We’ve posted in the past on various topics having to do with RV toilets. But today’s post has a bit of a different twist. Today we’re talking about the RV bidet! Oh, yes – you can have a bidet in your RV. We don’t have one ourselves, but we do have friends who have an RV toilet bidet and they love it.
In fact, bidet toilets are becoming so popular that RV toilet manufacturers are starting to make RV toilets with bidets, like this one from Dometic.
And if you’d like an RV bidet, but you don’t want to replace your RV toilet, we’ve got good news for you. Let’s take a look at what an RV bidet is and how you might be able to have one in your RV!
- 1) What Is a Bidet?
- 2) Can You Put a Bidet in an RV?
- 3) Is There a Downside to Using a Bidet in an RV?
- 4) What Is the Best Bidet for an RV?
- 5) Do You Have an RV Bidet?
- 6) Free RVing Tips, Tricks, Reviews, Giveaways & More
What Is a Bidet?
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the bidet, it’s a receptacle like a toilet that offers a spray of water for cleaning oneself after using the toilet. Bidets have long been very common in Europe, South America, and Asia, and have been gaining popularity in North America in recent years.
Now, many North Americans have a bidet in their homes. Most frequently, however, these are traditional toilets with a bidet attachment rather than a bidet that is separate from the toilet.
Bidets come in different varieties. Some offer hand sprayers while others transform the toilet seat into a bidet seat that has a piece that delivers the water spray. Some even use a portable bidet seat that can be easily disconnected from the water supply and transferred to another toilet.
Other bidets even offer a warm air dryer!
So, essentially, a bidet does the job of toilet paper, but it uses water to do the cleaning.
Can You Put a Bidet in an RV?
RV bathrooms vary in type and size, so the answer to this question really depends on the layout of the RV and the type of bathroom it has. With that said, however, it’s absolutely possible (and not all that difficult) to install a bidet in an RV!
As with anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to having a bidet in an RV.
Is There a Downside to Using a Bidet in an RV?
This depends on how you camp, really. We’ll use ourselves as an example.
We’ve used bidets in hotels and rental apartments we’ve had overseas and we like them. However, it wouldn’t be reasonable for us to have one in our RV, despite the fact that we live in our rig full time. The reason for this is that we boondock so much that water usage would be an issue for us.
When you boondock, your water supply is limited to the water you’re carrying on board in your RV fresh water tank.
We like to boondock out in the wild for long periods of time, so conserving our fresh water is critical to our preferred camping style. Adding a bidet would cost us a lot of that water supply!
Additionally, the water used in an RV bidet goes right into the RV black water tank with the rest of the toilet contents. When you’re boondocking, you don’t want to fill up your black water tank quickly because then you’d need to break camp and travel to a dump station… which could be many miles away. So, there’s no real way that an RV bidet works for us.
However, some RVers love to stay only in campgrounds and RV parks with full hookups, sewer included. For these campers, an RV bidet might work nicely because they don’t need to be concerned about water usage or dumping their black tanks.
So, water usage and black tank filling are the downsides to RV bidets, but those downsides are limited to RVers who prefer to camp off the grid.
What Is the Best Bidet for an RV?
Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular RV toilet bidets on the market today. As always, we’ll be sure to feature some budget-friendly products. In fact, this first RV bidet is about as budget-friendly as you can get, and over 25,000 Amazon reviewers seem to love it.
Let’s check it out!
Veken Ultra-Slim Bidet Attachment for Toilet
This is a popular dual-nozzle (feminine wash and posterior wash) bidet toilet attachment with adjustable water pressure. It has a chrome-plated control dial to adjust both the water pressure, spray, and cleaning mode.
While many bidets in this price range use plastic water inlets, Veken uses a stainless steel water inlet for a water-tight connection between the bidet and the hose.
This toilet bidet is said to fit any standard toilet and is just 1/4″ thick, so regular toilet height is maintained.
Included with the bidet attachment are installation instructions, a 2.13′-long stainless steel braided hose, 3 toilet seat bumpers, 2 circular attachment plates with rubber gaskets, Teflon tape, and a brass T-adapter.
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Here’s a YouTube video from RV Mentality in which he installs this very bidet, and you can follow along step by step.
Note that the brass T-adapter that came with this bidet to connect the bidet to the water supply inlet is a 15/16″ FIP x 15/16″ MIP x 9/16″ OD t-adapter. This adapter didn’t fit his RV installation, and it may not fit yours.
His installation required a 1/2″ FIP x 1/2″ MIP x 3/8″ OD water supply connector.
Here’s a link to the adapter he needed, but you may be able to pick one up cheaper at a local plumbing or big box hardware store.
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LUXE Bidet NEO 320
LUXE Bidet is a big name in bidets with a good reputation over millions of bidets sold. This is their original best-selling bidet with two self-cleaning nozzles that automatically retract behind “guard gates” after each use to keep them hygienic.
The NEO 320 offers both cold and hot water sprays. It’s a non-electric bidet toilet attachment that’ll use your sink’s hot water connection to run hot water into the bidet attachment (note, this could be an issue when installing in an RV, so plan accordingly).
Luxe Bidet makes a similar model (NEO 250) with a warm wash but only one nozzle, and two other models (NEO 180 & NEO 185) with two nozzles, but only a cold water wash.
The NEO 320 comes with an 18-month warranty from Luxe Bidet as well as the following items:
- NEO 320 bidet body
- 2 circular attachment plates with rubber gaskets
- 15/16” x 15/16” x 1/2″ cold water plastic t-adapter
- 1/2” x 1/4” 15-Inch-long cold water connection metal braided hose
- 3/8” x 3/8” x 8mm hot water metal t-adapter
- 1/4” x 8mm 10 ft-long hot water connection
- NEO 320 installation and user guide
(Note that, as with the Veken bidet attachment highlighted above this one, your RV’s water supply inlet may require a 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 3/8″ T-adapter. You’ll find a link to that adapter above.)
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Tushy Classic 3.0
This bidet toilet seat attachment from Tushy (yes, we said “Tushy”) offers a self-cleaning water sprayer, an adjustable pressure nozzle, and angle control. Available in a variety of colors, the control panel uses knobs made of brass or bamboo to adjust water pressure and water angle.
Tushy makes a variety of bidet attachments and states that this one fits all standard toilets and some one-piece toilets. (Remember that not every RV toilet is a standard toilet!)
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Arofa Handheld Bidet Sprayer
This is a different type of bidet. Rather than being a toilet seat attachment bidet, this one is a hand-held sprayer. It serves the same purpose, but from a different angle.
The Arofa sprayer is made of stainless steel with a brushed nickel finish. You simply mount the sprayer to your toilet tank or to a wall if preferred. The water pressure of the bidet sprayer can be adjusted from a gentle spray to a jet spray. 😬
The hose is made of stainless steel and the connector is brass, all for reliable, drip-free connections, and the unit comes with:
- Stainless Steel Hose
- 7/8″ T-Valve
- Plumber’s Tape
- Hook Holder
- User’s Manual
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Brondell Swash SE600
And finally, if you’re looking for luxury, this Brondell toilet seat bidet just might fit the bill. This bidet has an oscillating stainless steel nozzle with a variety of user settings as well as a one-touch auto mode.
It features a heated seat, warm air dryer and water wash, nozzle for both rear and front washes, a gentle massage pulse, a deodorizer, power-saving eco-mode, and a cool blue illuminating nightlight!
Note that this one is an elongated bidet toilet seat that measures 20.7” x 14.9” x 6.1”. Brondell makes a variety of bidet toilet seat attachments and this one also comes in a round version.
These bidets require 120V AC electricity and a 3.5’ power cord is included to make it convenient to reach an outlet.
We included this bidet that requires electricity because we figure if you’re getting a bidet, you’re probably usually connected to shore power as well as sewer.
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Do You Have an RV Bidet?
If you’ve got a bidet in your RV, we’d love to hear about your experience! Drop a comment below and tell us which bidet you’re using and how you like it.
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Tuesday 14th of March 2023
We have the Brondell Swash in our 04 Diesel Bounder and would not leave home base without it. The warm seat, water and air dry is great. We do stay mostly at places with full hookups however overnight without such has never been a problem. I really don’t think the water usage it that much different than a regular flushing and without the toilet paper. As for hygiene there’s none better. Highly recommend. We did have a basic unit with out heating but the upgrade was well worth it and very easy to install.
Tuesday 14th of March 2023
We flush 27,000 trees down the drain every day, as 37 gallons of water are used to produce one roll of toilet paper, the equivalent to nearly 150 washes from our bidet seats.
Tuesday 14th of March 2023
Surprised you do not have one installed. Yes it does use a little extra water. You also save a lot in paper down the black tank. Plus, nothing says you have to use it when boondocking. We installed ours in the height of COVID and glad we did.
We have the LUX model. Easy install but did require some extra plumbing connections to tap off the toilet water supply