Originally Posted by HappyCamper
Can you use a tarp with a turtledog stand?
Some things to consider: first, the TD is going to have a larger footprint than the SpeerJack. I use the SJ inside a small wall tent, where space is at a premium. I'm using an area 8.5'x<3' (I cut the "feet" back to make it hug a wall...still stable).
Second, if you're willing to spend the money, all of the pipe sections can be cut down, threaded, and joined with threaded couplings, making the SJ more compact.
If portability is not an issue, any marginally competent welder can throw one of these together for what I'm guessing would be half the cost.