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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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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)
hris[U]



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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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

Protagonist 03-03-2015 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrischarles (Post 1115258)
Is the flagpole mount that sits below the tire any better than the flagpole that mounts to the hitch? Please help.

I don't have a lot of choice with my Interstate but to use the under-the-tire mount. If you get one, make sure the base is very stiff. I bought two mounts that weren't stiff enough (I have four flags to fly: US, LA, CoE, WBCCI). The wind was from the north; my van was facing west. The flagpole on the north side caught the wind and actually bent the base of the mount so that the flagpole banged against the side of the van.

Fortunately I had the foresight to wrap the flagpole with pipe insulation so there were no dents or scratches on the side of my Interstate. But I immediately ordered a better pair of mounts that won't bend as easily, which I'll try out on my next excursion.

If you can find a mount that attaches to your hitch, or to the front of your propane tank cover, or whatever, you're much better off than with an under-the-tire mount. I've seen trailers at WBCCI events where they flew as many as five flags on poles arranged in a fan shape, all attached to the front of the trailer on a single mount.

Protagonist 03-03-2015 12:01 PM

A review on the webpage indicates the lowest section of that pole is about 4" in diameter, kind of big for any of the portable bases I've seen. I don't know about the OP, but I need telescoping poles with a lower-section diameter less than 2-3/8" in order to fit my portable bases.

FishinHatteras 03-03-2015 03:12 PM

What a Fiasco
 
I have a story to tell on getting a mount put on my 28. This really has been a HUGE ordeal. I will post pictures with full explanation just as soon as I can. This has been the most frustrating project, and if I wasn't a veteran, I wouldn't have put so much effort into getting this done RIGHT. Very proud to fly the U.S. flag.

Older rigs are at a true advantage when getting this feat accomplished. Seems everything I did had to be modified one way or the other. I have FINALLY gotten all of the components together to mount my holder. Arrgghhh. More on this tmrw.

DuncanK1 03-03-2015 03:16 PM

4" wont bend! :)

TCwheels 03-03-2015 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoldAdventure (Post 1588457)
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.


One man's treasure...

Protagonist 03-03-2015 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DuncanK1 (Post 1588571)
4" wont bend! :)

It's not the flagpole that was bending in my case. It was the flat metal plate that goes under the tire. And since the tube attached to the base was only big enough to hold a 2-1/4" diameter pole, there wouldn't have been any way to attach a 4" diameter pole to the base anyway.

FishinHatteras 03-04-2015 12:50 AM

Geez BoldAdventure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BoldAdventure (Post 1588457)
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.

Geez BA, if you don't have anything positive to say, why post?
You threw a $95 or $165 option into the trash can. And your point is?

Not here to stir the pot, but I find your post to be counter productive to the spirit of the board. We are here to help each other, foster new relationships, and insure all of us are able to enjoy the great outdoors TOGETHER. Throwing something into the "trash can" is a negative I could do w/o when visiting here. I don't care what flag you fly, just be proud of WHAT you fly.

Doc Holiday 04-19-2015 06:11 PM

Need a flagpole holder
 
I want to order a flagpole holder from sandlapper if possible

sandlapper 04-19-2015 07:10 PM

Hey Doc, sending you a PM.

369goose 04-27-2015 09:26 PM

3 pole flag mount
 
I'm interested in your 3 flag holder/mount. Pic & cost incl shipping to FL, please?

E mail:
do84148@tampabay.rr.com

sandlapper 04-29-2015 09:12 AM

reply coming your way. Thanks

Chilicook 04-29-2015 03:32 PM

This 20' telescoping pole is from Camping World. I secure it under the tongue jack. Works great. Stores under the front gaucho sofa.

Chilicook 04-29-2015 03:35 PM

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Flag Pole Photo.

batman 04-29-2015 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Protagonist (Post 1588477)
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.


Protagonist, take a look at these guys. They have a very nice 22' fiberglass pole that has locking pins to prevent collapsing, breaks down to 48" 4lbs and a carrying case for $54.95.
We have ordered from them and like the quality of there flags.


-Dennis

ghaynes755 04-29-2015 07:02 PM

Batman no link in your post.

The Ice Man 04-29-2015 07:52 PM

Like Doc and 369Goose, I'd like pics and info. I'm interested in the 3 holer, maybe a 5 holer but only use 3, but not good enough on the Forums to find any of your Pics.

TCwheels 04-29-2015 08:11 PM

I definitely endorse Sandlapper's flag poll holder. I have the three hole version and it's a high quality, well-designed product. I don't have close up photos to post, but I will take some and post them when I get my trailer back from JC - I'm going to add an LED light and switch so I can light the American flag after dark.


WBCCI #7246 Michigan Unit,Texas Hill Country Unit (associate member), AIR #91367

batman 04-30-2015 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ghaynes755 (Post 1614681)
Batman no link in your post.


LOL, sorry about that.
Poles and Holders :: Poles :: PNH-22-Deluxe (**NEW** and MOST Popular!) Flag Pole - Your place for Flag Poles, Flags and Mountings
They have a decent selection of flags, poles, mounts and accessories.

-Dennis

chili4u2 09-26-2016 02:11 PM

Finishing the Flag Pole for Display
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbanologist (Post 1116421)
Blue Hawk painting poles work great! Six foot - Twelve foot style cost $14 at Lowe's.

Our holder is on its way, poles purchased, flags purchased, anxious to fly our colors.

Questions for those who use the Great Hawk poles. Anyone find something particularly befitting for a pole cap? Welcome any ideas. Also, any tips on mounting the flag. We purchased the swivel mounts, but the base has to be cinched down to the pole and I am just not sure how much cinching it will take before structure is breached.

Thanks

Scott

WaLee 09-26-2016 03:39 PM

I have sandlappers pole mount. Very nice item. I use the painters poles. I got some wooden finials from "The Flag Store" in Sparks NV. I also use plastic swivel clips to hold the flags. A little wrap of duck tape makes the finial fit snugly. eventflags.com


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TCwheels 09-27-2016 09:15 PM

flag pole mounting and flag pole in general
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by WaLee (Post 1857073)
I have sandlappers pole mount. Very nice item. I use the painters poles. I got some wooden finials from "The Flag Store" in Sparks NV. I also use plastic swivel clips to hold the flags. A little wrap of duck tape makes the finial fit snugly. eventflags.com


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Ditto - but I use hitch pins to hold the flags and I sprayed the poles and finials silver.
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D44 08-09-2017 03:05 PM

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Thanks to Sandlapper for the pole mount - need to work on the "flagpole" a little bit more but we are flying Old Glory here in the Grand Teton National ParkAttachment 291751


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