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Old 11-30-2022, 05:26 AM   #1
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Smile New 2022 Cougar 25RDSWE Owners

Hi, my wife and I are living the empty nester life and really getting into RVing. We dipped our toe in the water a couple months ago with a Gulf Stream Ameri-Lite 248BH and quickly figured out what would be perfect for us...so we have already upgraded to the Keystone Cougar 25RDSWE. Just picked it up yesterday and we are beyond excited to take it out! Love this model! The only modification that I will be making so far is to add a Tushy bidet to the toilet...wondering how that has gone for anyone who has already tackled that. Anyone know what specific size the toilet water line is that that model? I believe it is either 1/2 or 3/8. Happy to have found this group!
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Old 11-30-2022, 05:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

Congrats on your new purchase. Lot’s of good information and loads of great people here. Your toilet line should be 1/2” pex.
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Old 11-30-2022, 05:38 AM   #3
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Dont have an answer for ya but welcome. Nice looking rig!! Enjoy!
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Old 11-30-2022, 07:08 AM   #4
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Hi, my wife and I are living the empty nester life and really getting into RVing. We dipped our toe in the water a couple months ago with a Gulf Stream Ameri-Lite 248BH and quickly figured out what would be perfect for us...so we have already upgraded to the Keystone Cougar 25RDSWE. Just picked it up yesterday and we are beyond excited to take it out! Love this model! The only modification that I will be making so far is to add a Tushy bidet to the toilet...wondering how that has gone for anyone who has already tackled that. Anyone know what specific size the toilet water line is that that model? I believe it is either 1/2 or 3/8. Happy to have found this group!
As Chuck said 1/2" & while you're at it add a shut off valve behind the toilet to that line. If it's a Thetford toilet you'll be very glad you did, if it's a Dometic it won't hurt to have it.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:16 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new trailer! I 2nd the recommendation of adding the cutoff on the water line to the toilet - you will be glad you did down the road. Cutoff and flexible toilet water line and your life will be much easier if you have to work on the toilet in the future.
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Old 12-01-2022, 07:14 PM   #7
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Howdy and welcome!

Congrats on your new Cougar!

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Old 12-09-2022, 02:16 AM   #9
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Bidet installation

You’ll need a 120 volt outlet nearby to power your bidet seat. There seems to be two opinion camps about bidets….those that have one love them, those that don’t, see no need for them based on any number of reasons. The only watch out I can suggest is some toilets have a cast rise in the porcelain toilet surface, that will not allow for the bidet seat to be mounted. Bio bidet brands have a base mount that barely misses that raised area. Personally, I like the Toto brand models.
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You’ll need a 120 volt outlet nearby to power your bidet seat. There seems to be two opinion camps about bidets….those that have one love them, those that don’t, see no need for them based on any number of reasons. The only watch out I can suggest is some toilets have a cast rise in the porcelain toilet surface, that will not allow for the bidet seat to be mounted. Bio bidet brands have a base mount that barely misses that raised area. Personally, I like the Toto brand models.
No! I don't have a bidet & doubt that I ever will, but do have questions?
1st is you still need either paper or a towel to dry with, what do you with the paper &/or the towel?
Can't imagine using the same towel, or paper, more than once. Or do you just drip dry?
I refuse to collect used paper in a container, it gets flushed as it was intended to be, & even if I might consider doing so the DW would say "OH! Hell NO!. There's nothing more gross than a public toilet stall with either a bucket full next to the toilet or a pile in the corner of the stall of s####y toilet paper that someone from some 3rd world country won't flush it.
2nd question, where we live the treated osmosis water is stored in above ground stainless storage tanks, this time of year it's VERY cold coming out of the tap, in the summer it's VERY hot, how do you regulate the water temp to prevent a shocking ice cold spray or a very uncomfortable scolding hot spray up that delicate area, I wouldn't want either.
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Old 12-09-2022, 10:55 AM   #11
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You’ll need a 120 volt outlet nearby to power your bidet seat. There seems to be two opinion camps about bidets….those that have one love them, those that don’t, see no need for them based on any number of reasons. The only watch out I can suggest is some toilets have a cast rise in the porcelain toilet surface, that will not allow for the bidet seat to be mounted. Bio bidet brands have a base mount that barely misses that raised area. Personally, I like the Toto brand models.
I am not in either category. I have used them on several occasions and found it not to be my preference. I don't need to own one to know that I don't one one.
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[QUOTE] No! I don't have a bidet & doubt that I ever will, but do have questions?
1st is you still need either paper or a towel to dry with, what do you with the paper &/or the towel?
Can't imagine using the same towel, or paper, more than once. Or do you just drip dry?
I refuse to collect used paper in a container, it gets flushed as it was intended to be, & even if I might consider doing so the DW would say "OH! Hell NO!. There's nothing more gross than a public toilet stall with either a bucket full next to the toilet or a pile in the corner of the stall of s####y toilet paper that someone from some 3rd world country won't flush it.
2nd question, where we live the treated osmosis water is stored in above ground stainless storage tanks, this time of year it's VERY cold coming out of the tap, in the summer it's VERY hot, how do you regulate the water temp to prevent a shocking ice cold spray or a very uncomfortable scolding hot spray up that delicate area, I wouldn't want either.
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Somehow I'm guessing you've figured out how to take a shower in the summer without scalding yourself. The same might work for a bidet. The bidet has a storage compartment that holds the desired temp till needed. The pex piping leading to the bidet would also delay/temper incoming water from your stainless tanks. But then again, since it's a non starter with the wife and yourself, to have a waste container, then the problem of solving the scalding issue is moot. As stated, I've read dozens of reasons why someone would not consider having a bidet. To each his own. Three sheets of a premium TP is all that is required to dry not to mention it's mostly saturated with clear water, not the multiple attempts of smeared brown tolerated by non users. The OP was seeking input to installing a bidet, I was only trying to convey some items for him to consider, not dissuade. As for the comment "as intended to be" I've been to many parts of the world where spent TP is always put in a trash container. Lastly, there may be a difference between an "inquiring mind wanting to know" and an "open mind wanting to ask a question".
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No! I don't have a bidet & doubt that I ever will, but do have questions?
1st is you still need either paper or a towel to dry with, what do you with the paper &/or the towel?
Can't imagine using the same towel, or paper, more than once. Or do you just drip dry?
I refuse to collect used paper in a container, it gets flushed as it was intended to be, & even if I might consider doing so the DW would say "OH! Hell NO!. There's nothing more gross than a public toilet stall with either a bucket full next to the toilet or a pile in the corner of the stall of s####y toilet paper that someone from some 3rd world country won't flush it.
2nd question, where we live the treated osmosis water is stored in above ground stainless storage tanks, this time of year it's VERY cold coming out of the tap, in the summer it's VERY hot, how do you regulate the water temp to prevent a shocking ice cold spray or a very uncomfortable scolding hot spray up that delicate area, I wouldn't want either.
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Somehow I'm guessing you've figured out how to take a shower in the summer without scalding yourself. The same might work for a bidet. The bidet has a storage compartment that holds the desired temp till needed. The pex piping leading to the bidet would also delay/temper incoming water from your stainless tanks. But then again, since it's a non starter with the wife and yourself, to have a waste container, then the problem of solving the scalding issue is moot. As stated, I've read dozens of reasons why someone would not consider having a bidet. To each his own. Three sheets of a premium TP is all that is required to dry not to mention it's mostly saturated with clear water, not the multiple attempts of smeared brown tolerated by non users. The OP was seeking input to installing a bidet, I was only trying to convey some items for him to consider, not dissuade. As for the comment "as intended to be" I've been to many parts of the world where spent TP is always put in a trash container. Lastly, there may be a difference between an "inquiring mind wanting to know" and an "open mind wanting to ask a question".
Yes! I can regulate my shower water temps by using either hot or cold to achieve a satisfactory temp, but every toilet I've ever owned, rv or s&b, only had a cold line ran to it & in a matter of seconds the water temp will change to whatever is in the line, icy cold or scolding hot with no way to adjust.
We've also been to countries that require tp to be stored in a container, but fortunately we DO NOT live in one of those countries so tp can/should be flushed, NEVER stored.
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