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I need some ideas for a flag pole, I don't have one yet for the bird,my airstream had a flag holder on the tongue for 3. Thanks
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At the risk of taking over Lee Davis's firm grip on being called cheap, I got a 24' flag pole and a base from Big Lots about 10 years ago. I'm still using it. The pole and the base was about $30 total. The pole was aluminum and in four sections. The base is nothing more than a plastic patio umbrella base. You fill it with water to weight it down. It works great, because you fill it up to use it and then empty it and it weighs nothing. The pole fits in the hole perfectly and it has never moved. I set it up outside the driver side window and wrap a bungy cord around the driver's side awning arm and the pole. I then got one of these lights http://www.lightinthebox.com/20-led-...g&sku=221_3080 I love it. It is a perfect light. lasts all night long and lights the flag no matter what direction the wind is blowing. I think I paid only $29 for the light when I got it, but it has been a while back.
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I bought a flag pole(4 piece that expands out) and a hitch mount for it that slides in to the receiver on the back. Works great, holds two 3x5 flags. I spent about 70 for the whole thing.
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Iam a cautious spender as well. I see the 4 section aluminum flag pole in front yards all the time. will check at big lot there's one close.
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You can find in the FMCA mag a few flag pole vendors as well as several different types of flag pole stands. If you want a cheap pole there is always Harbor Freight.
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I bought the 18 foot telescoping aluminum pole from Harbor Freight then borrowed an idea from Shane Fideli for a holder. A piece of 2" square tube to go into the hitch receiver, a piece of 2" pipe welded to the top of it for the pole to go into and 2 pieces of 3/4" angle iron welded to the sides for reinforcement.
I'll get a pic in the morning.
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amzon sells them for $40.00 dollars plus free shipping.the hitch type. to side in the trailer hitch of the bird, they also sell the solar lights for the top of the pole starting at 26.00
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I got mine at Q last year I believe it was these same folks
http://www.amazon.com/Flag-Pole-Moto...ag+pole+holder
Easy to set up and store. I did have to modify the brackets to work on my square ladder.
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Finally got the pictures I said I would get this morning. I'm OLD I forget things.

I was wrong about the pole too, it is 16' not 18'. You can pay more money and you can get fancier holders but you won't get one that is any stronger or works any better or easier than this,

Again, this is a design I borrowed from Shane Fideli.
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I appreciate all the input and the photos thanks !!
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