It took me a little while to figure this out...why fold up the sofa (gaucho) bed after you use it? Now I just leave it in 'bed mode' all summer long. It's not like you gain a lot of room by folding it up. Plus, this way it's always ready for guests (or for me to crawl in there and have a nap). I have to say, nothing beats a trailer nap in the middle of the afternoon with the sun streaming in! I have a feather duvet and about eight pillows on that little bed. Every glamper needs a comfy, cosy nest!