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Old 09-01-2015, 05:48 AM   #1
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Tip The Person Who Takes You To Your Campsite?

Thought of this while in traffic this morning. Does anyone tip the person the guides you to your campsite? I was thinking since it is a holiday weekend and they will be crazy busy, I may tip the person.

Maybe this is just for high end resorts?

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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I guess I must be picking the wrong campgrounds! I can't think of a time when someone guided me to a campsite. Its my wife's job to "tell me where to go" and she is darn good at it!

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:55 AM   #3
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I have only had one or two campgrounds that had someone take me our site. Not sure why they did it. Everything was well marked. I don't use high end campgrounds. Saw no reason for a tip.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:04 AM   #4
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Yeah, tip the person, unless it's the owner. Be a swell guy.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:49 AM   #5
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I think drawing the line on the map to the campsite deserves a tip, especially if they know the combination to the restroom and the WiFi password.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:53 AM   #6
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I have never heard of tipping someone in a campground nor have I ever experienced someone needing to guide me to my camping spot. If those places exist they will not see my coach coming through. Seems today you need to tip everyone for anything, even crappy service.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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KOAs typically guide you to your campsite and we have occasionally run into parking assistance at other campgrounds. We have never tipped anyone who has showed us to our site. They are paid staff and it is part of their job.
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So far every camp ground I have used has had someone guide me in to my spot. I have never tipped, and they have never waited around long enough for me to tip them anyhow.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:24 AM   #9
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We have stayed at many rv parks that they guide you to the site.
I guess they dont want folks driving through other sites, over sprinkler pipes and onto the cement pad that was supposed to be the patio.
I am just guessing, or maybe they just wanted to get crazy uncle Bob out of the office for a minute.

I generally offer some smoked salmon, special jerky we may have bought, a cool beverage type thing instead of $.
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I've only been guided to a campsite once, and I think that's because he didn't want me to drive over the sewer connection. Not doing that was gratuity enough
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:50 AM   #11
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I do not. Many "guides" are required to do so as part of their job.

The campgrounds are doing that so that you do not damage the facilities while positioning your rig.

Believe it or not I watched a camper,(Too far away to offer assistance in time) drive OVER a water and electrical pedestal on a pull through site.

After doing so he then backed up and ran over it again even with the fountain of water he created!!
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I've stayed at many KOAs (and other campgrounds) and nobody has ever guided me to a campsite.

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:11 AM   #13
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I wouldn't tip. I have been guided at only a few campgrounds. It seems to me that those have unusual road patterns, narrow bridge, one-ways, etc. I have been asked many times if I have been there before. If I have, the conversation and help seems to be abbreviated. It's part of the employees job at those campgrounds that do escort and also, a tip should reflect the quality of a service. It would be hard to escort poorly.
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Here's a tip, Don't Drink Yellow Snow

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