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RV Bidet: Top Options and How to Install

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Bidets are growing in popularity year over year here in America with travelers now even adding them to their RVs!

Adding a bidet to your RV is a simple DIY project that requires only a few plumbing skills. In this article, we will share the most popular bidets for RV toilets and how to install them.

Top Bidet Options for Your RV

One of the bidet options we see most often recommended is the Toto Washlet.

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RV renovator Bailey said this of her Toto Washlet that she found discounted at auction. “It has heated seating, heated water, and it is self-cleaning. It comes with a split-off from your regular cold water so we can connect it to the water line, and the bidet takes it from there!”

The most difficult part of a bidet like this is finding electric outlets nearby.

“Ours happened to be the one in the living room, so we just pulled the cord through a small hole in the wall and it actually plugs in behind our TV in the living room!” said Bailey. We’ll share more on how to install a bidet later in this post.

Toto is a well-respected brand, and they offer many different sizes and styles of bidet. Check the shape and size of your toilet before purchasing to make sure the bidet will fit your RV toilet.

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TOTO SW3074#01 WASHLET C2 Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat with PREMIST and EWATER+ Wand Cleaning, Elongated, Cotton White
  • A REFRESHING CLEAN FOR EVERYONE - Gentle yet powerful water spray provides an effective clean; Adjustable warm water and pressure settings; dual action spray with oscillating option creates a refreshing clean every time.Power Rating : AC 120 V 60 H.

Recommended in our Facebook group is Brondell bidets. They offer lots of sizes and features and are more affordable than Toto with similar features and reviews.

Brondell LE99-EW LE99 Swash Electronic Bidet Seat, Fits Elongated Toilets, White – Lite-Touch Remote, Warm Air Dryer, Strong Wash Mode, Stainless-Steel Nozzle, Saved User Settings & Easy Installation
  • MORE FOR LESS Get all the high-quality features you desire with the Swash LE99 Experience a warm air dryer warm water wash stainless-steel nozzle multiple wash modes front & rear wash Lite-Touch remote nightlight programable settings and more

If you’re completely renovating your RV and want to completely replace your RV toilet, consider choosing a “smart toilet” with a built-in bidet.

Smart toilet with bidet. See more of this RV renovation.

These fancy toilets will have nightlights, odor management, dryers, foot control, and standard bidet features. They can be pricey, but they are comparable to buying a new toilet and a nice bidet.

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EPLO Smart Toilet,One Piece Bidet Toilet for Bathrooms,Modern Elongated Toilet with Warm Water,Dual Auto Flush,Foot Sensor Operation,Heated Bidet Seat,Electric Tankless Toilets with LED Display E16
  • 【Smart Toilet for Bathroom】This one-piece toilet pairs minimalist style with the comfort.A full suite of convenient features includes heated seat,nightlight,deodorization,instant warm water,warm-dryer,and LED display,plus a remote control.

RV Bidet Option

This bidet is made specifically for RVs and has decent reviews:

RV Bidet by Clean Camper | Self-Cleaning, Adjustable Dual Nozzles | Non-Electric and Reversable | Upgrade Your RV Experience | Easy Installation
  • 🔩 FITS VIRTUALLY ALL RVs: Custom made to fit nearly every RV toilet on the market. Compact reversable design for tight spaces and exclusive RV waterline fittings. It does NOT fit every RV, see images for list or contact us.

You don’t have to find an RV bidet for your RV toilet, but older toilets can be awkward sizes that won’t fit a standard, residential bidet. If you have an odd-shaped toilet, one of the non-electric bidet options below may be your best option. (And as a bonus, they are cheaper too!) This RV bidet will fit most RV toilets and they list which toilets they won’t fit.

Non-Electric Bidet Options

For some people, a heated toilet seat is the biggest reason to invest in a bidet. But you can save a lot of money (and installation hassle) with a non-electric bidet. Brondell makes this non-electric option that still includes the full toilet seat.

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Brondell Bidet Toilet Seat Non-Electric Swash Seat, Fits Round Toilets, White – Dual Nozzle System, Ambient Water Temperature – Bidet with Easy Installation
  • CLEAN AND REFRESHING: With Brondell’s Ecoseat 101 Bidet, you’ll experience a soothing, freshwater wash that leaves you feeling clean and rejuvenated. Plus, this economical bidet requires no electricity or batteries.

You can also find attachments like this one that will clean and sanitize and even let you adjust the water pressure, something every RVer knows is valuable!

LUXE Bidet NEO 185 - Self-Cleaning, Dual Nozzle, Non-Electric Bidet Attachment for Toilet Seat, Adjustable Water Pressure, Rear and Feminine Wash (White)
  • 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 also helps to keep you clean during monthly cycles and comes in handy for new or expecting mothers.

The cheaper the bidet, the less functionality it will have. For around $30 on Amazon, this one offers front and back cleaning but none of the bells and whistles of more expensive bidets.

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SAMODRA Bidet Attachment, Non-Electric Cold Water Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment with Pressure Controls, Retractable Self-Cleaning Dual Nozzles for Frontal & Rear Wash - Black
  • High Quality Parts: Bidet attachment is constructed with ABS material, portable control panel, high-pressure faucet quality valves with metal/ceramic core, brass T-adapter, braided steel cold water hose instead of traditional plastics

If you’re on the fence about buying a bidet (or are trying to appease a spouse who has been begging for one and you don’t want to shoulder the expense), one of these smaller, non-electric bidets is a low-cost option.

For the simplest option, you could get a spray wand bidet. The installation is even easier and it is the cheapest option.

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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 front or back, which is more hygienic and efficiency than using toilet paper.

How to Install a Bidet In Your RV

Every bidet model (and toilet) will be a little different, so be sure to keep and read the instructions that come with your RV bidet. These simple steps require only a few tools and are easy to follow. I’ll share a few video options below if you want to watch this process to get a better idea of how to install your bidet on your RV toilet!

Step 1: Remove your existing toilet seat.

Step 2: Turn off the water supply and flush the toilet. Turn off your water outside of your RV as well as your water pump. Then, hold down the flush until no more water drains from your toilet.

Step 3: Disconnect the water line.

Put a rag or towel under your water line in case any water drains from the line when you disconnect it. Grab a crescent wrench and loosen this connection to disconnect this hose.

Step 4: Add your split connectors.

These may come with your bidet, or you may need to grab one from your local hardware store. You may need in your RV a 1/2″ T (one female, two male) for creating the split for connecting your hoses and bidet. This video shares in closeup detail how to work through this step. (Around the 4:00 minute mark)

If you have an awkward back on your toilet or need to adapt it to fit your toilet, this video also shares how to modify your toilet to fit your bidet.

Step 5: Reconnect your water supply. With your new connector in place, attach your main water line back to your toilet.

Step 6: Connect your bidet. Follow the instructions on your bidet to install it on your toilet.

Step 7: Connect the water supply to your bidet. You can tighten this by hand and use your crescent wrench to ensure your connection is snug.

Step 8: Plug in to electricity, if necessary. Not all bidets require electricity, but if yours does, find the nearest outlet. Like Bailey mentioned, her’s was on the other side of the wall. She drilled a hole through the wall to access the outlet. This is an easy solution, but if there’s no outlet nearby, you may need to hire an electrician to bring power closer to your toilet.

Step 9: Test, but maybe with some towels nearby! Whenever you’re working on plumbing, it’s smart to keep towels on hand. (Spoken from someone whose two-year-old decided to test a bidet and then ran away screaming, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!” as water cleaned the walls last week.)

Check for leaks and test that the bidet works.

If you get the RV bidet mentioned above, you can follow their short installation video on Youtube.

Don’t Forget…

Bidets use water and must be winterized like the rest of your RV. Don’t forget to winterize your bidet at the end of camping season.

Read next: Should You Winterize Your RV? When and How to Protect Your Camper This Winter

FAQs

Will a bidet fit my RV toilet?

Not all RV toilets are shaped in a way that will fit a bidet. If your RV toilet cannot fit any bidet, you may consider replacing it if having a bidet is a deal breaker for you!

Will adding a bidet fill up my black tank faster?

According to comments in our Facebook group, not really. You will use about the same amount of water as you would using the toilet normally. Without globs of toilet paper to break down, your pipes and tank will flush out a little easier, reducing potential clogs and smells. One commenter noted that the water used to flush all that toilet paper is about the same or less as the bidet uses.

RV Bidet Options and Installation

Whether you want to save on toilet paper or want a cleaner sensation after using the bathroom, a bidet is a popular solution! Use this list to find a great RV bidet option that will work for your toilet.

In the comments: Would you ever install a bidet in your RV? Share why or why not!

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