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Increase towing capacity Chevy 1500

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Hi, I am new to this forum and it looks great. Hope you can help. I have a 2010 K1500 , 5.3L flexfuel, crew cab short box with 3.08 rear. The towing capacity is 6800 lbs. I just bought a travel trailer that weighs 6480 lbs. dry weight. Is there anything I could do to increase the towing capacity. Can I change the gear ratio to 3.42 which would increase the max towing to 9500lbs.? And how much would this cost? Or is there anything I could do?
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The main safety issues would be large enough suspension and breaks to support towing that extra weight. Wouldn't want to end up loosing control... changing the gearing would just add to pulling capacity. If you want to increase towing capacity you need to look at the entire package.
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