Its doable, you just have to pack light and/or remove some weight. I did that when I had pup.Thanks everyone for all the advice. While I might be just fine going by the numbers, I will also be close to my max, and that probably would be an issue if I was going to places where I might be climbing to the few places in Arkansas that are 2000' feet or so. As mentioned above, traveling longer distances could be an issue as I like to travel to New Mexico quite often.
I think I will pass on the camper for now.