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Nope never "tipped"... at least with greenbacks. This one guy, back 3 years ago when we REALLY NEEDED HELP backing our rig into our site stayed with us throughout the "ordeal". Helpful to say the very least. It was a fairly hot afternoon and the work-camper was off duty when we finished. I offered a "cool one" - he accepted, unloaded a couple lawn chairs, and we are friends to this day.


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Only tip they will get from me is that there is someone else waiting for their service.


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There is probably a full third of this park who are us Canadians. Its probably a good thing they don't count on tips. The only thing we generally tip are Canoes.

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We have volunteers at Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs. As far as I know tips are not common. This resort has over 1200 sites. It is easy to get lost and following an escort can be invaluable for a newbie.

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Jayco25E wrote:

Burwoods wrote:

Campgrounds have been that place in the world where you get away from it ALL. The stores, the resturants, the fast pace of life, the Tipping. If I want all that I will fly somewhere, stay in a hotel..etc etc. I would like everyone's hand out of my pocket.


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I tip when appropriate. escort to site isn't tip appropriate to me

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"Don't cross against the lights" is my usual tip of the day!

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I have been a "Resort Guide" - volunteer in our "Resort" for many years. Our management issues instruction to all Resort Guides - "You do NOT help the guest park his/her rig". "Take them to their assigned site, point out the location of all hook-ups and watch them park to ensure they get parked without damaging the utilities. Read the electric meter and report that number to the office and head back to await the next guest! NEVER accept any tip beyond a simple thank you!"

That said - I have seen some hilarious attempts at parking from a relatively narrow street into a relatively narrow site - that was originally built 25 years ago when TTs or 5ers were a lot smaller that now a days! Lots of funny tales to be told!

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When the guide is friendly, helpful (if needed), and doesn't hang around afterwards, I'll offer a dollar or two. They always appreciate your offering a tip but they don't take it. Only one time can I remember one taking it and he was a 17-18 year old, not an "adult" workcamper.

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Homer wrote:

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?


This was ONE strange incident due to some retiree-volunteer's boredom or lack of tact! No one said anything about anyone asking for or expecting tips! It may have felt that way to the person he was annoying, but no tipping happened or was asked for.

Everyone here needs to take it easy. Campground volunteers are not to be tipped! They're getting what you are paying for free in return for showing you your site & whatever else they do for the campground. They don't do the job for you personally and you don't need to tip them.

Most I know would refuse a tip anyway & in some places it may be against the rules.

Relax. The RVing world has not gone to bellhop hell.

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Last RV related thing I tipped for was the ers team that gladly installed 4 new tires, that I later learned were 8 & 9 years old. I learned a lot on that first trip out. Never would tip an escort like that... unless she were pretty (joking).


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