Welcome to the SMF
A great big welcome to you elkhorn98:p
This thread details problems with the older versionhttp://www.smokingmeatforums.com/showthread.php?t=1633
Your newer model should be ready to go with the exception that you need to watch the door seal.
There is info in the above thread as how to fix this if you have a problem with the door
Hopefully some of the guys with the newer model will jump in with their experiences using theirs.
If you have not posted in roll call yet please do so and let everyone know you are here. Give a few details about your smoking experience, equipment, etc. There are a lot of good folks here waiting to get know you!