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Seeing this late but comments are correct that this is an age old issue and probably the most debated one in the truck camper world.
I learned this the hard way and bought the current camper we have, a Northern Lite 8.11 SE, after I already had a near new Ford F250. My lack of knowledge at the time cost me about $6000 dollars when I made the decision to trade in my F250 with less than 10,000 miles on it for an F350 that had the payload capacity to handle our camper. Lesson learned but I am under all my published weight limits fully wet and can go down the road with confidence and sleep well at night knowing my rig is safe.

2017 F350 Super Duty 4x4, CCSB, XLT Premium Package, 6.2 gas, 3.73 rear end, GVWR 11,300 lbs, Payload 4226 lbs, Silver Ingot, Camper Package, Split bench front seat, Upfitter switches, LED Box Lighting, Rear Step Tailgate, Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Airbags with Air Lift WirelessAIR on board compressor kit and remote, Torklift Upper Stableloads, Torklift tie downs w/ Fastguns
2017 Northern Lite 8.11 QC SE