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Dometic introduces its most compact RV fridge series yet

Designed to be easily fitted into any recreational vehicle with its new slim footprint and so many amazing features, the new Dometic RU5 series ticks so many boxes.


The Dometic RU5 RV refrigerators are available in either the RUC 5208X compressor model or the RUA 5208X absorption model. Both models are single door upright refrigerators with an interior freezer, electronic control panel and use fan-forced circulation with T-rated performance.

The narrow and modern design means that the Dometic RU5 RV refrigerators impactless on the living space, creating an opportunity to add more bench space. The RU5 has a taller cabinet, fits more storage shelves and looks more like a domestic refrigerator.

“What’s really great about the Dometic RU5 fridges is the fact that they are the narrowest fridge on the market and are specifically designed to fit through the caravan or RV door,” said Chialing Hsueh, President of Asia Pacific Dometic. “This means that there is no longer a need to remove a window when installing or replacing the RV refrigerator.”

The Dometic RU5 refrigerators provide T-rated cooling performance at both high and low ambient temperatures, making the RU5 refrigerators an excellent choice for all conditions. The interior circulating fan gives uniform temperature and fast cool-down whilst a variable speed exterior fan can be controlled from the central panel to suit conditions such as high ambient temperature.

The built-in control panel is intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to select a temperature range and a variety of pre-set modes. The control panel also features a built-in service mode that creates simple diagnostics if required. Coloured error messages are displayed alongside an audible alarm if errors occur.

“It’s all in the details with our new RV refrigerators. When you look inside, you’ll find three adjustable wire shelves that tilt back in the lower shelf to make sure wine bottles don’t fall out. There’s also a full-width crisper,including centre divider, with humidity control and there’s a strong interior LED light that comes on when you open the door,” said Ms Hsueh.

The RU5 refrigerators are easier to clean, have replaceable door gaskets, modern door bins, hidden evaporator fins, wire shelves with shelf guards and large bottom door bin with bottle fingers - all to ensure food and drink stay fresh and intact while living mobile.

There is an option to upgrade the refrigerator model already installed into a person’s existing RV or to purchase a new RV that already has it installed as a standard. Please request it be installed or replaced at the time of purchase if this is the preferred model.

Key Features
  • Narrow cabinet design with slim footprint
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 550 x 1191 x 677 mm
  • Reversible door suits any layout
  • Freezer compartment with internal door
  • Easy-to-use control panel with colour TFT display
  • T-rated cooling system ensures excellent cooling performance in all conditions
  • Adjustable shelves and door bins

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Dometic is a global market leader in the mobile living industry. Millions of people around the world use Dometic products in outdoor, residential, and professional applications. Our motivation is to create smart, sustainable, and reliable products with outstanding design for an outdoor and mobile lifestyle in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, and Other Applications. Dometic employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide, had net sales of SEK 27.8 billion (USD 2.6 billion) in 2023 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.