No its seemed just like the original. The original one twisted/warped about 7/8ths an inch and lifted the drip pan. The replacement is warped about 1/2 inch so far after a dozen cooks or so. Now with the modified one I will see what happens
I got a new one exchanged for warranty and its has a slight warpage now, but not as bad. So I took my original one and found some SS tubing around work and brought it to my buddies shop. It is fixed now!!!!
It seems thick enough for me since a big pan or plate is sitting on it while I'm cooking, as for the corners I used a cutting wheel on my angle grinder to round the corners, cut to size and smooth all of the edges.
On my TB340, it was warped about 1 inch. I did not contact RecTeq until it warped too much and lifted the drain pan. They replaced it under warranty. The new one has a little warping also but not as bad, So I will keep an eye on it.
I have a 9 ft patio umbrella that keeps me and my TB340 and Weber Silver grill under while I'm cooking in the rain, they are placed back to back, plus they each have their own covers. Back yard is too small for a permanent structure
After looking at everyone's great ideas, I bought the SS folding brackets from Amazon and I decided to buy a Aluminum diamond plate 12 x 24 x 1/16th, Looks and works great. I spent about 30 bucks with the SS hardware