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Old 06-24-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Shelter for Generator

What do you use for protecting your generator(s) from the weather- rain, etc.?
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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I use an 8' long plastic folding table covered by a tarp to house both 2000s with enough air flow for exhaust and pretty good coverage from rain.



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Old 06-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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Mine rides in an Actionpacker box when riding in the SUV. While it is running, there is an empty Actionpacker conveniently at hand. If a sprinkle comes up, I just invert the Actionpacker over it as a rain hood. (Leave the exhaust port clear if you intend to run it a while longer by leaving one end at ground level and the other elevated. The dog one connector is under the "hood" and only needs a little encouragement to remain off the wet ground. Put a little weight on the "hood" if you expect a squall.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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Great ideas. Of course I have neither a table or an action packer but I do have a tarp. You've got me thinking! I have a single generator so if I went with the table idea I could probably get one smaller.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thought, what about leaving the generator in the truck, turning the generator exhaust toward the rear, using the truck bed cover, leaving the rear tailgate open?
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #6
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Some here use a small cheap tent.
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I use this:

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I use one of these...dual duty for beach protection as well. I like multi-task items...less to take along.

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We have been using two Honda 2000's for the last eight years. We initially had a small children's tent to shelter the generators in foul weather. We used it only once. I about got a hernia getting the generators in and out of the tent. I got rid of the tent. Ever since I have positioned the generators under the back edge of the Suburban or Duramax. Doing this has always provided sufficient weather protection.

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I put my generators under the back of the truck with the tailgate down. If it's really going to rain hard I shut them down and put them in the truck bed under the bed cover.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #11
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Interesting.....they don't list dimensions. Would 2 eu200s fit under that model or would you need the larger one. Could you measure and post? Does it really reduce sound noticeably?
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From page 5 in the SuperGen Tent store for the covers under additional information for each model:

Large 18 lbs 31 x 31 x29

Small 14lbs 29 x 22 x26
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The SuperGen Tent doesn't reduce the sound coming from the exhaust side, but the decrease in volume levels on the other sides of the enclosure is pretty dramatic.

Here is what seems like a good independent review of the system:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tech Issues: 3000W Chinese Gensets Info.
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We have two Honda 2000's and we merely leave them out in the rain, which I understand they are designed to do. I keep the generator off the wet ground by using our leveler blocks.
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