Add RV Flagpoles and Flags to Your Tailgate Setup
Every tailgate needs a flag. Or 10. And to do that, you’ll need RV flagpoles!
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Show Your Team Spirit with RV Flags
This Broncos fan takes his flag game to the next level. He has 36 flags at his tailgate!
— Scott Hood (@Hoodlum71) September 17, 2017
It shouldn’t be hard to find Scott in the parking lot. And that is precisely why you need a flag. So people can find you.
And show some team spirit. Personally, I haven’t gone as far as Scott – I only have two flags that I fly behind my RV. I have the American flag on top and a Gold GT flag below it.
Best RV Flagpole Mounts
Ladder Mount RV Flagpoles
I use the Flag Pole Buddy kit that attaches to the RV ladder on the back.
They are best with 3 foot by 5 foot horizontal flags and can fly multiple flags each. The poles are lightweight fiberglass poles that collapse for convenient storage between tailgates.
Installation (for the ladder hardware) is easy and only needs to be done once.
Setting up the flags is easy as well. I leave the flag clips on the flags between uses and then slip them over the flagpole – the bottom flag first, followed by the top flag. Then I extend all the sections of the flag pole, put in hitch pins in the holes where two sections connect, and place the flag pole in the ladder hardware.
The clips are specially sized for the pole at the point where they rest. And the clips help hold up the pole in the wind and keep it from collapsing. The hitch pins are only used on the lower sections where the flags do not reach.
I haven’t had any problem with poles collapsing in the wind either.
Tire Mount RV Flagpoles
Another popular way to fly tailgating flags is with an under-tire mount flag pole.
Here, you’ll put the flagpole in a bracket that has a flat metal surface that you’ll role the tires over.
A disadvantage of these flagpoles (or at least these mounts, you can use the same flagpoles) is that you have to move the RV after you set it out.
This means that your tailgate setup will change slightly. You’ll need to get the tire mount out and placed before you lower the RV jacks and turn off the engine. One advantage though is that you can take these with you on road trips without the RV and put the mount under your car or SUV.
Note: If you are searching Amazon for the under tire mount flagpoles that you know whether you are getting just the mount or the mount and the flagpole.
If the price is in the range of $20-40, it’s likely you are only getting the mount. Usually the kits are cheaper in this case since you get the mount and the flag pole.
RV Hitch Mount Flagpoles
The hitch mount flagpoles are also a good option for tailgaters, unless of course, you are towing a car or smoker behind your rig.
If you disconnect your toad though, you’ll be fine. These are also great if you sometimes take the car, truck or SUV tailgating and leave the RV at home. You can still take your flags with you, as long as you don’t have anything else hitch mounted (I see you grills and TV boxes!)
Like with the tire mount option, make sure that you are buying both the mount and the flagpole. The Camco option on Amazon is only the mount and you’ll need to order the flagpole separately.
Ground Mount Flagpoles
Although they are available, it’s usually not advisable to try the ground mount flagpoles. These use stakes to bury the bottom in the ground. I don’t advise these for a couple of reasons:
- You are likely to be in a parking lot with limited grass or soft surfaces to drive the mount into the ground.
- Even if you are on soft ground, many places will prohibit you from driving stakes into the ground.
The ground mount poles are much better saved for the beach and not the tailgate.
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