My name is Kathy and I just got an MES 30" for Mother's Day. My hubby and I read a bunch of your posts over the last few days to see which one would be best for us and decided on this one. I know 40" is probably better, but this is as much as we can make space for, so it will be great. We got lucky and found the new MES version on sale at Bass Pro here in Canada... less than the old model! Its put together now and priming it, then its onto our first wings! We have our smoker on the deck, which is not covered. We're thinking we should build some sort of roof or enclosure around it to protect it from the rain in situations where that happens... any tips?