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(Trivia: Despite how common the vehicle is around Sandy Shores, the only time it can be seen being driven by an NPC, is a rare, yellow custom one that spawns being driven in Sandy Shores. (NG only).)
 
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{{Infobox vehicles
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| name = Rat-Loader
|image_size = 270
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| aka = Rat-Truck
|caption = A front & side view of the car
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| front_image = RatLoader-GTAV-Front.jpg
|vehicle_type = Civilian car
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| rear_image = RatLoader-GTAV-Rear.jpg
|body_style = 2-door Pickup
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| image_size = 300
|capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| image_size2 = 300
|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| caption = A '''Rat-Loader''' in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
|related = [[Duneloader]]
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| vehicle_class = Muscle
|manufacturer = [[Bravado]]}}
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| front_image2 = Rat-Truck-GTAV-front.png
The [[Bravado]] '''Rat Loader''' is a pickup truck in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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| rear_image2 = Rat-Truck-GTAV-back.png
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| caption2 = A '''Rat-Truck''' in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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| vehicle_type = Civilian truck
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| body_style = 2-door pickup truck
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Bison]]<br>[[Duneloader]]<br>[[Walton]]
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| manufacturer = [[Bravado]]
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| price = $6,000 <small>(Beater, [[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br>$37,500 <small>(Standard, Online)</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
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|rear_image_add_caption = with different truck bed style}}{{quote|Don't think of this as buying a rusty pick-up truck with shoddy brakes; think of it as buying a piece of history. The 1930s look is huge right now, so you'll have to act fast if you want to beat the hipsters to the punch. We know you'll treasure this classic Rat-loader from Bravado just as much as the previous 19 owners did.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description for Rat-Loader.}}{{quote|Mint condition Rat-Loader. This 1930s pickup truck looks like you just drove it out of the Bravado dealership with a quart of moonshine in your pocket and the great depression on your mind.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description for Rat-Truck.}}
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The [[Bravado]] '''Rat-Loader''' (and '''Rat-Truck''') is a pickup truck in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
The car appears to a [[wp:rat rod|rat rod]] version of the [[Duneloader]] and features very strong design elements from the 1930s or 1940s. The truck cam be found in good condition or poor condition and resembles the [[wp:Dodge Power Wagon|Dodge Power Wagon]] from the late '40s. It could also be based on the [http://happydaysbucket.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/16902.jpg 1938 International Harvester D2], or Soviet 1950s [[wp:GAZ-69|GAZ-69]], [[wp:ZIS-150|ZIS-150]] and [[wp:ZIL-157|ZIL-157]] truck. Judging by the grill and the overall military-esque appearance suggests that it is likely a military surplus vehicle from the World War era
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The truck appears to be a [[wp:rat rod|rat rod]] version of the [[Duneloader]] and features very strong design elements from the 1930s, resembling a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_A_(1927%E2%80%9331) Ford Model Apickup from the late '20s and a 1940 [[wp:International Harvester|International Harvester D2]]. 
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The truck features a ramshackle flat bed covered with random trash, but can be given a standard bed at [[Los Santos Customs]]. The Rat-Loader features crooked and bent front and rear license plates, a crooked front grille with missing and bent bars, and a bent hood. The stock Rat-Loader has rusty "Smoothie" wheels wrapped in discolored offroad tires. The truck has no front or rear bumpers; the license plates are instead mounted on the bars the bumpers would normally connect to. It also features a rusted and faded paint job. The Rat-Loader has no reverse lights, turn signals or brake lights, as it has no tail light cluster.
   
The truck features a long load bed with the absence of a tailgate.
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Most of the above damage can be repaired at [[Los Santos Customs]], or, if desired, further damage can be added in the form of removing additional body panels. However, no matter what, the faded and rusted paint job remains. It can also be given hot rod style mods to make it resemble a [[wp:rat rod|rat rod]] pickup.
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== Variants ==
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A clean version, known as the '''Rat-Truck''' was added in the [[Festive Surprise]] which removes the paint damage, but similarly to the clean [[Rebel]] has fewer available modifications with no options for the pick-up tray. The Rat-Truck features wider rear tires by default. All custom tires are narrower than the stock versions and this is not seen with the Rat-Loader.
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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Although the Rat-Loader comes with a modern V8 engine producing a fair amount of torque, its weight and very thin tires make it prone to wheelspin both off the line and on the way as well as giving it very poor braking. The old suspension and direction setup also cause it to have a very wide turning radius causing massive understeer and making low-speed maneuverability quite the challenge. Fish tailing is not uncommon due to its engine power. Durability is average, as the vehicle retains most of its structural integrity after severe collisions, and its engine is fairly durable against damage in collisions.
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The Rat-Truck has a better acceleration, top speed, handling and brakes, it's a much more desirable option than the standard Rat-Loader, in every detail, except the tray modifications. However, despite the wider rear tires, it is still prone to spin-outs due to its rather heavy weight and its braking power is still poor, even with upgrades, likely due to the high engine output.
   
 
===Overview===
 
===Overview===
 
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
 
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = n/a
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 6 seconds (4.4 seconds) modified
|Top speed = n/a
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|Top speed = 115 mph (199 mph) modified
|Engine = n/a
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|Engine = Supercharged V8
|Drivetrain = n/a
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|Drivetrain = Rear wheel drive
|Gears = n/a
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|Gears = 6 (7) race transmission fitted
|Mass = n/a}}
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|Mass = 1200kg (3600 kg) armored}}
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==Modifications==
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In GTA V, the Rat-Loader and the Rat-Truck can be customized at [[Los Santos Customs]] and [[Beeker's Garage]].
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Available modifications include:
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*Engine Bay <small>(Stock Engine Bay, Chromed V8)</small>
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*Exhaust <small>(Stock Exhaust, Short Exhausts, Straight Exit Exhausts, Stinger Exhaust, Side Exit Exhaust)</small>
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*Fenders <small>(Stock Fenders, Remove Fenders, Cycle Fenders)</small>
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*Grille <small>(Stock Grille, Grille with Fixed Bars, Grille Bars Removed, Vintage Grille, Grille Cowl Removed)</small>
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*Hood <small>(Stock Hood, Remove Hood, Repaired Hood, Single Scoop With Hood, Single Scoop Without Hood, Triple Scoop With Hood, Triple Scoop Without Hood)</small>
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*Truck Bed (Rat-Loader only) <small>(Stock Truck Bed, Basic Truck Bed, Basic Truck Bed With Arches, Wooden Sided Truck Bed, Chopped Truck Bed)</small>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Rat-Loader===
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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rat loader.jpg|The Rat-Loader at its Sandy Shores spawn.
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RatLoader-GTAV-Wreck.jpg|A Rat-Loader wreck.
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Rat2.jpg|A standard Rat-Loader across from a modified Rat-Loader.
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Rat-loader,Bravado.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
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RatLoader_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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restoreratloader.jpg|A restored Rat-Loader.
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Rat-Loader-GTAV-Front-Panelless.jpg|A Rat-Loader with no hood,grille,fenders,stock engine bay and stock exahust.
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Rat-loader-car-bedless-front-GTAV.png|A bedless Rat-Loader, acquired through a glitch. (<small>[[:image:Rat-loader-car-rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>)
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Modified Rat Loader Front.jpg|A modified Rat-Loader in GTA V <small>([[:file:Modified Rat Loader Rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
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</gallery>
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===Rat-Truck===
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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Rat_truck_GTAVe_Front_Quarter.jpg|Front quarter view - Enhanced version <small>[[:File:Rat-Truck_GTAVe_Rear_Quarter.jpg|Rear quarter view.]])</small>
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Rat-Truck_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] of the Rat-Truck in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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Rat-Truck_GTAVe_InteriorSide.jpg|Interior view.
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</gallery>
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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===GTA V===
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*Driving a [[Hotknife]], a [[Z-Type]] or any [[Beaters]] makes the Rat-Loader spawn more frequently.
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*The Rat-Loader will occasionally spawn in a lot one block north and one block west of [[Trevor's Trailer]] in Sandy Shores, where [[Cletus Ewing]] can be met in his Strangers & Freaks mission, [[Target Practice]]. Also spawns two blocks directly south of there.
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*Often spawns behind a red building across the [[Cholla Springs Avenue|road]] from [[Sandy Shores]] [[Ammu-Nation]], behind a couple of other buildings. Other vehicles may spawn near it.
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*The Rat-Truck can be found in all three protagonist's garages after the [[Festive Surprise]] update is installed in the story mode of the PS3/X360 version.
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*The Rat-Truck can be bought for $37,500 on [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] in the PS4/XOne version.
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===GTA Online===
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*Rat-Loader Can be bought for $6,000 (formerly free) on [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]].
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*Rat-Truck Can be bought for $37,500 on [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]].
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*Can sometimes be found parked around [[Sandy Shores]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*It's one of the oldest cars in the game, along with the [[Duneloader]], [[Z-Type]], [[Hotknife]], the old [[Tractor]] and the [[Roosevelt]].
===Cultural References===
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*The Rat-Loader contains a CB radio. When in the car with the radio off, indistinctive chatter can be heard through the radio. This is also the same with the [[Bodhi]] and the [[Tow Truck]].
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*Even though this vehicle is a pickup truck, it is classed in-game as Muscle, likely on account of the more modern, high output V8 and hot-rod like characteristics of the vehicle, making it more closely related to a muscle car than any other class.
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*Due to a glitch, after patch 1.07, it couldn't be stored in players' garages online. Rockstar later fixed this in 1.10, making it completely free to modify at [[Los Santos Customs]] and returning the ability to store it. 
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*When getting in the vehicle, it simply says ''Rat-Loader'', despite being manufactured by [[Bravado]].
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*Inside in the interior under the steering wheel, a [[Vapid]] logo is clearly visible, despite being a Bravado vehicle. This is also the same with the [[Duneloader]], and may likely be an oversight, but given the dilapidated nature of both these trucks, the Vapid steering wheel may be a replacement for the original wheel.
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*A glitch occurred if you took the vehicle to [[Los Santos Customs]], and cycled through all the available truck bed modifications without picking any of them. When you exited the truck bed menu, the Rat-Loader's truck bed would disappear completely. The vehicle would then remain like this for as long as the player wished, and it could even be stored in a garage without losing this unique trait. However, this has been patched.
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*The Rat-Loader's name is most likely referencing Rat Rod cars, as it can also be modified to look like one.
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*No matter how many times you repair the Rat-Loader, it will always make suspension and transmission noises after a mission or a loaded game, it is unknown if this is a bug or the car is not able to be fully repaired to rid the vehicle of its rusty mechanism.
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*Despite how common the vehicle is around [[Sandy Shores]], the only time it can be seen being driven by an [[pedestrians|NPC]], is a rare, yellow custom one that spawns being driven in [[Sandy Shores]]. (NG only).
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*Similar to the [[Duneloader]], the cargo in the back of the Rat Loader will not fall out or come out even after sustaining several heavy impacts or being turned upside down. 
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*The default radio station for the Rat-Loader is:
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** '''''GTA V''''' : ''[[Rebel Radio]]''
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* If you drive the Rat-Loader at high speed and then [[bail out]] while inspecting closely, the Rat-Loader's engine noise suddenly sounds like that of the [[Sandking]], the same thing happens to the [[Rebel]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 16:19, December 20, 2014

VEHICLE
Rat-Loader
RatLoader-GTAV-Front
A Rat-Loader in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view; with different truck bed style)
Rat-Truck-GTAV-front
A Rat-Truck in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Also known as Rat-Truck
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Muscle
Vehicle type Civilian truck
Body style 2-door pickup truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Bravado
Price $6,000 (Beater, Online)
$37,500 (Standard, Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) Bison
Duneloader
Walton
"Don't think of this as buying a rusty pick-up truck with shoddy brakes; think of it as buying a piece of history. The 1930s look is huge right now, so you'll have to act fast if you want to beat the hipsters to the punch. We know you'll treasure this classic Rat-loader from Bravado just as much as the previous 19 owners did."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description for Rat-Loader.
"Mint condition Rat-Loader. This 1930s pickup truck looks like you just drove it out of the Bravado dealership with a quart of moonshine in your pocket and the great depression on your mind."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description for Rat-Truck.

The Bravado Rat-Loader (and Rat-Truck) is a pickup truck in Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

The truck appears to be a rat rod version of the Duneloader and features very strong design elements from the 1930s, resembling a Ford Model A pickup from the late '20s and a 1940 International Harvester D2.  The truck features a ramshackle flat bed covered with random trash, but can be given a standard bed at Los Santos Customs. The Rat-Loader features crooked and bent front and rear license plates, a crooked front grille with missing and bent bars, and a bent hood. The stock Rat-Loader has rusty "Smoothie" wheels wrapped in discolored offroad tires. The truck has no front or rear bumpers; the license plates are instead mounted on the bars the bumpers would normally connect to. It also features a rusted and faded paint job. The Rat-Loader has no reverse lights, turn signals or brake lights, as it has no tail light cluster.

Most of the above damage can be repaired at Los Santos Customs, or, if desired, further damage can be added in the form of removing additional body panels. However, no matter what, the faded and rusted paint job remains. It can also be given hot rod style mods to make it resemble a rat rod pickup.

Variants Edit

A clean version, known as the Rat-Truck was added in the Festive Surprise which removes the paint damage, but similarly to the clean Rebel has fewer available modifications with no options for the pick-up tray. The Rat-Truck features wider rear tires by default. All custom tires are narrower than the stock versions and this is not seen with the Rat-Loader.

PerformanceEdit

Although the Rat-Loader comes with a modern V8 engine producing a fair amount of torque, its weight and very thin tires make it prone to wheelspin both off the line and on the way as well as giving it very poor braking. The old suspension and direction setup also cause it to have a very wide turning radius causing massive understeer and making low-speed maneuverability quite the challenge. Fish tailing is not uncommon due to its engine power. Durability is average, as the vehicle retains most of its structural integrity after severe collisions, and its engine is fairly durable against damage in collisions.

The Rat-Truck has a better acceleration, top speed, handling and brakes, it's a much more desirable option than the standard Rat-Loader, in every detail, except the tray modifications. However, despite the wider rear tires, it is still prone to spin-outs due to its rather heavy weight and its braking power is still poor, even with upgrades, likely due to the high engine output.

OverviewEdit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

6 seconds (4.4 seconds) modified

115 mph (199 mph) modified

Supercharged V8

Rear wheel drive

6 (7) race transmission fitted

1200kg (3600 kg) armored

ModificationsEdit

In GTA V, the Rat-Loader and the Rat-Truck can be customized at Los Santos Customs and Beeker's Garage.

Available modifications include:

  • Engine Bay (Stock Engine Bay, Chromed V8)
  • Exhaust (Stock Exhaust, Short Exhausts, Straight Exit Exhausts, Stinger Exhaust, Side Exit Exhaust)
  • Fenders (Stock Fenders, Remove Fenders, Cycle Fenders)
  • Grille (Stock Grille, Grille with Fixed Bars, Grille Bars Removed, Vintage Grille, Grille Cowl Removed)
  • Hood (Stock Hood, Remove Hood, Repaired Hood, Single Scoop With Hood, Single Scoop Without Hood, Triple Scoop With Hood, Triple Scoop Without Hood)
  • Truck Bed (Rat-Loader only) (Stock Truck Bed, Basic Truck Bed, Basic Truck Bed With Arches, Wooden Sided Truck Bed, Chopped Truck Bed)

GalleryEdit

Rat-LoaderEdit

Rat-TruckEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA VEdit

  • Driving a Hotknife, a Z-Type or any Beaters makes the Rat-Loader spawn more frequently.
  • The Rat-Loader will occasionally spawn in a lot one block north and one block west of Trevor's Trailer in Sandy Shores, where Cletus Ewing can be met in his Strangers & Freaks mission, Target Practice. Also spawns two blocks directly south of there.
  • Often spawns behind a red building across the road from Sandy Shores Ammu-Nation, behind a couple of other buildings. Other vehicles may spawn near it.
  • The Rat-Truck can be found in all three protagonist's garages after the Festive Surprise update is installed in the story mode of the PS3/X360 version.
  • The Rat-Truck can be bought for $37,500 on Southernsanandreassuperautos.com in the PS4/XOne version.

GTA OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It's one of the oldest cars in the game, along with the Duneloader, Z-TypeHotknife, the old Tractor and the Roosevelt.
  • The Rat-Loader contains a CB radio. When in the car with the radio off, indistinctive chatter can be heard through the radio. This is also the same with the Bodhi and the Tow Truck.
  • Even though this vehicle is a pickup truck, it is classed in-game as Muscle, likely on account of the more modern, high output V8 and hot-rod like characteristics of the vehicle, making it more closely related to a muscle car than any other class.
  • Due to a glitch, after patch 1.07, it couldn't be stored in players' garages online. Rockstar later fixed this in 1.10, making it completely free to modify at Los Santos Customs and returning the ability to store it. 
  • When getting in the vehicle, it simply says Rat-Loader, despite being manufactured by Bravado.
  • Inside in the interior under the steering wheel, a Vapid logo is clearly visible, despite being a Bravado vehicle. This is also the same with the Duneloader, and may likely be an oversight, but given the dilapidated nature of both these trucks, the Vapid steering wheel may be a replacement for the original wheel.
  • A glitch occurred if you took the vehicle to Los Santos Customs, and cycled through all the available truck bed modifications without picking any of them. When you exited the truck bed menu, the Rat-Loader's truck bed would disappear completely. The vehicle would then remain like this for as long as the player wished, and it could even be stored in a garage without losing this unique trait. However, this has been patched.
  • The Rat-Loader's name is most likely referencing Rat Rod cars, as it can also be modified to look like one.
  • No matter how many times you repair the Rat-Loader, it will always make suspension and transmission noises after a mission or a loaded game, it is unknown if this is a bug or the car is not able to be fully repaired to rid the vehicle of its rusty mechanism.
  • Despite how common the vehicle is around Sandy Shores, the only time it can be seen being driven by an NPC, is a rare, yellow custom one that spawns being driven in Sandy Shores. (NG only).
  • Similar to the Duneloader, the cargo in the back of the Rat Loader will not fall out or come out even after sustaining several heavy impacts or being turned upside down. 
  • The default radio station for the Rat-Loader is:
  • If you drive the Rat-Loader at high speed and then bail out while inspecting closely, the Rat-Loader's engine noise suddenly sounds like that of the Sandking, the same thing happens to the Rebel.

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