Winnebago Raven 3300CK: Active Luxury
Built by one of the industry’s most recognizable brands at its Indiana factory, Winnebago’s SunnyBrook line of towables is an outlet for the company’s newest technology and design. We chose the Raven 3300CK for a weekend excursion away from the city. The Raven’s upscale materials, fashionable accents and attention to detail made its confines a truly relaxing space, while its smart layout made the fiver an authentic residential-grade experience.
At 34 feet, 11 inches, with an exterior height of 11 feet, 11 inches, our 3300CK model sits in the middle of the Raven lineup that ranges in length from 31 feet, 7 inches, to more than 35 feet — the sweet spot for couples or small families. Three slideouts, in the master suite and on opposing sides of the living room, allowed Winnebago’s designers to craft a simple, logical layout that’s comfortable and never cramped, even with friends invited over for dinner.
Starting in the open-plan living room and kitchen, the huge floating island is the center of attention. Stairs lead up into the kitchen where the eyes quickly fall to the deep wood cabinetry, granite-look countertops, warm linoleum flooring and angled pantry that houses the 8-cubic-foot refrigerator. It’s a dramatic treatment, and the raised, black-finish fridge resides at a more natural height — a welcome touch that requires no bending over to hunt for food.
A three-burner range and oven reside under a matching black range hood. Above both is a built-in 1,100-watt microwave. Thoughtfully designed cabinets are numerous, with a roll-top cupboard left of the stove that’s ideal for stashing loaves of bread or small appliances. The Raven 3300CK provides a no-compromise cooking space, with plenty of room to store everything that’s needed for a weekend — or week — away.
Oil-rubbed bronze pendant lights hang over the ovoid island that houses the sink. The island more than doubles usable countertop food-prep space, and the end swings out to hide a trashcan. Its satin finish, high-rise hardware adds a nice accent that works well with the gray-finish counters.
The super-plush carpeted living space, dramatically opened up by two opposing slideouts, is defined by a large picture window at the rear of the trailer. An entertainment center comprised of dark cabinetry with a bookshelf, an optional fireplace and a concealed, pop-up 32-inch LCD TV provides a flexible setup — a spare TV-free space when desired, and the high-tech center of family movie night with the TV deployed.
Seating is provided by an optional streetside J-lounge sofa bed across from two deluxe swiveling glider rockers. Adjacent to the island, a dining room table and freestanding chairs (with under-seat storage) provide a comfortable place to enjoy dinner, as well as additional seating for the living space. With plenty of room, large windows, ample accent lighting and warm colors, it’s easy to forget you’re in an RV.
Up two wide steps from the kitchen is the bedroom featuring an in-slide queen bed facing a set of drawers that can accommodate the optional 24-inch LCD TV. At the front of the trailer, a full-size wardrobe is flanked by two chests of drawers, with a shelf for a clock, books or other knickknacks to make the place your own. It’s a great space, and the dark wood is a nice contrast for the muted bedspread, window treatments and beige carpeting.
Step into the brightly lit bath, just off the bedroom, for another taste of home — a large skylight over an all-glass corner shower, solid surface counters, a white plastic sink with satin hardware, accent lighting and earth-tone linoleum. While it may not have a porcelain sink or in-floor heating of some uber-deluxe fifth-wheels, this is a pleasant room that is akin to typical guest bathrooms.
With its bold exterior of bright aluminum wheels; dark, contrasting graphics; and a fiberglass aerodynamic front cap, the Raven’s beauty extends outside. Standard features include power front jacks, a power awning, tinted safety glass, a one-piece seamless rubber roof, aluminum framed walls, floors and slides, additional stabilizer jacks, R-8 insulation, slam-latch under-floor storage including a 111-cubic-foot pass-through space, exterior speakers, a TrailAir Equa-Flex suspension and gel-coated fiberglass exterior walls.
Our spruced-up model included optional goodies like electric stabilizer jacks, the over-island ceiling fan, the upgraded bedroom LCD TV (24 instead of 19 inches), a Create-A-Breeze fan with wall switch, a 10-gallon water heater, 13,500-Btu ducted bedroom air conditioner, a much-appreciated premium memory foam mattress, upgraded 16-inch wheels, the aforementioned fireplace and full-body paint.
Altogether, SunnyBrook’s Raven 3300CK hits a sweet spot in size and features that perfectly match the expectations of couples who frequently host visiting friends and family, and occasionally accommodate overnight guests, in a space that’s uncommonly spacious and inviting.
Exterior Length 34′ 11″
Exterior Width 8′
Exterior Height 11′ 11″
Interior Height 6′ to 8′
Freshwater Cap. 50 gal.
Black-/Gray-Water Cap. 44 gal./84 gal.
LP-Gas Cap. 14 gal.
Hitch Weight 2,200 lbs.
GVWR 14,200 lbs.
SunnyBrook RV: 574-825-5250, www.sunnybrookrv.com.