Dometic RUA 8408X 3 Way UES Fridge & Freezer 224L

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Product Description

Dometic RUA 8408X 3 Way UES Fridge & Freezer 224L, 3 year warranty. The Dometic RUA model is an upright absorption refrigerator that features a narrow cabinet design that allows for greater flexibility in the kitchen area of recreational vehicles without compromising on storage volume.

The Dometic RUC8408X refrigerator has undergone extensive research and development with the result being the most refined RV refrigerator on the market. At the centre of the Dometic RUC8408X’s design is its tall and narrow cabinet, which allows for greater flexibility in the kitchen area without compromising on storage volume.

Due to the smaller footprint, the installation of the refrigerator is hassle-free, the service process for the Dometic RUC8408X refrigerator has also been streamlined, the result being that rather than removing windows to access the refrigerator, the RUC8408X refrigerator can be easily fit through the entrance door of your RV if required.


  • Narrow design with slim footprint - easy to install
  • T-rated cooling system
  • Control panel with intuitive colour TFT display
  • Interior LED lighting and audible alarm
  • Reversible door hinges
  • Fully adjustable wire shelves with included shelf guards
  • Full-width crisper with humidity control
  • Generous storage capacity of 216 l
  • Dimensions: 550 x 1657 x 677 mm
  • Recess Dimension: (d) min. 621mm x (h) 1647-1652mm x (w) 530-535mm
  • Narrow cabinet design with slim footprint
  • T-rated cooling system ensures excellent cooling performance in all conditions
  • Automatic switching from DC to AC power when AC mains is available
  • Easy-to-use control panel with colour TFT display
  • Adjustable shelves and door bins
The stylish control panel is intuitive and easy to use. The control panel allows users to select the interior compartment temperature, power source, and a variety of pre-set modes; including performance, silent and power-save. Users can simply click and turn the selection wheel to navigate through the settings on the TFT colour display. The control panel also features a built-in service mode that creates simple diagnostics if required.
  • Reliable refrigeration performance
  • Built-in circulation fans ensure that food and beverages are cooled quickly
  • Full-width crisper with humidity control for fruit and vegetables
  • Freezer and refrigerator doors include shelving
Available in both absorption and compressor variations, the Dometic RUA & RUC refrigerators provide the reliable refrigeration performance that the RV market has come to expect from Dometic refrigerators.
The T-rated cooling systems ensure excellent performance in both high and low ambient temperatures, making the RUA & RUC refrigerators an excellent choice for all conditions. The built-in control panel is intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to select a temperature range and a variety of preset 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.


  • For recommendations on appropriate accessories to go with the refrigerator (and advice on optimal ventilation set-up), please click on the below INSTALLATION GUIDE.

  • Absorption 3 way refrigerators need to be installed and certified by a qualified and licensed gas-fitter, as improperly or illegally installed products will void the manufacturer’s warranty, and could pose a safety risk.

  • While 3 way absorption fridges have the ability to run off 3 different power sources (12V / 240V / Gas), they are primarily designed with gas operation in mind; they provide exceptional efficiency when running on gas. However for 12 Volt operation, this is only recommended with absorption fridges when the vehicle is running, otherwise it can exhaust your 12 volt power source (battery) very quickly.


Note: This product is a gas appliance that must be installed by a qualified and licenced gas fitter to the current Australian Standard. Failure to do so will void the warranty and may pose a health and safety risk.


Operating Guide

Installation Guide



Brand Dometic

GTIN 6951218416043

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Upright RV Absorption Fridges

Model RUA8408X

Certified By IAPMO

Gas Certification Number GMK10711

Product Type Dometic RU series absorption driven refrigerator can be powered by Gas (LPG), 230 - 240 V AC and 12 V DC, designed for recreational vehicles

Total Capacity (Litres) 224

Freezer Compartment (Litres) 46

Fridge Depth (mm) 677

Fridge Width (mm) 550

Fridge Height (mm) 1657

Cut Out Required 530 – 535(w) x 1647 – 1652(h) x min. 621(d) mm (the fridge must be installed in a recess so that it stands secure when the vehicle is in motion).

Voltage 12 Volts DC and 230 to 240 Volts AC

Consumption 5.8 kWh/24 h (240V) | 420 Ah/24 h (12V)

Installation Refer to the Product Manual / Installation Guide for installation instructions from the manufacturer.

Door Hinge Position Right Hinged

Note The fridge must be installed in a recess so that it stands secure when the vehicle is in motion. Testing/Certificates: IAPMO

Net Weight (kg) 64


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Customer Reviews

Currently just before spring the freezer is on -22 Review by
The freezer and fridges temps when operating on one bar are freezer -22 c and fridge is +. 3c So far the new larger unit is operating as expected.
(Posted on 25 August 2019)

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Product Q&A

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  • How often do I need to service my Dometic RV/Caravan appliances?

    Dometic recommend servicing their gas appliances on a yearly basis, even if the vehicle has not been used. Additionally, bear in mind that insects can built nests in the gas appliances which will cause the appliances to stop working. It can also cause potentially dangerous scenarios.

    For other appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, to ensure the appliances to work efficiently and last longer it is recommended to clean the condenser.

  • Does the RUA model only work on gas mode?

    The battery save mode available on the RUA models will allow the refrigerator to operate in gas mode only if activated. The exterior fan and frame heater will also be deactivated in this mode. Consideration of the ambient temperature needs to be made if this setting is to be selected.

  • How do I deactivate the child-lock in my RUA/RUC model refrigerator?

    These models have a great lock for children to prevent any accidental adjustments. You know that you have activated the child-lock if you are unable to change the temperature or the power source. You can either permanently deactivate or temporarily override the lock - please see below:

    • Temporarily Override the Child-lock:
    • Push the control knob 3 times within 1.5 seconds
    • The lock will be reactive again after 10 seconds without touching the control knob
    • Permanently Deactivate the Child-lock:
    • Start with doing a temporarily override, after that simply turn off the child lock in the settings menu
  • Do you require a 12v DC power supply to operate fridge on gas or 240v mains power?

    Not all Dometic 3-Way Absorption Fridge models. Models such as the RM2350, RM2453, RM2553, RM4601, RUA6408X and RUA8408X are manually selected to gas and have a push button ignition which means they do not need a 12v electrical connection ie they are manual ignition. They reduce gas flame to a pilot flame when not needing to cool further/cycle off and increase flame when they do. 

    On the other hand all MES - Manual Energy Selection , AES - Automatic Energy Selection  & UES (Selectable AES & MES modes) all require a 12v feed to give basic function even on AC power.  One of the things this enables is the engaging of the gas supply and the ignition of the gas. 

    The MES/AES/UES models disengage gas supply when cycling. When cycling back on the gas supply is engaged and the ignition automatically & electronically engaged. 


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