I have a 2003 3500 crew cab dually and called yesterday to reserve a excavator for this weekend and they asked which unit I want I told them which one and they said okay it and trailer weight about 9500-10000 I said okay no problem. They said do you have a truck that is rated for that I said yea they said okay what is it I told them they said okay truck is fine know did gm screw me on a hitch I said I don't know. They asked me to go read the tow sticker on hitch so I did and go figure only rated at 7500 with out bars and 14000 with. So know they will not let me use it. I have never looked at the hitch I know it was the factory hitch and I have pulled 14k several times of hitch and pulled 12-18K of the goose neck several times all different loads. So I called my dad which has a 07 f250 and of course his is worse 6600 with out bars and 10k with. So cant use his truck I just can't believe I am being told know with this truck. I do understand the whole safety thing but get real. I always remember about 8 years ago when I had a half ton and was always told I couldn't rent this or that because I had to have a 3/4 ton or larger and just got fed up so figured but this 1 ton crew cab dually diesel and will not have to hear that ever again and here we are again. Just wanted to vent I hate all this safety rules do to stupidity.