It was a straight up trade. He is a single friend and I have a family of 6. Made sense! I did recently pick up an 18 inch but I will rotate and make that one my new camping unit. This one will be the main cooker. The Smokey Joe is the one I would take camping. I am stuck working right now on a Saturday. But I am looking forward to working on it today. I added the upgraded ash pan kit the other day and today will drill in a thermometer to the lid and address the wobbly legs with some aluminum ducting strip and I am done. I will be doing some fowl in it tonight.