Skip to Content

An RV Bidet: A New Level of Clean? Or Waste Of Water?

An RV Bidet: A New Level of Clean? Or Waste Of Water?

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!

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.

Sale
Veken Ultra-Slim Bidet, Non-Electric Dual Nozzle (Posterior/Feminine Wash) Fresh Water Sprayer, Adjustable Water Pressure, Bidet for Toilet Seat Attachment, Stainless Steel Inlet Badays
  • 【Two spraying modes】 - This bidet attachment for toilet dual-nozzle offers a refreshing stream of clean water providing thorough cleansing for men...
  • 【Adjustable water pressure】- The chrome-plated control dial allows for adjustable water pressure and spray, ideal for those with mobility...

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 may not fit your RV’s plumbing.

You may require a 1/2″ FIP x 1/2″ MIP x 3/8″ OD water supply connector. In which case, here’s a link to the needed adapter (although you may be able to pick one up cheaper at a local plumbing or big box hardware store):

Keeney Plumb Pak PP2040LF Add-A-Tee Water Supply Adapter, 1/2" FIP x 1/2" MIP x 3/8" OD, Brass
  • ADD-A-TEE Adapter, Lead Free
  • Add another outlet to any water supply valve

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.)

LUXE Bidet NEO 320 - Hot and Cold Water, Self-Cleaning, Dual Nozzle, Non-Electric Bidet Attachment for Toilet Seat, Adjustable Water Pressure, Rear and Feminine Wash, Lever Control (Blue)
  • WARM WATER CLEANS BETTER – The NEO 320 features adjustable water temperature. The warm water offers both comfort and a better clean. Keep warm...
  • DUAL WASH MODES – The rear wash sprays a stronger flow towards the rear. The feminine wash sprays a softer flow towards the front. The feminine wash...

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!)

Sale
TUSHY Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment - Non-Electric Self Cleaning Water Sprayer with Adjustable Water Pressure Nozzle, Angle Control & Easy 8.5 Min DIY Home Installation (Bamboo)
  • Patented Self Cleaning SmartSpray nozzle rinses before and after each use for a better clean. Automatically retracts when Classic 3.0 is turned off.
  • Easy install in 8 ½ minutes or less on most standard toilets.

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:

  • Sprayer
  • Stainless Steel Hose
  • 7/8″ T-Valve
  • Plumber’s Tape
  • Hook Holder
  • User’s Manual
Sale
Arofa Handheld Toilet Bidet Sprayer for Toilet-Adjustable Water Pressure Control with Bidet Hose for Feminine Wash, Stainless Steel Brushed Nickel Cloth Diaper for Baby Wash
  • BETTER PERSONAL HYGIENE - The handheld bidet sprayer is the best choice for bottom cleaning, one-hand ergonomic design allows it easier to clean your...
  • SOMETHING EVERY HOME NEEDS - The jet sprayer for toilet not only works as a cloth diaper sprayer, but also can be a pet shower, flowers Sprayer,...

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.

Brondell Swash SE600 Bidet Toilet Seat, Fits Elongated Toilets, White - Oscillating Stainless-Steel Nozzle, Warm Air Dryer, Ambient Nightlight
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR WASH: Vast user settings and one-touch auto mode deliver the most hygienic bathroom experience at the touch of a button on your...
  • EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE: This electronic bidet features a heated seat, warm air dryer and water wash, stainless-steel nozzle for both rear and front...

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. And if you’re thinking of installing a bidet in your RV, watch this video first:

Free RVing Tips, Tricks, Reviews, Giveaways & More

Subscribe to our daily newsletter! We’ve been full-time RVers for 20 years (!) and share everything we’ve learned about RVing in our daily blog posts. Join our online community to receive a wealth of great RVing knowledge delivered right to your inbox.

Whether this is your first time on the road or you’re a seasoned full-timer, you’ll love the wide range of RVing topics we cover. Don’t miss a single article or any of our famous RV gear GiveawaysSubscribe today!

We'd Love It If You Shared This!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Howard

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

You missed out on the best one for RV's (my opinion). There is one from a company called Clean Camper that is made specifically for RV toilets, including the right size connections. Available on Amazon. It is more expensive but worth the money. I had installed two of another brand in a previous motorhome and they were truly a pain in the butt (yep, I said it) to install due to the oddities we deal with in a RV. Something that I missed on one of the first ones is that you may need a left hand bidet vs a right hand. This is due to available space between the toilet and the wall. I had one right and one left in my previous coach.

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 13th of March 2024

Thanks so much for the tip, Howard! The Clean Camper sounds like a great product.

Tom Arcoraci

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

I have installed them in three class a motorhomes that I owned Some gravity toilets have a porcelain hump in the back that hides anti siphon valve I cut it off with a sawzall And the seat fit just fine some seats you can’t sit on if that’s an issue use one of the ones that you can the on line bidet sales companies can usually tell you which ones fit the Rv toilets the best sorry for the long reply

Bob & Gayle

Sunday 21st of January 2024

Yes, can't imagine not having a real residential toilet bidet seat in RV when doing long term dry camping. Way more hygienic and saves much water from not needing to take as frequent showers. Also eliminates putting toilet paper into black tank enabling black and gray water to be dumped anyplace you would have a latrine.

We also did many other refinements including constructing a vented cat bathroom, customized dining and sleeping areas, solar panels, lithium battery, inverter, upgrading from marginal 30A 120VAC service to 50A 120/240VAC true split phase service, etc.

Ray Stanton

Monday 1st of May 2023

If you've got a plastic toilet a bidet probably won't fit between the seat and bowl so one those sprayer types should work. If you've got a porcelain toilet that Veken works great. It mounts under the seat using the existing seat bolts. One flaw with most of those under seat types is none of them have a spring loaded valve that shuts off the water when you let go of the control valve so if you're not careful to make sure you close that water control valve all the way, your toilet could fill up and overflow! As for using more water, yes but it can save water because you won't need to shower as often.

Rick Dowling

Thursday 30th of March 2023

I can’t paste to your comment section but from Amazon I picked up a couple of adapters 1/2” to 7/8” (standard household toilet size connectors) and vice versa to make a smooth transition between the RV plumbing and the bidet. Installed the Arofa handheld version in between the two adapters. Easy peasy except the getting in behind the toilets part.

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 30th of March 2023

Thanks for the details, Rick. Getting the right adapters/connectors for a plumbing project can be the most fun, or the most frustrating, part!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: We're handy RVers, not professional technicians. We're happy with the techniques and products we use, but be sure to confirm that all methods and materials you use are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you're unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.

We participate in affiliate programs from many companies (including the Amazon affiliate program), which provides a means for us to earn a small commission by linking to products there. But our opinions are our own and we only link to products we can recommend to friends with complete confidence. And using our links won't cost you an extra penny!