Have settled on a Smokin It over the Smokin Tex, thanks to some input from several members. I have an MES 30 at my Lake House and it has worked flawlessly so far. But, I want one for our other house and decided to try one of the SS models. The MES 30 has plenty of room for my needs, but can't decide between the #2 or #3? If the #3 was offered on Amazon, I would have already bought it! (I have several hundred amazon $$) My questions are: 1. Is the #2 going to be large enough? I like to do turkeys, and also like to load up all 4 racks of my MES 30 with wings 2. The #2 has a 700W element and the #3 has a 1200 W element, but both have the same temp range of 100-250? Is the #3 that much bigger that it requires an element that is 70% higher watts? 3. Cover-anyone find a good cover other than the vinyl ones on the smokin it site? I have a heavy canvas one from Veranda that is great, but it looks to be too small for even the #2? I'm thinking the #2 will probably fit my needs, but don't want to make the mistake of wishing I had more cooking space! Thanks in advance to all!