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We have checked into resort style campgrounds many times. That is the kind of campground where they have someone, typically a volunteer worker, take you to your site with a golf cart. I have always thanked those folks for their help and gone on my way with hooking up etc.

We are currently staying at one of those places and when we checked in the other day, I got the feeling that the gentleman helping me park was "hanging around" like a bellhop, waiting for a tip. It may just have been that he was very friendly, but several parking helpers in the past have been friendly. This one went a bit farther than that and I actually said goodbye several times in the conversation.

My question is have any of you ever tipped a parking helper? Is it normal or expected or am I just being over sensitive?


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Posted: 03/29/12 09:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never tipped them, and if this particular park thinks it necessary, they should post a sign in the office that reads something like "Tipping the volunteer staff is appreciated".

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What's with all the expected TIP.
Everybody seems to be looking for a 'handout'. Heck even seen TIP jars sitting on counter of fast food joints.

Fancy la-te-da resort or not.......escorting me to a site ain't nothing special. Heck, point me in the direction and I can find my site. Don't need no TIP for that.

I'll be the one that decides whether or not I TIP.
Somebody can hang around until I get set up, go inside or set my butt down in my chair.......don't matter to be.

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Posted: 03/29/12 09:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, never tipped one yet.


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Chuck&Gail wrote:

Nope, never tipped one yet.


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I have yet to be escorted to a site (or offered to be escorted). When I check in at the office, either:

1) I am assigned a site # (I don't prefer it when this happens)
2) the clerk and I review the site map together and select a site - if I've stayed at the park before, this usually works fine for me.
3) the clerk shows me the available open sites and says "drive around until you find a site that you like, settle in, then come back to the office and let us know what site you took"

edit: better? *groan*

* This post was edited 03/30/12 12:27am by gotsmart *


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gotsmart wrote:

I've never been escorted to a site. When I check in at the office, either:

1) I am assigned a site # (I don't prefer it when this happens)
2) the clerk and I review the site map together and select a site - if I've stayed at the park before, this usually works fine for me.
3) the clerk shows me the available open sites and says "drive around until you find a site that you like, settle in, then come back to the office and let us know what site you took"


"Never" is an awfully absolute word... We have been escorted several times, and generally given polite, non-intrusive backing instructions, and I can see where it might help the campground protect the power pedistals, water faucets and sewer hook ups.

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Posted: 03/29/12 11:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our resort does it as a courtesy, no tip expected. It also helps to prevent damage to the water and electric utilities.
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I thank them nicely, and then go about doing my backing, leveling procedures and all the necessary hooking up.
(It's a one man show... I don't do duets)

I don't even use my wife for the backing and spotting.
With practice it's either one and done, or pull up a little and done.

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I usually decline any help on parking. My wife and I have very good signals and directions worked out for us. I have never tipped any one,(for help parking), and will not. This is a practice that is getting out of hand in general. When you help a neighbor by watching his hind quarters during his parking, do you expect a tip?

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