I purchased a timeshare at Silverleaf (SL) ultimately because I could exchange it with RCI.
When I tried to deposit my week on the SL website I discovered that SL had blocked the electronic transaction. I was then forced to call SL Reservations and was subjected to all the reasons why I "should stay within the Silverleaf family" of resorts, then told "I had to deposit at least a year early" (not true), and finally was told "things have changed" and I would need to contact SL reservations anytime I wanted to exchange my week. (I guess the web screen that is suppose to make this a simple transaction is just for show?) This certainly isn't the exchange process listed in their literature.
I held my ground and insisted I simply wanted to deposit my "owned" week with RCI. SL said it would take 48-hours to make this happen. I have no idea why they need 2 additional days to process what should be a simple request.
Seems to me they are trying very hard to make the exchange program as difficult as possible. Maybe they figure I'll just give up...NOT!