2002 Chevy Silverado towing questions

Tiny
INDIANOUTLAW73
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2002 Chevy Silverado 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

i have a 2002 chevy silverado with the 4.3l v-6 I use it to tow my 26 ft bumper pull travel trailer but it seems to put the truck in a bit of a bind while towing even with the tow/haul button turned on. Have been thinking about getting a hypertech programmer to help with this but not sure, I have talked to a couple people that have them and they love them but they have v-8s in there trucks. Any suggestions on this matter?
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 3:04 PM

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Tiny
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Ok so tell me what is the GVWR on the door? Then what does the trailer weight? I don't think the 20hp gain at best would be the fix. The engine is just to small and don't have the torque needed to do the job with a trailer of that size. Don't get me wrong the 4.3 isn't a bad engine as V6's go but still is a V6.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
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Is there any thing else I can help with?
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 AT 9:24 AM

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