Hi Mike and welcome to the forums! I'm in SoCal too (Riverside County) so we aren't too far from each other.
A bit of driveway camping can be helpful. It's a good way to get and know your trailer before hitting the road. I wished I had thought about it when I took delivery of my TT.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West