For those of you who subscribe to Trailer Life, Bob Livingston (IIRC) did a small write-up on Maxxis tires in this month's edition.
It was a good article, and I already have Maxxis tires on my trailer, so I didn't have to be "sold" on them. Two takeaways I got:
1) They're made in Thailand, but under close supervision by Maxxis, so quality is controlled to a much greater degree than other Asian plants where they're free to stamp out whatever they want under VERY loose control by the obscure name on the sidewall.
2) They're tested in excess of 80 mph at their load rating, but are "rated" at 65 mph to respect a trade treaty.
I like my Maxxis tires so far, and when the time comes I will likely replace with the same. The LR E tires I put on my rig are technically overrated for my trailer and offer good peace of mind. I would still recommend them.
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!