Ben also puts them on a Tandem. Mine has brakes and all that Jazz..I also had a fold down deck added to the back of mine and Ben told me that was a first. I use it for cooking with my propane cookers and will keep me out of the mud on rainy, muddy days.
Ive put a roof on it but Im taking my time with the rest. I want to know exactly what Im gonna be doing with it before i build the kitchen area....No hurry at all..
I would call Ben about the heat issue. I would think the 108 would be different but if I dont manage mine that end is really cold as well. I dont know what to say about adding a baffle on that end. Mine will run 20 degrees diff on that end at first and will eventually catch up within 5 but if I open it I have to start over. I think the heat you get on that end come from the plate being heated and yours being bigger inside could mean that it just takes longer to catch up....
You mentioned getting yours up to 450 deg in 10 minutes...I have never had mine over 325 and I took my time with that. It usually takes me 45 minutes or so to get mine to 275 before I put anything into it and then it drops to about 225 and thats where I try to keep it.At that point the whole thing is heated...You cant rush heating mine...A bigger fire does not mean a hot cooker, more coals mean a hotter cooker.....My 2 cents
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