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Old 07-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #1
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Tip the Escort?

Is it customary to tip the escort who brings you to your campsite? Usually they take me to my site, show me the hook ups and take off. Today the young man seemed to hand around a bit and I was wondering if he was waiting for a tip.
I don't mind throwing the kid a buck or two if he does something extra but I was wondering what was customary.

Thoughts please.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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I have only had one show me to the site, as soon as I pulled in he took off and never saw him for the next 3 days.

I say no unless you feel the person went beyond normal duties.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:10 PM   #3
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I've only experienced that a couple of times but none have lingered for a tip.

The first time, they sort of helped me back in. Unfortunately, I was new or I would have been forceful that my wife helps and no one else. But we got in, just a fair amount of extra work.

The second time, I knew going in that they required their people to help you back in. This was down at Bluewater Key in Key West. Their web site says it ahead of time and they actually did an OK job getting me into the site. I just wish they'd went away at that point and let me straighten out. The guy across the street came out and chuckled at the arm waving of the girls- he says they do it every time and each time he's still yet to figure out what the alligator motion means.

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:53 PM   #4
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Good question....thinking about this now...I really wish I would have tipped the guy helping me back in at Pikes Peak RV Park in Manitou Springs, CO. The most helpful I've ever experienced. Maybe I'll send him something anyways.


But otherwise I don't or haven't. Never really had anyone help as much as that place.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:02 PM   #5
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I do not think I would. Not like a restaurant. Later RJD
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:04 AM   #6
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No, no tips.. But if you are one of the people that don't know how to back up or just nervous about backing up most of us will be happy to get in your truck and back it in for you. Because others are waiting at the entrance for us sometimes that's easier for you and for us. Have a great time and enjoy each other. 🙋
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Never thought about tipping.
I always had the feeling they do it mainly to protect their property/facilities.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:19 AM   #8
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First time out with my first trailer I couldn't get it in the site. The gentleman patiently helped me and told me a better way to do it (at 9-930 at night). I offered up a beer and was politely declined. He was parked next to me so I told him to stop over for dinner one night but he never did.
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Never thought about tipping.
I always had the feeling they do it mainly to protect their property/facilities.
Well that's true because a lot of the parking areas have got tempary power lines and water lines and its te parking crews job to direct you to your assigned area without running over said lines. Besides it tends to keep some order of parking that many units.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:43 AM   #10
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Lots of C/G (Lead/escort) you to your Site! It is good for (You and Them)! If (Anyone offers Help in any way a Automatic Thank You is Warranted)! A above and beyond gesture could render a offer of a Gratuity! Youroo!!
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