First off I want to thank the Brinkmann Trailmaster LE users on here. I purchased mine Saturday based on what you guys said in the forum. I took all the advice and sealed everything I possibly could with high temp silicone as I was assembling it. I also had tuning plates and the charcoal basket ready before I assembled. I cured it with everything in place. I have a lot to learn but my first cook (ribs) were ok. I orderd the door seal for the firebox and smoking chamber and should be here before the end of week. Again thanks and I'm sure I will have a million questions before it's over.