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Dometic RMS8401 Caravan Fridge

Modern absorption fridge for use in motorhomes and caravans

Dometic RMS8401 caravan fridge

Designed to fit around the wheel arch in your caravan or motorhome. The Dometic RMS8401 absorption fridge is easy to use, stylish and ultra-efficient. The Dometic RMS8401sets a new standard 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 RMS8401 fridge 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.

Dometic RMS8401 Stepped fridge

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Features on Dometic RMS8401 fridges LPG powered details:

Dometic RMS8401 3 way fridges, 85 Litre, camping step fridge, with wheel arch cut out single door cabinet model

  • 3-way: 12 Volt DC, 230 Volt AC and LPG gas 30 mbar. Can be used on Propane or butane Gas.
  • RMS8401 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 on mains and gas operation
  • The RMS 8401 replaces the old model 7-series Dometic RM7271, RM6271 and RM4271
  • 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 Dometic RMS8401 3-way fridges come in left or right hand hinge.
  • For caravan, campervan, and RV Motorhome. Not for use in narrow boats.
  • Dometic RMS8401 fridge has a tilt tolerance of plus or minus 6 degrees

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Model RMS8401
Gross Capacity (litres)

Without freezer compartment: 85

With freezer compartment: 80

Inc. freezer compartment: 8

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 H821 x W486 x D569
Net Weight (kg) 25
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

  • Removable freezer
  • Innovative locking system with fingertip-opening
  • Flexible and functional shelf-system
  • Less energy consumption
  • Less weight up to 10%
  • 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)