Hero Camper Transforms Nearly Any Vehicle Into Mobile Home With Kepler Skybox

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These days, most people want to get away from it all. One way to do that is with an RV or mobile home. The downside is that you'll usually have to buy a new vehicle. Cue rooftop tents.
Folks, the construction before you is knowns as the Kepler. It's a rooftop tent you can strap on to most vehicles and transform your car into a mobile home. The minds behind this construction are none other than Demark-based Hero Camper.

Yes, you've heard of Hero Camper before here on autoevolution. They're the team responsible for a clean-cut and minimal teardrop camper we featured some time ago. And in the same way that their trailer offers a spacious, safe, and durable construction, the Kepler offers the same, just as a rooftop tent. Time to see how this addition to your lifestyle can completely change everything.

The main reason why I chose to bring the Kepler to your attention is due to several reasons, but the two main ones are its capacity to accommodate three guests and to do this for 3,194 EUR (3,632 USD at current exchange rates). It might seem like quite a high rate for a rooftop tent, but I urge you to keep reading.

Kepler Rooftop Tent on Hero Camper
Photo: Hero Camper
Well, like any rooftop tent, the Kepler, too, requires that you have a rack or brackets for it. There's no mention of what sort of brackets or racks are suitable for Kepler. Still, according to its construction, Hero Camper offers brackets for 265 EUR (301 USD at current exchange rates).

So, what are you paying near 4,000 USD for? First off, the entire construction you see weighs only 90 kg (198 lbs) with the ladder included and can take a maximum load of 300 kg (661 lbs). Sounds like it really can sleep up to three adults and even have room left over for cargo.

To do this, Kepler is constructed using an ABS hard-shell with a 600D polyester outer shell. Overall, a water column pressure of 3,000 mm, making it resistant to rain and multi-day storms. PU coating and UV50+ rating are sure to keep the inside as cool as possible depending on if you're in direct fire of the Sun's rays. The floor is completed using a honeycomb board construction, and rip-stop poly-cotton canvas with 320 gsm and PU coating makes up the canvas you see.

Kepler Rooftop Tent
Photo: Hero Camper
Making sure you and your guest(s) receive a proper night's rest, Kepler is fit with a memory foam mattress, a reason why this build feels costly. Inside there's also LED lighting to help you see in the dark or scare away the Boogeyman. However, be warned, lights will attract insects and other bugs, but Hero Camper has you covered with mosquito nets on all openings.

The rest of the construction features shoe storage on both sides of the tent and a telescopic aluminum ladder with a one-button operation. Speaking of telescopic action, it's the same way the habitat is sprung into place. Quick, easy, painless. There are also lateral windows to have a look around and a stargazing portion too.

As it stands open, Kepler comes in with a height of 120 cm (47.2 in), is 200 cm (78.8 in) long, and features a width of 190 cm (74.8 in). Closed, you're looking at a 33 cm (13 in) high and 120 cm (47 in) long construction, so it's not some giant bulge on top of your sleek and modern vehicle.

Now, I understand it may be a rather pricey rooftop tent, but the Kepler does seem to offer the features and build to stand up to that asking price. Then again, seeing as how you may need to go through a dealership to get yourself one of these babies, you may end up paying just a tad more. Still, a rooftop tent is a great alternative to buying an entirely new vehicle.
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Editor's note: Please note that the image gallery has been updated with images of the interior construction and some features of Kepler.

About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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