RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Is there anybody out there? Part 3


By Mike Sokol

Dear Readers,
In order for me to get sponsorship support for my Just Ask Mike (JAM) session articles that are published here, I need your help. I’m getting conflicting reports about how many of you read my articles in my Just Ask Mike (JAM) sessions, and my other columns. Some of our search engines say it’s as little as 250 readers when these columns are first published, while others say it’s more like 2,500 readers or even more, and I have no idea. And these search engines don’t tell me anything about the technical level I’m writing at.

So I’m asking you to complete these polls which I’ll use to adjust how many JAM Session articles I write per month, and to what level of technical difficulty you want them.

Please take both polls. And even if you filled out a similar page on one of my other columns, please fill these out as well.

PLEASE NOTE that if there is an ad below each poll they are auto-inserted by Google and I have no control over what appears in that space. So just because it shows up in my article does NOT indicate that I endorse whatever is being advertised. (Plus, we may be getting rid of those ads below the polls, if they’re still there when you view these.)

Please answer both polls.

*If there is an ad above, it is auto-generated by Google and is not necessarily an endorsement from Mike.

*If there is an ad above, it is auto-generated by Google and is not necessarily an endorsement from Mike.

I’m running similar polls in my RVelectricity column in the RV Travel Newsletter on Saturday, Feb. 29, and the RVelectricity Newsletter on Sunday, Mar. 1, so please watch for them there. And please fill this poll out even if you’ve completed a poll in another one of my columns, since they pertain to different articles or newsletters.

Also, read my interview in the latest RVbusiness newsletter HERE which just published on Friday, Feb 28.

And I’ll do a poll later about which RV Rallies and Shows you think I should present at. But for now, the polls above will be sufficient. Thank you very much for your help with this.

OK, everyone. Remember that electricity is a useful and powerful force, so we all need to pay attention to safety precautions while using it.

Let’s play safe out there….



Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 50+ years in the industry. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at Amazon.com. For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.

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Using Chrome, added rvtravel.com to allowed list for popups, still no polls.


I use the the EFF’s Privacy Badger to block trackers. If you had not written that there would be polls I would never have seen them. I had to temporarily disable Privacy Badger to see your two polls.

Perhaps your problem with the readership count is how readers are being counted. Maybe the script is being blocked because it uses third-party cookies, the script does not use HTTPS, or the script is located on a domain that is flagged by ad blockers so it never loads?

Privacy Badger is blocking seven trackers on this page:



Poll worked for me, no problemo.


The biggest irritant I have is when someone asks for advise and all these experts chime in with their “opinions” with so many being “dead” wrong but the OP doesn’t know any difference so it scares the crap out of me someone will try these stupid “opinions” and get hurt or killed.

Rennie Hynes

Hi Mike – how can I monitor how much electricity my camper is using (i.e. actual kilowatt hours used over time) other than just taking my camp hosts word for it? I want to be sure that I am only paying for the power that I personally use.
I appreciate any assistance you may provide me here…and also appreciate your informative, monthly newsletter!
Thanks again-

Tim Ettleman

The polls did not sponsorship pop up on Mike’s email today

Albert Whigam

No poll links


Keep up the great information! It is appreciated when photos and diagrams are a part of the article. Pictures can say a thousand words. I think many others who read your articles can agree.


The polls links were not working for me. I was unable to see either one.


Mike, Needed a choice of “all of the above.” Some days I know stuff and other days stuff knows me,

Will B.

Keep ’em coming, Mike!