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150 of 157 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2001
We bought it to see if the kit could stand up to the elements of the Colorado River Valley winds, sun and other desert elements. Before recommending the kit to friends. We have had one of the Valley Forge, U.S. residential flagpole kits installed in our front year for over 18 months. We installed a spot light next to the ground sleeve, so we could fly it 24 hours a day. We are happy to say that "you can not beat the value received for the money put out" The pole it still up, the plastic clips for the brass grommets on the flag have held up, the halyard rope is still in tack. The flags have had to be changed 3 times over the 18 month period, which is longer than anticipated. Overall quality is a grade of A-. Glad to see it was "Made in the USA". Bruce and Londa MacElrath - Fort Mohave, AZ
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2010
I have had such good luck ordering products from Amazon.com due to honest customer reviews, my thanks to everyone who goes the effort. Well, let me pass on my experience of this flag kit to you. I purchased it mainly due to the positive reviews and the price (under $100!!). Received the flag kit within a week and this was the exact flag that was selling in the local big-box lumber store for $139. OK, good start. Opened package and had flag up in 2hrs. I dug a hole 3-4' deep, put a 12" Sonitube in it, filled the tube with concrete with a piece of 4' PVC I had lying around. The flag pole fit into the PVC exactly with no play. (Lucked out there!). I installed the pole at 20ft, but felt that by removing a 4' section, the 16' pole was plenty high enough and due to the shortened length was much more stable in windy conditions. If you live in a windier area I strongly suggest trying this shorter 16' height (still looks plenty high enough for a residential flag), plus you have a spare section if you need it. Flag itself is made of lightweight, bright, durable nylon material that flows nicely in the wind. All in all, this flag is a fantastic buy!!!!!

UPDATE 06/26/13: Two and a half years later this flag kit is still standing proud. I live on a hill overlooking Mohawk Valley in New York State and we get terrible wind at times and this flag kit has admirably made it through . I think one of the main reasons why is that I left one extension piece off as I thought it was too high with it. I feel the lower stance has enough height and I'm sure handles the wind a lot better because of it. Also, I do not leave the flag up during winter months. Still a wonderful kit for the money and made in the USA!!!!
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2005
I had my flag pole set up (in cement) and flying the flag without much trouble. The flag is nice and of good quality. The pole seems slightly cheap to me. When I put all the pole sections together they don't make a perfectly straight pole...so the pole leans slightly. I notice things like this but I would guess the average person would just see a nice flag pole. The pole also moves around in the wind more than I thought it would, even without the flag. Overall I would buy it again, but I think if I move and want another flag pole I would go with one that is 1 solid pole without sections.

The week after I put the pole in Hurricane Wilma came through Florida. I easily took the pole apart and left only the bottom section. It was nice being able to take it down and put it back up with little effort.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2009
I live in Colorado at an elevation of 7,800' that is a normally breezy and windy environment. This flag pole lasted exactly 20 days before bending in two approximately 4' above the ground level. The aluminum tubing that is used to manufacture this flag pole is not very substantial and is really only good for mild, windy conditions.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2010
I am so excited about our purchase and everything was exactly as described. The shipping and notification was up-to-date. What we did was purchase 1" schedule 40 PVC pipe and inserted it into the aluminum piping they sent.
We attached it to our fence with straping. We've had some of the stongest winds here since we put it up and all we had to do was take down the flag, the pole was strong and did not sway at all.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2009
After installing my flag kit, I received many compliments. We just have some good wind(50 MPH) for the first time since I installed it and the pole bent. I would not install this pole if you have winds over about 20 MPH
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2012
We bought this flag as a Christmas gift for my parents on December 17, 2011. On March 19th we has winds hit approximately 50mph and the pole went down. Checked Amazon and January 31, 2012 was the last day we could return it without having to pay all shipping and only a partial refund. Called the local flag dealer for Valley Forge flags and they wanted $27 for each section of aluminum tubing, and we needed 2, so it would run me $54+ to get the two pieces replaced.

So I'm a bit disappointed to say the least. If you do purchase one of these and you live in a place with winds, I would highly recommend a 20' section of steel pole be run down the middle of the aluminum poles to strengthen them.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2009
I was very disappointed in the stability of this flag pole. It wobbles and shakes at the joints and is not strong enough to hold a 4' x 6' foot flag nor is it strong enough to hold two flags. I am actually going to have to replace the pole because when I added my USMC flag it bent the pole. The metal actually bent, not the joints so now I have a curved pole. I am going to contact the manufacture as well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2013
The Valley Forge In-Ground United States Flag Kit contains:
1 plastic ground sleeve,
5 aluminum pole sections,
1 3x5 nylon US Flag,
2 plastic snap hooks,
1 nylon rope, and
1 gold ball plastic pole topper.

Things you will need (not included):
Post hole digger and/or shovel.
Sand and gravel for base.
1 50lb bag of concrete.
Level

Other products I bought with this item:
Annin Solar Light

I received the Valley Forge In-Ground United States Flag Kit and had it flying within approximately 1.5 hours of receipt. The overall quality of the product was of what I expected for the price and had no unexpected surprises. The rear of the box contains basic instructions and illustrations to complete the installation. The manufacturer's instructions are standard issue and easy to follow. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and take the time to make sure everything is level before setting it into place. The aluminum pole sections fit together easily and require no tools to complete. The overall assembled weight of the pole was not more than I could handle or set by myself. Once assembled the pole is of uniform appearance and overall stable in the ground sleeve (The pole does sway and move as one would expect in the wind). The quality of the flag and rope are of good quality. The snap hooks are plastic but should withstand in a typical environment. The rope hardware and gold topper are of lesser quality than I would prefer but perform their function.

I've had the pole and flag up for approximately 1 week at the time of this review and have experienced no issues. Thus far the pole and flag have withstood wind, sunny days, and a thunderstorm. The pole and flag look great flying out front of our home. At this point: I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an affordable patriotic landscape addition. If you're realistic in your expectations for the price - you'll be happy.

I will update in the future should it be warranted.

Questions? Comment and I'll gladly respond.

Thanks,
Matt

***Update December 7, 2013:
The Valley Forge In-Ground United States Flag Kit survived the remainder of the summer without issue. I would continue to recommend this kit to anyone looking for an affordable flag pole. I've noticed the price has dropped considerably recently (down to $80 from $100+ in the peak of the summer). I'm currently using this pole as a mega tree for my outside Christmas light display. It seems to be supporting the weight just fine.

***Update August 16, 2014:
I just wanted to quickly update my review to reflect that our Valley Forge In-Ground United States Flag Kit is still up and flying high this summer. Our flag is a center piece in our front landscape and we receive comments on it all the time. We're still very happy with this purchase now over a year later.

***Update May 18, 2015:
Our Valley Forge flag pole is still standing tall! I just replaced the flag included in the kit with a new replacement due to some fraying beginning along bottom seam. The flag flew 24/7/365 through the up and downs of Indiana weather for nearly 2 years. I'm still extremely happy with this purchase!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2009
I've had my flag pole for nine years. I had to increase the amount of cement at the base to keep it from sliding downhill, but it has survived many windy winters - until this one. Past years I used a smaller flag - 3 x 5.' This Sept. 11 I bought a larger, more durable cotton flag. It cost me $35 and my flagpole. Today a strong storm blew through, with high winds and lots of rain. The pole couldn't take it, and it bent at the base from the weight of the wet flag pulling on it. After nine years, I will cut it down. My flagpole may have lasted longer if I'd been smarter. I recommend you use the smaller, lighter nylon flags with yours.
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