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Old 08-20-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Sport Brella to protect generator

Has anyone try using a sport brella to protect their gen from the heat and rain while camping? I'm thinking about getting one, thought it might help cut down on the heat from the direct sun light and keep the rain off my gen. If anyone has tried one of these sport brella let me know how if worked or if it's not worth trying.


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Old 08-20-2015, 05:44 PM   #2
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I used a small tent to protect mine while running mine during a hurricane kept it dry. I was able to keep things operating in the house. Of course the biggest problem was keeping it upright during the winds, I don't think you have those problems while camping, if you do its time to pack up.

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Old 08-20-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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I thought about one of theses:
GenTent canopy cover to run portable generator or inverter generator safely in rain and severe wet weather

For our Hondas but never did anything.

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Old 09-22-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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What benefit does that provide in terms of functionality or longevity? If little, it becomes just one more thing to buy/carry/store/maintain?

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Old 09-22-2015, 04:46 PM   #5
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My thought was to protect my gen from direct sun light. I thought it might help the strain during a hot Texas day at the races. Also thought it would keep it dry during a possible rain/hail storm. They are cheap and just wanted to see if anyone else had tried one. I do not see spending the money for the Gen Tent for a few weekends a year.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:26 PM   #6
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i keep my in my generator under the camper shell of my truck to protect it...

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