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Is max occupancy enfoced?

abdibile

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I got an RCI exchange for a 1 BR unit that according to RCI sleeps 2/3

It has a king bed plus a sleeper sofa.

We would be staying with two adults and two small children below 10 years, so space should not be a problem at all. If nothing else works we would be bringing an airbed.

Has anyone experience in what could happen when we try to check into the (2/3) unit with 4 persons?

Or should we just check in 3 of us and tell noone that we are actually four?

Thanks!
 

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i would call the resort and simply say you are thinking of exchanging in but, are a family of four and noticed that the unit has a max of three and if they enforce it. It could be firecode issues where they are required to limit the occupancy or it could be that the unit is simply small and they think the quality of the vacation would be bad if there were four people. In any case I would hate for a family to show up and not be allowed to check in or be evicted for having too many.
 

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With younguns I would think it is doable. Not that I'm speaking from personal experience:ignore: . Just be discreet. The key is not to disturb neighbors and I doubt an extra child would!

"It's easier to seek forgiveness than beg permission"
 

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You need to call the resort - their true maximum occupancy may not be the same as what RCI lists, or they may have discretion to allow an extra person. But whatever the resort tells you, I would follow.

Occupancy is often determined by fire code, and if the resort is full, could lead to legal problems for the resort. This is not an issue of bending the rules but breaking them - consider the lesson you would be teaching your children. If the resort doesn't have any larger units, it could also be an issue of building codes, as strange as that sounds - which could lead to other legal issues for the resort.

As for what could happen, you could be evicted - and possibly be fined. That you wouldn't know until you got to the resort and see the paperwork you sign when you check in. We all place security deposits when we exchange, and you could lose that.

Don't rely on the ability to "hide" an extra person - housekeeping or "nosy" neighbors could report you, and send you on your way. If the occupancy is set for the convenience of the owners, who don't want 4 people in the units, or if it is a sore issue with a neighbor who didn't bring a 4th person because of the policy, they are sure to report you. Can you imagine what you will say to the kids if you are kicked out after 2 nights? Can you imagine what you will do then, and how much it will cost? I'm assuming you found this unit online, because I doubt it would have matched an appropriate ongoing search. Call the resort, and see what they say, before you are stuck with a cancellation fee if they can't accomodate you.
 

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We are facing the same issue for a Thanksgiving exchange. We will have eight consisting of five adults and three children ages 9, 3 and 2. We were originally looking for a two-bedroom at a resort with units that officially sleep six. I called the resort and discussed it with someone who said maybe they would allow seven if the seventh were very young, but they would definitely not allow eight. We finally secured a two-bedroom that sleeps six at a different resort. We were thinking that no one would notice that we have more than six in the unit. But I have been worrying about what we would do if we worse came to worst. Then I looked at the resort website and saw the statement "six person limit strictly enforced". So I started thinking about options. Yesterday I came across a low-priced getaway for a one-bedroom at a resort less than a mile away. So we secured it and now feel much more at ease - for a cost of $300. I imagine all of us will hang out during the day at the exchange resort and some of us will sleep each night at the getaway resort. This will also improve the sleeping situation, especially for the little ones, but probably for all of us.

Your case seems much simpler and I would hope the resort would not have a problem. Aren't sleeper sofas usually counted as sleeping two adults? My advice would be to check with the resort anonymously. If they say no dice then it is your call as to what to do. But I agree with the previous post that you should eliminate the possibility of the worst case outcome.
 
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