Originally Posted by Lake Dogs
My first smoker of any measure is/was what is now called the Yoder Cheyenne. Excellent build quality, simple design (not much to break), mine still works great and is quite old.
That said, if you're looking in the price range of the Kingman, I'd seriously consider one of the reverse flow smoker manufacturers. About the same size and on a trailer would be the Lang 60, and larger still on a trailer would be Bubba Grill's 250R. I dont think I've used my Yoder in a while since I got the Lang... The reverse flow evens out the heat (little or no hot spots) and same with the smoke flow (even).
I know there is a lot of love for the lang cookers on here and other sites but it would not work for all the situations I want to be able to use it for. The yoders have an option for a charcoal grate in the main chamber which is necessary for my needs. Right now I have three grills on the deck and I want this to replace at least two of these with the next smoker/grill.