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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by ohiojason View Post


I just bought a Rec-Tec and no they do not, not really. For anything over 6 months you have to pay a fee to get the no interest. So... you are just paying it up front, and it was significant. Like 100 or more depending on how many months.

That said, I am 110% happy with my RecTec! I have had it for almost 3 months and have zero regrets! We use. it almost daily and everything tastes better on the it!

You are correct I did leave that part out. it's $49 for "processing" they call it, so it is not totally free

post #22 of 32

I'll put in another plug for Rec Tec.  I've had mine since February.  I have not had any temp swing issues with this grill at all.  The set temp and actual temp on the grill always are within 5-10 degrees of my Maverick probes (one at grate level and one hanging about 6-8 inches above the grates in the middle of the grill.  The maverick probe temps always show rock solid and do not swing more than a few degrees during a cook.  I have had a few problems with keeping low temps this summer.  When it is 90 degrees or more during the day and in the sun, I have had to crack my lid open just a hair to keep temps down in the 200 range.  Without cracking the lid, I had a hard time keeping temps below 240.  I could change my auger speed settings and slow it down in order to get the lower temps, but then I will just need to adjust them again when the weather cools a bit. . . . . . not a big deal.

 

I won a Traeger Texas Elite in a raffle shortly after I bought my Rec Tec and gave it to my mom.  She loves it and cooks on it all the time, but the temp swings I see on it are ridiculous.  It can fluctuate as much as 50-75 degrees in a 10 minute time span.

post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by UncleBubbas BBQ View Post

You are correct I did leave that part out. it's $49 for "processing" they call it, so it is not totally free

Pulled out my notes

$49 is only for 12 month financing.
$89 is for 18
$129 is for 24 month
But 6 months is free (what I did)
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by ohiojason View Post


Pulled out my notes

$129 is for 24 month

 

Yikes!

 

That's nearly 6.5% effective rate if you bought a $1900 kitchen sink bundle and financed for 24 months.  Not much of a bargain there.

 

(edit: don't get me wrong, it's nice that they offer that option, but it sure isn't what I'd expect when I see "Up to 24 months interest free financing available"...)


Edited by gpb11 - 8/10/15 at 12:44pm
post #25 of 32
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I contacted customer service.  I got right through and they emailed me pictures of some common items that may be out of place.  Also, they sent me instructions on how to change some of the parameters on the controller.  The gal I spoke with said to call back tomorrow if I still experience issues after changing the settings on the controller.

post #26 of 32
Thread Starter 
No dice. Made the changes and it still can't hold a temp.
post #27 of 32
Most pellet grills don't hold temps great if they are empty. You need some thermal mass to keep swings down. Try cooking a couple of butt and see how it holds
post #28 of 32

I love my RecTec as well.

 

Hope they help getting your unit straightened out.  Good Luck.

post #29 of 32
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I wish I could afford a rec tec but we just bought my wife a new car that was WAY more than i had budgeted! I took the Louisiana back to Cabelas and ordered a Daniel Boone with the Wifi controller. It will be delivered on Thursday by the local dealer.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Vikings8480 View Post

I wish I could afford a rec tec but we just bought my wife a new car that was WAY more than i had budgeted! I took the Louisiana back to Cabelas and ordered a Daniel Boone with the Wifi controller. It will be delivered on Thursday by the local dealer.

 



I hope the DB works out for you better than that LG did...good luck! Be sure to let us know how it goes with the new rig, and post up some qview! icon14.gif

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post #31 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm very impressed. The Daniel Boone holds temps better than I could have imagined. When I set a temp and the grill settles in on that temp, there is literally only a +/- 4 degree fluctuation and most of the time it's less than that.

Very sturdy grill and the wifi is easy to configure. Good smoke between 150 and 230 degrees.

So far, Ive done burgers, Papa Murphys pizzas and cookies and they turned out great. This morning i threw on some spare ribs, I'll try posting a pic when theyre done.
post #32 of 32
Glad to hear you're having a good experience with it.
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