Hello everyone. Just signed up and wanted to introduce myself & ask for a little advice. I'm from South Louisiana, just south of New Orleans, and I'm not at all new to BBQ/grilling of all sorts but I am getting ready to purchase my first egg as an upgrade to my offset, kettle, and UDS. I've actually been lurking here since this past summer when I decided I was going to get an egg, and finally decided to sign up as the time was getting near. Lurking for that long, I do feel as if I already know many of you and I have already learned a lot in the process. A few of you I already know from other forums.
Anyway, I did decide early on that I would purchase a large. I'm a single parent with a 15 year-old son at home, but my daughter, son-in-law, and 2 very young granddaughters live in the same apartment building as us just 2 doors down so the large wouldn't always be necessary, but wouldn't be overkill either. Also, there are the occasional times where I would be cooking for larger crowds.
I would like to ask for a little advice on my purchase. I'm looking at the possibility of buying one if the demo eggs from the upcoming Gulf Coast Eggfest. My problem is, I have some reservations about transporting a fully assembled egg approximately 90 miles in the bed of a pickup truck. Especially taking into consideration the terrible roads as I would be coming through New Orleans. Any suggestions on transporting/securing, or would I just be better off passing on this and purchasing a new egg from a local dealer and assembling it myself? Any advice from you eggsperienced members would be appreciated!
The drawback to purchasing the demo is that I'd have to wait longer to get it. The advantages are that I'd get to see them in use at the eggfest, and the great price would leave me with more money leftover to buy eggcessories :)