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Atridox 07-16-2018 09:53 PM

Mounting flag pole to roof
 
I am trying to figure out a way to mount a few flag poles to the ROOF of my bus. I am searching for mounting hardware which can attach to the sloping side of the roof. I do not want to use the flag pole drive over tire mount. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :Thanx:

plfking 07-16-2018 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Atridox (Post 280910)
I am trying to figure out a way to mount a few flag poles to the ROOF of my bus. I am searching for mounting hardware which can attach to the sloping side of the roof. I do not want to use the flag pole drive over tire mount. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :Thanx:

Are you sure you want to drill holes in your roof? I'd probably mount the hardware to the window pillars instead.....less chance of leaks.

brokedown 07-17-2018 06:39 AM

Drilling holes in the roof is one of my least favorite things to do.. But I do it, I just do it carefully. You need to add a sealer to the hole and drive your screw or bolt or whatever into the sealer to get a good seal, and I smear some on top when I'm done too. The last hole I cut was with a 1 1/4 hole saw which i did not enjoy at all but I sealed it up tight.

I have had really good success with stainless steel self tapping screws like Teks brand at Lowes. Make sure to get less than 2 inch length or you'll poke through the inner skin too. I use #8 and #10 sizes depending on what I'm mounting.

somewhereinusa 07-17-2018 08:37 AM

I didn't mount mine to the roof, I made brackets and bolted them to the front. I have a 20 foot flag pole and it sits on the front bumper. I also have a light so I can can properly fly the flag at night.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...033bc902_o.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/...f36e6df8_o.jpg
Detail of bracket.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/2...44aee2aa_o.jpg

Gustav 07-17-2018 09:04 AM

Had not thought about my amateur radio antennas yet, but that will work for that also. Thanks!


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