Progress thus farThank you all for your advise and suggestions. I am going to look further at some of the heavy duty (1/4 inch) smokers.
It seems like Lang is the Rolls Royce of smokers, it is out of my price range. However, I will look at Horizon next weekend at Bass Pro Shop in Cincinnati. I will probably call Bell Fab too.
I want a good smoker that will last. My daughter and son-in-law (the smoker in the family) will inherit it sooner or later. If I don't like smoking, then he will get it sooner, with the stipulation that I get plenty of Q.