Edward Kipfinger

Edward is known as Kip to all his good friends and has been seen a lot in his time on the Earth. He was in the military for years and then transitioned into being an explorer and full-time RV dweller. His RV is perched atop an 8,000 mountain in Northern Colorado with an incredible view of the snowcapped south end of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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How Much Does It Cost to Weigh an RV?

Before you purchase an RV, especially a used one, you need to get it weighed before you close the deal. The biggest concern is that your rig can handle it. Many RVs have been updated and modified which can have a significant impact on total vehicle weight. At the time of this article, it costs …

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What to Use to Clean Your Freshwater Tank

It’s your rig, and for some of us, it’s our home. They say you can go weeks without food but only days without water. That’s why having a clean and reliable freshwater tank is essential to long-stay RV folks. Keeping your freshwater holding tank clean is critical not just to your health but to the …

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How to Prepare Your RV Holding Tanks for Storage

If you’ve either forgotten or just plain failed to prepare your rigs holding tanks before storing it, especially if you live in a colder climate, you’ll find out next spring you’re in for a mess. I know, I’ve been there. After returning to Colorado from New York city one year, I found they had a …

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Do Outlets Work When You’re Driving Your RV?

This is a great question, but it’s also an opportunity to learn about the way your rig works. Understanding the electrical system in an RV can save you a lot of time and money when something goes wrong. Yes. RV outlets CAN work when you’re driving your RV. But you need to have the generator …

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How Can I Buy an RV Without Getting Ripped Off?

Quite a few years ago I purchased a pull-behind camper from a couple in Minturn, Colorado. They seemed like nice people, and I needed a rig to keep me warm while archery elk hunting west of Buena Vista, Colorado. It was an older unit, but the owners claimed it was “like new.”  So, I drove …

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