I have NEVER been able to trade to a property when I want or where I want. I’ve tried everything. Everything that I’ve been told ( by sales people ) are outright lies.
Unless you want to pay big bucks for prime locations and prime weeks, don’t believe any of the sales pitches from those trying to sell you a time share. ( and if you really want to pay up, you’d be better served just buying a condo somewhere ) This INCLUDES the Disney Vacation Club. Logic would have it that EVERYBODY wants to go to Disney and trading is, and I quote “never a problem”. Until it is.
If you want to go somewhere that you don’t really want to go at a time of the year when you don’t want to go and stay at a property that is probably 9th or 10th on your list, then RCI is worth every cent.
If you’re impressed by all of the wonderful properties available to exchange through RCI, forget it.