So a friend of my father found an older 1300 on market place this past weekend for $75. He already has a newer 1400 but knew that i was looking for a smoker so he went ahead and bought it then sold it to me for the same price. I did my research on these smokers and i am beyond pumped to have it for that price! My question is do i need to check for temp fluctuation or anything since its older? Maybe just go ahead and buy a new thermostat/temp control? I smoked some wings on it last night with it set on around 220 and it took around 2 1/2 hours, and they were reeeal good. Also, should i clean the thermostat? Any help for someone new to the smokin tex world would be appreciated!