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- Jun 6, 2005
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- Belly-View, WA
Exactly! All I have ever owned or ever bought are fixed week. No gambles. No calling in at 12:01 am or 8:01am New Year's Day to try to pin down something for Halloween (I don't even know at New Year's if I'm going to be in the US at Halloween!). [snip]
Doug is exactly correct. Every floating time resort that I'm aware of opens reservations on a rolling basis, usually 12 months before check-in date. Some require payment of annual fees when a reservation is made; some simply require that fees be paid as normal, though almost all will require that the account be current before allowing checkin.Huh? I have never had to call in for a reservation on New Years Day. Every resort that I own allows reservations at the 12 month window and some, at 13 months. When reserving a home resort week to use, they don't even require payment of the MF until it's due. If I want to reserve 12 months in advance and deposit that week for exchange, most will require an advance deposit against that years MF. It's a simple thing to do and I've never had to call by a certain time to acomplish what I need.
Floating weeks do take a little more planning but they're not the hassle you seem to believe them to be.
The situations when one does need to be on the phone right away are when trying to reserve a particularly popular week, such as 4th of July at a beach resort. That's because on the day reservations open for that week more owners will submit requests than there are units available.
But that's just the nature of life with a floating reservation system. And we've certainly appreciated not being tied down to a specific check-in date for our floating resorts.