2016 Itasca Cambria 27K Review

by RVGuide.com

Featuring residential design and quality furniture, the Itasca Cambria proves that high-end design doesn’t always come with a high-end price.

With three unique floorplans to choose from, we’ve decided to explore the 27K – its layout optimises space, providing you with ample room to both relax and entertain. The Cambria 27K has a length of 29’5”, exterior height of 10’4”, exterior width of 7’11’, interior height of 6’5”, and interior width of 7’8”. Its awning length is 19’. For liquids, the Cambria has a freshwater tank capacity of 34 gallons, water heater capacity of 6 gallons, LP capacity of 18 gallons and fuel capacity of 55 gallons. For weight, the 27K has a gross combined weight rating of 22,000 lbs and gross vehicle weight rating of 22,000 lbs. Its front gross axle weight rating is 5,000 lbs and rear gross axle weight rating is 9,600 lbs. It can seat six people, but can only sleep four.

Built with a Ford E450 chassis and powered by a 305-hp 6.8L V10 SEFI Triton engine, you can count on the Cambria 27K to get you where you want to go. The TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission has overdrive, and the trailer hitch has a seven-pin connector. The Cambria is equipped with four-wheel ABS, stainless steel wheel liners and rear auxiliary air springs. For an extra price, you can request stylized aluminum wheels and hydraulic levelling jacks with automatic controls.

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Let’s start with where the action happens: the cockpit. The Cambria makes driving as comfortable as it is exciting by providing you with seats that have hinged armrests and fixed lumbar support; the seats swivel, slide and recline. For your safety, the cockpit has dual airbags, three-point seat belts, power door locks, and sun visors. The power exterior mirrors come with defrost, and the radio/rear view monitor system has a 6” LCD color touch screen, equipped with a handheld remote, iPod/MP3 input and rear color camera. If you want to up the luxury in the cockpit, request the Infotainment Center with a Rand McNally RV GPS. It comes with an AM/FM radio and CD/DVD Player. You can also request a side view color camera system and SiriusXM receiver. If you want to feel at home, request the Interior Upgrade Package. It’ll give you two cab seat lounge cushions, dash and beverage tray, and carpet floor.

When you need a rest from driving, park your Cambria, and walk over to the living room. The benchmark dinette comes with footrests so you can lean back, turn on the TV and watch your favorite movie. Instead of the benchmark dinette you can request a sofa that comes with a table, or a fold out sofa bed that also comes with a table. If you’re entertaining guests, they can get comfortable on the reversible lounge cushion seats.

The spacious kitchen gives you room to store your groceries and use them to make extravagant meals. You can store non-perishables in the pantry, located right beside the refrigerator/freezer. If you’re serious about cooking, you can request a four-door refrigerator/freezer instead. You can cook a stir-fry on the three-burner stove, which has a storage area below, and wash your dishes in the stainless steal sink, which has two bowls. Polished Corian countertops are easy to wipe and keep clean. The microwave oven with a vented range fan can be replaced with a modern stainless steel microwave/convection oven.

Compared to many of its Class C rivals, the Cambria 27K has a luxurious bathroom. The porcelain toilet comes with a foot pedal and sprayer, and the spacious shower is equipped with a skylight, flexible showerhead and retractable, self-cleaning screen shower door. You can wash up and groom at the round stainless steel sink, which has a small vanity above.

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When you’re ready to recharge, change into you pyjamas and crawl under your covers. The bedroom is equipped with a Queen bed. It comes with a foam mattress, headboard, bedspread, pillows and pillow shams. If you’re serious about your sleep, you can upgrade your bed to a Queen Ideal Rest Nouveau digital control mattress with remotes.

The Cambria’s exterior is designed for outdoor adventures and the challenges that come with them. For your safety and convenience, it has powered patio awning with metal wrap and LED lighting. An interior switch controls the porch and step well light. Rear mud flaps will keep your RV clean on rainy days, and the large rear storage compartment will help you store large appliances with ease. If you plan on entertaining guests outdoors, you can request an exterior entertainment center, which comes with AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player, audio and video jacks, and two exterior speakers.

The 2016 Itasca Cambria 27K sells for around $120,000. Visit WinnebagoInd.com for more information.