We have narrowed down to 2 choices so far. The Bubba a Grill 250R and the Custom Pit & Fabrication A1 standard. I am in NC and have not seen either of these in person yet. I am looking for opinions from folks who have used or own or have inspected these models in person. I like quality but we have to make that dollar stretch to get the best for the price. We have about a $3k budget to work with.
I know someone will suggest Lang. I like the 60 but there are some quality concerns on the ones I have looked at. I think they are a little over priced too.
I talked to Lonnie and he is a super nice guy as you all know. A couple things I did not like was the 3/16" fire box and No grate in the box. I know he will do those upgrades but it adds cost. The unit looks great and pretty much is what we are after.
The Custom Pit of GA model A1 looks good on the web page. I don't particularly care for the cheap looking air vents on the fire box. The fire box is up higher and much larger. They have standard grates in the box. They will also do the 1/4" upgrade on the box for 100 bucks. The cook cylinder is a whopping 3/8" rolled steel. Now that got me interested. It pretty much has the same size cooking area as the Bubba 250R. However the price is much cheaper.
The Bubba on a 3x8 trailer with no extras is $2600. The Custom Pit A1 Standard on a 3x8 trailer is only $1850 with no extras. With the extras that I want, the Custom Pit is gonna come out much cheaper, even if I upgrade to a 5x8 trailer with storage box. Now I am not gonna just jump on the Custom Pit because it's cheaper. I want some real hard core honest opinions from owners of both if possible.
We are most likely going to take a trip just to see both in person and inspect them. Unfortunately we do not live close enough to rent one of the Custom Pit A1 and try it out. Thanks in advance for your inputs!