Bruce, here's what I did back last September in Henderson KY at a model airplane fly-in. Note the clamps will work better holding the plastic. It so happens one of them broke and I had to use a bungee- as you see in this pic. Overall, I'd rather use the clamps; because the plastic will wrap around the legs and hold better allowing the water to run off the gen. The bungee's ok too though. Just an idea for you to consider... cheap and very effective.
DO NOT cover the ends- especially the muffler! If you do, it will make itself a hole!
But if you will notice, I had the plastic to drape over BOTH sides easily shedding the water. But the front was most important to me in order to protect the plugs, meter, switches, etc. from the water. It was VERY windy and rained while I was there and I experienced ZERO problems with this setup.
The plastic for what it's worth, is simply the heavy duty plastic like they use under houses.
I would NOT run this generator
under my awning and sleep in the camper. That's just my opinion.
Originally Posted by Bruce H
Just curious how others keep their generators dry during rain?