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Old 04-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Generator shelter

Gonna be getting a generator pretty soon for our roo 21ss. We do a lot of camping in the mountains of North Carolina so rain isn't just a possibility it is a definite! I have wondered how I can shelter the generator while maintaining a little distance from the trailer and make it secure as well. I have thought about just leaving it in the truck since we won't be running the generators unless we are in camp. I am also curious about using the surge protector. Is it needed with the new inverter generators? Looking for any and all suggestions and thanks a ton.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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For rain...
Hoopet Waterproof Portable Big Dog House - DinoDirect.com

Not sure about security though. Guess you could tie a hungry rottweiler to the generator.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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be careful of any type of enclosed box for gennie as it needs fresh air at all times as to not overheat.

your gennie can fail and send a surge just like any shore power.
low volatge.
high voltage. etc etc etc

as far as the surge protector you will run on shore power at times as well right ?

maybe a "pole building" type cover ? four legs and a roof ?
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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What kinda genny? .there are boxes/collectors specifically made to enclose certain brands of gennys...some like the honda combine the exhaust ans hot vent air out of one port making it easier to isolate from cool air intake....or you could juat use a genny tent if security is not of paramount importance..

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Old 04-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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any shelter used for a generator, needs to be open for ventilation and air movement.
i have a bed cover on my Avalanche and i simply leave the tailgate down and take the front section out so that it allows for air movement.
plus the bed covers and truck bed provide some sound damping.
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Just a thought never done. How about one of the steel dog cages. Drill a few holes in the floor and bolt or tie strap to top and you can lock the cage. If wish, use a chain from your genny inside cage and lock to trailer or truck...Just a thought. Probably could come up with a better cover but sure would be proper ventilation.
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