from the pic it looks like a good deal. I would get look at it in person. to me it looks like the fire box might be a little small. Also not sure about the RF as it has 2 chimney stacks, one on each end. have the owner fire it up well you are there. if it gets to good temp around 300+ you will be fine. it will show you that it works and how to use it. You may never cook at 300. but it is always easier to lower the temp then get it to hot. If it only gets to 200-225 maybe that is why the owner wants to sell it. if it looks good when you look at it in real life make that $1000 choice then. Maybe offer him $800 cash? worst he will say is no. or Just pay the grand, if it works its a good deal.