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Patriot Guard flag Pole

Cost less that $30 bucks

Elbow 90D EMT 1-1/4 " $7
Couple 1-1/4 " $3
Ace Hardware Lido Closet Pole 48-72" $16
Flag Hardware $2

Required one 4 lb hammer to collapse the end.
3/4" Drill bit or similar
Use ball hitch and nut
The couple locks and adjust pole.
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Interesting. I'm curious as to how much wind / bike speed it will withstand?
 

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RIVCO makes a really strong pole carrier and can get it to hold 3 flags
 

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Nice idea!! Seems the helmet holders, under the trunk, might be able to be used to help stabilize the pole.

Thanks for the idea!!:bow:
 

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I did my own for a Rivco hitch. Made a couple of spare ones while at it. Used a stainless steel closet rod for the flag pole, from Home Depot, painted it black.





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Patriot Guard Ingenuity

It's amazing what we can come up with when we put our 'Thinking Cap' on. Great ideas. I made mine out of PVC couplings and pipe with an aluminum flagpole in the center. Pictures to follow.
 

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PVC and weld Rivco both good. I don't have a welding machine so not willing to spend $150 buck on a flag pole. I believe mine will hold if I tighten the nut down with a locking nut. If not plan "B".

Mine does use pre-bent steel tubing in itself strong. A Swivel might be a problem that I will correct with a mod. I could have used TWO such sections on top one bottom with a cross brace preventing a swivel.
 

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I love the idea .. BUT,
I'd like to know what the small hole attaches to under the plastic ??
Got pictures ??
 

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For those with a Bushtec hitch, check out J&J Flag Mounts. http://www.jandjflagmounts.com/

I have the three-flag setup.

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(I have no connection with J&J--just a satisfied customer.)
 
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