The stock camera is also perfect for trailer hookup, at least for me. Man, we are way derailed from the original post now!
I think you dodged a headache. Yes that is pretty normal rust, but not great.
You would be cutting out the LCAs, struts, shocks, probably caliper pins, skid plate bolts, and on and on.
Hell, I just snapped off a bump-stop this weekend. That was fun. Thanks Ohio.
Any other fish on the hook?