Welcome to irv2! *You have found the right place to learn about everything RV related and much more
I live and travel full-time in a 25' Class C with two 8 pound furkids. The size is perfect for us. *Size is relative to your comfort level. I spend the summer parked at my daughter's house in Seattle and the winter at Mom's near Houston. *Spring and Fall are when I travel the western US, letting the weather decide when and where.
If your group includes someone who is handy with tools and can work on cars, this vintage RV will probably work well for you. If not, you might want to consider a bumper pull travel trailer as your first RV. Less to go wrong.
Having a skilled RV person check out the RV systems could save you from making an expensive mistake. Also, if the tires are over 6 years old they can be dangerous, regardless of the tread on them. *There are lots of really great vintage RVs, and lots of old money pits. *I hope you found a great one. There is a vintage RV forum here Vintage RV's - iRV2 Forums
They will be lots of help and reading the older posts will give you a taste of what vintage means.
Most of all -- Have fun!!
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F & 2012 Smart Car toad, 272 watt solar system
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.