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Stock therms are almost never accurate. You want to measure pit temp where your food is cooking. Make sure the term probe tip is not touching metal.
Here is how to test your therm for accuracy, I do this once a month:
Yep, then set the tater on the grate. Not my pic, but what I'm talking about
I have the exact same smoker/grill and the smoker therm is way off on mine too. I've seen it be anywhere from 50 to 100 degrees different from grate temp. I just ignore it at this point. The funny thing is my grill side therm is almost spot on. It usually fluctuates from 8-12 degrees off. I've been tempted to swap them a couple times but I use a Maverick anyway so I don't really care about the stock therms.
Pretty sure I have the same bungee cord to keep the lid tight too.