I wanted to be able to stand up the bike inside (with the front wheel removed) so that I didn't have to worry about the possible damage or security problems of an exterior rack, but still have enough room left inside for something besides the bike. The Rav4 is a pretty small vehicle - what allows this to work is that the spare tire is mounted on the outside of the tailgate, which provides a cargo area under the rear floor, giving some extra interior height. It won't work in a 2013 Rav4, or a Forester.
The parts are:
Visible wood piece that rests on the fender wells.
Wooden stiffener that screws on underneath the visible piece.
2 front fork truck bed mounts.
I used a "Delta Fork Block Pickup Bed Mount":
2 small barrel bolt latches
Screws and glue.
Step 1: What it will look like
If you're much taller than 5'8" the saddle will hit the ceiling, so you'll need a more complicated stepped structure that will allow the fork mounts to be positioned a few inches lower; but you can only go down a short way before the chain wheel will start to rest on the floor.
Step 2: The beam
The stiffener is 3/4 x 1-1/4 x 36.
The only critical dimensions are on the visible piece: the 38-7/8" fits the car, and the thickness should not be more than 1/2" if you want to leave it in place when you put the carpeted lid back in place.
I put a layer of wood glue on before I screwed them together.
Let's call this the beam.
Step 3: Positioning the fork mounts
Position it roughly front to back so that the handlebars will be in the tailgate door opening.
Take off the front wheel and clamp the fork mount to the forks.
Lift the bike into the car and rest the fork mount on the beam.
Slide it side to side until the handlebars are about an inch away from the plastic trim inside the tailgate door.
Mark the fork mount position. Repeat for the other side if you're setting it up for 2 bikes.
Take everything out and screw the fork mount(s) to the beam.
I used #12 x 1.5" flat head wood screws with finishing washers to attach the fork mounts.
Step 4: Positioning the rack
Move the front seat all the way forward.
Lift the bike in and clamp it into the fork mount.
Slide it all the way toward the front, then close the tailgate.
Climb in and slide the whole thing towards the rear until the shift levers are about an inch from the inside of the tailgate.
Mark the position where the barrel bolts will contact the vertical plastic walls.
Take everything out and drill the holes for the barrel bolts.
>> I don't know what's behind that plastic panel, so I made sure the drill didn't go farther than the thickness of the plastic - especially on the left side with the gas tank filler tube.