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jbeletti
09-09-2009, 07:34 PM
Hey all,

I had a 3' x 5' Heartland Owners Club flag made. See the attached images. I have asked Martin Marketing to make up 25 of them for the Club.

As soon as they are in stock, I will advise via this thread.

The cost will be $59 + shipping.

These flags are printed in full color, one-side on white nylon. It seems to be of decent quality.

I am also working on "trying" to get a Club deal on flag pole kits.

If you are a Club Member and have an interest, please chat about it in this thread and when everything is all set, we'll have a good sense of the interest.

Jim

dbylinski
09-09-2009, 07:41 PM
Hey Jim,

Sign me up! It looks great and will look just as good flying over my roof.

boatto5er
09-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Sign me up!:)

rick_debbie_gallant
09-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Not bad looking. and the price is right. only about .60 of a fiver buck. (by the way a "fiver buck" or "fiver unit" is set at an arbitrary figure. My "fiver buck" is equal to $100.00. That way if a repair or something costs $1000.00 you can just say it cost "10 fiver units or bucks" which ever you prefer. Kind of takes the shock out of the cost and also saves a lot of zeros.:D

Nabo
09-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Looks cool. I would like to have one.

boatto5er
09-09-2009, 07:57 PM
Not bad looking. and the price is right. only about .60 of a fiver buck. (by the way a "fiver buck" or "fiver unit" is set at an arbitrary figure. My "fiver buck" is equal to $100.00. That way if a repair or something costs $1000.00 you can just say it cost "10 fiver units or bucks" which ever you prefer. Kind of takes the shock out of the cost and also saves a lot of zeros.:D

Nice Rick! Kind of like owning a boat: Break Out Another Thousand, but sounds less expensive:D.

rick_debbie_gallant
09-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Hey, how did you know? I used to be a blo boter then became a stink pot and now I have a porta-pot. I may have to up the anti on my value of one unit or buck. Perhaps $500.00 would be an even better amount. "Yes dear I am sure the automatic hydro level unit system only cost $6.00 bucks, sure is nice ain't it?:D!!!!!!!!!!"

boatto5er
09-09-2009, 08:09 PM
Hey, how did you know? I used to be a blo boter then became a stink pot and now I have a porta-pot. I may have to up the anti on my value of one unit or buck. Perhaps $500.00 would be an even better amount. "Yes dear I am sure the automatic hydro level unit system only cost $6.00 bucks, sure is nice ain't it?:D!!!!!!!!!!"

We boater's (Ex in my case) can recognize each other from a mile away:eek:.

rjr6150
09-09-2009, 08:18 PM
Sign me up for one was getting tired of only flying a windsock from our pole

rick_debbie_gallant
09-09-2009, 08:19 PM
JB:

Make that one for here also. (Please)

lamontagne
09-09-2009, 10:11 PM
Sign me up for one too.

jbeletti
09-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Wow - 7 people interested already. Cool!

I am not actually taking the orders but I will use this "interest list" as those who will have access to the first round of 25 flags being made.

Keep reporting in if you have an interest in buying one.

Jim

truknutt
09-10-2009, 07:03 AM
Strange...I noticed the flag flying from the Maintenance crew's "Cyclone" at Goshen this year and commented to several that it would be nice to be able to own/fly one when at the rallies.

I may need another flagpole before all is said and done!

Sign me up!

Oldlthrneck
09-10-2009, 07:12 AM
Jim:
Put me on the list for one of the flags. It would look great flying next to my Eagle, Globe and Anchor flag.

mrcomer
09-10-2009, 07:24 AM
Very nice flag. I will have to put that on my wish list.

Retired CPO
09-10-2009, 08:02 AM
Jim, I would like one also but hocking up to get it as we go full time next week and leave PA will have to be thought out some. Pymt is not a problem! it's where to ship it to I have to get bak to you on.

cemill
09-10-2009, 08:03 AM
We will have to join the crowd, sign me up.
Will need a pole kit also.

CE

jbeletti
09-10-2009, 08:14 AM
Hi Gary,

No need to get back to me on where to ship. Flags are not ready yet and Martin Marketing will be taking the orders. Once they are available, I will be giving Brad Martin the list of the first 25 names listed on this thread so he can put a sticky on the boxes. Then I will let everyone know how to contact Martin Marketing to place their order. Probably be a couple of weeks yet. Also, anyone passing by Elkhart can pick theirs up directly from Martin Marketing and save shipping and get instant gratification!

Jim

dieselsweetheart
09-10-2009, 08:38 AM
We'll take one! Was there an option of having the logo printed on both sides of the flag??

jbeletti
09-10-2009, 08:46 AM
Yes Cheryl - there was. Essentially, that is 2 flags sewn together with a blackout of some sort in between. Uber expensive so I did not go down that road. Probably in the neighborhood of $350-400 for one (mine first flag was $175) or down to to $150 range in quantities of 25. Just don't think we'll get enough interest at that price point to risk bringing in 25.

klindgren
09-10-2009, 10:34 AM
One sided -- two sided, who cares. :) I like it. Sign me up as wanting one Jim.

Keith

porthole
09-10-2009, 11:43 AM
I may need another flagpole before all is said and done!



Or stop confusing us boaters with the "storm flag" :eek:

jimtoo
09-10-2009, 02:37 PM
Jim,

Some of us, like me fly smaller flags. 12" X 18" Could they make this size for some of us? I already fly the USA and TEXAS flags, but in the 12X18 size.

Jim M

rick_debbie_gallant
09-10-2009, 02:40 PM
Jim:
Put me on the list for one of the flags. It would look great flying next to my Eagle, Globe and Anchor flag.


Welcome home Brother, and thank you for your service to our country!

Oldlthrneck
09-10-2009, 04:09 PM
Welcome home Brother, and thank you for your service to our country!

Semper Fi and thanks.

rvv
09-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Jim, Please add my name to your flag list. Thanks! Lance

katkens-DW
09-10-2009, 06:12 PM
JIM ,I was thinking maybe a wind sock we had one for our SOB just gave it away this week end to some one who that trailer. It was cool to hang off the awning. The flags are really cool too. Can you sleep on it and maybe in the future. Thanks Kathy:)

jbeletti
09-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Kat,

I like the windsock idea. Printed on two sides. Cool.

Jim,

On the 12 x 18 flag, do you fly that on a flag pole? Are there 2 grommets in that size flag, one in the top and bottom of the left side of the flag?

Jim

jimtoo
09-10-2009, 07:23 PM
Kat,

I like the windsock idea. Printed on two sides. Cool.

Jim,

On the 12 x 18 flag, do you fly that on a flag pole? Are there 2 grommets in that size flag, one in the top and bottom of the left side of the flag?

Jim

Yes, just like a regular flag, only smaller.

Jim M

rick_debbie_gallant
09-10-2009, 08:11 PM
Kat,

I like the windsock idea. Printed on two sides. Cool.

Jim,

On the 12 x 18 flag, do you fly that on a flag pole? Are there 2 grommets in that size flag, one in the top and bottom of the left side of the flag?

Jim

JIm:

When you have these flags made, make certain that you put in the flag spec's to include "This edge is up" don't want to have another "distressed" flag raising. :eek::cool:

Probably best to have a sock. Them don't matter which end is up.:D

Reminds me of a story about a crew laying sod...............

bighorn3370
09-10-2009, 08:13 PM
I like the flag too. I will also be looking for a flagpole. I just need something cool to put me over the edge. Just joined: can't wait for the plaque.

dieselsweetheart
09-10-2009, 08:57 PM
Bighorn 3370 (hmmm...wonder what rig you own?? LOL) Hello and welcome to the club..from the Pa Chapter...you will love your plaque when it arrives! Welcome to the forum!

jbeletti
01-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Thought I'd add this here in this thread as it's relevant.

When I bought my flag pole, I tried to work out a "deal" with the supplier. They didn't want to deal. I moved onto another supplier of the same brand of flag pole kit. No response from them.

I have since found the manufacturer (I think) and they sell retail direct and at a better price than I paid.

Check out this 22' kit in their online store (http://stores.homestead.com/RacewerksInc/Detail.bok?no=24)

That's the ladder mount kit. They have other styles and lengths as well.

Jim

JohnDar
01-21-2010, 04:56 PM
Interesting. I could give my sister my 12 foot pole and get that one. Wonder if it would hold my 5 x 8 retirement flag, as well as the HL flag? And I tell the wife to lay off the credit cards :eek:.

yondering
01-21-2010, 05:06 PM
Jim, try flagpolebuddy.net , Nice fiberglass poles that will hold three 3'X5' flags. Mounts on ladder. God Bless ya, Al

jbeletti
01-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Jim, try flagpolebuddy.net , Nice fiberglass poles that will hold three 3'X5' flags. Mounts on ladder. God Bless ya, Al

Al,

That's who I got mine from. They are who I wanted to negotiate a special rate for Heartland Owners Club members. Didn't work out. That is why I sought out their supplier - or whom I think is their supplier. Price is nicer too :)

I tried to get Martin Marketing to become the Indiana dealer for that brand but that didn't work out, cost-wise either.

Jim

sundancekid
01-22-2010, 10:18 PM
Good Evening Jim,

Just wanted to check, do you still have flags available?

Thanks
Nate

jbeletti
01-24-2010, 11:16 PM
Nate,

I had Martin Marketing have these made up so they do the retail side of this. Give Brad Martin a call. He should have these in stock.

Jim

yondering
01-27-2010, 03:29 PM
Jim B, One other place to try for flag poles is www.vistaflags.com (http://www.vistaflags.com). Nice units, cheaper than flag pole buddy and very easy to hoist,lower. Have a 25' that will take 3 3'X5' flags. Best wishes and God Bless ya, Al W

dbylinski
01-27-2010, 04:01 PM
After owning several fiberglass poles that either collapsed overnight or broke in moderate winds we purchased the "Wonder Pole". It's more expensive but you will not be disappointed.

http://www.wonderpole.com/

dennis2188
01-27-2010, 08:25 PM
I see on several advertisements where they attach the flag pole to the rear ladder on the trailer. Isn't this putting a lot of stress on the ladder and to where the ladder is attached to the trailer?

SilverRhino
01-28-2010, 11:06 AM
I see on several advertisements where they attach the flag pole to the rear ladder on the trailer. Isn't this putting a lot of stress on the ladder and to where the ladder is attached to the trailer?

I have the same concern...what are the real life experiences with this??

yondering
01-28-2010, 03:08 PM
We have had our panther fiberglass 25' pole for almost 10 months. We have 2 3'X5' flags at full mast most of the time. We have also had 3 3'X5' flags on occassion. There have been several days with winds at 15-20kts. We have had no problems with the ladder or the ladder mounts. The pole with flags attached weighs less than 10lbs. We can hear a bump ever now and then when the wind changes direction, but nothing serious. All in all, we are pleased with our pole. Best wishes and may God Bless ya, Al & Dee Weaver

kinzu
02-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Hi Jim Have u checked out harbor frieght...they have a 16 ft pole for around $39 and a real nice 29ft for around $59.00 kinzu

kinzu
02-02-2010, 07:57 AM
sorry a 20ft for around 59

porthole
02-02-2010, 09:40 AM
harbor freight is all cheap imported junk

jnbhobe
02-02-2010, 12:37 PM
DITTO How right you are Duane. I use them as throw aways.

klindgren
02-03-2010, 06:48 PM
Thought I'd add this here in this thread as it's relevant.

When I bought my flag pole, I tried to work out a "deal" with the supplier. They didn't want to deal. I moved onto another supplier of the same brand of flag pole kit. No response from them.

I have since found the manufacturer (I think) and they sell retail direct and at a better price than I paid.

Check out this 22' kit in their online store (http://stores.homestead.com/RacewerksInc/Detail.bok?no=24)

That's the ladder mount kit. They have other styles and lengths as well.

Jim
Hey Jim, got my new flag pole today. I think I'm really gonna like it. Thanks for the tip!!

PandBStandiford
02-03-2010, 07:11 PM
I looked at the picture and description of the ladder mount unit. It says that once the mount is installed you can slide the pole through the top mount and then put the bottom of the pole in the bottom mount so you never have to climb the ladder. So, my question is how do you get the flag on the pole if you don't climb the ladder? Do you put the flag on and push it through the mount also?

jbeletti
02-04-2010, 01:00 AM
Hey Jim, got my new flag pole today. I think I'm really gonna like it. Thanks for the tip!!


Cool Keith. I am readying that other thing to ship to you too :) Great seeing you and Carol in FL :)

Jim

LTZ
11-26-2011, 03:09 AM
Hey Jim,
I already have a flag pole so put me on the list, that flag would look good at Pismo Beach CA. Bought the pole and ladder mounts from Vista Flags about three years ago with no complaints. In fact the wife told me If buy any more pirate flags she is going to make me walk the plank. I think she is teasing (lol).

dbylinski
11-26-2011, 04:47 AM
You can purchase your flag directly by clicking HERE (http://www.companycasuals.com/hoc).

MaryandSteve
11-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Sign us up too. We can fly it at the Rally in Southhaven MS in May.

LTZ
11-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Thank You the flag is on the way

papajoel55
08-05-2012, 07:58 PM
you might want to try http://store.generalrv.com/ they have flag poles that connect to your ladder and they work really good just look under under parts and accesories easy to install.
Joel