Thanks for the Input Robert. I actually pulled the trigger on the Rec TecI'm in no position to sit here and say negative things about Traeger but I've read a lot from people that have been very disappointed with them. I have a Rec Tec 700 Bull and absolutely love it. The thing is rock solid and bullet proof. I do know that there are a lot of other folks here who have them also and love them also. The flip side is that there are probably a lot of folks that love their Traeger. If for some reason I had it to do again, I wouldn't even look at a different grill. It'd be Rec Tec all the way. Not only has the product performed flawlessly, their customer service is legendary.
I guess that pretty well sums it up right thereI have never used a RekTec but I did owned a Traeger that I had nothing but problems with. Not smoking, Temp problems. controller problems (GMG Daniel Boone same issues) . I would never ever ever ever own another Traeger product.