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Ladder Mount For A Flag Pole

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Ladder Mount Flag Pole For Camper

Russ Megargle, Brighton, Michigan
Ladder Mount For A Flag Pole
1987 Ford F-250
1999 Sun Lite 1055

Flag Pole Mount Camper Ladder

I wanted an easy way to fly the flag when camping with a minimum of work and no holes drilled into the camper. I am also a very novice welder and am always looking for small projects to work on my oxy-acetylene skills.

Ladder Mount For Flagpole Materials

I used scrap steel cutoffs from the local steel supplier. I cut a 1.5-inch by 2-inch by 1/8-inch angle iron 4.5-inches long and a piece of 2-inch by 4.5-inch by1/8 inch flat iron.

Ladder Mount For Flagpole Angle Iron

These were welded into a U-shape. I next cut a 4-inch long piece of black iron pipe that was 3/4-inch ID (inside diameter). I chose this size pipe since it fits the electrical conduit that I use for a flag pole.

Ladder Mount For Flagpole

I cut a 35-degree angle on one end of the pipe and welded the cut end to the U-bracket about 1.5-inches from the bottom of the bracket. I drilled a hole in each corner of the U-bracket legs for mounting and a hole at the bottom of the pipe for water drainage.

American Flag Pole Camper

I mounted the flag pole bracket to the rear ladder with zip ties. I also wrapped a short section of an old bike inner tube around the ladder to add a bit of friction. It was not really needed, but I did it anyway.

American Flag Pole Camper

So far, the mod has worked great.

Materials Used:
1.50-inch by 2-inch by 1/8-inch angle iron
(2) 1/8-inch flat steel
1-inch (OD) x 3/4-inch (ID) black pipe
Two zip ties
Old bike inner tube

It took me two hours to complete this modification and cost me $3.50.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy if you can weld.

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