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Diamond now taking over Sunrise Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge

Discussion in 'US - Central States Timesharing' started by Kozman, Mar 15, 2018.

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    Everything I have read about this company (DRI) has been awful. I own four deeded weeks at Sunrise Ridge and never fell into the RCI points trap, as I purchased specifically to use my time in Pigeon Forge, TN. I do not plan to join the DRI point system and give up my deeded property as many have done in the past. They are also taking over a portion of Alhambra in Poinciana, FL and probably Tree Tops in Gatlinburg, TN and possibly a portion of Oakmont in Pigeon Forge. If necessary, I will just use my deeded weeks, but am hopeful they keep the Amber internal point system for Sunrise, but am quite doubtful. Hoping to get my allotted points reserved for the remainder of 2018 before this terrible company takes over completely.
     
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    My reading of that page says not that the first 400 that vote get a $50 gift card. It says that if you're one of the first 400 you QUALIFY to win the $50 gift card. Maybe only giving ONE away?
     
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    We own at Oakmont which has ridiculously low MF. Never stayed there as we use our RCI points from there elsewhere.

    Have not gotten any notification about DRI having any role there.
     
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    Talent312 may want to start a new thread in the appropriate forum. I found this several months ago after finding my mail ripped in half on the ground on the side of the road. Great way to see what's MISSING from your mailbox!



     
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    We purchased 3 timeshares from second party sellers and they are all deeded weeks and they are for the weeks that we want for Bike Week in Daytona Beach and Bike Week in Myrtle Beach and another for Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach. If we gave these up for points, we would not be able to get these specific weeks for these events. We intend to keep our weeks units because we use them every year, we do not turn them in for trade or bank them. Has anyone been forced to convert their weeks to points in any of the companies that have taken over management of their resorts.
     
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    One phrase in particular sticks out in this article....'while establishing adequate operating reserves in the resort budgets'. Translation...we think they are too low now and your maintenance fees need to go up a lot!
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    They will use scare tactics but they can't/won't force you.
     
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    Funny but I just received a letter from Sunrise indicating I had to reserve my week before xxxxxxx or it will automatically go into my Amber points account!!!!? Wonder if they will honor points already banked?
     
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    They'll use scare tactics like:
    "All your fellow owners are converting to THE Club, if you don't, your ability to book what you want will constantly dwindle."

    You should be able to continue as you did before and your Amber Points should be there.
     

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