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Old 04-09-2021, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys, need some ideas. I have a 35 foot flagpole I need to move. I have a crew cab with no 5th wheel. I need to move it an hour and a half away. How do I accomplish this? Not opposed to renting a trailer. Thought about strapping it to my 19 foot ranger bass boat. I think its 25 feetish long from tongue to back of the propeller... but 10 feet sticking out seems like a lot to me.

I guess I could elevate the front enough to clear the my pickup truck tailgate and let it hang over 5 feet on either side? Am I a moron for even considering this?

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Old 04-09-2021, 03:28 PM   #2
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If the flag pole is hollow, cut into manageable pieces then splice back together once you reach your destination. You can splice it back together by finding some pipe that will fit into your flag pole pipe then splice/weld back together.


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Old 04-09-2021, 03:30 PM   #3
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I would leave it where it is and put up a new one.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:32 PM   #4
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If the flag pole is hollow, cut into manageable pieces then splice back together once you reach your destination. You can splice it back together by finding some pipe that will fit into your flag pole pipe then splice/weld back together.


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This was my thought on how to do it.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:36 PM   #5
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I would leave it where it is and put up a new one.
Sounds like a decent Idea..Tie it to side of a 35f RV...Renting something as said above
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:37 PM   #6
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Probably find some one with a trailer long enough to hang out front and back.I haul trees on my goose neck laying forward some times the limbs are way over the cab and hood of my crew cab long bed
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:38 PM   #7
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Hang it under a truck with plumbing strap or tie wire and put flags on Both ends. Done it many times with rebar and steel. If it flexes too much tie it up and over or duct tape a 2x4 to it as a stiffener.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:47 PM   #8
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:53 PM   #9
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Cutting and re-Welding, seems should be cheaper than renting a trailer. And easier than hauling a trailer
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:55 PM   #10
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I wanted a flagpole for tailgating years ago. Only way I could get one the height I liked was to make it out of pvc in multiple pieces.

Add my vote to cutting and welding back together.
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:18 PM   #11
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Its a very very expensive spun aluminum one. I don't think cutting and splicing is an option. And I don't want to spend that money again. I bought it long ago when I didnt have the fiscal responsibilities that I do now. I wonder what a hot shot person would charge me to throw it on a goose neck trailer. Since I dont have a 5th wheel I cant do that.

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Old 04-09-2021, 04:19 PM   #12
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Hang it under a truck with plumbing strap or tie wire and put flags on Both ends. Done it many times with rebar and steel. If it flexes too much tie it up and over or duct tape a 2x4 to it as a stiffener.
And get someone you donít like to drive......
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:19 PM   #13
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:23 PM   #14
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When I used to haul a sailboat, the mast was longer than the boat/trailer. It was strapped to the boat with a wooden support on front to keep the one end above cab height. Worked like a charm.
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:39 PM   #15
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24' gooseneck or bigger. Hang 3" off the back and run the rest up over the neck.
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:52 PM   #16
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Put on your boat strap it down good put a red flag on the end of it and have someone follow you to your new destination.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:17 PM   #17
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United Rentals has flag pole trailers.


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Old 04-09-2021, 07:27 PM   #18
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Hang it under a truck with plumbing strap or tie wire and put flags on Both ends. Done it many times with rebar and steel. If it flexes too much tie it up and over or duct tape a 2x4 to it as a stiffener.
Beat me to it! Take pictures too, I gotta see this.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:36 PM   #19
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have you haulers that want it run up over the truck considered the lateral movement when you have to make that sharp corner at the light?
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:44 PM   #20
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I called in a favor which I don’t ever do. 30 ft 5th wheel will be in my driveway Friday. Thanks y’all.
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:47 PM   #21
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Rent one of the uhaul’s with 26’ box. Lay it on top of the box with 4’ hangover on the rear and 5’ overhang on the front/over cab. Use 2” straps to secure it. You could also run down the passenger side but would have to get creative on how to carry/secure it
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:15 PM   #22
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I'm seeing a lot of responses that answers many of my questions on the need for some of the dumb rules DPS has on towing/hauling.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:06 AM   #23
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I'm seeing a lot of responses that answers many of my questions on the need for some of the dumb rules DPS has on towing/hauling.
Amen
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