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Is swapping exchanges midweek acceptable to RCI?


TUG Member
Jun 6, 2005
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Green Bay, Wisconsin

I was hoping you could give me an "official" answer to this question. I asked a VC this question, and was told it was perfectly acceptable, but would like to have the answer confirmed.

Let's assume I exchange a week to Orlando. Another member exchanges in to Sanibel Island for the same week. If the other member and I agree, can we swap units midweek? No money would exchange hands, we would just "give" the other person use of the unit for a few days. We would work out the specifics between us and make the resort aware of the change in occupancy.



Aug 24, 2005
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While obivously not an official answer, I think what you are proposing is simply a variation of the customary comings and goings of guests. No resort is going to tell you who has to stay what days as long as occupancy requirements aren't violated. Hosts never have to stay the whole week and friends and relatives are often left for a few days without the "owner" around. Whatever we do is fine in this regard.

Some countries might require by law a detailed guest list, but not in North America. No resort I have ever seen even bothers to find out the names of anyone other than the person responsible financially. (You might think they would in case of fires, emergencies and so on.)

But I am sure the resort if not RCI will hold the individual who does the initial check-in as liable for all costs, etc. for the whole week. I doubt if you could divide a week as to financial liability.


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Apr 23, 2005
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Carmel, IN

If you are the ones checking in, there is generally not a problem as long as you're aware that you are taking responsibility for any damage caused or fees incurred by your guests after you leave. However, if your are not checking in, you'll need a Guest Certificate for the parties who will be arriving first. The RCI members are then still responsible for their guests.