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Old 05-21-2014, 12:46 AM   #1
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Flag pole

We love flying flags. Taller the better. This is my last, bumper mounted. Any Voltage flying flags, and where and how are you securing them. Pics would be great.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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Headed to MIS in two weeks - will post mine. Used to have ladder mount on last rig, but it stressed the ladder - made pound in the ground type now.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:19 AM   #3
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Installed this flag pole yesterday...
Ramp mount about 8 ft up + 22 ft pole = 30ft high.

I need to mount some type of bump stop on the pole or trailer,
with the wind it was deforming the drip spout.

I think I'm going to hole saw the center out of a soft football,
Texas Tech of course, to slip over the pole below the drip spout?
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:41 AM   #4
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I got the setup from Camping World that attaches to my ladder. Works great.

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Old 05-24-2014, 12:54 AM   #5
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This mod is on my "to-do" list. Have an aluminum sectioned pole that came with a flag. Was thinkng of using 2 shorter poles from the 5 sections.

That is my real question, how to mount them securily, and easily put up & down, without defacing trailer any more than I have to.

I'll follow this thread to see what ideas ya'll come up with.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:55 AM   #6
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I thought about mounting a flag pole... but think I'll just stick with my windsocks for awhile.

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Absolutely love them flags, I have a 20ft telescoping aluminum pole and I fly my flags when we take the trailer. We have a mount in the front on the tongue and one on the back.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:32 AM   #8
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Looking for your feedback Hornedtoad. I wand the flag but won't harm the rig in doing so. Don. Also looking at your solution as well. I have the telescopic pole, but also have some add on ides. Looking fwd to seeing it
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #9
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The Nerf ball cut out with a hole saw did the trick,
it keeps the pole off the edge and away from the drip spout.

I've flown the skull & cross bones ever since our pirate days,
I may take it down now that the King is back!!!
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The tree is in the way or it would be higher.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:52 AM   #11
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I have the whole set up from "Poles and Holders" a Southern California company. I have the 22 ft pole, the ladder mount, the upper "flag pole buddy", and the remote controlled "ultimate camp finder" LED light pole mounted on top. I ran the wires from my rear step light right to the base of the ladder and installed a 12v power point under the trailer. Now I just plug the it in and it is powered by my inside step light switch in the master lighting panel.The hand held wireless remote control is pretty cool as you can change the colors and the sequence of the leds on top of the pole.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:44 PM   #12
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22 foot flag pole

I didn't take a picture of the foam kids toy noodle that I used to help keep the paint safe. $1.99 pool toy foam 4 foot noodle worked great.Flag was great conversation piece at the campground.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #13
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The tree is in the way or it would be higher.
How is yours mounted? I think I see flag pole buddy up top. I just can't tell
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #14
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I mounted flag with flag pole buddy on ramp door lock bar pole. I only was able to do this with latch on one side unlatched. With tailgate ramp down its not an issue. I took my ladder with me, thought I would need it to mount flag , but never used it.
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How is yours mounted? I think I see flag pole buddy up top. I just can't tell
Correct, flag pole buddy, mounted right onto the ladder. Just angled so that it won't hit the drain up top.
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The Nerf ball cut out with a hole saw did the trick,
it keeps the pole off the edge and away from the drip spout.

I've flown the skull & cross bones ever since our pirate days,
I may take it down now that the King is back!!!
Did you use the provided lag bolts? The holder is sitting at home waiting for me to return.
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Did you use the provided lag bolts? The holder is sitting at home waiting for me to return.
I used the self tapping sheet metal screws that came with the flag pole holder. I broke the first one off because the pilot hole I drilled was too small. After sizing up the drill bit they snugged down tight and held solid.
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ID:	1204 I went with the pole n holders one. I mounted it a bit lower so I would not have to climb so high. It does not impede with opening the latch for the ramp. When I received the holder the mounting tabs were welded in the center of the holder and would rest against the trim moulding. I used a press brake and turned them in about 60* or so that moved it away from the trailer and had a good flush mounting surface. Also used rubber washers between the mount and holder. They kinda squished out some. May get some smaller ones in the future.
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Attachment 1204 I used a press brake and turned them in about 60* or so that moved it a way from the trailer and had a good flush mounting surface.
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Great idea, to get the pole off the trailer in the wind. I don't have a press brake, but I'll bet my friend that manages an oil field shop can help?
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