Actually, if I read another thread correctly, the pod actually has no door programmed. It has a room, but no way to enter. The other thread is something about a Cloud Combat Car. Either in this board or the Questions for Admins board.
When I bought the pod I was told it could be carried in my YT just like a vehicle. If EP's can't be carried in small freighters I think that is a flaw in the rules. After all, according to these rules the ship is equipped with them.