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Old 06-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Attaching a flag pole holder?

Hi, I'm "new again" to these forums. I was on them several years ago with our pop ups and then our new TT. Unfortunately I can't remember my username, all my usuals didn't work so I re-registered.

My wife wants to put up a telescoping flag pole when we are in the TT.
These used to be quite popular but our recent trip to the beach I saw ZERO examples.

I am wondering how anybody here did theirs. We have the standard 4" "bumper" and the pole will fit through a 2" pvc pipe. We do NOT have a ladder or this would not be an issue.

So how did you attach a vertical holder to your horizontal bumper?

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I have two Flag Pole Buddy for flags and antenna masts (ham radio). Mine are ladder mounted but they can be attached to any flat surface. They are great as its super easy to put up and down the mast / pole.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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If you have a ladder you could use a standard flag pole mount like you would for your home and secure it with hose clamps to the ladder. Or, if you'd like to stick with the bumper, you could mount a piece of pipe to the bumper using conduit straps and self tappers or through bolt it for more strength. I just got my new unit last week and still have plenty of projects before I can get to work on this one. Good luck.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Hi, I'm "new again" to these forums. I was on them several years ago with our pop ups and then our new TT. Unfortunately I can't remember my username, all my usuals didn't work so I re-registered.

My wife wants to put up a telescoping flag pole when we are in the TT.
These used to be quite popular but our recent trip to the beach I saw ZERO examples.

I am wondering how anybody here did theirs. We have the standard 4" "bumper" and the pole will fit through a 2" pvc pipe. We do NOT have a ladder or this would not be an issue.

So how did you attach a vertical holder to your horizontal bumper?

TIA
Lamar

Not exactly what you asked, but last week I had a welding shop make me a bracket which wrapped around the trailer tongue, and has vertical holes just large enough to 2 inch (inside dimension) PVC pipe to go through. The Home Depot Flag pole I got has 2 inch aluminum pole segments which fit exactly inside the PVC and I can place or remove them with ease.

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I have two methods for mounting my flagpole. First I have an old sat antenna tripod that i use. My flagpole is simply three sections of tv antenna pole that I purchased at Lowes many years ago. I placed an eyebolt at the top so I could rund cord through and used clips on the ends of the cord to hold the flag. This method works well when I have space on the site and the tripod can be staked down so the wind won't be a problem. Second, I had a friend drill a hole in the top of my spare tire carrier. I simply place the pole through the hole. This works well when there are no trees in the way. Either method only takes a few minutes to set up. Hope this helps.
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Here's a link to one like ours. On our 5er, we lowered the landing gear onto the base. We haven't used it yet with out TT but probably one of the stabilizer jacks will work just fine.
Or you can use it the way it shows - with a trailer or truck tire weighting it down.
Link: Portable 20' Telescoping Flagpole - Camco RV 51600 - Flags & Accessories - Camping World

We also use the flag pole at home, but in it's own base that's concreted into the ground. And we use larger 4x6 flags than the dinky 3x5 flag that comes with that kit.
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