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Old 03-02-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Does anyone use Flagpole Buddy? Any thoughts about it or another mount/pole you'd recommend? I would like to fly two flags, not rub the motorhome and not make too much noise.

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Olsenbum View Post
Does anyone use Flagpole Buddy? Any thoughts about it or another mount/pole you'd recommend? I would like to fly two flags, not rub the motorhome and not make too much noise.
1. Poles & Holders ia another good place to look at.

2. They make them in various lengths/heights...make sure you don't get one to small otherwise the bottom flag will slap your roof.

3. Noise?? Depends on the wind.

Flagpole Buddy and Poles & Holders both OK.

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Old 03-02-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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We have the Flag Pole Buddy and love it. Had it about 3 years now. We fly 2 flags most of the time and it has stood up to time. There was one issue with it - We have the 16 foot model which requires locking pins to hold the pole in its extended position. Since we left the pole up for the 3 months in the campground during football season, one of those pins managed to almost wiggle out. Easy fix with a different and stronger pin. Other than that it has worked great for us.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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Been using the Flagpole Buddy for over a year now and very happy with it. Easy to put up and down and no noise to speak of unless it is real windy and then its just the sound of the flag flapping. Previously I used a home-built setup which was not as easy to deal with.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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The flag pole buddy is a great device. we use it on a 16' flag pole and have another that we have a weather station mounted on a pole that we use. no more climbing on the fragile ladders they put on RVs. simply angle the pole and install.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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We bought the 22 footer last year and it's been trouble free. They are easy to mount and the optional light at the top can be seen for miles making it easy to find camp coming back from a long night ride.

I got a zinc plated 1/4-20 wing bolt to secure the bottom and stainless quick release pins for each extension.


They also work great for ham radio and cell phone antennas as well.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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I have two Flag Pole Buddies, one on either side of my rear ladder. To do this must be differing sizes, see their web site and you will see which sizes install which direction to allow this. I use them for flags, WiFi repeater antenna, and ham radio antenna masts. Great product. So easy to put up and take down. Tight no rattling or noise. I have used them for several years.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:11 PM   #8
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Another vote for Flag Pole Buddy. I've had mine for years so I'm not sure about what they offer anymore. I have the smaller one inch pole which works well for us on our Monaco and now our Dutch Star. When I originally bought the unit, 8 years ago, I got the les sexpensive composite mounts. They eventually were eaten up by the sun and broke. I replaced them with the aluminum version which will last forever. My new coach has a black ladder so I just painted the mounts black.

On mine, there is a hole through the bottom of the flap pole. I drilled a corresponding hole through the mount. I pin mine when I insert the flag pole. This keeps the pole from bouncing in the mount and making noise when it's windy.

I also bought he solar light (looks like a flying saucer) that sits atop the flag pole. It lights the flag all night and puts a 10' pool of light on the ground at the rear of the coach....a good safety issue. Flag Pole Buddy also sells the solar light.

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