Traeger Nation: Grilling Mistakes of Cliff!!!

Cliffrouse

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Long story ahead beware!!!! As seen in my previous post I owned a 780 pro. Loved it but was on a BBQ Facebook group that convinced me to purchase a Recteq RT-700 The Bull. Got it and completely hated it compared to my 780 Pro. Slow to get to temperatures. Temperatures fluctuated a lot based on my Fireboard. Long story short I have sold The Bull and got a Timberline 1300. I am back in the fold!!!! So far I have cooked two meals on the Timberline. So far everything seems great. The seal keeps coming a bit loose but other than that it seems to be a nice unit. Here are my first few pictures.
 

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Slimpicker

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Glad you are back and are happy now.

The seal keeps coming a bit loose

There is a thread with tips and fixes for that... either just search or search thru RemE posts, you'll find it. Something about tweaking your clips
 

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Welcome back!
 

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Long story ahead beware!!!! As seen in my previous post I owned a 780 pro. Loved it but was on a BBQ Facebook group that convinced me to purchase a Recteq RT-700 The Bull. Got it and completely hated it compared to my 780 Pro. Slow to get to temperatures. Temperatures fluctuated a lot based on my Fireboard. Long story short I have sold The Bull and got a Timberline 1300. I am back in the fold!!!! So far I have cooked two meals on the Timberline. So far everything seems great. The seal keeps coming a bit loose but other than that it seems to be a nice unit. Here are my first few pictures.
Whats in the skillet?
 

Tsar Chasm

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Ironically, I went the other direction and sold my 1300 to get the Rec-Teq BFG. Best decision I ever made. SO much more clean smoke produced and never a need to take the 20 screws off the back to clean it. Also, RT customer service actually knows what they’re talking about.

But to each his own. Whatever makes the chef happy is the way to go.
 

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I almost got a RecTec before my Ironwood 885. I'm happy with the 885.

Traeger Customer Service via Facebook has been awesome and responsive.
 

SmokinAL

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I was going to buy a rec tec, but then my buddy got this "damaged" Trager and gave it to me. Glad I have the Traeger, its an older model. Pre-WiFi and I'm kind of glad of it. It's rock solid... My next will be another Traeger, but that will be a few years. I really like this thing, I don't have much use for the WiFi right now anyway. It seems like everyone's biggest gripe around here is about WiFi issues and the app not working. I'm living the simple life and enjoying it... LOL

The one time I had to call CS I had my grill going in less than 15 minutes... The igniter connection had come loose, pushed it together and bam, done. Has been running like a champ since.
 

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