Sorry guys I've been distracted by my Kidney Dr. of late.
It took two full days of touch labor to install the flooring after buying the flooring and letting it acclimate to the environment. The worst part of the job was removing all the staples and the wood flooring in the kitchen (it was heavily glued down). The "J" sofa and captains chairs also needed to be removed for access to the front edge. Oh, and it was a hot, hot time of year, so it was sweltering work.
We used DuPont brand Laminate that we found at the Home Depot, and the total cost was around $750. The specific model of flooring we used is no longer for sale but the selection is still pretty good. It's important to buy the kind with the underlayment already attached so you don't have to mess with that in the relatively small spaces. As you can see in the pictures the panels were almost 3 1/2 ft. long and over a foot wide.
My RV's slide isn't like Joe's: His fits flush with the floor when extended, mine stays at the same level throughout the transition. So it was better for me to fully extend the slide and expose as much floor as possible. Then I assembled the first row (plus one or two cut pieces for the kitchen niche) and slid it under the slide as a unit as far as it would go (out of sight anyway). Once that was fit in place, the job went very much like the ads show.
Sorry I can't recommend a specific Laminate. If I were to do it one more time the search phase would be a do-over because they're always coming up with some new model. Of course we all get expert assistance from the DW on these matters anyway. For example, we later bought some Pergo XP laminate that the DW found in a close-out at the Pergo Factory Outlet (Welcome to Pergo Factory Outlet
) for the house - fantastic stuff, but a close-out on that specific color/model. It also had the underlayment attached, so it's worth a look there for possibilities.
The flooring in the RV has worked out very well for us. We have dogs and it makes cleanup a lot easier. Also we noticed the throw rugs stay in place much better than they did on the carpet.
I'd do it again for sure, but I'd pick a cooler day to do it.