Looking to replace my smoker and I've decided that a good pellet grill seems like the way to go for me. I've got it narrowed down to the Camp Chef SmokePro Lux and the Rec Tec RT 700, although the more I read (and watch video's on Youtube) I'm really starting to lean towards the REC TEC RT 700. I'd love to hear people's thoughts between the two before I pull the trigger. So I started smoking on a Masterbuilt MES 30 several years ago with an A-Maze-N pellet smoker. It worked fairly well for me but I soon wished I had gotten the bigger MES 40, and even with the A-Maze-N pellet smoker I found that it needed to be monitored as the smoke would some times go out, or would end up smoking too much. So the good news is that is no longer an issue. The bad news... it's not an issue anymore because the smoker died LOL. I relocated and bought a new house about a year ago and tried firing up the smoker last summer and found that it did not survive the move. I couldn't afford to replace it last year but it is finally time. So What I like about the Camp Chef is the squared back of the cooking chamber, the mechanism to empty the hopper, and the easy ash clean out. On the other hand, the more I have read about the REC TEC the more I am thinking this is the way to go based on the 403 stainless cooking chamber, PID temp control with 5 degree increments, 40 lb, hopper, the available REC TEC app to use with the grill probes, and of course the 6 year warranty and reputation for superior customer service. I also really like the optional sear kit and front shelf which are a must IMO. So I think I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on the REC TEC RT 700 with the cover, sear kit, folding front shelf and a pair of grill mats, but would love to hear thoughts and opinions from anyone who owns the REC TEC or the Camp Chef SmokePro Lux, or any other large pellet grill they feel is superior to either of these two.