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Old 06-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Honda 2000i in the rain?

How do you cover/run a Honda generator when it's raining out?

Anyone built a portable lean to type rain shelter etc?

Never needed it in the rain before, but it's raining hard over Donner Summit in the Sierra for past few days.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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I just posted this pic in another Honda thread. It's a folding table covered with a tarp which encloses 3 sides. I used it at a site recently when it rained 50% of the time we were there. No problems.



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Old 06-26-2013, 05:46 AM   #3
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I have before with no bad results. However I would try to protect it. I have put mine under the rear end of my truck, in the truck bed with the cover on it, under the picnic shelter....

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Ours stays in it's own tent.....

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The tent is a great idea! Out of sight for security and kept out of the elements. Jim
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I use one of these. Turn it away from the prevailing wind/rain....does double duty on those beach days as well.

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The tent is a great idea! Out of sight for security and kept out of the elements. Jim
The genset does set on several 2x4's to keep it off the floor, plus the fly's stay open when running. It does render the tent unusable for odor free human occupation though.

Now this is absurd but....it seems quieter also. You just can't pinpoint where the sound is coming from.
Plus provides some extra space for a few other items that need to be kept dry.

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Thanks for the tips and great ideas.
I have just the spare used tent to repurpose for such use.
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....and a recent experience....was at Alumapalooza a few weeks ago and we had a series of major thunderstorms go through. I had my 2000's hooked up for A/C. One of the generators quit and the other one ran fine. The one that quit took an entire day to decide to run again, so I'm thinking about some kind of cover, though in that storm it would have blown away. These generators are really super!
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Ours stays in it's own tent.....

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Glad you responded Bob, as soon as I started reading this thread I thought about your little tent as I had seen it posted elsewhere.
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Love the tent idea... Another thing we have done in iffy weather since we have a tonneau cover on the truck: we open the truck's tailgate, start the genny, point the exhaust outward, the lower to tonneau cover to protect it form the rain...works well as long as there's room around the genny to assure adequate air flow.

By the way, I read somewhere that we should not sit the genny on raw dirt and let it run because the air intake is on the bottom. So when we use it in the "open air" we always put it on top of something ... a lid for a tote works well, or a rubber welcome mat ...
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Hey Bob,
Where did you find tent that small?
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We purchased this purpose made cover. Genny can be used in severe weather and it doubles as a carrying/storage bag when sides are zipped up. Also lined with fire retarding material.

Available in various colours but we chose blue to match awning and Zipdee chairs!!!

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Hey Bob,
Where did you find tent that small?
Actually at Camping World... But I don't see it on their website now.

Try A-zon.

POI...I use a 3'X3' 3/8 plywood panel as a barrier under the floor and set it on 2 lengths of 2x4's. Has worked very well for six Seasons now.

The 2000i fits well in a 24gal RubberMaid ActionPacker for transportation with no fumes while sealed.


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