Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 98
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MYSELF Mediocre Design
Simple design. This pedestal mailbox is held together by one small diameter threaded bolt running through the center, results...not very secure. It is light weight, tends to move a bit if gently pushed[high winds?]. It is top heavy. Being out in the elements, this mail box should come with stainless hardware. These must be purchased separately. Other reviews mention no outgoing mail holder. I place the mail inside the pull open door and close it for there is no other place to put it. Key mechanism seems flimsy and cheap...to have duplicate keys made is impossible. I tried several locksmiths in town and no one has the correct blank. This mail box will serve its purpose for awhile, but I have doubts it will hold up well.
November 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DemandQuality Looks nice, but broke after 6 months
The mail box looks nice but its made of flimsy metal and it even feels cheap. The top is mounted to the stand with a piece of composite aluminum that broke after 6 months of use. The warranty is only for 90 days.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LL27 Looks great and sturdy
So far so good. It's been up for few days and looks great,and even the postwoman likes it. The only thing she said was it doesn't fit small packages but they seem secure.You can leave the mail for days if you travel without stopping the mail delivery. It took a few days to install since it needed a concrete slab to be mounted on. Poured small slab deep enough and wide enough to support it and let it dry for a few days.. Drilled 6" holes and inserted 3/8" x 5" anchor bolts. Did not use the ones that came with it because they didn't seem strong enough.Mounted ,tightened and ready to go.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OldGuy Tip on Creating the Cement Pad
The other reviews helped me make the right decision to get this mailbox by Solar Group. We're very pleased. Here's a tip on creating the cement pad. The mailbox base is 13 1/2" x 10" so I made a frame box of 3" board, 16" x 14". The hole was only about 4-5" deep and a 1/2 CU FT bag of cement was perfect. I put the base on the pad while it was still wet and it molded to the base. I lifted the base off when the pour was still damp (bolts could still move so I was careful). Here's another tip, go to the Solar Group web site and download the install instructions to get comfortable with the project you're getting into. Good luck.
October 30, 2006
Rated 1 out of 5Â by T18h flimsy post problem
I got 9 years out of this mailbox. It had to be caulked because it leaked like a sieve when I first got it. It never peeled, and I liked the look of it. UNFORTUNATELY within the first six months when the Postman tried to stuff a large tyvek envelope with clothing inside thru the 1.75" tall slot, he had to shove and shove and shove and he CRACKED the pedestal. It then wobbled about 2". However, it was OK for the next 8.5 years, but last week once again a new Postal Delivery person decided to shove a 3" thick soft package thru the slot and wound up totally destroying the pedestal...breaking it in at least 4 places!! So I came home to find the BOX sitting on my shrubs, still attached by the cable wire that runs the length of the pedestal, and the base of the pedestal still firmly bolted into the concrete that was poured for it, but now I have to get an entirely new mailbox! The way this is designed, I could not simply take the box and encase it in a brick surround (which is what I would like to do) I like the security feature, altho the outgoing mail was limited to relatively small letters (no 9x12 flat envelopes would fit). So I am now looking for a better security mailbox.
May 26, 2014