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Old 05-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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Thanks for the great advice.

Outside isn't a great option as we will be in Milwaukee and other cold places in the winter.

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If you made it go through the roof like a periscope, then you could store it laying down on the roof. Then you could use it inside in bad weather or outside on the roof in warm weather.
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Just think, then if you attached a flag at the top you could use it as a flag pole.

If you were real ingenious you could attach the Seattle dish to the pole and get the best reception of all.

Of course you would need to add an item on your check out list; retract the awnings, lower the antenna, retract the jacks, down periscope on the fitness (stripper) pole, .....
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #18
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Remember that RV roofs support the weight of the A/Cs, or a 300lb workman walking on them. If they can support that, handling a stripper pole would be just as easy...if it's mounted between beams and properly installed with the typical support used for those things. I'd bet some ex-contractor in Home Depot will be able to tell you what's needed.

Just install it like you would in a house...with the added work of sealing it on the roof.

On the floor, added bracing under the floor (and many re-modelers here on the forum have mentioned they've been able to access the correct spot from underneath) should be all that's needed.

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Good point on the strength of the roof.

The one in the house Baisley has a jack screw on one end and it expands against ceiling and floor with plates at each end to spread the force.

Not sure that would work but a couple properly placed brackets should.

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Might be able to go through the floor and attach some sort of mount to the chassis frame. You can't get much stronger than that.

You might have something like that boat seat bracket welded from the bottom.

Have a pipe into another pipe from the top. The pipe below floor would be welded fast and then another slightly smaller pipe would slip into it.
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It will depend on the construction of the RV you end up with. Ours has good plywood subfloor and ceiling with rafters and cross braces. Use a suitable base to spread the load and you're good to go.
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I was thinking that maybe I should install a fitness (stripper) pole, for getting a good work out, but then my wife would have to get up off the couch.... Maybe a bicycle, at least I could hang it outside and make the other campers think we were fit people.... Perception is 9/10ths of the rule anyway...
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Don't tell me this forum is not creative! If this forum can figure out how to put a stripper pole in an RV they can figure out anything.

P.S. I have used great restraint in not making an inappropriate remark here.
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Don't tell me this forum is not creative! If this forum can figure out how to put a stripper pole in an RV they can figure out anything.

P.S. I have used great restraint in not making an inappropriate remark here.
That is not fair... You have to think long term. Think of the resale value this would bring in... At least a few dollars here and there...
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This is very interesting. You mentioned "stripper pole", and all of the replies have been for a truly vertical "stripper pole". However, are you sure that she doesn't mean a horizontal (parallel) fitness bar? The main reason for my asking is because you mentioned "5 feet", which will not reach the ceiling, and you also mentioned the slides. I'm sure you know what you're asking about, but I just can't picture a vertical pole for exercising. I know the DW says that I think I know everything, but I really don't!
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This is very interesting. You mentioned "stripper pole", and all of the replies have been for a truly vertical "stripper pole". However, are you sure that she doesn't mean a horizontal (parallel) fitness bar? The main reason for my asking is because you mentioned "5 feet", which will not reach the ceiling, and you also mentioned the slides. I'm sure you know what you're asking about, but I just can't picture a vertical pole for exercising. I know the DW says that I think I know everything, but I really don't!
I'm pretty sure he's referring to a floor to ceiling pole. This has become fairly popular as a fun way to get some pretty serious exercise... at least for those who aren't yet of Social Security age.

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We are talking about a vertical pole.

My wife has been going to pole work out classes for years besides other types of fitness training. She says pole is the best work out.


I mentioned 5ft because it is the distance between poles at the pole studio where she works out.

As for 5'3" I mentioned was referring to her height which translates to less room needed around the pole for workouts vs a taller girl.

I'm 50 she is mid 40s and we are moving into the RV to travel for my job so I don't have to fly back and forth across the country ever other week

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Hey Mike. I think everyone has their own RVing expectations.

A younger couple like you and the wife would naturally have different expectations and requirements than someone in their 60's or older.

Enjoy life whatever your age!
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