After all the votes to take it easy, I'm thinking about buying this small motorcycle trailer locally for $250 (same price as renting one) and then towing my Corolla back with the bus since part of our deal includes a hitch and wiring.
I was pretty excited to ride down, but my bike had 14inch apes (not very comfortable for long rides) and it's supposed to rain down south from Thursday to Monday <.<
So looks like I'll be doing my first "toad load". It will cost a little more in transportation, but the comfort level will be much higher especially if it's pouring rain
Hey you guys are all awesome! Thanks for the advice! I'll keep updating as we go!