just right."
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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Lowe's flagpoles and 3x5's here (USA, Virginia, Germany), work beautifully.
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charles;1115258]Want to purchase a flagpole that can handle two flags, any recommendations open to good ideas.
Is a collapsible flagpole any good or is it a gimmick?
Is the flagpole mount that sits below the tire any better than the flagpole that mounts to the hitch? Please help.


Got ours at Camping World 8 years ago. Quality telescoping aluminum. Stand can go under wheel or tongue. This one looks similar, except ours is un-painted aluminum.

Not extended fully in pic.

Use it all the time.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #13
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Got ours at Camping World 8 years ago. Quality telescoping aluminum. Stand can go under wheel or tongue. This one looks similar, except ours is un-painted aluminum.

Not extended fully in pic.

Use it all the time.

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Bob, my tongue jack mounted holder has the advantage of being already in place, all the time. Just drop the poles/flags in and lett'em fly. And if need be, you can make a "parade lap" with the poles in the holder. A grand entrance.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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OK, I just bought a Blue Hawk painting pole, 6-12 foot style. Looks like it should work, except I obviously need to make some mods. Do I just cut off the blue plastic base and the blue plastic top? What hardware should I use for mounting flags? The
Valley Forge 1-Inch diameter Rotating Mounting Rings, 2-Piece

on Amazon look like a possibility, any experience with those? Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:37 PM   #15
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Bambi75, I put a large screw driver through the hole in the handle, then whack the screwdriver to knock the handle off. May need a third hand. Hitch pin clips are easy mounting for the flags. I 'm not familiar with the Valley Forge things but they look good. If you need some photos check my profile page. John
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Ken,

Where did you purchase your flag poles? Got a link or model number of them? They look different than the typical extention poles. They look ALL aluminum.

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We had a 4 pole mount, made out of aluminum attached to the electric jack. I took it off and promptly threw it in the trash can.
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This is what I use. I fly two flags, US and Texas. I have used it for 3 or 4 years and happy with it. I like being able to adjust the height based on the wind.


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This is what I use. I fly two flags, US and Texas. I have used it for 3 or 4 years and happy with it. I like being able to adjust the height based on the wind.

I tried a pair of those flagpoles just last week, except in the 20' length. I was not impressed. The upper clip in each pair tended to slide down. Also, the twist-locks on the sections tended not to stay locked after the wind shifted and wrapped the flag around the pole, so the poles partially collapsed to a shorter length.

I'm presently looking for better telescoping poles that use spring-loaded buttons to lock in the extended position, and with rotating anti-furling rings to attach two flags to. Preferably in a 20' length for use with an "under the tire" base on my Interstate so I can get the lower flag on each pole above the van's roof line. So far I've not had a lot of luck; those features seem to be more common on poles for permanent mounting at home than on portable poles for RV use.
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I think OP is looking for one flagpole that can fly two flags? I found this on amazon....

http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Struc...gpole+two+flag
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