The car features very strong design elements from the 1930s or 1940s. The truck can be found in a beater condition and resembles the Dodge Power Wagon from the late '40s. It could also be based on the Studebaker US6 for it's grille and lights, a military truck from the early 40's. Judging by the grille and the overall military-esque appearance, it is likely a military surplus truck from World War II.
The truck features a long load bed with the absence of a tailgate.
The truck features a high ground clearance and high profile off-road tires come fitted as standard, it has a good performance when off-roading but falls short when hillclimbing due to its lack of 4WD. The engine is an industrial sounding 6.7 liter in-line 6 cylinder diesel coupled to a 5 speed transmission. 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 3 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.
GTA V + Online
- Can sometimes be 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.
- The name may be a reference to the Dune vehicle from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
- In GTA Online, this is one of the few vehicles which can be stood upon while it is in motion.
- Exhaust fumes come out from the snorkel air intake instead of a regular exhaust system.
- There are three variants of this truck. One with an empty bed and the other two with various debris in their beds. All are rusty and lack tailgates.
- Dirt on the horizontal areas cannot be washed and accumulates in a strange fashion. On the other hand, dirt on the sides and wheels will be washed away in Los Santos Customs.
- It shares both its engine noise and its horn with the Mule.
- If the player steals a Duneloader and stores it in a garage while it is loaded with a casket during Friends Reunited, the casket will instantly disappear.