We had to move our rural mailbox to meet canada post specs

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ever since we moved it it gets knocked over at least once a year with a snowplow. What way other than cement can we install it so when the plows knock it over we can just pick it up. It is too darn cold to be messing around with.


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  • Yvonne Kolanda Yvonne Kolanda on Dec 30, 2017
    i live in midwest ohio, alot of the rural roads the owners have the same isssue, several i saw that seemed to work very well is a sheet of plywood separate from your maibox. one of the best that i have seen was a triangle along side the box so that the snow sheds around it

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 30, 2017
    There's not much you can do. Here in the USA we are supposed to have "break away" mailboxes that will break down if hit by a car but people still put up expensive brick ones. And you cannot put barrier rocks, posts, etc. to protect them. So you just have to take your chances.


  • Rick-Phyl Boudreau Rick-Phyl Boudreau on Dec 30, 2017
    Crazy idea. Put a pipe in the ground set bac from the road leaving it sticking out of the ground at the height the mailbox should be. Now find another pipe that snuggly fits inside the "anchor" pipe, construct a 90 degree angled pipe extension from the anchor to the side of the road. Once inserted into the anchor post, the 90 angle "arm" will serve as a pivot for attaching the mailbox to. Now the mailbox will swivel when the plow comes by. Of course you will want some type of chain and door spring combination to draw the mailbox back into the proper position for the mailman. I have seen chain/spring returns put on both sides of the arm to keep it "centered". The "anchor' posts for the returns would be at a 45 degree with a set back from the road. I hope I explained it so you can understand.

  • Grammy G Grammy G on Dec 30, 2017
    Try Hanging the biggest flag you can find right near it on a pvc pole taller than the mail box but in a direct line with it. That way the plow can see it long before he mows it down.