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chrischarles 03-04-2012 04:07 PM

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.

Airtandem 03-04-2012 04:14 PM

John from "sandlapper"?? has a 3 and 5 hole that attaches to the jack post. check him out, he is on the forum

Alumaholic 03-04-2012 04:21 PM

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I bought my three-holer from Sandlapper. It's a nice design, beautifully fabricated.

Urbanologist 03-07-2012 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by chrischarles (Post 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.

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.

Urbanologist 03-07-2012 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by chrischarles (Post 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.

Blue Hawk painting poles work great! Six foot - Twelve foot style cost $14 at Lowe's.

Ganglin 03-07-2012 05:32 AM

Airstream Forums - View Profile: sandlapper

Here's a link to "sandlapper" profile. You can send a message from there.

Airstream Dad 03-07-2012 08:04 AM

See my profile picture to the left, another fine sandlapper flag holder, highly recommended!

Jim

Westfalia 03-07-2012 10:12 AM

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.

dkottum 03-07-2012 10:38 AM

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.

doug k

Alumaholic 03-07-2012 02:30 PM

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."
Goldilocks

Airstream Dad 03-07-2012 04:55 PM

Lowe's flagpoles and 3x5's here (USA, Virginia, Germany), work beautifully.

ROBERT CROSS 03-07-2012 09:05 PM

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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.:wally:

Bob
:wally:

sandlapper 03-07-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS (Post 1116845)
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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.:wally:

Bob
:wally:

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.

Bambi75 03-31-2012 06:39 PM

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.

sandlapper 03-31-2012 07:37 PM

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

archiedh 03-03-2015 09:25 AM

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.

Thanks,

Archie
Mississippi

BoldAdventure 03-03-2015 10:54 AM

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.

extiger 03-03-2015 11:14 AM

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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  • 14-foot, 4-inch portable flagpole for tailgating, parades, events etc.
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Protagonist 03-03-2015 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by extiger (Post 1588464)
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.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21mYY08fGCL.jpg

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.

DuncanK1 03-03-2015 11:37 AM

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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