Motorhome fairy light and flags (1 Viewer)

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Do you dress your motorhome up every time you go away?
Never ever would you dream of doing it?
Only at festivals or large meetings?
How many fags do you fly?
 

Anthea M

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We haven’t got a pole flag but I love to see them at a meet !
 

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I don’t go to rally’s or meets and so most of my overnighting is on CL CS or aires. I wouldn’t dream of a flag pole or dressing g my motohome in fairy lights. To be honest I think it’s very naff, but each to his own.
My thoughts exactly, I don’t see the point, but we would never attend rallies or similar meets.
I think flag poles should be reserved for buildings and fairy lights for Christmas.
What really irritates me ( and makes me wonder “why”) are people waving flags at music festivals.
What’s the point? They obstruct the view of people behind them as the wavers invariably stand near the stage.

Or is it just to draw attention to themselves.
 
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I'm a sociable chap but I've never felt a desire to bedeck my m/h or pitch with a flag or fairy lights any more than I have my room door when staying in a hotel and I don't wave from my car at other car drivers either. It seems to me to be a cross between smugness and exhibitionism. I have a Fun sticker on the windscreen which is sufficiently effective in deterring tipsy casual visitors.

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There are occasions when I'd like to fly a 'Fun' flag (or other), but not sure what the best thing would be to use for a flagpole?
 

Jim

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I love a rally field that is full of raucous laughter, flags and flickering lights. Great Fun. These things are obviously dual purpose, they give joy to some and give others something to moan about. Something for everyone, Win-Win :D
 

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We fly flags and have lights Especially at xmas.
Keeps the moaning minnies at least 6 pitches away :whistle:

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At a motorbiking event a couple of years ago a pal was there with a new girlfriend who was a bit of a raver. They always turned in early and never appeared out of his m/h til around 9.30 each morning. He always removed the flagpole at night. In the early hours around the campfire and after (quite) a few drinks a couple of us quietly refixed his flagpole across the back of his m/h so that it stuck out horizontally around 25' with the flag on the end to act as a sort of fisherman's bite detector. How we laughed..........jealously. (We still do).
 
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Geo

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There are occasions when I'd like to fly a 'Fun' flag (or other), but not sure what the best thing would be to use for a flagpole?
Your old roach pole if you've got one
or those very similar poles sold at most shows 6-10 mtrs £16-£25 ish
 

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There are occasions when I'd like to fly a 'Fun' flag (or other), but not sure what the best thing would be to use for a flagpole?
I wold try a flag pole.. Its almost as if they were made for the job !
I use fibre glass flag pole stakes( just a stick you bang in the ground ) and collapsible carbon fibre flag poles that just slip over them.''
Pretty much the same as most folk

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Ah ... I tuned into this post thinking I was going to get advice on how best to fly my flag and string my fairy lights :rolleyes:
 

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As said by @iandsm they are probably a bit naff so I don't put up flags (got none) but usually loads of lights, flashing colour changing, the more the merrier. Sadly not put any out at Chester, arrived here with a b***** awful cold, no energy, but hey ho that's life.
 

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I always say this to myself:

You don’t have to be mad to cover your van in fairy lights etc.

But it helps(y)
 

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Flying our South Yorkshire flag and the Harley flag at Chester, along with the South Yorkshire matching colour leds at night!!
 
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My thoughts exactly, I don’t see the point, but we would never attend rallies or similar meets.
I think flag poles should be reserved for buildings and fairy lights for Christmas.
What really irritates me ( and makes me wonder “why”) are people waving flags at music festivals.
What’s the point? They obstruct the view of people behind them as the wavers invariably stand near the stage.

Or is it just to draw attention to themselves.

Couldn't agree more - At Glastonbury it's impossible to see the stage if you're more than 20 feet away 'cos of the damned flags. At the Pyramid at least you can usually get far enough away to be able to see the big screens but on some of the smaller stages like the Park it's impossible. Flags are for armies, Scouts and the British Legion. Everything else is naff
 

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I fly flags at home too, And lights all around the gazebo and fencing in the back yard, The St George goes up next week 23rd, and the Yorkshire Flag on August !st. Xmas gets a few too.

Brightens up a rally Field, AND if it`s a big rally, say like the Lincoln Steam Rally, I can find my way home in the dark after (often) too many "libations" in the beer tent!.
 
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For festivals we usually have an illuminated llama on the roof. The lighting in the camper fields is usually crap and when heading for home and things have got a bit hazy, it helps to have a llama to head for. If they become fashionable, we are in trouble.
 

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At silverstone BSB all weekend and have been flying our Rossi and Nicky Hayden flags on our 6m flagpole. Misses wants some lights for it so maybe have some of them on it next time out.

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