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Tow Truck
A Tow Truck in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
Vehicle type Public Service/Industrial vehicle
Body style Tow truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Vapid
Related vehicle(s) Small Tow Truck
Scrap Truck
Prison Bus

The Vapid Towtruck, is, as implied, a tow truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V. It is significantly larger than the Tow Truck.


The design for the Towtruck seems to be derived from Grand Theft Auto IV's Yankee, with an identical cab and chassis design. The major differences between the Towtruck 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 Towtruck has a slightly rusted body.


The Towtruck 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.


Mission Appearances

  • The truck is featured for one of the main heists. First, appears in a setup, which is stolen from its owner to let it prepared. Later, in the heist itself, is used by Franklin to ram the armored van.
  • It is prominently used in a series of Strangers and Freaks' missions encountered by Franklin, with Tonya. In the first mission, the player learns about towing mechanics and the tow hitch controls.
  • It is also used in the side mission, Grass Roots, playing as Franklin. Note that comes in a unique paint scheme.



  • The default radio station of the Large Tow Truck is:
  • 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 due to the similar front.
  • 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.

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