@harleysmoker, I think the smoker dprice has is the Master Forge that can use either LP or charcoal. I believe they make two models, one of which is only LP (I have that unit) and the one like dprice has.
This is the model I believe dprice has:
This is the LP only model.
Looks like Lowe's has dropped the price on the LP only model... which makes me believe your statement about it being (or soon to be) outdated might be dead spot on.
Yea Salt looks like your right. I was thinking they may have changed the water and chip pan since people are complaining about the chips catching on fire and the water pan being to big.
How is the sand working out in yours? I have been thinking about getting some for mine.
dprice,,,,a couple of us added a needle valve on the gas line to fine tune the flame up or down. It seems the adjustment under the bottom door seemed to adjust too much even if you barely turn it, at least mine was like that.