Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ducksoup Nice mailbox post - easy to assemble and looks great!
This was a nice project and it looks great when you are done. My recommendation would be to have the mailbox you want to mount before assembling the post. It's really important to have the 4X4 at the right height because the horizontal piece only has limited height as to where it can be mounted on the vertical post. If you use a sonotube to mount the post in cement, it's worth the time to slip the mailbox post vertical piece over it to be sure your mailbox height is correct before you set your cement. The only "critical" comment I have about the design is I wish the spaces made to mount numbers were large enough for 4-inch numbers; I could only get 3-inch to fit. We've received many positive comments from neighbors and friends.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by packerfan Dover Mailbox is classic and classy
I bought this mailbox post to replace a wooden post that I've repainted several times through the years. The maintenance free plastic was a big selling tool as well as the option to add the newspaper holder. This is the best looking mailbox in my entire neighborhood, we've gotten several compliments from our neighbors. It was very easy to install (just slipped over the existing post) and easy to assemble as well. I would highly recommend this post to anyone looking to replace their existing post with an attractive and maintenance free alternative.
September 15, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FARout Mailbox Post
This post looks very nice. We've received compliments on it, and it hasn't even been up a week. I really like the way that the newspaper holder is integrated into the post -- gives it a nice appearance.
I'd give it a 5 except for three things:
1. Why isn't there a matching polyethylene mailbox? We ended up having to buy a metal mailbox because we couldn't find a large polyethylene one. This doesn't make sense.
2. There is no way I could have put this together myself. Thank goodness my husband is an engineer. He rigged up a wooden base to use to attach the mailbox to the post.
3. Despite what the instructions say, we used a large mailbox . It works well. We didn't want a small one. However, the large one is less than 14 pounds as per the instructions.
June 12, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Very sturdy, assembly was easy to follow.
The post was surprisingly sturdy given that its plastic, but when we slipped it over the 4x4 post, it really becomes very stable assuming you've installed the post securely in the ground. We like the newspaper holder feature, which is one of the reasons we bought it. It fits cleanly under the mailbox and has held our large Sunday paper so far without issue. We liked the design and the clean lines too.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DetailMom Best looking post in the neighborhood
It took me days and many web searches to find the Mayne post. I am very particualr about the look, quality and style and I have to say the Mayne products really hit the mark. The clean lines on the post give it a stately look. Yes, it is a high grade plastic and it is light weight but when you put it over the wooden post and secure it to the post, it is solid as a rock. When I get mail, my box does not wobble. My husband used one 60lb bag of cement. We bought the light kit for the top of the post and it adds to the overall look. It is not as bright as I would have expected but aesthetically, it works well. I was going to get the more basic Mayne post but was concerned it wasn't strong enough to support the mail box so I got Dover instead. A neighbor has had the Mayne post for years and while the post looks great, they went cheap on the box and it is rusty and old. Get a good quality box. We went with Special LIte Curbside Mail box in Black through a different retailer. Caution: All the Mayne posts in white that I see in town show the dirt. If that bothers you, go with the darker post.
February 12, 2013