I just purchased a 40" MES from Sam's. I live on a main feeder canal off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. I want my MES not to get chewed up by the elements. It IS under an overhang so direct elements will not get to it, however there is always the salty air and humidity that concerns me. I have not attached/screwed in the controller and have elected to just snap on the connections during smokes. Figger it will be better indoors in the dryness. The jury is still out on whether to cover the unit during non-usage. 1) Will covering actually INCREASE the humidity under the protective cover? 2) Should I leave the vent or door open during non-use? I know there are much more experienced minds on this forum and will patiently wait for some expertise and experience to possible address these concerns I have. Thanks in advance, fellers!