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Old 07-01-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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Collapsible Flagpole attached to rear ladder

Seems like there are two predominant flag pole lenghts to attach to the rear ladder, 16 ft and 22 ft. Looks like the shorter one is 1.5 inches in diameter and the larger is 2.0 inches.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

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Old 07-02-2015, 12:39 AM   #2
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Collapsible Flagpole attached to rear ladder

Depends upon how high off the ground you want the top of the pole, the height of your roof, and the height of the pole mounting hardware. My RV roof is 12'9" and the mount is on a side wall installed at the highest possible location. Easy to see lighted globe at night. I use the 16' foot telescopic glass pole and mount from Flag Pole Buddy with 2 flags.
Hoisting the 22 ft pole extended with 2 flags when the wind is blowing is a big challenge to control while balancing on a ladder. Think Safety.
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Suggest to check out the 'Flagpole Buddy' mount if you have not already. Unless you really want the added height, I would go with a shorter mast. I have a 12' with one 3x5 flag and a WiFi antenna, it's a handful with any wind. Also have a 21' used for ham radio antenna, it's a handful to setup without any wind...

I also have a 31' collapsible antenna mast that is fixed to the ladder and is just extended one section at a time while its in place.
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The advantage of the longer pole is that it is longer and flys the flag higher

The advantage of the shorter pole is lower cost and less stress on the ladder.

I use a Sunsetter with a park on mount.. I think it's a 20'.
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We have the shorter fiberglass (think lightening) pole and have observed the longer pole appears not as stiff with "bowing" in a moderate wind. We fly 3 flags (US - TX - POW/MIA) and seriously doubt that would be possible with the 22"... Our mount is the Flagpole Buddy mounted on the rear ladder. You'll want the "printed" flags not the heftier sewn type due to weight.
As to solar "night lighting" that sits on top of the pole - be sure and use a screw to afix it... Found a friends unit on the RV next door after a strong midnight wind..
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I use the shorter pole and have the base mounted low enough so I can reach it without a ladder. It's plenty high above the rig.
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It also depends on whether or not the "guy lines" are really a Ham Radio antenna. Higher may be better there. ;-)
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Thanks to all for your input.

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I don't want to hijack this thread, but H. Miller, how do you attach the third flag? Most of the poles/kits I've seen only have attachment points for two flags.


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I'm setup just like "JMonroe". I like to be able to slip the flagpole into the mount without getting a ladder out. My flagpole (Flagpole Buddy) has a hole in the bottom from side to side. I drilled a hole in the lower mount to match. When I insert the pole in the lower mount, I pin it. This keeps it from making noise at night. A LOT of sound can be transmitted into the bedroom from the ladder on a windy night.

Lastly, I bought an LED solar light (sold by Flagpole Buddy-$75.00) that looks like a Frisbee. It mounts on the top of the pole and is solar powered. It puts out a large/bright pool of light downward across the back of my coach. It's a great security light in an area you typically don't have light.
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Check out the retractable flag poles and hitch or tire mounts at uncommon.com Great product, had mine for 10 plus years and works great.

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Check out the retractable flag poles and hitch or tire mounts at uncommon.com Great product, had mine for 10 plus years and works great. 2013 Palazzo 33.3
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There are many options out there depending on what you want. When I was heavy into NFL and College tailgating where we sometimes took the RV and sometimes used the SUV, I had bought a fiberglass telescoping pole used for pulling cable or wire though attics and dropped ceilings. It was about 30 ft when extended, they make longer if you want to use the flag(s) as a visible meeting point for your tailgate group or other reasons to have the highest flag. The easiest/quickest way I would attach it to the RV ladder was to use some heavy duty cable ties, it took secs to attach 4 or 5 of them to the pole/ladder with the flag(s) extended and just a few secs to cut them when leaving.

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We use the 22ft Flag Pole Buddy. Sometimes we fly 2 or 3 flags, never have I felt the pole was not strong enough to handle the load. Also, you can always adjust the height if you want in shorter, the bottom two sections come with pins to lock in the sections. Basically you could have 3 different heights if you desired.

IMO you are better off getting the 22 ft pole and going shorter if that is what you want. Not sure what everyone's ladder heights are, but I have never had to climb my ladder to put up the pole, can do it all from the ground, and I'm only 5'-9" tall.

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