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Old 05-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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flag pole holder

Need help on figuring out how to display flags on our rig. I see there are those 3 or 5 hole holders, but not sure how to get one and then go from there.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Kelly, check your pm.

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Kelly...I have one that John makes. It works great and looks good on the front of our polished Ambassador.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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I have one of John's as well. I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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Me too, the five flag model. Sturdy and looks as nice as the Airstream. Highly recommended.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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I have a 3 hole, but what size of painter poles was it? what size of flags do you use?
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #7
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Lowe's poles (#06034) are 1''. Their brand is Blue Hawk. It has a blue, plastic handle that must be knocked off.

MrLongArm is my favorite. (#9272). It is US made in Missouri. Also 1''. Home Depot, Menards, TruValue Hwde, some independent hw stores. Has a nice, nylon plug in the end that is also 1'' so it protects the pole and the holder.

Both are aluminum, collapse to 6', extend to 12', are inexpensive and work really well.

I use hitch pin clips to attach the flag to the pole.

3x5 seems to be the most popular "standard size'' flag. I find that the cheap, thin flags fly the easiest, needing just a breeze to fly. They won't hold up to everyday use but work fine for our type of use.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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What is a hitch pin clip? We have a flag holder on our trailer. Would love to get some flags.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #9
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Flag pole holder

Hi we are participating in the VAC Wagon Wheel Caravan and attending our 1st International. I thought it would be nice to have a flag pole holder.

Thanks for the information thus far posted, but I am curious about the flag pole holder that John makes. I am sorry John to not know about you or your flag pole holder as I am a very infrequent poster.

Thanks much,

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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Hitch Pin

Just bend it open enough to clamp onto the pole. 2 per flag. They work great.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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Cotter pin?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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Hitch pin clip. It is made to be inserted through the hole in a hitch pin.

On my flag poles, I use them to hold the flag to the pole. Put the flag grommet onto the loop portion of the clip. Drill a hole in the pole near the top. Insert the clip until the crooked portion nests on the pole. It is now in place.

Put another clip on the bottom grommey, pull it down taunt, mark the location, drill the 2nd hole. Inset the bottom clip as the top one. Done.

I leave the top pin in place, pull the bottom one, collapse the pole to 6', roll the flag around the pole and put it in the bed of the truck.

Easy.



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Old 05-07-2013, 08:50 PM   #13
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....and I just installed my new Sandlapper three hole flagpole on my Airstream. I have added an LED floodlight. John leaves enough room to bolt this into his aluminum holder. The floodlight uses very little juice and looks wonderful as it floods light upward onto my flags!
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We use PVC but ours is rarely used because not many folks even look to see a flag when we are boondocking / unimproved campgrounds.
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