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To make space for the bike rack, we had to keep the entire front section of the van empty. But we also wanted to have a table in this space for when we go road tripping. So, we installed a flip-up table that can stow away when the bikes are in, but pops up when needed.
To prevent the table from rattling, we stuck some foam tape to the edge of the tabletop. When the table is in place, it compresses the foam, and that keeps it firmly in place.