Originally Posted by rabbithutch
I had my MES 40 for far too long just sitting on the patio. I went to use one day and had to spend an hour cleaning it up before I could turn it on. That was when I decided that HAD to have a cover. I shopped all over looking for something that I thought I could live with. None of the generic covers I came across would get 'er done. So . . . I kept watching Amazon and eBay until I found a price I could handle and bought the one made for the smoker. I'm glad a waited.
Now for the question: Should I try to do anything to make the cover more weatherproof? It doesn't get any direct sunlight; so I'm not too concerned about UV, but in Texas we get a lot of radiated sunlight (which, come to think of it, probably includes a lot of UV).
I would really appreciate any tips anyone can share about weatherproofing covers.
I got the one made for my MES 40 too, and it's been setting on my front porch for two years now. It gets Late morning, afternoon, and early evening Sun in the Spring, Fall & Winter. So far no problem. doesn't get Summer Sun though, as the Sun is too straight up to get to it.
They seem like really good covers for how thin they are.