Why on Earth Fly a flag

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  1. markh

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    A bit like the why do you like aires thread, why on earth would you want to erect a flagpole and fly a flag of any kind?
    I've seen some weird stuff like a jolly rodger (pirates - has connotations with swingers) plus the usual national flags
    I'm sure someone can tell me whats so appealing......
     
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  2. markh

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    I wrote this in connection with an existing thread, the forum owner has for some reason moved it to a separate item, don't know why
     
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    Because that is a thread for selling them, this is a thread for dissing them ;)
     
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  4. Techno

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    Presumably because that thread is offering flags that are now available and not a discussion about the merits of one.
    It seems appropriate to me that you have your own topic?
     
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    To answer OP...

    Maybe because they want to and they can and it doesn't do any harm?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Like you mark, I have no idea. Perhaps some feel a need to belong. Only advantage I could find is identifying your vehicle in a crowded field but any old colored sheet would do that. Bit like a carried bag on your aerial.:)
     
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    Flags certainly are popular with motorhomers. Never is there a show without one or two stalls selling flags and poles. The one at the NEC the other week had a massive queue. As for Swingers, there is a flag I saw last year designed to look like a swimming sperm, the seller sold out :)
     
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    We fly a couple of flags
    Have you ever tried to locate your MH at Peterborough show
     
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    Is it a bit like wearing your MC shirt for the drive to the game a feeling of belonging to a larger group.
     
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    Are you sure that wasn't the flag for swimmers.....:coffee:
     
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    markh: I don't get the flag thing either, especially on single campsite pitches and on aires, but each to their own. However, many MH owners are getting on a bit, and when I'm older and more crumbly and the mind's going it might be handy for finding my way back to things. I could get one for my car in Sainsburys car park as well, as long as I remember to put it up.

    Come to think of it, my house looks pretty much like those on either side..
     
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    We went off for the weekend, parked up at a site and saw over the far side a motorhomefun flag, introduced ourselves and had a great weekend. No flag, wouldn't have known and would have stayed away. Strongly believe it helps in socialising.
     
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    It's a phallic thing. Go to Italy and you will find that they have been doing it for centuries in stone and brick.

    Mine is bigger than yours.
     
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    No, it is not.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    We fly a couple when we're at festivals mainly so we can find the van in the middle of a huge group of other vans with no more than 6 feet between each one. They seem to make navigation easier when you've had copious amounts of cider.
     
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    And anyway, you make them disappear.
     
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    We have a Fun flag and a unique flag which Jill made. The latter used to help identify our van at re-enactment events when people needed to visit us to pay membership fees and the like. We only tend to fly them at rallies and then not always but it's all just as JJ says.
     
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    Might buy a pirates flag then :whistle::whistle:
     
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    I like flags, they add a bit of colour and movement to a site.... not to fussed iF it's a mhf flag, a pirate, a dragon or fish...

    Bit like plant pots or hanging baskets,fairy lights or bumper stickers - world would be a duller place without them all :)
     
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    They must have some hefty flag poles :)
     
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