I received my new Horizon smoker just yesterday afternoon. After it was unloaded from the truck my neighbor and I had to wrestle it off the two pallets it was loaded on. The one wheel and one leg had busted through and I had to completely take the pallets apart to get it free. Once freed from the pallets we rolled it up hill on my gravel driveway, that was a chore. I finally got it in place, got the therms installed put a charcoal basket in and went to seasoning it. I used a bag of RO lump with some hickory and oak. One thing is for sure. The build quality between this and the RO unit I was looking at is like night and day. This thing is built like a darn tank, heavy is an understatement. Anyone that hasn't checked out a real "heavy duty" smoker really should at least take a look at one. I am very glad I went this route instead of buying from one of the big box stores. Ok, here are some pics. Here's the rod to the adjustable convection plate. Here are the two therms after a couple of hours into the seasoning. There was very little difference in temps from one side to the other. This is the one furthest away from the firebox. Here's the one on the firebox side. I'm going to do a test burn tommorrw and a cook on Sunday.