Hi and welcome to the forums! You mentioned upgrading to the Berkshire - what did you used to have? There is a learning curve to RVing but you can take it at a speed you are comfortable with.
Where in SoCal are you visiting? I'm from SoCal so I'm always looking for good ideas.
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