Originally Posted by Hemlock04
Thanks for response and I do use setting with the least strain. Maybe I described it wrong. When you open the bunk end the mattress is folded up and sitting on the shelf and the white tent frame is on the door. What do you do at that point? It appears that taking the mattress right off the shelf would be easier than reaching in and lifting the tent frame high enough to get the pole on it. That is when I am pressing down on the mattress, I am not even close to attaching the pole to the bracket yet. The pop up tent end was much easier than this. There has to be a better way than what I am doing.
Oh ok.. I see what you mean.
I lay the tent 'hoop' and pole on the mattress and then fold the end of the mattress over them (like a taco), then I fold the bunk end up,
That way, you drop the bunk, flip over the end of the mattress and there is your pole and hoop ready to go. Easy peesy.
And yes... The fan trick when closing up works great, but also open a door or vent when opening up. Makes it so much easier.