Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by kenote Rusted and Broke After Only 3 Years - Good While It Lasted...
Installation was fairly easy. The “sharp” (angle-cut) end was easy to drive into the ground. The mounting hardware was a bit awkward to assemble onto the box (which might be unavoidable since the post could accommodate several models of boxes with differing mounting holes).
My complaint (and the reason for the review coming a few years after installation) is that the angled arm that supports the box broke off (dropping the box to the ground) when retrieving the mail after only 3 years of service. It was plain to see that the black paint (applied by the factory) provided insufficient protection from water and the parts rusted until they could no longer take the load. Now we may have to wait several days to discover how much we won in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.
The box was installed roadside in eastern Massachusetts and was exposed to a modest amount of road salting during 3 winters. However, I think it is reasonable to expect considerably more than 3 years of service from a product of this price. It did look fine and work well until it broke, and it might well survive a lot longer in an arid climate (or at least where no salting is applied in the vicinity). Good luck! :-)
October 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wyatt Rusted out less 2 years
If you're looking for temporary post to get you by for a season this is the one for you. The arm rusted and broke off, only made though one winter. Too bad I can not load a picture.
October 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JL Not bad for what it is.
Easy to drive in the soil in South Georgia, only issue is once in and have to adjust to keep level you loose stiffness. May go back and add a little concrete. I speak that due to once I got post right it had gaps in between post and dirt so once mailbox was mounted it leaned forward.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tjstrong Standing tall
After replacing the support arm my mailbox is100% good to go!
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chickie Worked great in wet clay soil!
This drive-in post was very easy to install into wet clay soil by a 55-year old woman, and it was surprisingly sturdy when driven 20 inches deep into the soil. The adjustable arm allowed me to mimic the height of the mailbox next to mine, which was however under the normal height of 41 inches. I especially like the fact that if the postman doesn't like the placement or height of my mailbox, I can easily move or adjust it.
I attached it to Gibraltar's standard steel mailbox (E1100B00) using the undermount instructions and had no problem with the installation. I initially thought about using Gibraltar's Lincoln decorative plastic mailbox (PM000B01) but noticed that the side mounting holes did not exactly line up with the holes in the L-brackets provided with the post. However, I do think you could make it work by slightly adjusting the L-brackets. I was about to do that when I broke one of the pieces off the plastic mailbox, so I used the steel mailbox instead.
All in all, I'm highly please with the ease of installation and the look and sturdiness of the product.
March 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carmen wonderful product
the mail box post is wonderful! easy to install. i love that you do not have to cut a piece of wood to mount the mail box to this post.
September 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tbgrande Mangled after drive-in
The product simply isn't strong enough to be driven into soil. I suppose if your yard has the consistency of Jello, it'll be fine, but both the end being driven in and the end I was pounding on ended up being severely bent. I couldn't actually attach the upper half without pounding the metal back into some kind of shape (it never sat straight). Minor poinding to connect the top half to the bottom half also bent that piece, so the end cap didn't go on. All of this despite soaking the yard pre-drive in to soften the soil.
I'm going to have to rip it out because it still isn't solid into the ground.
I'd recommend you dig a hole or use a stronger product.
June 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dogma Don't buy it.
Having read other reviews we didn't try to drive it in, but set it in concrete. When completed. the mailbox was very low. We tried to install the large size Gibraltar mailbox according to the instructions that came with the post, but the holes did not line up. We had to drill new holes.
I would expect that a company that makes mailboxes and posts would try to make certain that the installation instructions would work for their products, and just try to follow them once to be sure.. Also would expect that they knew basic USPS guidelines for curbside mailboxes.
The post is sturdy and good looking, just LOW.
June 9, 2014