Trimark door latch equipment failure
I just had a similar problem with my 2007 Freelander entrance door today. The slider mechanism snapped in two, leaving the door perma-closed until I got home. Thank goodness I was inside when it busted or I'da been out in the cold with my dogs in the middle of the sticks.
Trimark door gear - I'm not too impressed with the slider being made of pot metal. I did a fair amount of drilling just to get the spring out that held the door slider closed. Looks like I hacked at it in about the same way the OP did.
Anyhow, one of the links still works (the Dyers RV one). It looks like a different manufacturer of the latch (AP products) rather than Trimark 60-650 (that's what I think I have; there's no part number anywhere). Would it work, and is it a better latch? The door has a 5" x 5" opening.
2007 Coachman Freelander 26' w/ E-450 6.0L diesel
1982 El Dorado Bermuda 27' w/ E-350 460 gas (sold)