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RCI Weeks - TPUs

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I’m trying to understand how the RCI "Weeks" membership program works. I haven’t paid for the RCI Weeks membership fee yet and would like to know more before I do. I am trying to figure out much trading power I will receive for my timeshare week. I have a one week 2-bedroom lock off at Le Reve Hotel and Spa in Playa del Carmen Mexico. (Not all inclusive). We don’t need a 2-bedroom lock off and so will deposit a 1 bedroom and a studio. I understand that how far in advance you deposit the unit increases the TPUs. Is there a table anywhere that will tell me how may TPUs I will get for a 1 bedroom and a studio? It seems as though RCI doesn’t want to give this information out until after I become a member. Can anyone help?
 

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When I just did a search for exchanging in, two similar resorts came up. I couldn't tell the difference. They were all studios, no kitchens. Perhaps the lockout part of your type unit? Some were rentals at over $1000 per week. Others were rentals of $200 or so, or 5-10 TPUs. Very confusing for me. Perhaps someone can be of more help. Maybe post on the Mexico forum here.
 

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There are 2 similar codes: DF58 Le Reve EP This one shows hotel units (sleeps 2) and studio units (sleeps 2).
the other is DF10 Le Reve Hotel and Spa This one shows only hotel units (sleeps 3)

The more important factor to getting higher tpu's is the week deposited. The studio ranges from a low of 10 (huricanne season) to a high of 22 (week 51 and 52) and the hotel 8/19. Most studio weeks are in 12-14 range. the Most hotel weeks are in the 12-13 range.
 

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The more important factor to getting higher tpu's is the week deposited. The studio ranges from a low of 10 (huricanne season) to a high of 22 (week 51 and 52) and the hotel 8/19. Most studio weeks are in 12-14 range. the Most hotel weeks are in the 12-13 range.
There you go! Now you know what they're currently offering. Of course that can change year by year as trends shift.

As an idea of what you could trade into, I could get an off season Orlando or Vegas week for 7-10 TPU. I was able to get prime Sedona for 22. If you like the challenge and the hunt you can get prime other locations for 22, it's just going to take planning and patience. Plus work in the fees - fee to join RCI and fee to exchange, plus possibly fees to combine deposits.
 

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There you go! Now you know what they're currently offering. Of course that can change year by year as trends shift.

As an idea of what you could trade into, I could get an off season Orlando or Vegas week for 7-10 TPU. I was able to get prime Sedona for 22. If you like the challenge and the hunt you can get prime other locations for 22, it's just going to take planning and patience. Plus work in the fees - fee to join RCI and fee to exchange, plus possibly fees to combine deposits.
 

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It is a bit confusing. The resort offers all-inclusive and non all-inclusive. I see from looking at the resort description that DF10 is all-inclusive and DF58 is not all-inclusive.

Thank you for the responses. Your responses are helpful and give me a better idea of what to expect. I’m still undecided about whether to join RCI. This is the only exchange company available for my resort. Right now RCI is offering us a 5-year membership for $297. It works out to about $60 per year. At the moment I only have 1 week to exchange for 2017, no weeks to exchange in 2018 and 2019, 3 weeks in 2020 and 4 weeks in 2021 and 2022. Since I would be only exchanging 1 week for 2017 it might be difficult to use up all the TPUs. I’m guessing that RCI would give us about 10 TPUs. I think I could get a least get a one-week exchange, but wouldn’t have enough for a second week. I would loose any left over TPUs since I have nothing to exchange until 2020. Would it be worth paying the membership to get the last minute vacations?
 

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It is a bit confusing. The resort offers all-inclusive and non all-inclusive. I see from looking at the resort description that DF10 is all-inclusive and DF58 is not all-inclusive.

Thank you for the responses. Your responses are helpful and give me a better idea of what to expect. I’m still undecided about whether to join RCI. This is the only exchange company available for my resort. Right now RCI is offering us a 5-year membership for $297. It works out to about $60 per year. At the moment I only have 1 week to exchange for 2017, no weeks to exchange in 2018 and 2019, 3 weeks in 2020 and 4 weeks in 2021 and 2022. Since I would be only exchanging 1 week for 2017 it might be difficult to use up all the TPUs. I’m guessing that RCI would give us about 10 TPUs. I think I could get a least get a one-week exchange, but wouldn’t have enough for a second week. I would loose any left over TPUs since I have nothing to exchange until 2020. Would it be worth paying the membership to get the last minute vacations?
I would not join RCI if my the TPUs for the deposit of my home resort were only 10 TPU. Of course, it depends on where & when you want to travel, but when I see weeks as low as 10 TPU, they are generally also available as a Getaway (cash rental), which doesn't require the $239 trade fee.
Add your maintenance fee for your home resort to the $239 trade fee. Is the total less than what you it would cost to pay cash for a Getaway at the potential trade resort?
 

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I would not join RCI if my the TPUs for the deposit of my home resort were only 10 TPU. Of course, it depends on where & when you want to travel, but when I see weeks as low as 10 TPU, they are generally also available as a Getaway (cash rental), which doesn't require the $239 trade fee.
Add your maintenance fee for your home resort to the $239 trade fee. Is the total less than what you it would cost to pay cash for a Getaway at the potential trade resort?
Well I've decided to sign up for 1 year @ $69 and give it a try. For an exchange I'll be out $69 + $239, no maintenance fee. Hopefully I'll have enough TPUs to get an exchange we like. We can go off season so that should help. This will give us a chance to see if RCI is worth using.
 
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