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  1. momofthreeplusone

    Buying a 2BD vs 1 BD at Lawai Beach Resort

    Can anyone offer advice. I am considering buying an EY 2 BR at Lawai Beach Resort. Does anyone know what kind of value this resort holds for trading through RCI or II? Wondering if I need to buy a 2 BD or could just buy a 1 BD in Hawaii and potentially be able to trade into a 2 BD elsewhere...
  2. SteelerGal

    RCI and trading HGVC Home TS

    We purchased our HGVC MarBrisa TS for open season and other perks. We are local and a large family so MF and location isn’t an issue. My questions are do I need a separate RCI membership to access other RCI properties? Wanting to maximize our exchange for multiple short stays, when is the...
  3. connect1

    When you book a resort from an exchange company do you view the resorts website?

    Curious, mostly because I do this for a living, and so many of the resort websites are outdated ... When you are searching resorts in RCI, Interval, other exchange companies, or here on TUG, do you visit the resort website or do you base your decision on the photos posted on the exchange company...
  4. GT1

    Tips to learning/using the Wyndham to RCI exchange system

    We've owned our Wyndham/Fairfield TS for little over 10 years and have gone to many of the resorts within the Wyndham system. However, I am curious about RCI exchanges and wondered if those of you experienced with the WYN-RCI connection/portal would have any recommended reading so that I could...
  5. S

    Reduced RCI availability to HGVC members??

    We just conducted a test where we had a friend log into their RCI account at the same time we logged into our HGVC RCI account. We each conducted an exchange search for Cabo San Lucas in July/August 2018. We were shocked to find that our friend had 8 pages of listing when we only had 8 resorts...
  6. J

    Get WM Credits by Exchanging other TS week into RCI

    We recently did an owner presentation and learned that we can trade another timeshare week we have each year and get 7000 WM points into our account. They gave us a form to fill out once we have exchanged into RCI. Have any of you done this successfully? Any tips/tricks? Is it worth it? (I...