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Dometic RM8501 Caravan Fridge

Modern absorption fridge for use in motorhomes and caravans

Dometic 8 Series RM8501 caravan fridge

Easy to use, stylish and ultra-efficient. The Dometic RM8501 fridges set new standards for absorption refrigerators. Innovative designs and colourful accents transform the high-quality appliances into stylish design pieces. On the outside, décor panels help them blend in with furniture while the inside is illuminated with energy efficient LED lights that radiate a pleasant cool blue light. A host of user friendly features add the finishing touch. The Dometic RM850 is available with the MES system (Manual Energy Selector) which has an electronic reigniter, which registers a dying flame and reignites it. Simply turn the controls to select the energy source manually, thermostatic control for all energy sources. The 8-Series models consume up to 15% less 12 V energy when operating on gas.

Features on RM8501 3 way Motorhome caravan gas fridges

  • 3-way: 12 Volt DC, 230 Volt AC and LPG gas 30 mbar. Can be used on Propane or butane Gas.
  • RM8501 Refrigerator cooling capacity: +7°C at ambient temperatures up to 32°C
  • Full width easy to remove freezer compartment: 9 litres up to -12°C. Create your own space after removal of the freezer compartment. You can optimise the use of the interior space in your 8 series fridge with an additional shelf.
  • MES - Manual Energy Selector
  • Thermostatic control for all operating modes
  • The RM 8501 model replaces the old 7-series RM7401L and RM6401L
  • Interior light
  • Door with magnetic seal and replaceable door seals
  • Fingertip door opening
  • Secure door locking with vent option.
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Flexible arrangement of shelves
  • Ergonomic door shelves with leakage protection
  • The RM8501 caravan fridges come in left or right hand hinge.
  • For caravan, campervan, and RV Motorhome. Not for use in narrow boats.
  • Dometic RM8501 gas caravan Motorhome fridges has a tilt tolerance of 6 degrees

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Dometic RM8501 gas caravan fridges, 3 way powered, 106 Litre, single door cabinet model

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Model RM8501
Gross Capacity (litres)

Without freezer compartment: 106

With freezer compartment: 100

Inc. freezer compartment: 9

Cooling Capacity

Refrigerator +7°C, freezer compartment up to -12°C at ambient temperatures up to 32°C (equivalent to climate class SN)

Energy Sources 12V/230V/LPG
Dimensions (mm) H821 x W525 x D569
Net Weight (kg) 27.5
Material Cabinet, door and panel: plastic
Colour Cabinet: black-grey, Door: silver-grey
Gas Ignitor Electronic Gas Ignition
Gas Control Thermostat

Maximum Input


Electric 230v (watts)

Electric 12v (watts)






Electric kWh/24 hrs

gas g/24 hrs


2.0 - 2.2

250 - 270

  • Perfect integration into the furniture: no control panel visible from the outside
  • Innovative panel from the 8-series with LED display and button for frame heater
  • Replaceable door seals
  • Door locking with vent option
  • User-friendly integrated control panel
  • LED interior light and indicator lights visible from outside
  • Frameless decor panel as option
  • Manual Energy Selector [MES] with electronic gas ignition, thermostatic control for all operating modes
Test Marks Certified to European Gas Appliance Directive 90/396/EEC, e-approved to 2006/28/EC (Automotive EMC Directive)