I mounted some home made tables in the same location of your drop down. They help keep everything in while traveling, and get out of the way when I set up camp. Plywood and some folding leg hardware I found on amazon. Tables mount with wingnuts
I use a Coleman Grill/stove.
I like having both options in 1 unit. It works well for 6 people.
Amazon has the stainless version for less $
search "hosebib key" it's a common plumbing tool. this one has all the different sizes