Zapp Savvy - smart energy solutions for RVers and homeowners

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Doug Curtis – Co-Founder of  SoftStartUSA. Doug has worked in the RV industry for over 15 years, and has been an outdoor enthusiast for over 50 years. Whether he’s reflecting on his time road tripping across the country in an Econoline camper van, or sharing industry secrets from his years of years of launching award winning technology, Doug is full of surprising knowledge.

Mike Sokol – aka Mr. RV Electricity has a background in mechanical electrical engineering, and has been playing with all kinds of technology since he was a kid. Mike has been teaching his audience for years about smart energy solutions through his writing and video work, providing easy to understand explanations to even the most challenging topics for RVers and homeowners.

     Zapp Savvy is the podcast that electrifies your world with cutting-edge energy solutions and revolutionary technologies. Each episode deep dives into smart energy solutions that RVers and homeowners face everyday. Join hosts Doug and Mike as they share innovative technologies, expert insights, and practical tips to help you harness your own power -at home, on the road, and everywhere in between.

     Zapp Savvy is the go-to podcast for anyone seeking to empower their lives with cutting-edge energy solutions. Whether you’re an RV enthusiast, a homeowner looking to reduce to optimize your energy use, or a tech enthusiast fascinated by the latest advancements, this podcast is tailored just for you.

Power up your adventures and charge your life with knowledge.


Tune in to watch part 2 of Doug & Mike’s interview with Dennis Weiske, from Progressive Dynamics about lithium battery charging. Listen to this latest episode of the Zapp Savvy podcast to learn the answers to common customer questions about lithium batteries.

Doug & Mike interview Dennis Whiskey from Progressive Dynamics about lithium battery charging. Listen to this latest episode of the Zapp Savvy podcast to learn the ins and outs of lithium batteries and the history of flooded lead acid batteries.

Doug & Mike dive deep into the latest and greatest in RV solar technology – the Renogy and SoftStartUSA RV Solar Kit. Join us as we unpack the features and benefits of this cutting-edge kit designed for Trailers, Class C, and Sprinter Vans.

Doug & Mike are always wanting to keep you up to date on the latest technology and products in the RV industry. Now more than ever before they have worked together to bring you the ultimate Solar Kit installation for DIY RVers. Tune in with Doug & Mike as they do a deep dive into the SoftStartUSA RV Solar Kit.

On this episode of Zapp Savvy, Doug and Mike take a trip down memory lane on the camper vans through the ages! You won’t want to miss out on these veteran campers taking a nostalgia trip. After that, Mike describes all the ins & outs of upgrading your camper vans for solar power. Perfect for all you campers looking to go fully off-grid with your vans!

If an upgrade to solar power on your towable/trailer has been something you’ve considered, this episode is for you. Doug & Mike talk through the necessary checklist items you need to introduce solar power into your rig. They also analyze the three of the top brands current trailers that come outfitted for solar and what their capabilities are on the road.

In this episode of Zapp Savvy, Doug & Mike talk all about Solar Power Package installations for your home. They analyze three different real life examples from Monterey Bay, California; Seattle, Washington; and Keedysville Maryland. They walk through these examples’ differences in price, package details, and ROIs. Doug & Mike also talk through how to use calculators to get started making estimates for yourself.  To take a look at the websites they mentioned, check out the links below.

We’re sure you’ve been hearing A LOT about solar power, from just about everyone and everywhere. But has anyone actually explained how it works, how it helps your electric bill, and how to even start? In this episode of Zapp Savvy, Doug and Mike explain the ins & outs of solar power and how to start utilizing it in your life TODAY. From helpful tips, to disaster prep they cover it all.

This episode is all about powering your home in an emergency situation. Special guest Chris Flegel of Reliance Controls joins the podcast to answer all of your FAQs about emergency backup power – including a comprehensive breakdown of backup power solutions.

They discuss everything from generators to solar power and all the transfer switches in between! If you’ve got in depth electrical questions and need answers, this episode is for you!

In this first episode, Doug and Mike provide a rundown of what’s happening right now in the tech space, and give tips and takeaways for how you can start incorporating smart energy technology into your home – they’re answering audience questions, telling stories, and more.

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