- 1 Design
- 2 Performance
- 3 Image Gallery
- 4 Variants
- 5 Prominent Appearances in Missions
- 6 Locations
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Navigation
Grand Theft Auto V
The truck features very strong design elements from selected pickups and vans of the 1930s and 1940s. It is heavily based on the Dodge Power Wagon from the late 40s, with traits of the Studebaker US6 from the mid-40s, seen in its grille and lights. Its overall design hints that is is military truck from World War II, similar to the historical context of the Kalahari.
The lower area of the front fascia features a large black bumper with a sump guard below it, a winch behind it and a plate holder on the driver side, while the upper area features a rectangular grille with vertical separations and four circular headlights mounted on the fenders, behind two small grilled defenses. The hood area has small vents on the sides, as well as a black snorkel air intake coming from the left side of the engine bay, which is almost as tall as the cabin. The sides make use of wide fender arches and side steps, which provide access to the cabin. The cabin itself is very similar to the Rat-Loader, but uses a larger windshield with bulkier wipers and smaller rear windows.
The rear area consist of a long truck bed with wide rear fender arches and no tailgate on the end, along with circular tail lights derived from trucks like the Phantom and the Packer. A plate holder can be seen on the passenger-side fender.
The interior of the truck is shared with the Rat-Loader, being a worn variation of the one used in the Bobcat XL. The center of the interior may have several extra components in the enhanced version, like two different cups within a cup holder (Burger Shot milkshake or ECola can), an ashtray or a phone holder.
The truck may spawn either with an empty bed or with two different variations of assorted debris around the front area. It can spawn in a variety of colors with a rusty appearance, where the primary one is applied on the bodywork and the secondary one on the fenders and side steps. It uses plain, industrial-like wheels with a worn appearance, wrapped in high-profile tires with knobby treads.
Current Design Gallery
Grand Theft Auto V
The truck features a high ground clearance and has good performance when off-roading, but falls short when hillclimbing due to the RWD layout. Acceleration is more than adequate due to its great torque, especially when upgraded. Weight is surprisingly low considering its real life counterpart, which weighs in at nearly three tons. Because of this, the truck can be easily slowed down when crashing into light vehicles. Top speed is quite impressive and can keep up with modern, less expensive cars. Handling is mediocre as expected. The ride is stiff and turning is unresponsive but it has low body roll due to its robust leaf spring suspension.
The Duneloader can also tolerate deep water. While not amphibious, the Duneloader can be submerged up until the snorkel on the left side of the cab is drowned. This is because exhausts in GTA V determine when the vehicle should cut out under water, and the Duneloader's snorkel is considered an exhaust by the game - moreover, small amounts of exhaust fumes can be seen coming out of the snorkel. Since the snorkel ("exhaust") is raised above the cab, the player can drive the Duneloader underwater so long as the tip of the snorkel remains above the water surface. This trait is shared with its armed variant, the Half-track.
The Duneloader is powered by a large engine that resembles those found in the Phantom and Flatbed, but the low quality of the texture makes it unable to determine its exact configuration. It can be noted that the vehicle's engine and transmission seem relatively undermentioned, as the vehicle tends to over-rev during gearshifts, severely impacting the vehicle's acceleration and a lack of a 5th gear results in a low top speed, despite the relatively high-revving engine. In the original version, its engine sound is the same as light/medium trucks like the Benson and the Mule, while in the enhanced version, it uses a smoother engine sound similar to the one on the Rat-Loader and the Rusty Rebel.
The player is able to stand in the bed of the vehicle without the risk of falling off, and take cover in the back of the cab.
GTA V Overview
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
(mph / kmh)
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
(kg / lbs)
|N/A||78 / 125||4||N/A||RWD||2100 / 4630||65|
|N/A||N/A||4||RWD||Cannot be observed||Cannot be observed|
Grand Theft Auto V
|Category||Modification||Cost (GTA V)||Cost (GTA Online)|
|Armor Upgrade 20%||$500||$4,500|
|Armor Upgrade 40%||$1,250||$7,500|
|Armor Upgrade 60%||$2,000||$12,000|
|Armor Upgrade 80%||$3,500||$21,000|
|Armor Upgrade 100%||$5,000||$30,000|
|Engine||EMS Upgrade, Level 1||$900||$1,800|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 2||$1,250||$2,500|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 3||$1,800||$3,600|
|EMS Upgrade, Level 4||$3,350||$6,700|
|Horns||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns||-||-|
|Neon Kits||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights||-||-|
|Plates||Blue on White 1||$50||$200|
|Blue on White 2||$50||$200|
|Blue on White 3||$50||$200|
|Yellow on Blue||$75||$300|
|Yellow on Black||$150||$600|
|Respray||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors||-||-|
|Wheels||Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels||-||-|
Grand Theft Auto V
(Rear quarter view)
The Half-track is a half-tracked, turreted variant of the Duneloader featured in the Gunrunning update, sharing the front section of the Duneloader and replacing the rear one with rear tracks and a large bed. It is also fitted with a turret that can be used by another player.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
Grand Theft Auto Online
- A Duneloader appears as the Set-up vehicle for the Gunrunning Bunker, a mission only done once when the player first buys it.
Grand Theft Auto V & Online
- Usually found parked in Stab City.
- Spawns around rural areas such as Grapeseed.
- Commonly found driving around in Davis Quartz.
- Very common in Paleto Bay.
- Often spawn near Fort Zancudo.
- Seems to spawn near the Los Santos Customs in the Grand Senora Desert at sunset.
- Can sometimes be found parked on the side of road on Cassidy Trail in Raton Canyon.
- Spawns more often parked around The Lost Motorcycle Club Hideout when driving a Karin Rebel
- Can be requested in Free Mode for organizations through SecuroServ Vehicles menu for FREE.
- The default radio station for the Duneloader is Rebel Radio.
- Walton - Potential 3D Universe counterpart.
- Rat Loader - A rat rod version of the Duneloader.
- Half-track - Half-track conversion of the Duneloader.