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Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:24
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Being a newcomer to 4 wheel driving, im wondering if anyone could tell me the reason for high flags on the front of some forbies ive seen around sand dunes, im presuming its for safety to be seen by other fwd's on approaching peaks of dunes etc. is this correct?
Thanks Paul......... (Hooked on Stokton)
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Reply By: fozzy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:29

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:29
correct-use on dunes etc to see other approaching vehicle-ie when both coming up in op directions usually all you can see at top is sky.flags can make it a bit easier to see oncoming traffic ie in simpson dessert.usually connect to top of cb/uhf aerial
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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:33

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:33
I thought so, was also thinking it was a club thing..............Thanks Paul
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:30

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:30
Yes

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:39

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 15:39
Usually mounted on front of vehicle/bullbar; 3.5 metres above the ground; need to be flexible so they wobble around; orange flag is easily seen against blue sky. Aerials usually not high enough.

Very important for all sand dune travel whether beach or desert to avoid head-on collisions at the top.

Not a club thing, just a safety thing, but clubs are usually very safety conscious.
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Follow Up By: macandjen - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:52

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:52
I'm going to Robe at Easter - can anyone point me to a place to get one of these? Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

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Follow Up By: Davoe - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:33

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:33
Try safety products shops as they are used by alot of mining companys
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Follow Up By: theratt - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 18:40

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 18:40
ARB stock them
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Follow Up By: Brian - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:45

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:45
length of PVC pipe tied to bullbar and flag!

They also use them on mine sites!!

Brian
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:16

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:16
Blank surf rod with a flag on top___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 19:44

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 19:44
And watch it snap when you hit some overgrown scrub!!!!
Better to buy the proper one to start with and be done with it.
Cheers Peter.
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:49

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:49
You may get one at Bunnings etc. Piece of 1/2" electrical conduit and mount to bullbar. I slip mine into a 6" piece of pipe that bolts into the CB bracket and wrap a bit of 100mph tape to hold it in. Old piece of orange material affixed to top and bob's ya.....It flexes under trees, its all orange, can be disassembled into 2 sections, can be used to get the footy outa the tree, sword fight with the kids, disposable and cheap, in my opinion of course...! CheersButcher Country Track - Vic
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:40

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 00:40
I do the same, but use the 20mm orange electrical conduit and put a rod of dowel up the middle to reinforce the lower metre or so. It slots straight into a piece of 25mm RHS steel or like you say, tape it to the bullbar. I also make it 2 piece, but reinforce this join with duct tape.
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Reply By: Phil P - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 18:36

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 18:36
Extendable telescopic fishing rod is a cheap alternative - less than $20
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Reply By: fozzy - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 08:01

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 08:01
purchase from bicycle shop
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