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Old 09-04-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hitch Mounted Flag Poles

We attended our first ever tailgate this past weekend. We came to the conclusion we need a flag pole to fly at least two flags.

Who makes the best one? I saw some at the game that the least amount of wind had the pole leaning pretty good. I also want to mount the flag via the hitch on the back of the RV.

I did a google search this evening and it seems that everyone and their brother sells these things...
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I would suggest getting at least a 2" dia pole. Although this one isn't a hitch mount, THIS is the one we have. Below are pictures from our 2009 iRV2 National Rally & you can see the difference between a 1" dia pole & a 2" dia pole having the same size flags - both taken the same afternoon with brisk winds. The 1" pole was really leaning, where the 2" pole was pretty straight vertical.

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #3
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Try TelepoleUSA online (I think that is it) they carry a 26' pole and a mount for an RV ladder and for the hitch and for the wheel of your car. I have the ladder set up and it works really well. I like it because the pole sits higher in the air. I mean if ya got it flaunt it. For a 32 ft pole that handles streamers try Jackite Inc. on line---it also handles a flag. And for colorful steamers and banners try Gomberg Kites.
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I leave my towbar mounted to the motorhome so I use the ladder mount as suggested by NLOVNIT above. I have the lighter mount with the 16' pole. It will accomodate two flags. I recommend that you go ahead and get the 2" mount and longer pole.
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I have this one, which I think has excellent quality.

It's pricey, but I bought it at the Tampa show on sale.
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I have a 20' flag pole from harbor freight. My neighbor welded me up a holder using a piece of pipe, square tube and some flat stock. Took him all of 20 minutes to make.

Cost me a 12 pack, which we shared.
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I also have the uncommon flag pole . I use the stand thar u drive over to hold the pole Have one at stick hose also


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I went with Sunsetter (They advertise their stick house patio awnings on TV)

The bendy ones are Fiberglass by the way .. Designed to bend like that in the wind. Metal ones do not bend so much (or bend back period)
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I also have the uncommon flag pole . I use the stand thar u drive over to hold the pole Have one at stick hose also
I use the 2" receiver mount with Uncommon pole. Move it to the ground holder when I get home.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up going with this pole. I purchased the Camco hitch mount to attach to the pole.

Will be looking good for the PSU game this weekend.
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