to the forums from sunny SoCal. Really sunny today with 92 temp.
Your plans sound good. Playing in the trailer can be helpful in getting to know how everything works. Checking out campgrounds can give you an idea of what to expect along with which sites are your top choice. Talk to other campers and see their feedback too.
Camping locally can be nice too. After all you are familiar with the area so if you need something you will know where to go. Also staying close to home means less traveling time which work well for weekend schedules.
I also jumped into RVing pretty fast too. At first the guys at the storage place would hitch it but that was a temporary solution. Hitching up on my own took a bit of practice until I felt comfortable.
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