I removed the mattress from the front bunk end and covered the plywood with carpet. I did this for three reasons. First it is just my wife (sometimes the grandbaby) and I that camp so we only need one bed. Second, I store all the totes with clothes and food in this bunk end. Finally, I was having a hard time closing the roof with the 3 inch memory foam on top of the mattress. Now I store The memory foam on this bunk end while traveling.