Friday, December 8, 2023


More wacky, unusual or otherwise remarkable mailboxes

Here is another installment of Mailboxes along the Road — unique, funny, outrageous and/or otherwise creative mailboxes the readers of have spotted while traveling North America in their RVs (and sometimes without their RVs).

Keep the photos coming! Submit them at the bottom of this page.

Sally Weigand sent this photo she snapped in Punta Gorda, Florida, of what she described as a manatee decorated for Easter. Whoever did the transformation did a great job. It sure looks like a bunny to us!

We can’t decide whether this mailbox shows a lot of imagination or no imagination. But we like it a lot! Thanks to Gilbert Haag who took the photo near Ashville, North Carolina.

Ya gotta love this gator mailbox, taken by Kim Jefferson in Duck Key, in the Florida Keys. We don’t think you’ll see a “gator” mailbox like this in, say, Arizona! But maybe a Gila monster mailbox? Now that would be fun! Keep your eyes peeled and find one for us!

These aren’t funny, like most of the mailbox photos we’ve received. But they sure are pretty! Jimmie Crawford found these colorful mailboxes while driving around the back roads of the Homer Spit, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Thanks, Jimmie!

We’d sure like to know the story about how this “mailbox in a mailbox” came to be. Reader JFK MLK found this “off the U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston, just west of Rockland, Maine, on a side street, as we were hunting for a place to hike.”

Finally, a truly spectacular mailbox — a very happy mailbox, actually. Sarah Miller sent it to us. “It’s for an auto repair business in central Missouri. I see it every time I drive to my son’s house. I have never seen another one like it!” Well, neither have we. Thanks for the photo, Sarah, you made our staff laugh!

🤗 See our last installment of Great Mailboxes Along the Road.

Here’s a funny mailbox you can buy 
You’ll be the star of your neighborhood with this fish-lure mailbox out front. How funny! Hey, this is the perfect gift for the angler in your family. Learn more.

If you sent a mailbox photo but don’t see it here, stay tuned. We couldn’t fit them all in this issue.

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Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Zen Everett (@guest_107196)
2 years ago

I think the green box is for a newspaper.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Zen Everett

I think you’re correct, Zen. But if you look to the very left side of the picture, you can see the black front of the actual mailbox inside of the big brown box (with the fake mail flag nailed on it). But I was focused on the green newspaper box at first, also. Have a good night. 🙂 —Diane at

Vicki Shorter (@guest_106811)
2 years ago

As a former rural mail carrier, it was common to see a mailbox in a mailbox. This was done in areas where there was problems with vandals bashing mailboxes with baseball bats. The outer, larger mailbox would be filled with concrete around the smaller mailbox to protect it. Vandals taking a whack at one of those boxes got a big surprise!

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