(Rear quarter view)
|Vehicle type||Public Service/Industrial vehicle|
|Body style||Tow truck|
|Capacity||2 (driver and passenger)|
|Appearance(s)||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Related vehicle(s)||Tow Truck|
The Vapid Large Tow Truck, also spelt Large Towtruck, is, as implied, a tow truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V. It is significantly larger than its smaller counterpart. The vehicle is simply named Tow Truck in game.
The design for the Large Tow Truck seems to be derived from Grand Theft Auto IV's Yankee, with an identical cab and chassis design. The major differences between the Large Tow Truck and the normal Tow Truck are the model of inspiration, the size and the inability of being customized and stored. Unlike the other version, it has a heightened ground clearance, thus towing vehicles is considerably easier than its other variant. The Large Tow Truck has a slightly rusted body.
The Large Tow Truck is powered by a V8 diesel engine, which is capable of bringing the truck up to great top speeds, however due to its weight, it is sluggish and unresponsive when accelerated. Its long wheelbase and chassis results in it having a large turning radius, but due to its weight, it is very stable when cornering and maneuvering at high speeds. Additionally, it can easily ram smaller cars off the road, and its durability is remarkable.
- A large tow truck reliably spawns parked outside in front of the Los Santos Customs garage located off of Greenwich Parkway near San Andreas Interstate 5 (La Puerta Freeway) between La Puerta and Vespucci Beach, behind Los Santos International Airport (LSIA).
- After purchasing the LSPD Auto Impound (as Franklin), a Large Tow Truck appears ready for the towing side missions.
- A large tow truck intermittently spawns inside an open barnhouse on the lefthand side of Dignity Village (a homeless encampment accessed through railroad underpass) located off of Route 1 (Great Ocean Highway) in Mount Chiliad (more precisely, across from Ray-n-May's Up-n-Atom Burger Shakes & Hamburgers Diner restaurant next to Procopio Truck Stop).
- It will often times spawn a couple feet across away from the Zancudo River parked at Ortega's trailer home.
- Can also be spotted on the road being driven on highways.
- Sometimes spawns off the side of the road on the northern end of Sandy Shores.
- The default radio station of the Large Tow Truck is:
- GTA V: Rebel Radio
- The truck is used in the Heist, Blitz Play. It is also used in the side mission, Grass Roots, playing as Franklin.
- It is used in the Repossession mission(s) encountered by Franklin, with Tonya.
- All variations of the Large Tow Truck, without exception, feature a transfer on each door: "Casey's Highway Clearance".
- It's a variant of the Scrap Truck, which at same time is based on a Yankee, from GTA IV.
- It may also be a variant of the Tipper for the front as well as the Yankee.
- Like the Cargobob, the Large Tow Truck can tow most of the land vehicles in the game compared to the Towtruck.
- The Large Tow Truck can also tow larger vehicles; Bus, Dashound, Packer, Phantom, Stockade, Dock Handler and Dozer
- The flashing lights may be activated the same way one would activate the lights and siren on emergency vehicles. However, pedestrian cars will not react to it being active, unlike their behavior with the Lifeguard.