Originally Posted by jeshoffstall
We are seriously considering the 200 mble Murphy bed surveyor. Just wondering how easily this folds up with sheets, bedding on the bed, since the mattress actually folds in half when closing? Thanks!
We just bought a 2018 200 MBLE. Ours doesn’t have the folding mattress. It has a standard queen mattress that doesn’t fold in half and that has resulted in some changes in design to the murphy bed layout from the version you are mentioning. I prefer the standard queen mattress version. With the standard queen mattress you lose the storage above the bed but get longer closets on the sides of the bed. It’s easier to make the bed and to deploy the bed as well with sheets and even a padded topper that stays in place when stored. The only negative is that the bed doesn’t rest flat against the wall when stored. It pokes out a little at an angle towards the inside of the trailer. It looks like a Murphy bed while the folding mattress is more hidden and finished looking when stored. But the regular mattress is easier to make and deploy so that’s a plus and the topper, the sheets, and comforter can all stay on the bed in place and ready for sleep. The pillows still have to be removed. Those we just put behind the couch when the bed is stored.
I realize I didn’t 100% answer your question but I wanted to let you know that there is another option available if your local dealers have it. If I had to guess from having looked at but not used that folding mattress, I would guess that the sheet stays on but the rest needs the be stored somewhere when the Murphy bed is up.