We have (Western WA State) ... use the PRO 780 cover when not in use ... have actively grilled in the rain ... No issues ... Lightning is rare here, so if/when it does happen, we avoid using the Traeger ... recently added a Canopy Tent to keep the grill out of the sunlight / rain as much as possible ...Has anyone have left their grill out in light or moderate rain? Any issues?
The controller board is coated internally and also shielded from water. You're should be fine but don't make a habit of it. As others to mentioned watch for pellet degradation from moisture.I did steaks on Saturday night on my Ironwood and forgot to put the cover back on before going to bed. Woke up Sunday morning to a rain shower and was able to get the cover on, but not before it soaked the grill. The sun came out later in the day and after the grill dried/was able to wipe it all down, I fired it back up. Was able to work fine, but I am concerned about potential damage the water may have done that will cause problems at some point. Am I being paranoid about my $1500 baby lol?
And so one of my latest MODs is moisture/weather proofing my hopper lid:The controller board is coated internally and also shielded from water. You're should be fine but don't make a habit of it. As others to mentioned watch for pellet degradation from moisture.