Yes it is weather friendly to a point. Like any metal products it will show some rust .
We were not able to locate the model provided.
It’s a drip pan
It could be the valve on your tank. Or the regulator. Try a different tank first
I would not suggest pellets. I have had this for 5 years and recommend chunk wood not soaked in water. It is dual fuel propane/charcoal but I have only used propane.
No control remotely.
Not very fast because of the low temp you are using
I have done 2 13-15 lb turkeys but you could do three.
Turning flame on lowest setting and close bottom vent and do not use a lot of chunks at one time.