I'm considering my first RV remodel and would appreciate some advice.
If you had the opportunity to choose between the following which would you choose and why?
1. 1950 Spartanette Tandem: Available at no charge. Needs significant repair before move-in ready including (probably) re-doing all electrical and plumbing (which means, as I understand it, removing all interior walls). Both interior and exterior look good. Has original appliances. Has been sitting vacant in a relative's backyard since they last used it 20 years ago. Would require a vehicle (which I don't have) to tow.
2. 1971 Winnebago: Move-in ready. Is currently being lived-in full-time. Has a 413(?) engine. Looks rough on the outside but good on the inside. Has working appliances and a generator. Includes a (supposedly) working air conditioner. Guy is asking $2,500 for.
Our goal is to find something we can live in fulltime (mostly boondocking).
My two big concerns:
The Spartanette (although cuter) would require complete overhaul of the plumbing and electrical (and I don't know what I'm doing although I can follow directions).
The Winnebago (although move-in ready and currently being lived in fulltime) might be hard to get into parks/campgrounds and such as it is older (and looks it).
PLUS the Spartanette is free whereas the Winnie is not.
As stated above I appreciate any insight or guidance as I must make a decision soon.