Wow, this is quite a response and much appreciated.
Let me preface this response by noting I am more concerned about moving on with my current project thus have not give more than 1-2 hours to trying to solve this issue. My shop is our two car garage and currently my wife is barred from using it while I complete this project. I will circle back to it when this project is done.
I am 100% sure it has nothing to do with worn out collet, etc. I've had the triton for just over a year and maybe used it 10-15 times in that period. So, about 2-3 hours of total use.
I laid my Starret machinists square over the router plate, it appears flat.
Using a flush trim bit I would put the square against the bearing and rotate by hand noting if the bit hit the square. I found it would over the 90* area. I tried shiming the router plate from the router base using some magazine paper (the thinnest paper I had nearby). After a few attempts I realized this is going to be a scientific endeavor, not a shade tree fix and decided I would complete my project using a different construction method.
The TRA001 was a gift from my wife - she is the best, I know. I asked for it because it seems to be EVERYWHERE when looking at the various woodworking magazines and youtube videos. I figured if it is seen so many places it must not be trash - so I have full confidence in the triton.
Tonight I worked on my alternate plan for this part of the project, it is working out much better than I imagined.
Instead of routing a template and stacking the parts to be 13" tall, I am ripping 1" thick pieces of material at the table saw and gradually changing the blade angle to make a segmented curve. I will follow up with some sanding to smooth it all together.
In the end it will be covered in filler, sanded smooth, then covered in veneer.
I look forward to seeing what happens on this forum. The only other woodworking forum I check out is SawmillCreek.