Last winter, after reviewing some Awning LED projects here on the forum we decided we "needed"such a mod too on our 5.0 classic.
So i did some research and ordered a 5 mtr LED strip and a remote control for that strip.
After that we needed some sort of aluminium profile to place the LED strip in. It took us a while to get our hands on a decent strip but when we got that nothing could stop us to get this little project on the road... Except... time.
So only this week we found enough time to get the show on the road. First of all i placed the aluminium strip right under the awning, drilled a hole through the strip and the shell of the Escape (after saying a prayer).
Today i finished the job, ran the LED cables through the shell, drilled a hole in the sidewall of the upper cabinet and ran the cable from the electrical cabinet via the benches to the upper cabinet connected the whole lot an did a test run.
We're quite happy with the result, the remote control allows us to dimm the lights and it has some flashy programs one of them being a SOS signal.
One big advantage of the remote control is, you do not need a 'normal' switch. I placed the remote control reception unit in the space between the right hand side upper cabinet and the upper rear cabinet. I tested the remote control and even when i'm about 10 meters away from the Escape i can control the LED's.
Attached some pictures form the used materials and the end result.
First pic: Cable enters the Escape from the outside
2nd pic: The remote control unit.
3rd pic: placed all the cable and the remote control unit into the empty space in the cabinets