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Old 10-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question Where to put your Generator when raining?

I have just purchased a Honda EU2000i and Companion Generators. I have yet to use them.
Reading the Manual I note I need a 3 foot set back from flammable objects (I was thinking of a tarp, but I don't think that would be a good idea) and that they should not be used in the rain. What have you done/built to protect your generators when it is raining If u have pic please post.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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We experience rain almost every camping trip and frequently need to run our generator in the rain. We use a tarp between two trees ( when available and CG rule allow) otherwise we use tent poles and stakes to "pitch the tarp".
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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I have one generator. I put a camp chair over it when it rains. I position the chair so that the hot exhaust from the generator does not blow on it. Other than the exhaust and muffler, the rest of the generator is barely warm to the touch and poses no fire hazard to the chair.
There are other threads on this question. Others have built small tentlike shelters over their generators.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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I have a purpose-built tent for my Honda. You really do need to cover them if it's raining.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:47 PM   #6
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We have a Honda eu2000i too and used it during many a rainy day. I usually put it under a tree which usually did the trick. The generator has a little lip above the outlet to keep off the drips.

When we were in Oregon, it rained a lot so I opened the front window cover and placed the running Honda below it. Perhaps the more experienced campers can tell me if that is a huge no-no with propane tanks right next to the genie.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #7
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I use a rubber mat throw it over them and they are dry .
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #8
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What Robert Cross said. Get a cheap tent on sale at Big 5.
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I don't have a generator, but I have a ac Cooltron cooler. I use a folding table (2by4)folding to cover it. The table has adjustable legs. I use it to protect from the rain and sun.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:29 AM   #10
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07007, note the common denominator in all these responses: We all use a cheap, makeshift shelter, preferably something you bring along anyway (e.g., picnic table, chair, tarp). Keep the (very hot) muffler away from flammables, and don't obstruct the exhaust. Safe travels. jon
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Under the patio awning.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #12
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We have a topper on our pickup. I have a Honda 3000 generator. We leave the generator in the pickup bed with the topper windows and back tail gate top open. We have never had a problem but I know there are some die-hards out there who will respond that this is a fire hazard!! It works for us, thanks!!!
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We don't have a generator but I saw another camper put his is a dog kennel. Looked like a good idea to me.
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I put mine under the awning on the street side, they stay mostly dry. It works most of the time in Washington. I just point the exhaust away from the trailer.
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