2011 Itasca Cambria 30C Review

Luxury on the road with this triple-slide Class C motorhome

By Amy Tokic, Mar. 25, 2011, Photography by Itasca
Camping and convenience go hand in hand when you’re travelling in the 2011 Itasca Cambria Class C Motorhome. Combining automotive performance and impressive layouts, the Cambria will have you extending your vacation on every trip. 

The Cambria comes in two different floorplans – the double-slide 28B and triple-slide 30C. We’re going to be taking a spin in the 30C, a model that offers a spacious interior and plenty of amazing amenities that maximize comfort and functionality. The 30C measures in with a length of 31’7”, an exterior height of 10'5", an exterior width of 7'11", an interior height of 6'5" and an interior width of 7'8".

2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

Powered by a 305-hp 6.8L Super-Duty V10 SEFI Triton engine, the Cambria gets you and the gang to any destination easily, thanks to its TorqShift five-speed automatic transmission. To help make the drive a smooth one, this Class C motorhome comes equipped with a 120-amp. alternator, four-wheel ABS, a trailer hitch (with a 5,000-lbs. drawbar, 350-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight and wiring with seven-pin connector) and stainless steel wheel liners.

This Itasca RV will stand by you and your family as the years go by, as it’s built using the SuperStructure construction process. Offering strength and durability, consists of a solid framework, steel and aluminum substructures and components.  This includes the crowned, one-piece fiberglass roof that’s backed by a 10-year limited parts-and-labor roof skin warranty.  Compared to a rubber roof, its fiberglass provides amazing strength and durability designed not to streak and degrade over time. Surrounding the Cambria is its lightweight Thermo-Panel sidewalls that combine fiberglass, high density block-foam insulation and an inner wall surface with aluminum support structures. To connect the floor, sidewalls and roof into a cohesive unit, it utilizes specially engineered interlocking joints, and to ensure things inside stay put, metal substructures secure cabinets and appliances to add safety and stability. It also features an electrode position coating to help protect critical steel components.

2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

Other exterior features you’ll appreciate include a ladder, a porch light with interior switch, an automatic entrance step, an entrance with screen door and step, premium high-gloss skin and fiberglass running boards.

No need to rough it in the wilderness. In the way of pluming and electrical, the Cambria has got you covered. It comes complete with a fully loaded service center, which includes city water hook-up with diverter valve, drainage valves, 10' sewer hose, and exterior wash station with lighted pump switch. The TrueLevel holding-tank monitoring system ensures you always know what’s going on with your plumbing, while a 110V/LP water heater with Energy Management System (EMS) keeps you bathing in hot water. Other plumbing features include a 6-gallon tank with electric ignition, a Winterization Package, a water heater bypass valve and siphon tube, permanent-mount LP tank with gauge, heated holding-tank compartment and on-demand water pump.

In the way of electrical system, you’ll get plenty of power whenever you need it, thanks to a 45-amp AC/DC load center and service center (complete with 30-amp. 25' power cord, cable TV input, and portable satellite dish hook-up). It also comes with a converter/charger, battery disconnect system and two deep-cycle, Group 31 batteries. And to always keep your environment comfortable, the Cambria is outfitted with a high efficiency 13,500 BTU roof-mount air conditioner and a 30,000 BTU low-profile, ducted furnace.

2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

Sure, the outdoors are great, but you’ve got to come in some time. And when you do, you’ll be treated to fabulous decor and features. You can choose from three fabric collections or upgrade to UltraLeather furniture for luxurious comfort that is durable and easy to clean. Even the cabinetry gets the luxe treatment, with your choice of Honey Cherry, Belmont Maple, or Forest Cherry, and finished with satin nickel hardware.

You’ve got a pretty sweet seat if you’re behind the steering wheel. The cab seats come with armrests, lumbar support and multi-adjustable slide and recline. The drive always goes faster with some good tunes, so it’s a good thing the Cambria comes with RV Radio, which features AM/FM stereo, CD player, weather band, iPod/MP3 input and a remote chassis/house battery radio power switch.  Other features found in the cab include beverage holders, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power steering and power exterior mirrors with defrost.

There’s never a dull moment in the 30C – especially in the living area. Here, you find a complete entertainment center above the cab that includes a 26" LCD TV, home theater sound system and DVD player. You can also upgrade to the Your HD compatible satellite receiver (requires the available King-Dome in motion satellite system) and you’ll have the ability to turn your DISH Network programming on and off as you please.  The living area also features a classic dinette and a sofa that can be upgraded to the Rest Easy multi-position lounge or the Comfort Sofa Sleeper (complete with a self-inflating mattress).

2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

You’d think that in a Class C RV, you’d have to sacrifice convenience for a more compact space. Not so in the Cambria. Food stays fresh in the two-door refrigerator and freezer, and when it’s time get dinner ready, get everything ready on the countertops with flip-up extension and cook up a storm with the three-burner range top with storage below, as well as the microwave oven with vented range fan.

In the back of the Cambria is where you’ll find the master bedroom and bath. With its rear slideout , there’s plenty of room for a walk-around queen bed and a large wardrobe. You can watch TV or movies in the comfort of your bed on the 19" LCD TV while accessing the front DVD player through the video selection system.

In the bathroom, the spacious shower includes a flexible showerhead, curved textured glass shower door and a skylight. The bathroom also includes a thermo-formed laminated countertop, a porcelain toilet and a water pump switch.

The 2011 Itasca Cambria Class C Motorhome ranges in price from $88,724 to $93,201. You can find out more about it at http://www.goitasca.com/.

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