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Old 07-11-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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inverter generator rain protection

I am getting ready for a trip to Sturgis SD and just bought a champion 2800/3100 watt inverter generator because the campground I'm staying at doesn't have electrical or sewer hook-ups. I am wondering what people use to protect the generator from rain and if it is really something I should be worrying about.

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Old 07-11-2015, 10:05 PM   #2
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Generators are designed to be outside. Shouldn't have a problem if it gets wet just make sure it's not in standing water

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Old 07-11-2015, 10:24 PM   #3
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I shoved mine under my slide out last weekend in the rain which also allowed me to calve lock it to one of the slide out arms. Very important to have the control panel side away from the rain as although they are designed to be used in the elements, you wouldn't want it to break and ruin the trip.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:28 PM   #4
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I bought one of those instant pop up canopy things that's 10x10 for about 60 bucks. I set it up and leave it on the lowest level. Can get side if you want to. When not needing it to cover generator we will put bikes or other gear under
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Dry is better. Also need air for cooling.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:52 PM   #6
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Don't forget good, strong locks. They expect something like 1/2 million people since it is the 75th anniversary. I'm a biker, I trust bikers, but there will be people in the area who have nothing to do with motorcycles and everything to do with taking what doesn't belong to them.

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Old 07-12-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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I carry a 6ft folding table i bought from wally world that I set up out side my trailer door. We use it for everything camping and last year camping in the rain the generator ran nice and dry under it
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #8
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If you're going to bike week check out the "testy festy" (testicle festival ) in Clinton Montana. It's right on the I90 and it's WILD. It's held the weekend after Sturgis.

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