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Used stumps gf222p... What's it worth...should I buy?

post #1 of 5
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I found a used stumps gf222p which is a bit of a drive from me but looks interesting. Here are a few pictures.





I have been looking pretty hard at humphreys and lone star smokers and leaning towards the humphreys as it appears to be a little more bang for my buck.

I know this is a gravity feed which I don't mind, just not willing to pay for new.

What are people's thoughts on quality of this smoker. It is a little older. Are there any concerns or problems with this particular model? What would you pay for a used smoker?

Any other thoughts are helpful.
post #2 of 5

I never tried one but based on a quick search, "P" designation means it was an upgraded design. You did not mention price but any significant reduction from the $4000+ New price tags, sounds worth looking at. Short of Rust or a fire box burned out, don't think there is much to do bad on these...JJ..

post #3 of 5

I don't own one of these myself, but they'd be on my wish list if money were no object.  Stump's gravity fed smokers are generally considered top quality rigs, and are well respected and well-used on competition circuits.  As JJ mentioned, it would kinda depend of the overall condition...you don't want rust or burned out.  But if the condition is good, this is a top of the line pit.

 

You didn't say what they're asking.  A new Stump's Classic, which they say is their most popular model, starts at a base price of around $4500.  If the rig you're looking at is in good shape, I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of $2K would be a real bargain, and 3K to 3500 would not be too far out of line.

 

Red

post #4 of 5
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As you can see in the pictures above it doesn't look to be rusted but pictures can be deceiving. The guy is asking 2500 but it's about a 4 hour drive to look at it. Hate to get there and find out pictures were misleading.

The other question is what are thoughts on a regular reverse flow cabinet smoker vs the gravity feeds? I had always had my eye on the reverse flows but maybe this is a better option
post #5 of 5

The Stump's will be more set and forget on long cooks. But once dialed in, either will make great Q. If you have a day to kill, $2500 would get me on the road. Get another couple hundred off and time, gas and dinner is paid for...JJ

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