Archive for the ‘Motorhome and Campervan Fridges and Freezers’ Category

Complimentary 2018 London Boat Show Tickets for Penguin Customers

Friday, December 22nd, 2017


Once again we will be at the London International Boat Show from 10th to 15th January 2016- Stand LD150.  So after your Christmas and New Year celebrations why not come and join us at the London Boat Show to review and or renew your refrigeration system? or treat yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean?

Complimentary Ticket Offer

This year we have a number of complimentary tickets that we would like to offer any of our customers looking to visit the London Boat Show in January.  If you would like a pair of tickets for the show send us an email with name and details of the fridge, freezer or AC products that you are interested in seeing at the show and we will arrange for a pair of complimentary tickets for you – its as simple as that!

Stockists of the largest Range of Marine Fridges, Freezers and Air Conditioning Products

If you need anything fridge, freezer or air conditioning related make sure you come and see us. We will have a sample of our extensive range of marine DC 12 volt or 24 volt compressor fridges and freezers as well as component products to refrigerate an existing cold box on display.  Experts in marine refrigeration Penguin supply all the UK’s major boat builders, unique in our knowledge to help tailor a 12 volt or 24 volt fridge system to your specific requirements, whether blue water sailing or simply river cruising we can advise on the most cost and energy efficient options:

Also on display will be the latest Marine Air Conditioning products from Climma.  Climma is manufactured exclusively in Italy by Veco, who produce an extensive range of marine air conditioning products from the smallest stand alone Compact 3.5, suitable for a small sleeping cabin (i.e. a V berth on a 34 foot sailboat) to the latest DC inverter chillers.  Throughout the range the product is carefully engineered to deliver quiet, efficient cooling and air conditioning solutions using the best quality components within the most compact configuration possible.

Technical Advice

As ever during the show Penguin technical staff will be on hand  to help and assist, offering advice and answers to just about any 12/24 volt fridge, freezer or marine air conditioning related question.  So whether you require advice, spare parts or a new fridge system, Penguin will be able to help you.

Special Offers

We are also be running special promotions exclusive to the show including 10% discount on all Frigoboat component fridge or freezer systems bought at the show and 20% discount on all Vitrifrigo fridges freezers and AC systems, plus additiona discounts on certain other models.

We look forward to seeing you from at the London Boat Show at Excel our stand LD150

Happy Christmas & New Year from us all at Penguin

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

As ever we will be closing between Christmas and New Year.

We will close at lunchtime today the 22nd December and will be back open for business on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We would to thank you all for your custom in 2017 and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you on 2nd


Best wishes from the Penguin Team

New Vitrifrigo SLIM150 Fridge Freezer 12V & 24V

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Vitrifrigo SLIM150

For sometime we have been asked for a dedicated fridge freezer for the larger panel van conversions.  People were asking us for a compact fridge freezer with more volume, better internal storage and access and a good sized freezer for distance touring. It is great to know that Vitrifrigo are listening to their customers as they introduce the new Vitrifrigo SLIM150 which ticks all these boxes and more.

Key Features of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150

With 144 litres fridge capacity plus 16 litres of freezer capcity the Vitrifrigo SLIM150 was designed for the larger panel van conversions i.e. VW Crafter, Mercedes Sprinter, Citroën Relay, Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato. At just 400mm wide and 450mm deep (front to back including the doors( the SLIM150 also has an angled top and base to fit the curvature of the vehicle roof and floor of the vehicle.  This means the fridge freezer can fit close to the internal side of the van allowing you to give a wider space infront of the fridge.  To further maximise the volume of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150 the compressor is separate to the cabinet, supplied pre-charged with couplings, allowing it to be remotely mounted and then connected to the cabinet once installed.

Compact Dimensions of the Vitrifrigo SLIM150

Vitrifrigo SLIM150 Dimensions


The main fridge with internal freezer compartment sits above a drawer fridge below. The fridge has an internal LED light, two ‘lock in’ shelves with fiddle upstands (plus the dividing shelf between the fridge and drawer below).  The 16 litre insulated internal freezer box is 3 star rated.  The drawer internals are manufactured in stainless steel with heavy duty stainless steel runners. The internal height of the drawer is 365mm making it ideal for storage of large drinks bottles.  The SLIM150 doors use Vitrifrigo’s innovative AIRLOCK catch system and both doors have a vent position to prevent unpleasant odors when the fridge is turned off.

The Vitrifrigo SLIM150 is controlled by an LED thermostat, with a graduated light to show how cold the temperature is set. It also has a fast chill boost setting to bring the fridge freezer down to temperature quicker and a night mode when the compressor is switched to its economy mode and the noise is minimised.  The Vitrifrigo SLIM150 is powered with a BD50 12/24 volt  compressor, which can be easily upgraded to 12/24V and 110/240V.

Available from stock the new SLIM150 retails for £1433.82 ex VAT and delivery

Finding the Vitrifrigo spare part you want

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Use our new exploded drawings (with part numbers) to find the Vitrifrigo spare part you require.

To find your Vitrifrigo spare part, go to the product page for the fridge or freezer that you are looking to find a spare part for.  At the bottom of the page you will find the exploded diagram under downloads. Simply click the link to download and open the PDF exploded diagram.

Vitrifrigo exploded diagram

Identify the number of the part you wish to purchase then find the stock code and description in the information list (see below). Once you have the part number for the item you require, enter it into the search box at the top of the Penguinfrigo website.

Vitrifrigo spare partsPlease Note: It may be necessary to scroll down to the bottom of the list of information displayed to find your part number details.

Click on the part number to display the product details and price for ordering.

If you can’t find the part on our website, please email us at with the part number of the Vitrifrigo spare part you are looking for and we will get back to you with the price and lead time.


Vitrifrigo Launch Super Slim 12 Volt Fridge for Campervans

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Vitrifrigo have developed a new super slim 12 volt fridge for the latest Mercedes Vito conversion from Technoform and Wellhouse Leisure – launched at this years Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC.  The new C25P super slim 12 volt fridge has a total depth inc door of just 322mm enabling it to be fitted flush within the narrow kitchen units giving ample room for the extra wide bed that is a key feature of the conversion.

Vitrifrigo Slim 12 Volt fridge

Key features of C25P Slim 12 Volt Fridge

The C25 super slim features the BD Micro compressor from Secop, which at just 2.5kg reduces the weight of the fridge compressor by a massive 45% in turn reducing the total weight of the fridge to just 13kg.  To maximise volume of this 12 volt mini fridge the compressor and cooling unit are remote to the cabinet on 1.4m of flexible pipe allowing the compressor to mounted separately up to 1m away.

To make best possible use of the internal space, the C25P is set up as a larder fridge using a thermostatically controlled evaporator plate on the back wall instead of an ice box.

The C25P has excellent efficiency thanks to the BD Micro and Vitrifrigo’s aluminium finned condenser (design and manufactured in-house) giving typical consumption of a tiny 0.3A/h (in UK summer time).

The fridge is supplied with grey trim and door panel, which can be replaced with 1mm panel to match the conversion as you can see in the Wellhouse Liesure conversion below.  The door is positively locked using the excellent Vitrifrigo Air lock catch (with vent position that keeps the fridge fresh when not and use) and the door hinging is interchangeable, left or right.


Vitrifrigo super slim 12 volt fridge

Follow the link to the C25P Super Slim 12 Volt Fridge for full details


New Retail Prices from 1st December

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

As all our products are manufactured in Italy and the recent fall in the value of the Pound against the Euro has hit us hard.  To reflect the fall in the value of the pound our pricing for both Frigoboat and Vitrifrigo products will go up on 1st December by 8%. So, if you are thinking of a new fridge, freezer or fridge system, or you need a spare part make sure you get your order in before 1st December.

Pound to Euro trend

An innovative top opening 12 Volt fridge in the latest Uberbus Conversion

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Poole based VW T6 camper converters Uberbus have just launched their latest conversion which features the Vitrifrigo C37L top opening 12 volt fridge.  The conversion is on a short wheelbase VWT6 and features their UBERBUS Flux rock and roll ribbed seat converting into a full width bed. By using a 12 volt top opening chest fridge, installed by the sliding door, Uberbus have kept the interior looking open and uncluttered while ensuring that the fridge is always easily accessible.

12 volt top opening fridge

Positioned by the sliding door allows you to easily access the 12 volt fridge from outside the van or under an awning. With the addition of their kitchen unit which attaches neatly on the side allows you to cook alfresco with the fridge and cooker side by side – see image below.

12 volt fridge with cooker

At night the full bed is easy to set up and covers the whole width of the van with the mattress cushions running down the side and over the top of the 12 volt fridge lid. However, the mattress is set up to allow you to easily lift the corner to get to the milk for the morning cupper!

Bed over fridge

Installation of the Vitrifrigo C37L 12 Volt fridge

The C37L has a remote compressor and Uberbus have mounted this behind the fridge by the wheel arch. It requires 144cm2 ventilation in and out of the compartment that the compressor is located. This can be achieved with vents back into the living space and/or with floor vents through the vehicle floor allowing cool air from under the vehicle to be drawn up to the condenser on the compressor. This is particularly good if you have any plans to take the van to the south of France or beyond where the ambient temperatures are higher.

So How Efficient is this 12 volt fridge?

So what about power consumption?  In UK summer 25 degrees Celsius we would expect the C37L to consume at little as 1/2 an amp per hour. The compressor will run at 2.3A and should only need to run for around 15 minutes in the hour to maintain 4-6 degrees in the fridge.  This would equate to about 12-14 amp hours in 24 hours so with a 75 amp hour battery (37 hours of power), you would have more than 72 hours of power to run the fridge before you need to put any charge back in the battery. So even with a relatively small leiaure battery you have more than enough power to park up for a long weekend of surfing, cycling or simply chilling out!  Add a 40W solar panel to the roof and you will generate enough power in the day to run the fridge indefinitely – how cool is that!

So if you are thinking of a conversion and conversion with bed sized maximised, but still giving you decent fridge storage and cooking options, either within the van or under the awning contact Clough at Uberbus. Or if you are looking for inspiration for your own conversion then check out the Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridges top or front opening via the link below:

New Steel Lock Locking Catch for Vitrifrigo Drawer Fridges and Freezers

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Vitrifrigo have introduced a new stainless steel positive lock for their entire drawer range.  A significant improvement over their original South co supplied slam latch catch, Vitrifrigo have now designed their own unique ‘Steel Lock’ latch for their DW Drawer Series. To open the drawer you simply pull up on the ergonomically designed handle to release the catch.  When the door is closed the latch will automatically engage, with a reassuring audible click as the drawer is secured.

Vitrifrigo Steel Lock Catch



For details of the Vitrifrigo DW Series follow the link below:


Upgrading your Dometic 3 Way or Electrolux 3 Way with a 12V Fridge

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Did you know the most efficient replacement fridge for any of the old 3 Way Electrolux RM212 models (RM212 RM212E RM212F) or the Dometic 3 Way fridges (RM5310 RM4210 RM4211 or RM4213) is a the new Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge.

RM212 Electrolux Fridge

12v fridge Vitrifrigo C60i replacement for RM212 and RM5310

The 12 volt Vitrifrigo C60i will fit straight into the existing space and will run directly from your 12 volt DC at a fraction of the power consumption. Consuming as little as 18A/h over 24 hours means you can run this fridge for 48 hours on a 75A/h battery without needing to put any charge back into the leisure battery.

12V Fridge

If you want to go wild camping then a 60W solar panel will give you more than enough power to run this fridge 24/7..

See related articles below for more details of Vitrifrigo 12v fridge running from solar:

All Dometic 3 Way fridges below can be replaced by the Vitrfirgo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4210 which uses piezo ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4211 which uses electronic ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4213 which uses electronic ignition and Thermostatic control – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM5310 electronic ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Penguin Refrigeration 12/24V Fridge Service Centre

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

From February 2015 Penguin Refrigeration’s 12/24V Fridge Service Centre will be open for business.

Offering a unique drive up service for motor homes and campervans to get their DC compressor fridges and freezers checked, serviced and repaired at Penguin’s premises in Havant, Hampshire.

12V Fridge service

Penguin Refrigeration are specialists in the supply, service and support of all 12 volt and 24 volt DC fridges and freezers.  As well as correcting, repairing and providing spare parts, Penguin’s technical staff will advise on how to improve on an existing installation to optimise the performance of the fridge and reduce power consumption, thereby maximising the power available from the service battery.

If your fridge is temperamental, intermittent, or just not working call Penguin Refrigeration to book in your motor home or campervan for their engineers to inspect and fix.  Prices start at just £36 (inc VAT) for an initial inspection and labour to correct basic faults.  For more detail of the work shop pricing follow the link. Workshop price list

To launch Penguin Refrigeration’s new service we are offering an initial promotion of less 20% on all parts for the first 20 customers to use the service through February and March.

So don’t delay for more information contact Mandy Huckvale at or call her on 02392 453430