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I have seen mailboxes on a horizontal beam like that where the beam is attached to the post with a heavy-duty hinge, and is supported by chains. So if something bumps it (I presume - I haven't seen it in action) it just swings out of the way. So maybe a design change might help?
If I can find it again, I'll take a photo.


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ElvenMom wrote:
I have seen mailboxes on a horizontal beam like that where the beam is attached to the post with a heavy-duty hinge, and is supported by chains. So if something bumps it (I presume - I haven't seen it in action) it just swings out of the way. So maybe a design change might help?
If I can find it again, I'll take a photo.

That would be awesome ElvenMom! This sounds like exactly what we need to do! If you can find photos, I’d love to look at them!



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We also have had our knocked over the years, we have all the boxes on the swing system ref above, basically your main support pole has rebar inside so that when the box is hit by the plow or snow then it swings away from it. my guess it looking at the pics it wasn't the acutal plow blade that hit your box but the snow being thrown by the blade. you might want to also check and see just how high that box is actually off the ground. they do sag over the years and I don't remember the " requirments" but it's gotta be able for the blade to clear under the boxes. good luck

Yes! I wonder why we never thought of this? Could you please post some photos? Thanks! :multi:



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ElvenMom wrote:
I have seen mailboxes on a horizontal beam like that where the beam is attached to the post with a heavy-duty hinge, and is supported by chains. So if something bumps it (I presume - I haven't seen it in action) it just swings out of the way. So maybe a design change might help?
If I can find it again, I'll take a photo.


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http://guides.roadsafellc.com/Documents ... ailbox.pdf

Thanks Angela! Something hanging on flexible chains would probably work, too. A redesign of the mailbox such as the ones suggested here would not only prevent damage from a plow, it would also prevent damage from vandals.

Thanks to all of you who provided these ideas. I’d have never thought of a moveable mailbox design!

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I've been looking online for ideas, and here's one:

https://www.amazon.com/Plow-resistant-m ... 4YA4RYRCRF


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I'm not much at drawing, but this is what I was trying to describe first:

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Also, you might want to talk to the Post Office folks about what their experience is, and what their requirements are for mailboxes....
I hope something works out for you!


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ElvenMom wrote:
I'm not much at drawing, but this is what I was trying to describe first:

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This is wonderful! Thank you so much!

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Also, you might want to talk to the Post Office folks about what their experience is, and what their requirements are for mailboxes....
I hope something works out for you!

That’s a good idea. Will go over there on Monday to see what they have to say.

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I included a link to a study about mailboxes in snow country by CDOT below the image I posted. It is dated 2003, but really, not much changes regarding mailboxes and snow plows


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