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{{Images|Rear quarter images of the VC and IV appearances, open model, and first person interior images of the V appearance}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Packer
 
| name = Packer
| front_image = Packer-GTA4-ramp-front.jpg
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| front_image = Packer-GTAV-FrontQuarter.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| rear_image = Packer-GTA4-flatbed-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Packer-GTAV-RearQuarter.png
| caption = The Packer in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A '''Packer''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| manufacturer = [[MTL]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[MTL]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Commercial
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial truck
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial truck
| body_style = Car transporter/Flatbed/Tanker
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| body_style = Car transporter <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>Semi-trailer truck <small>(HD Universe)</small>
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]|GTA V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Linerunner]]<br>[[Recovery]]<br>[[Hauler]]<br>[[DFT-30]]
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|variants = [[Flatbed]]<br>[[Pounder]]
 
}}
 
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The '''Packer''' is a two-door industrial truck that has appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It is manufactured by [[MTL]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
The [[MTL]] '''Packer''' is a car-carrying vehicle featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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Designed as a car transporter in the 3D Universe, it has changed in the HD Universe, and was designed as a semi-truck trailer. In GTA V, it can tow any truck trailer, while in GTA IV it will appear with a ramp, a fuel tank or a flatbed.
   
==Description==
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==Design==
=== GTA Vice City — GTA San Andreas ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
In GTA Vice City, the Packer could not transport vehicles, but in GTA San Andreas it can carry two or three, due to the ability to elevate part of the ramp. However, cars can still roll off at sudden stops.
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' the Packer bears resemblance to the [[wp:Peterbilt 379 Car Carrier|1986 Peterbilt 379 Car Carrier]] and is an ideal portable ramp to set up for stunts as players usually approach it at speed to jump and clear walls, fences and low buildings and to drive onto rooftops (either by jumping from or driving up the ramp to climb said rooftops) and other high places. It can push small cars away without restraint, but it is slow and hard to control due to its long body and wheelbase.
[[File:Inferni.png|thumb|A Packer loaded with Infernuses.]]
 
The truck can unexpectedly suddenly stop as if it hit the car you are carrying. The Packer can
 
also be used as a stunt ramp. It is possible to safely store one car on the Packer in GTA San Andreas, due to its ability to move the upper ramp up and down; this is done by driving it onto the bottom ramp and slowly closing the top ramp down. If the ramp goes go too far down, however, the car will get crushed and explode.
 
   
[[File:SFPD_stuck_in_packer.JPG|thumb|A SFPD car crushed by a Packer]]
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Unlike future renditions, the Packer is unable to transport vehicles in Vice City, as they cannot be attached, and remain stationary while the Packer simply rolls out from beneath them.
   
The player must have a good touch to
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
keep the car safely in place. The Packer in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas bears a resemblance to the 1986 Peterbilt 379 Car Carrier.
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', its appearance is similar to Vice City's rendition, except it has circular headlights. It is possible to safely store one car on the Packer due to its ability to move the upper ramp up and down; this is done by driving it onto the bottom ramp and slowly closing the top ramp down. If the ramp goes too far down, however, the car will get crushed and explode. It can transport up to three vehicles, due to the ability to elevate part of the ramp; however, cars can still roll off at sudden stops so the player must operate it with high sensitivity to keep the cars safely in place. The truck can unexpectedly suddenly stop as if were hit by the car(s) being carried.
   
The Packer is slow and hard to control due to its long body and wheelbase. But it can push small cars away without restraint. But it is an ideal object for stunts as players usually run up to the ramp to reach high places such as rooftops.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The Packer in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' has a cab over engine design and is manufactured by [[MTL]]. Its short wheelbase makes the truck slightly more maneuverable compared to the previous rendition, but does not make up for its still poor speed at 112 mph. In addition to the ramp that was available on previous versions of the Packer, it now comes with flatbed and tanker variations (the tanker's content is unknown). The ramp does not touch the ground, and as so, cannot be used for transporting cars, nor performing stunts. However, third-party trainers can be used to spawn in a variant with a ramp touching the ground, but performing a stunt with a non-motorcycle vehicle is nearly impossible. It is based on a Kenworth K-100.
   
{| align="center"
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It can be sold to [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] for up to $4000.
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Packer-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City.
 
Packer-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas, with its upper ramp completely raised (<small>[[:Image:Packer-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with ramp lowered.]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
   
=== GTA IV ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
The Packer in GTA IV has a cab over engine design and is manufactured by [[MTL]]. Its short wheelbase makes the [[File:Packer_decals.png|thumb]]truck slightly more maneuverable compared to the previous rendition, but does not make up for its still poor speed at 112 mph. In addition to the ramp that was available on previous versions of the Packer, it now comes with flatbed and tanker variations (the tanker's content is unknown). The ramp does not touch the ground so it can't be used for transporting cars or doing stunts; third party trainers can however be used to spawn a variant with a ramp touching the ground, but performing stunts with non-motorcycle vehicles is nearly impossible. It is based on a Kenworth K-100.
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The Packer returns in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. However, this time it is a normal tractor trailer resembling a [[wp:Freightliner Trucks|2004 Freightliner Century Class 112]]. Players must be careful, for there are two other trucks that resemble the GTA V Packer: the [[Pounder]], which is a truck with a trailer longer than that of a Benson, yet shorter than any 18 wheeler trailers in the game, and the [[Flatbed]], the Packer's flatbed version. Despite its new appearance, the GTA IV Packer reappears as the [[Hauler]]. The Packer, Hauler, [[Barracks Semi]], and [[Phantom]] are the only 18 wheeler trucks that appear in the game. It is to note that Packers can appear tugging long trailers with business ads on them, tank trailers, or sometimes nothing at all.
   
It can be sold to [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie]] for up to $4000.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Packer-GTAV-FrontQuarter.png
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| Top_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Packer-GTAV-RearQuarter.png
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| Front_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Engine.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Underside.jpg
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| Inside_view_imagename = Packer-GTAV-Inside.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Packer_decals.png
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| Damage_view_imagename =
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| Dashboard_view_imagename =
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}}
   
{| align="center"
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===Version History Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Packer-GTA4-ramp-front.jpg|A Packer in GTA IV, equipped with a ramp.
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Packer-GTAVC-front.jpg
Packer-GTA4-tanker-rear.jpg|With a tanker load.
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename =
Packer-GTA4-flatbed-rear.jpg|With a flatbed.
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Packer-GTASA-front.jpg
</gallery>
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Packer-GTASA-rear.jpg
|}
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename = Packer-GTA4-ramp-front.jpg
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename =
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| GTAV_Front_imagename = MTLPacker-Front-GTAV.png
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| GTAV_Rear_imagename = MTLPacker-Rear-GTAV.png
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}}
   
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== Performance ==
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===3D Universe===
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The Packer has overall bad handling, and bad acceleration, but, unlike most other trucks, has a good durability, surviving many crashes, but not so many explosions.
   
==Trivia==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
[[Image:Packer-GTASA-Cop Wheels-side.png|thumb|325px|The special green Packer in the mission [[Cop Wheels]], GTA San Andreas.]]
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The Packer returns in the HD Universe, albeit much faster and better handling. It is claimed to be powered by a supercharged engine, which sounds to be a 6-cylinder/V8 engine, making it faster and much more powerful. Having a good chassis, it can now withstand a fair amount of crashes, and at least 2 - 3 head on explosions before exploding.
   
[[File:RampPack.png|thumb|A packer with the ramp extended, Achieved using modifications.]]
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====GTA IV Overview====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats}}
   
* A unique light green colored Packer appears in the mission [[Cop Wheels]] in GTA San Andreas.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
* After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], and the Packer fetches $4,000.
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The performance of the Packer this time is stellar. The top speed is above average and the acceleration is the best out of all semis. However, like a typical semi, handling requires some braking, but not as much as one would think. It is claimed to be a 24-valved supercharged engine, according to badging.
* The Packer plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[K-DST]] in GTA San Andreas.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
** [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] in GTA IV.
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
*Although it appears to be able to hold up to 2-3 cars, any car you place on the Packer will fall off. Bikes tend to fall off less. However, in the mission [[Cop Wheels]], it can hold 4 bikes.
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
*A Packer with the ramp down exists in the TLAD game files, but doesn't spawn.
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|Top speed defined = 120 / 193 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
*The Packer may appear in GTA V as seen in the screenshots.
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|Engine defined = 24-Valved Supercharged <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Gears defined = 5 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Mass defined = 12000 / 26455 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 9.8 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 95 / 152
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} <small>(rear 4)</small> {{H:title|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(Spark-Plug Textures)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD <small>(rear 4)</small>
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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Packer-GTAVC-front text.jpg|Packer - GTA Vice City [[Vice City Port Authority]] in [[Viceport]] as seen when entered.
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LineRunner on Packer-GTAVC-left.jpg|Packer - GTA Vice City in [[Viceport]] carrying a [[Linerunner]] for comparison.
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Packer and Linerunner-GTAVC-left.jpg|Packer & [[Linerunner]] - GTA Vice City in [[Viceport]] for comparison.
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Packer-GTASA-Infernuses.png|A Packer loaded with [[Infernus]]es.
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Packer-GTASA-SFPDCarStuck.JPG|An SFPD car crushed in a Packer
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Packer-GTA4-tanker-rear.jpg|With a tanker load.
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Packer-GTA4-flatbed-rear.jpg|With a flatbed.
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Packer-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Packer''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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GTA V Packer.jpg|Front/side view of the Packer (<small>[[:Image:GTA V Packer 2.jpg|Rear quarter view.]]</small>).
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</gallery>
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== Variants ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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*[[Hauler]] - Although the Hauler doesn't appear in GTA IV, the Hauler shares a similar flat-nose front design with the Packer in GTA IV.
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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* [[Flatbed]] - a flatbed version of the truck, sharing the same cab
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* [[Pounder]] - a shorter box-truck version, sharing the same cab.
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
===GTA Vice City===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
* [[InterGlobal Studios]], [[Prawn Island]].
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* Parked at the [[InterGlobal Studios]] in [[Prawn Island]].
 
* In front of the [[Vice City Port Authority]] in [[Viceport]].
 
* In front of the [[Vice City Port Authority]] in [[Viceport]].
 
* Next to the eastern gate of Terminal A of [[Escobar International Airport]].
 
* Next to the eastern gate of Terminal A of [[Escobar International Airport]].
 
* Very rarely in [[Vice Point]] and very common in Viceport.
 
* Very rarely in [[Vice Point]] and very common in Viceport.
   
===GTA San Andreas===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
* Usually spawns in the countryside or desert
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* Usually spawns in the [[Red County|country]][[Flint County|side]] or [[Bone County|desert]].
* Usually parked in a gas station on the western outskirts of [[Las Venturas]] near [[Octane Springs]]
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* Usually parked in a [[Xoomer|gas station]] on the western outskirts of [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] near [[Octane Springs]]
 
* Usually seen in [[Ocean Docks]] and its vicinity.
 
* Usually seen in [[Ocean Docks]] and its vicinity.
* Parked in [[K.A.C.C.|K.A.C.C. Military Fuels]], [[Las Venturas]].
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* Parked in [[K.A.C.C. Military Fuels]].
   
===GTA IV===
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
 
* The Packer spawns at industrial areas.
 
* The Packer spawns at industrial areas.
* Parked near the old [[Sprunk Factory]], Niblick Street, [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]].
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* Parked near the old [[Sprunk Factory]] on [[Niblick Street]] in [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]].
* A Packer is seen blocking the road in the ending of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. The player is able to take it, unless its driver drives away in it.
 
   
===The Lost and Damned'===
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===''The Lost and Damned''===
* Occasionally appears in [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]] in [[The Lost and Damned]] as a target vehicle to destroy. The truck usually appears with the ramp or tanker bed. Sometimes during a glitch it will generate with both tank and ramp on board.
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* Occasionally appears in [[Gang Warfare in The Lost and Damned|Gang Wars]] in [[The Lost and Damned]] as a target vehicle to destroy, used by the [[Albanians]]. The truck usually appears with the ramp or tanker bed. Sometimes, during a glitch, it will generate with both tank and ramp on board.
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
*TBA
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*Spawns at the [[Harmony Truck Stop]] on [[Joshua Road]] in [[Harmony]], [[Blaine County]].
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*Commonly found on the [[Great Ocean Highway]] and eastern highways.
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*Always spawns in front of [[Beeker's Garage]] in [[Paleto Bay]].
   
==See also==
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==Trivia==
[[DFT-30]], [[Flatbed]] and [[Recovery]]
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===General===
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* The Packer plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[K-DST]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]] in GTA IV.
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[[File:Packer-GTASA-Cop_Wheels-side.png|thumb|325x325px|
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The special green Packer in the mission [[Cop Wheels]], GTA San Andreas.
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]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* A unique light green colored Packer appears in the mission [[Cop Wheels]] in GTA San Andreas.
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* It is one of two vehicles to be referred to by its (in-game) name in a GTA San Andreas mission, the other being the [[Merit]] in [[555 We Tip]].
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** Additionally, of the six vehicles referred to by their respective names (if one counts the [[Blista Compact]], [[Willard]], [[Feltzer]] and the [[Romero]] in GTA IV), it is the only vehicle that is only referred to by its name by the protagonist (In this case, [[Carl Johnson]]) himself.
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* In [[GTA San Andreas]], the Packer can be used as a mobile car crusher. Just park a car on the lower ramp, get in the Packer, and lower the top ramp. This will crush the car parked under it, causing it to explode.
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** Be careful not to place the car too close to the cab, or the Packer wil explode, too. Also, be careful not to place the car too far back, as it might slide off, or cause many unexpected (and unwanted) glitches to occur.
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* Also, in GTA San Andreas, in mutiplayer, the Packer can be used to transport massive waves of gunmen, with the help of the double-deck, one Packer can be used to devastate a whole street. Just crowd as many armed people on both decks, and drive. Be careful not to make any tight turns, as anyone standing on the back may fall off.
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* In [[GTA San Andreas]], the player cannot transport motorcycles or SUVs on the lower ramp because it's too low.
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* During mission [[Just Business]] in [[GTA San Andreas]], the Packer is explosion proof and has unlimited weight.
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* Cars being transported will flip out or fall when the player turns or brakes the truck too sharp. The reason is because the cars cannot be attached on the truck, unless using a [[mod]]. During the mission [[Just Business]], the truck appears hauling [[Sultan]]s and in the mission [[Cop Wheels]], it can haul four [[HPV-1000]]s. They won't fall because they're attached and scripted.
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* Players can transport cars and unload them with the help of a [[Tractor]] either towing/prevent sharp turns when towing, or being carried by the Packer hooked to a car that is already on the Packer. To prevent cars from immediately rolling backwards when the Packer starts moving, the upper ramp can be used to clamp the cars in place. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgjPPob3qYg Click here to see how to load the cars onto the packer.]
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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* After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Packer fetching $4,000.
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* A Packer with the ramp down exists in the TLAD game files, but doesn't spawn. {{fact}}
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* In GTA IV, there is a different unused ramp component for the flatbed Packer that exists in the game's internal files. This ramp component attaches to the back of the flatbed Packer, and it is able to be spawned using [[modifications]]. Although seemingly normal, it is quite odd, as the ramp's solid area does not match its physical appearance; Because of the fact that its collision detection does not properly line up with it, it is quite difficult to drive cars up the ramp and onto the Packer's flatbed. The ramp was scrapped during the game's development for unknown reasons, likely due to the mentioned issues.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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* Despite the Packer's 2 person capacity, in the mission [[Pack Man]] it seats 3 ([[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]], [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]], and [[Lamar Davis|Lamar]]).
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*The Packer's badges incorrectly refer to the engine as a "V24", where it actually means "24 valved", which is supposed to be written as "24v". This also applies to the [[Flatbed]] and [[Phantom]].
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* The Packer has a CB radio attached, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard.
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* The Packer now has varied horns available in the enhanced version of [[GTA V]].
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*Just like the Phantom, the engine model features 8 spark-plug textures, suggesting the truck is petrol, untypical for a vehicle of this kind. The 8 spark plugs suggests the engine could only be a petrol single-cam V8.
   
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==Navigation==
 
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The Packer is a two-door industrial truck that has appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by MTL in the HD Universe.

Designed as a car transporter in the 3D Universe, it has changed in the HD Universe, and was designed as a semi-truck trailer. In GTA V, it can tow any truck trailer, while in GTA IV it will appear with a ramp, a fuel tank or a flatbed.

DesignEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City the Packer bears resemblance to the 1986 Peterbilt 379 Car Carrier and is an ideal portable ramp to set up for stunts as players usually approach it at speed to jump and clear walls, fences and low buildings and to drive onto rooftops (either by jumping from or driving up the ramp to climb said rooftops) and other high places. It can push small cars away without restraint, but it is slow and hard to control due to its long body and wheelbase.

Unlike future renditions, the Packer is unable to transport vehicles in Vice City, as they cannot be attached, and remain stationary while the Packer simply rolls out from beneath them.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, its appearance is similar to Vice City's rendition, except it has circular headlights. It is possible to safely store one car on the Packer due to its ability to move the upper ramp up and down; this is done by driving it onto the bottom ramp and slowly closing the top ramp down. If the ramp goes too far down, however, the car will get crushed and explode. It can transport up to three vehicles, due to the ability to elevate part of the ramp; however, cars can still roll off at sudden stops so the player must operate it with high sensitivity to keep the cars safely in place. The truck can unexpectedly suddenly stop as if were hit by the car(s) being carried.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Packer in Grand Theft Auto IV has a cab over engine design and is manufactured by MTL. Its short wheelbase makes the truck slightly more maneuverable compared to the previous rendition, but does not make up for its still poor speed at 112 mph. In addition to the ramp that was available on previous versions of the Packer, it now comes with flatbed and tanker variations (the tanker's content is unknown). The ramp does not touch the ground, and as so, cannot be used for transporting cars, nor performing stunts. However, third-party trainers can be used to spawn in a variant with a ramp touching the ground, but performing a stunt with a non-motorcycle vehicle is nearly impossible. It is based on a Kenworth K-100.

It can be sold to Stevie for up to $4000.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Packer returns in Grand Theft Auto V. However, this time it is a normal tractor trailer resembling a 2004 Freightliner Century Class 112. Players must be careful, for there are two other trucks that resemble the GTA V Packer: the Pounder, which is a truck with a trailer longer than that of a Benson, yet shorter than any 18 wheeler trailers in the game, and the Flatbed, the Packer's flatbed version. Despite its new appearance, the GTA IV Packer reappears as the Hauler. The Packer, Hauler, Barracks Semi, and Phantom are the only 18 wheeler trucks that appear in the game. It is to note that Packers can appear tugging long trailers with business ads on them, tank trailers, or sometimes nothing at all.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

3D UniverseEdit

The Packer has overall bad handling, and bad acceleration, but, unlike most other trucks, has a good durability, surviving many crashes, but not so many explosions.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Packer returns in the HD Universe, albeit much faster and better handling. It is claimed to be powered by a supercharged engine, which sounds to be a 6-cylinder/V8 engine, making it faster and much more powerful. Having a good chassis, it can now withstand a fair amount of crashes, and at least 2 - 3 head on explosions before exploding.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

Acceleration
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Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The performance of the Packer this time is stellar. The top speed is above average and the acceleration is the best out of all semis. However, like a typical semi, handling requires some braking, but not as much as one would think. It is claimed to be a 24-valved supercharged engine, according to badging.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 120 / 193 (Handling.dat)

24-Valved Supercharged (Badging)

RWD (Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

12000 / 26455 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

9.8 Seconds 95 / 152

FR (rear 4) SOHC V8 (Spark-Plug Textures)

RWD (rear 4)

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image GalleryEdit

Variants Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • Hauler - Although the Hauler doesn't appear in GTA IV, the Hauler shares a similar flat-nose front design with the Packer in GTA IV.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

  • Flatbed - a flatbed version of the truck, sharing the same cab
  • Pounder - a shorter box-truck version, sharing the same cab.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Lost and DamnedEdit

  • Occasionally appears in Gang Wars in The Lost and Damned as a target vehicle to destroy, used by the Albanians. The truck usually appears with the ramp or tanker bed. Sometimes, during a glitch, it will generate with both tank and ramp on board.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

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The special green Packer in the mission Cop Wheels, GTA San Andreas.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • A unique light green colored Packer appears in the mission Cop Wheels in GTA San Andreas.
  • It is one of two vehicles to be referred to by its (in-game) name in a GTA San Andreas mission, the other being the Merit in 555 We Tip.
    • Additionally, of the six vehicles referred to by their respective names (if one counts the Blista Compact, Willard, Feltzer and the Romero in GTA IV), it is the only vehicle that is only referred to by its name by the protagonist (In this case, Carl Johnson) himself.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Packer can be used as a mobile car crusher. Just park a car on the lower ramp, get in the Packer, and lower the top ramp. This will crush the car parked under it, causing it to explode.
    • Be careful not to place the car too close to the cab, or the Packer wil explode, too. Also, be careful not to place the car too far back, as it might slide off, or cause many unexpected (and unwanted) glitches to occur.
  • Also, in GTA San Andreas, in mutiplayer, the Packer can be used to transport massive waves of gunmen, with the help of the double-deck, one Packer can be used to devastate a whole street. Just crowd as many armed people on both decks, and drive. Be careful not to make any tight turns, as anyone standing on the back may fall off.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the player cannot transport motorcycles or SUVs on the lower ramp because it's too low.
  • During mission Just Business in GTA San Andreas, the Packer is explosion proof and has unlimited weight.
  • Cars being transported will flip out or fall when the player turns or brakes the truck too sharp. The reason is because the cars cannot be attached on the truck, unless using a mod. During the mission Just Business, the truck appears hauling Sultans and in the mission Cop Wheels, it can haul four HPV-1000s. They won't fall because they're attached and scripted.
  • Players can transport cars and unload them with the help of a Tractor either towing/prevent sharp turns when towing, or being carried by the Packer hooked to a car that is already on the Packer. To prevent cars from immediately rolling backwards when the Packer starts moving, the upper ramp can be used to clamp the cars in place. Click here to see how to load the cars onto the packer.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Packer fetching $4,000.
  • A Packer with the ramp down exists in the TLAD game files, but doesn't spawn. [citation/verification needed]
  • In GTA IV, there is a different unused ramp component for the flatbed Packer that exists in the game's internal files. This ramp component attaches to the back of the flatbed Packer, and it is able to be spawned using modifications. Although seemingly normal, it is quite odd, as the ramp's solid area does not match its physical appearance; Because of the fact that its collision detection does not properly line up with it, it is quite difficult to drive cars up the ramp and onto the Packer's flatbed. The ramp was scrapped during the game's development for unknown reasons, likely due to the mentioned issues.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • Despite the Packer's 2 person capacity, in the mission Pack Man it seats 3 (FranklinTrevor, and Lamar).
  • The Packer's badges incorrectly refer to the engine as a "V24", where it actually means "24 valved", which is supposed to be written as "24v". This also applies to the Flatbed and Phantom.
  • The Packer has a CB radio attached, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard.
  • The Packer now has varied horns available in the enhanced version of GTA V.
  • Just like the Phantom, the engine model features 8 spark-plug textures, suggesting the truck is petrol, untypical for a vehicle of this kind. The 8 spark plugs suggests the engine could only be a petrol single-cam V8.

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