Ok, apparently telescoping flagpoles are not cheap.
Telescoping flag pole options at Flag and Banner and eBay, and a neat flag that we could surely make more cheaply ourselves.
Personally, I kind of like the looks of the goods at this site: http://flagpolebuddy.com/, though I wish we could get one used to avoid paying $100+ (although this includes a complete mounting kit and S&H). This company was recommended on RV.Net There is video of the flagpole withstanding high desert winds. AND they have large solar-powered lighted globes you can stick on top. Think there might be a burner discount? hmmmmm….