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MMluvsWDW
03-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Has anyone had any luck trading into DVC using RCI? Any suggestions or tips on how to do this? I really want to do this hoping it would convince my husband we need DVC!! Thanks guys!!!

smuggs01
03-24-2010, 10:49 AM
I recently was successful for "Jersey Week"...but, I have RCI Points.

bwvBound
03-24-2010, 10:53 AM
I've traded in twice via RCI Weeks (2BR BWV Jan-2010; 3BR SSR Oct-2010) and 5 times via II (2004-2008). Suggestions: Have a strong trader, use "online" searches to see if your week has sufficient strength to pull DVC; use "Ongoing Search" for specific dates/resorts; remain flexible in both date and resort.

Dean
03-24-2010, 09:43 PM
I've had maybe 16-18 exchanges in mostly with RCI points but a couple with RCI weeks as well. The keys seem to be NOT having an Orlando week associated with your account in any way and looking for relatively off times like Jan, Feb, May, Sept, Oct, etc. Being able to accept a 1 BR instead of looking for a 2 BR and being willing to accept any DVC resort. Then for RCI points it's checking several times every day until you find what you want. For RCI weeks it's having an ongoing search with a week of sufficient trade power starting at about 1 year ahead or earlier and at least 11 months ahead.

ccgirl
03-24-2010, 09:53 PM
It really depends on where you own. I own a week in Maui and was able to trade a studio for a 2BR at BWV 11 months out. There is an exclusion area where you cannot trade into DVC if you are trading an Orlando week. Do a search on your banked week and see if any of the Disney resorts come up. I pretty much had a pick of any week at any resort. Again, that was with Hawaii which has fantastic trading power. Good luck!

MMluvsWDW
03-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys, i'm glad to see that some have made it in! Well I have officially started an ongoing search with open resorts and about a month window. So we'll see what happens!

bwvBound
03-25-2010, 08:16 PM
What time frame are you searching?

MMluvsWDW
03-26-2010, 07:06 AM
We're looking Oct. 15- Nov. 7 for checkin dates. We're stuck on the week long checkin which requires a Fri, Sat, Sun checkin. However, for a free location to stay (points from parents) there's no complaining on anything. I know it's a shot to try and get in but I can always get last min. off property so I figured why not go for it!

Cee
03-26-2010, 08:00 AM
I was able to exchange a Red week for VWL the first week in Nov. :thumbsup2

bwvBound
03-26-2010, 08:12 AM
We're looking Oct. 15- Nov. 7 for checkin dates. We're stuck on the week long checkin which requires a Fri, Sat, Sun checkin. However, for a free location to stay (points from parents) there's no complaining on anything. I know it's a [long?] shot to try and get in but I can always get last min. off property so I figured why not go for it!FWIW, I don't currently see anything for your date range in RCI Weeks. The Oct weeks I can see have check-in dates for 10/2 or 10/3. The "Points" side may be different.

Dean
03-26-2010, 09:53 PM
FWIW, I don't currently see anything for your date range in RCI Weeks. The Oct weeks I can see have check-in dates for 10/2 or 10/3. The "Points" side may be different.I sent them a PM, there were 2 BWV 2 BR units for 16 & 17 Oct earlier tonight.

bwvBound
03-26-2010, 10:07 PM
I sent them a PM, there were 2 BWV 2 BR units for 16 & 17 Oct earlier tonight.Sweet! Thanks for posting the good news -- I hope they are able to book it.

tidefan
03-27-2010, 12:17 AM
It really depends on where you own. I own a week in Maui and was able to trade a studio for a 2BR at BWV 11 months out. There is an exclusion area where you cannot trade into DVC if you are trading an Orlando week. Do a search on your banked week and see if any of the Disney resorts come up. I pretty much had a pick of any week at any resort. Again, that was with Hawaii which has fantastic trading power. Good luck!

It also depends when you deposit. My in-laws deposited a 2-Bdrm Shoulder Royal Palm Beach Club (St Maarten) a year ago, but deposited it about 3 months before the week. It did not see Disney (for that matter, it didn't even see any other RPBC deposits - it did see the Hilton's though). This year, they deposited the same week 12 months out and voila, there are the DVC's...

Dean
03-27-2010, 04:44 AM
It also depends when you deposit. My in-laws deposited a 2-Bdrm Shoulder Royal Palm Beach Club (St Maarten) a year ago, but deposited it about 3 months before the week. It did not see Disney (for that matter, it didn't even see any other RPBC deposits - it did see the Hilton's though). This year, they deposited the same week 12 months out and voila, there are the DVC's...It matters even more so with RCI than it did with II.

Sweet! Thanks for posting the good news -- I hope they are able to book it.I didn't hear back so I hope they got the info and the week. I don't know if they were looking for a 2 BR or had enough points for a 2 BR.

Dean
03-27-2010, 05:34 AM
Sweet! Thanks for posting the good news -- I hope they are able to book it.There's still one of those weeks there this morning so I'm hoping they got the other or get this one. Still, at 94,500 RCI points, a lot of people aren't going to have enough for a 2 BR, a high season week is 118,500.

DisforXmas
03-27-2010, 07:06 AM
We were able to exchange into a SSR 2Br for Christmas week, 12/25-1/1/11, we own at Hilton.

bwvBound
03-27-2010, 11:53 AM
We were able to exchange into a SSR 2Br for Christmas week, 12/25-1/1/11, we own at Hilton.Nice trade! :cool1:

DisforXmas
03-27-2010, 06:11 PM
Thanks, now we need to figure out where to have Christmas dinner, any suggestions?:santa:

Dean
03-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Thanks, now we need to figure out where to have Christmas dinner, any suggestions?:santa:Lots of Disney Restaurants will do a traditional dinner. Specific restaurant choices would vary whether it's lunch or dinner. For Dinner my first choice is Boatwrights at Port Orleans but we've been to Liberty Tree, Crystal Palace, and Rose and Crown for holidays.. Depending on the size of the group, you might consider one of the places that does a package meal like Publix, Cracker Barrel, etc.

MMluvsWDW
03-27-2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the information everyone. I was just going to check on those weeks tonight and they're down for maintenance argh! We are on a weekly plan so I'm not sure those weeks might just be for points trade in. Oh man these timeshares are confusing!

Dean
03-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the information everyone. I was just going to check on those weeks tonight and they're down for maintenance argh! We are on a weekly plan so I'm not sure those weeks might just be for points trade in. Oh man these timeshares are confusing!These are points only. I don't have anything to check on the weeks side currently. IF you're with the week side, you should have an ongoing search for what you want.

bwvBound
03-28-2010, 09:18 AM
Just re-checked RCI Weeks. Not seeing anything in your date range. Still have the 10/2 and 10/3 checkins -- but no other Oct.

Yes, please do use the Ongoing Search!

ccgirl
03-29-2010, 08:59 AM
As others have said, it depends on how far in advance you deposit your week, what week you own, and where that week is located. Just out of curiosity, where is the week you own? I did not have to do a search when I deposit my Hawaii week, there were several weeks at several resorts available. Good luck!

bwvBound
03-31-2010, 10:46 AM
Deleted ... see post below. (Dup)

bwvBound
03-31-2010, 10:50 AM
We're looking Oct. 15- Nov. 7 for checkin dates. We're stuck on the week long checkin which requires a Fri, Sat, Sun checkin. However, for a free location to stay (points from parents) there's no complaining on anything. I know it's a shot to try and get in but I can always get last min. off property so I figured why not go for it!Reposting ... can't see my earlier reply. Spotted the following Oct dates this morning on RCI Weeks: BWV, 1BR with check-in on either 10/15 or 10/17
VWL, 1BR with check-in on 10/30
VWL, 2BR with check-in on 10/22Did your open search book something? Given these new listings, if your open search didn't book something today -- it may not have enough trade power or meet other restrictions/requirements.

itradehilton
03-31-2010, 03:29 PM
We own with hilton and were able to get 2 weeks back to back in 2bdr. I am so happy they are trading with RCI.

MMluvsWDW
04-01-2010, 08:28 PM
bwvBound,
How did you see those weeks. I've been checking every night and I haven't seen anything in the weeks deposit. I have two weeks. The first is:
Mountain Loft 59,691 pts. The other is Bluegreen Club 36 90,393 pts.
Thanks for the help guys. I think I need to set up an ongoing search for the Bluegreen Club too it looks like they only have one search going on.

Dean
04-01-2010, 08:39 PM
bwvBound,
How did you see those weeks. I've been checking every night and I haven't seen anything in the weeks deposit. I have two weeks. The first is:
Mountain Loft 59,691 pts. The other is Bluegreen Club 36 90,393 pts.
Thanks for the help guys. I think I need to set up an ongoing search for the Bluegreen Club too it looks like they only have one search going on.It sounds like you've confused yourself. BG has 2 potential connections to RCI. One is through the weeks side where you must have previously deposited a week with RCI. The other is through the new travelers plus points connection. While you can search RCI weeks through that account, you will NOT see any RCI points resorts that have found their way over to the RCI weeks side. This is a rule of the system. That means the BWV 2 BR weeks I mentioned earlier would have been available to you. Don't waste your time looking on the weeks side through your BG points account, at least that seems to be what you might have been doing.

MMluvsWDW
04-04-2010, 03:05 PM
I'm pretty sure I've been logging in and looking at the Ava. On the weeks side. And I'm still seeing nothing. The points are listed when I go look at my ongoing vacation plans that's why I listed points. Not sure what I'm doing wrong... Maybe my week just isn't strong enough.

Dean
04-04-2010, 03:46 PM
I'm pretty sure I've been logging in and looking at the Ava. On the weeks side. And I'm still seeing nothing. The points are listed when I go look at my ongoing vacation plans that's why I listed points. Not sure what I'm doing wrong... Maybe my week just isn't strong enough.If you're looking in your weeks membership you should not have any points info listed on your exchanges. That membership number should be 9 digits with no dashes. If you have a BG points membership, that is a single digit likely starting with 8 followed by a dash. You can only see inventory in the weeks side through a weeks account but it may include inventory that has found itself from points to week. From a points membership you can only see points inventory and non RCI points resorts in the weeks side.

If you're looking on the weeks side and not seeing anything, you likely don't have sufficient trade power. What resort, unit size and week do you have on file? how far ahead of the week you gave RCI, did you deposit it. There really isn't a lot of BG inventory that will see DVC.

MMluvsWDW
04-04-2010, 06:11 PM
Select Resort Name Travel Window ... Available Units ... * Status ...
All Deposits
[102,757]
* *
MountainLoft Resort II*(#8883) 01-Apr-2007 to 30-Nov-2010
[59,498]
*
Available - Tied to Ongoing Search
[View Criteria]
Bluegreen Club 36*(#A851) 01-Apr-2009 to 30-Apr-2012
[90,434]
*
Available to Exchange

This is what I see when I log in on the weeks side of RCI. Hopefully this will explain where I was pulling points from.

Dean
04-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Select Resort Name Travel Window ... Available Units ... * Status ...
All Deposits
[102,757]
* *
MountainLoft Resort II*(#8883) 01-Apr-2007 to 30-Nov-2010
[59,498]
*
Available - Tied to Ongoing Search
[View Criteria]
Bluegreen Club 36*(#A851) 01-Apr-2009 to 30-Apr-2012
[90,434]
*
Available to Exchange

This is what I see when I log in on the weeks side of RCI. Hopefully this will explain where I was pulling points from.The numbers you see are the number of resort available for you to exchange to. I don't have a deposit on file to compare to but going by my (and others) experience the last few years, a very good trader will pull close to 150000 exchange options. The lowest one I've had has been around 100K options and that was a studio. I doubt you'll have any chance of exchanging in to DVC with either of those options other than for under 45 days possibly. No harm in trying, just not much chance of success. Maybe bwvBound, Brian or others have deposits they can compare with to give you a better idea. Are you a travelers plus members? If so, you have access to the RCI points side as well.

bwvBound
04-04-2010, 07:15 PM
The numbers you see are the number of resort available for you to exchange to. <snip> Maybe bwvBound, Brian or others have deposits they can compare with to give you a better idea.
I've pasted my results below. Of these, only the Grand Pacific Palisades sees DVC -- and I'm only able to see weeks beyond Aug 2010 based on my deposit's travel window. The deposits titled "The Seapointer" are from a non-rated resort in South Africa and are not expected to match DVC.
All Deposits [154,415]

The Seapointer (#2049)
01-Aug-2008 to 31-Aug-2011
[110,826]

The Seapointer (#2049)
01-Aug-2009 to 31-Aug-2012
[129,881]

Grand Pacific Resorts at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort (#5362)
01-Aug-2010 to 31-Aug-2013
[129,194]Edited: I'm currently only seeing one week inside MMluvsWDW's target dates ... but plenty of other weeks in either Sept/Nov. BWV 1 BR checkin: 15-Oct-2010

MMluvsWDW
04-04-2010, 07:22 PM
Thanks Dean, That makes more sense. Well I guess we'll just wait and see what happens. I guess if worst comes to worst we'll be off site again. Oh well at least I'll be there right!

Dean
04-05-2010, 05:28 PM
Thanks Dean, That makes more sense. Well I guess we'll just wait and see what happens. I guess if worst comes to worst we'll be off site again. Oh well at least I'll be there right!You should likely put in for the best option that work well for you off site now. In your exact situation I see no reason to wait. Better to get your top choices off site than take your chances in this situation.