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Old 07-03-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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What is the Best RV Flag Pole System?

Ready to buy an RV flag pole system. Wondered which one everyone seemed to think was best? Looking for a "turn key" system... not something homemade.

And does it keep you up at night either rocking the RV or noise related issues? Thanks so much for your input!
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I have the kit with 12' pole, flag, and mount. Works great. I also use it for wifi and ham radio antennas. I also have the larger 2" mount that I use with a 22" mast for ham radio antennas. Both attached to rear ladder. In use for many years and still in good condition.

A bungee cord wrapped a couple times or drill and insert a screw - either will stop any movement and subsequent noise.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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Whatever pole you choose, please be extra careful. A few years ago an RV'er at a Dover Downs NASCAR race extended his flagpole and died. He never touched the overhead power line, just got it near. The power arced and he was literally fried. Others nearby were severely burned. I knew the EMS responders who were first on scene and recovered the living and dead. Not pretty. Just use extreme care.
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Depending on how light a sleeper you are, the noise can. I have a lighted pole at my S&B and sometimes the wind can get the Flag popping quite loud
d. When I have one on the RV it is struck at dusk.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:33 PM   #6
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I use a Harbor Freight 2 flag pole with a pint let hitch and 3" muffler clamps.
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Poles and Holders :: Mounts :: Hitch Mount 22 Foot - Your place for Flag Poles, Flags and Mountings

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Hitch mounted Flag pole?
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I went with flag pole buddy... and there is some connection with poles and holders. But I really like the system... so easy to put up. And we had heavy storms roll thru and all worked great. And no noise inside. Very pleased.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:14 PM   #9
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A few years back, we were tailgating in the RV lot at a football game. It was a real windy day. Guy in front of me had a flag pole that attached to his ladder. I watched it as the wind snapped the ladder like a match stick. My flag pole was in a drive on stand under the front tire. It bent the stand slightly. Lesson....don't buy one that is attached to the ladder, second, take it down with any wind over .20 mph regardless of which type.

Noisy, you bet, no way around it. When the wind blows, it flaps and rattles. I can't tell you the number of times I have rushed to take it down before the storm hit. A few times, scared of the lightning in the area. If the awning comes in, you better take the flag down.

They look great, and I am trying to engineer a method to use the drive on stand I own. This rig we have now, with its slides won't accommodate it under the wheels. I am thinking about a front mount consisting of a front mounted light weight trailer hitch receiver, with a bar and the socket welded to the bar. Pull the pin, remove the bar, when driving.
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I bought one of these at the Tampa RV show..

bndflagpoles - Telescoping Flag Poles

I would be cautious about the mounting you choose. I bought one of the pipe plates with a 2 ft base. It works okay but you have to think about it before you lower your jacks or extend your slides. Even with a stout base that pole bends around a lot in wind. If you put it too close to your RV the wind will make it rub against your paint or trim. The hitch mounts look nice but I tend to leave my tow bar on the hitch and prefer not to move it every day.
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Any issues storing this flagpole in Storeage area?
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We have the 22 foot fiberglass flagpole from Poles and Holders. Using their ladder mount about 6 foot off the ground puts the top of our flag pole 28 feet up. Also have their solar flagpole light (looks like a Frisby) and we run two flags, US flag and below it the NRA.

Did not want a 20 foot aluminum lightning rod on the back of our coach that's why we went with fiberglass.

The fiberglass collapses one section inside the other and is 4 foot long when totally collapsed with a carrying case.
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We have the 22 foot fiberglass flagpole from Poles and Holders. Using their ladder mount about 6 foot off the ground puts the top of our flag pole 28 feet up. Also have their solar flagpole light (looks like a Frisby) and we run two flags, US flag and below it the NRA.

Did not want a 20 foot aluminum lightning rod on the back of our coach that's why we went with fiberglass.

The fiberglass collapses one section inside the other and is 4 foot long when totally collapsed with a carrying case.
Would like to know how your fiberglass pole has functioned for you, a review would be appreciated.

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Poles and Holders :: Poles :: PNH-22-Deluxe (**NEW** and MOST Popular!) Flag Pole - Your place for Flag Poles, Flags and Mountings

Awhile back i had the harbor freight aluminum pole. it had the turn clockwise to lock the sections together. The first few times the sections were easy to twist and collapse. Then one trip it locked up and had to get 2 other people to help twist to relaese. Sprayed some silicone in and that really didnt make it and better. Finally on trip i just gave up found 2 trees and bent it up and in the trash it went. I'm guessing the not so great harborfreight quality it had hardware inside for the locking mechanism that rusted in place.
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