APPRAISING THE VALUE OF A RAT ROD FOR INSURANCE

Rat rods? Even insurance companies such as Hagerty and Grundy who will insure just about any vehicle sight-unseen – with no appraisal necessary – are confused when it comes to providing coverage for a rat rod.  A typical policy states it can’t be a daily driver, and you also have to have another vehicle insured for each driver to use as a daily. Often, the only way you can get your coupe covered as a daily driver is with liability only. The insurance industry doesn’t like old cars on the road. Making them difficult to insure is one way for them to solve the problem.

Your rat rod must be used on a very limited basis, such as exhibitions, club activities, and parades or similar events according to many policies offered. From Wikipedia: A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related “traditional” hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era. The typical rat rod is a late-1920s through to late-1950s coupe or roadster, but sometimes a truck or sedan. Rat rods often appear unfinished and, at most, primer-only paint jobs are applied; satin, or matte, black and other flat colors are also common. “Natural patina” (the original paint job, with rust and blemishes left intact); a patchwork of original paint and primer; or bare metal, in rusty or oiled varieties, with no finish at all are some of the other finishes that may be used. Interiors of rat rods can range from spartan to fully finished, though this is typically the final phase of construction. Rat Rods have actually evolved over the years and have gone through several different changes and phases. They require imagination and craftsmanship to be done right. Rat rods are built to be enjoyed and driven. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company understands your build and can provide an appraisal which will satisfy the most demanding insurance underwriter.

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Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Diminished Value Claim in Louisville, Kentucky

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in Kentucky. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography with 32,828 miles that was involved in a rear-end collision that caused $1,758.92 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Land Rover dealers in Kentucky and surrounding states. – That once it is reported to Carfax you are looking to lose 10-20% depending on what dealer you take it to . When the next consumer comes to buy it and they see it has an accident report they will want to pay less so therefore dealers have to sell it for less so they can’t give you the full trade in value. Also, that even though it’s a few years old it would still lose some type of value for a minor accident like this; maybe 15% at most, especially if the car was repaired at reputable shop and looks good. Generally Range Rovers hold their value well

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

land-rover-range-rover-autobiography-diminished-value-claim-in-louisville-kentucky/Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Land Rover dealers in Kentucky and surrounding states in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Rear with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $1,758.92. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 11.25%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $62,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $7,031.25.

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Services available in Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Georgetown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Independence, Jeffersontown, Lexington, Louisville, Nicholasville, Owensboro, Paducah, Richmond and throughout Kentucky.
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Dodge Challenger Diminished Value Claim in Raleigh, North Carolina

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in North Carolina. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus with 1,700 miles that was involved in a Front and rear collision that caused $18,030.43 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Honda dealerships in Wisconsin – That normally frame damage signifies a significant amount of damage and in most circumstance end up going to auction and being that this is a newer car you could take a hit of 25-30% off the book possibly much more. Also, that it would be a hard sell anytime a car like this gets in an accident especially with a bad Autocheck showing frame damage  and also that it could be as drastic as 50% off the book because it would end up in auction and would need to be sold for a lot less than the book due to the damage listed.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Dodge dealers in North Carolina in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Front and Rear with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $18,030.43. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 36.25%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $9,062.50.

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Service in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Burlington, Huntersville, Wilson and throughout North Carolina.

Honda Diminished Value Appraisal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in Wisconsin. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD Navigation SUV with  14,671 miles that was involved in a Right Side Collision that caused $8,604.18 in damage. The vehicle was  disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Honda dealerships in Wisconsin – That anytime there is frame damage you are looking at taking a much greater loss and it would be considered auction car. Also, in the case there is frame damage especially on a newer car the loss would be greater than if it were older because the cars value is higher now than it would be two years from now. Typically frame damaged cars dealers will take on trade but they would be wholesale cars and could take a hit of 25-30% Dealers report that they have seen them as high as half of the cars book value.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Honda dealers in Wisconsin in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Right Side with damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $8,604.18. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 34.58%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $8,645.00.

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Service in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Eau Claire, Oshkosh, Janesville and throughout Wisconsin.

DID YOUR AUTO BODY SHOP TELL YOU ABOUT DIMINISHED VALUE?

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find anywhere. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

When an auto body shop owner goes out of his way to recommend an independent auto appraiser such as The St. Lucie Appraisal Company to prepare a customer’s automobile diminished value appraisal, it demonstrates their commitment to good customer service. These guys are the ones who realize that their job doesn’t end when the car is detailed and they’ve been paid. Making sure that you are aware of your right to make a third-party inherent diminished value claim against the insurance company of the person who caused the accident is part of making you whole. After collision repairs, your car has a repair history – a bad Carfax – and, as a result, is worth less. In cases of severe damage, your car may lose up to half of it’s pre-accident value. This is known as diminished value and you have the right to make a claim to be reimbursed.

AUTO BODY SHOPS AND DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIMS

Our company has been endorsed by collision repair shops in all 50 states. In some cases, a single body shop owner will send as many as a dozen clients our way each year. This tells us we’re doing a great job because nothing demonstrates that like repeat business. The same scenario pertains to car dealers, insurance agents and attorneys that regularly send business our way.

The St. Lucie Appraisal Company prepares Automobile Diminished Value Reports the right way – by consulting multiple experts in the business of buying, selling, auctioning and trading cars – sales managers at new car dealerships. Unlike other independent auto appraisers who use formulas, algorithms and other short-cuts, we pick up the phone and obtain six unbiased expert opinions. Ours is a strong report that has been successful in both the claims process and legal proceedings.

Consult with an independent auto appraiser who can convey proof of your car’s diminished value. Choose one who is both competent and experienced in delivering expert trial testimony when needed. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company has gained a positive reputation for furnishing excellent support throughout the claims process and beyond.

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Mazda Diminished Value Appraisal in Richmond, Virginia

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find in Virginia. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic Convertible with 1,747 miles that was involved in a Front End Collision that caused $1,640.77 in damage. The vehicle was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Mazda dealerships in Virginia – A minor accident or something showing $1600 worth of damage may or may not take a 10% hit on trade.  Also, that you may lose 10% at least off the book value due to the fact that the car is so new and also being that the accident is minor in nature and normally the loss would be based on what is on the report and if you had it repaired at reputable shop maybe 10% less.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Mazda dealers in Virginia in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Front with no damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $1,640.77. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 10.42%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $25,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $2,605.00.

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After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Lynchburg, Centreville, Dale City, Reston, Harrisonburg, McLean, Tuckahoe, Leesburg, Ashburn and throughout Virginia.

Corvette Diminished Value Appraisal in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find in Oklahoma. – Franklin Colletta, Owner
Regarding a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Coupe with  27,606 miles that was involved in a Front End Collision that caused $17,551.15 in damage. The vehicle was disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Chevrolet dealerships in Oklahoma – Because  this vehicle is a bit older, the loss wont be as great but dealers would still take it to auction and even then you would be looking at taking a 35% hit due to the damage reported. Also that you will lose about 30%+ normally at trade In especially because it’s a sports car and people looking to purchase a car like this will look for one with a clean Carfax. In this case due to there being frame damage a dealer is almost sure to sell this wholesale and also due to the frame damage being on the car it will be considered what they call a auction car and anytime the car has been deemed wholesale it loses a substantial amount of value

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Chevrolet dealers in Oklahoma in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Disabling collision damages to the Front including damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $17,551.15. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 32.08%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $40,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $12,832.00.

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After making your secure payment please email the completed body shop estimate or insurance company damage appraisal to contact@stlucieappraisal.net

Service in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Stillwater, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Owasso, Shawnee and throughout Oklahoma.

Ford Diminished Value Claim in New Haven, Connecticut

The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find in Connecticut. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2016 Ford F150 XL AWD Supercrew Pickup with 24,046 miles that was involved in a Front and Rear End Collision that caused $12,297.74 in damage. The truck was not disabled/towed and had no structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Ford dealerships in Connecticut- When there is an accident report on Carfax, dealers will normally take off 10%-20%. Also, that you lose 15%+ at trade in because of the accident report. Most buyers will want a clean Carfax and if there is an accident reported they will want money taken off asking price due to the accident report.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Ford dealers in Connecticut in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Rear not including damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $12,297.74. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 13.21%%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $32,500.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $4,293.25.

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Service in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, West Hartford, Greenwich, Hamden, Fairfield, Meriden, Bristol, Manchester, West Haven, Milford, Stratford, Middletown, Enfield, Wallingford, Southington, Norwich, Shelton, Groton, Trumbull, Torrington, Glastonbury, Naugatuck and throughout Connecticut.

Chevrolet Diminished Value Claim in Salt Lake City, Utah

The best diminished value appraisal you will find in Utah. – Franklin Colletta, Owner

Regarding a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 AWD Diesel Crew Cab with 440 miles that was involved in a Rear End Collision that caused $4,005.91 in damage. The truck was not disabled/towed and had structural damage and no air bag deployment.The claimant made a third-party inherent auto diminished value claim for the vehicle’s loss in value. Once a car is repaired after a collision, it is worth less, often much less depending on the severity of the damage. Regardless of how well the repairer did his job, nobody will pay as much for a previously wrecked car as they would for an identical one that was never in an accident. Presenting a diminished value claim and following it through to a satisfactory conclusion is a daunting task for the average person. Obtaining a comprehensive Diminished Value Report is key.

We learned from these examples from sales managers at Chevrolet dealerships in Utah- Without the structural damage we’d be talking totally different numbers. Also that, if the car did not suffer any frame damage, then you should lose more than 10-20% of the cars value but if there is frame damage you are looking at a much bigger number.

The opinions of unbiased experts form the basis for the most comprehensive Auto Diminished Value Appraisal available. We obtain six of them which absolutely puts the diminished value figure prepared by The St. Lucie Appraisal Company in the ballpark. This is what the car owner will experience in the real world.

Dealers providing opinions regarding diminished value were given information specific to this vehicle including year, make, model, mileage, color, options, any other pertinent equipment, date of loss as well as the nature of the repaired damages and the manner in which the vehicle was repaired. Dealer opinions are based on personal knowledge and access to auction results. Dealers were advised that this vehicle was properly repaired.

We contacted several Chevrolet dealers in Utah in order to establish how these repairs and the resultant repair history would impact this vehicle’s Fair Market Value (FMV.) Dealers were provided with an evaluation of the vehicle’s condition both prior and subsequent to repairs.

Description of damage: Non-disabling collision damages to the Rear including damage to structural components and no air bag deployment. Repair cost $4,005.91. LKQ (used) and/or aftermarket parts were not utilized in the repair/not factored in to the diminished value.

The average of six (6) deductions was 34.58%. This is the percentage of Diminished Value to be taken from the FMV at the time of loss.

We established that the above captioned vehicle had a Fair Market Value (Average Trade-In Value) of approximately $30,000.00 at the time of loss. The Diminished Value was $10,374.00.

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Service throughout Utah including Service in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, St. George, Layton, Millcreek, Taylorsville, South Jordan, Lehi, Logan, Murray, Draper, Bountiful and throughout Utah.

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The best Diminished Value Appraisal you will find anywhere. -Franklin Colletta, Owner

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The fee for an Automobile Diminished Value Report is $275.00. You may also make your Credit Card Payment by telephone, call 772-359-4300.

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Service throughout Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming