This is one of the best solutions available for that shakey aluminum tripod on GP/CG/EQ type mounts from Celestron, Vixen and others.
Heavy duty ash wood and metal surveyors tripod with wood tripod tray and a spreader system that allows an adjustible stance making it easy to get through doorways, etc. Tips have rubber feet with retractable metal spikes. Includes a custom adapter that directly connects to GP/CG/EQ type mounts.
Asking $275 - shipped in CONUS.